We love being art of the Baker Ross Blogger Network and our latest delivery contained loads of basic crafting staples, it was really good to get back to those basics and just enjoy some of the simple pleasures of crafting with the little one.
I consider myself lucky that even at only two years, L loves to craft with me, well make a mess and Baker Ross allows us to do this with ease.
In our latest delivery we got lots of lovely things. Great big old pots of finger paints, obviously you can do finger painting with any paint but these ones are bold colours, easy to clean and a really great consistency for it. There was a big bag of dragon stickers. These chunky crayons that were in plastic holders and you could use as spinners. Some small black canvases. A set of alphabet stencils. A lot of unicorn flyers. Some stretchy frog toys. A set of really brightly coloured modelling clays.
There was a lot to be getting on with.
Firstly we had some fun with the unicorn flyers, they are like a paper plane, only made with a styrofoam type material, you slot wings in and add a weighted plastic tip to the front then throw. They fly really well, they are bright, they are fun, they are quickly destroyed by an over excited child who thinks they are horse rockets. It’s a good thing we got a lot of them as we’ll go through them.
The following days it was a simple craft session, get the crayons, get the paper, sit back a relax. The crayons are great because you cab spin them to make patterns or colour with them normally, they are easy to hold but hard to eat, any mother of a toddler will know the frustration of watching their beloved child eat crayons quicker than you can get to them.
I had a bit of fun with the canvases, letter stencils and a lot of glitter making them up to put in L’s room. I’m not afraid to admit I enjoyed this bit of messy crafting on my own and thoroughly enjoyed it. Simply tape the stencil to you canvas, carefully paint the cut out with glue, remove the stencil, pour all the glitter on, tap the excess off and leave to dry. I did one letter of his name per mini canvas, all in different colour glitters and will hang them in his room.
I’m going to use all the stencils to create an alphabet wall border for him when I get a few moments, a future plan for sure. I love that they are a strong plastic, washable and a really nice sized, they would be great for playgroups and schools.
The stickers were soon used to create a Father’s Day card in readiness, early I know, but we had the time, had the stickers and otherwise I’ll just forget. Like any kid L loves a good sticker and we always enjoy getting the latest patterns and themes from Baker Ross.
We had loads of fun with our latest delivery and I’m sure there’s a lot more fun to be had as we’ve barely dented the surface yet.
Disclosure – we were gifted our crafting goodies as part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network, all opinions are my own.