Thursday, 14 August 2014

Summer Crafting Activities With The Help Of Baker Ross

As if on cue the lovely warm weather decided to change to dreary, wet and miserable weather just as the kids broke up for summer holidays!!!

I had been worried about what the weather would bring for the holidays and knew that in typical English style the weather would turn so had been looking for crafting ideas and activities to do on the inevitable wet days.

During my project research on-line I came across the great website of Baker Ross. They were looking for new bloggers to become part of their blogging network; I just had to apply and they chose me to be in their network!!

Being in the network means that I will receive a goody pack of crafting supplies to test on the kids a couple of times a year.

Baker Ross is a family owned company established in 1974. Since them they have increased their stock range to over 2000 crafting and art products, with over 65% of them being exclusive to them. So if you are looking for something unique then Baker Ross is for you.

When I received my first goody pack a few weeks ago and started to rummage through the catalogue I was amazed at the variety of products available, they literally have anything craft and art wise you can think of and the prices were really good too. If you are planning on making party bags for an up and coming party you could easily sort them in one read of the catalogue!!!!

This goody box was summer holidays themed and we received -

  • Mini Plastic Buckets - RRP £2.99
  • Stretchy Flying Animals - RRP £1.99
  • Sea life Stained Glass Effect Window Decorations - RRP £3.95
  • Tropical Fish Foam Stickers -RRP £2.99
  • Beach Hut Wooden Photo Frames - RRP £3.75
  • Beach Hut Ceramic Money Banks - RRP £5.96
  • Porcelain Paint Pens - RRP £9.99

The boys couldn't wait to get started on all the crafts but I told them that they would have to wait for a rainy day!! And as expected the rain came so for once they were happy to see the rain!

We first tried out the stretchy animals which, amazingly for the size of them, kept the boys happy and entertained for a few hours, playing target practice in the garden (in the rain!!) and competing against each other to see how far they could get their `pets`. Unfortunately we did loose one or two onto the roof but when they come in packs of 6  for £1.99 it wouldn`t really matter.

After a snack break we decided to try decorating the beach hut money boxes using porcelain pens rather than paint. This made the whole process so much neater with no paint splats everywhere and Alfie said that he found it easier to use the pens rather than a paint brush so got a better end effect. Now the finished articles are no masterpieces but they love them and have started to put their pennies in them already.

The next day was gloomy still so we invited some friends round and we tried out the Sea life Stained Glass Effect window decorations. These decorations turned out to be loads of fun and all the kids loved the fact they could hang them on their windows afterwards. My two chose to hang them on the patio doors so they could see them every morning as the sun rose straight into the window showing them off in their glory.
The only thing that became apparent was that the kids couldn't cut the shapes of film accurate enough to not overlap onto the next section, so the adults were drafted in!!

Sticky bitty fun time
Pretty window decorations
Now I know the quality and value for money that Baker Ross provide I will definitely be ordering from them in the future and we are all eagerly anticipating the arrival of our next goody box!!

I was provided these crafting products free of charge in return for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm in the network too, lots of fun isn't it. I still have stuff to try and think of ideas for in my box, going to last me ages, all the makes look great, especially love the stained glass animals, such a simple effect and they look fab.