Fun Festive Christmas Resources from Twinkl

I’m a big advocate for home learning. Why should the learning and fun stop when the kids leave school? For that reason I absolutely love Twinkl. Twinkl is an online educational publishing house, producing teaching materials for children of all ages. You can get instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, at teaching ideas! However, with Christmas just five days away, I’ve been looking through their festive resources and thought I’d share them with you! You can view their Christmas Primary Resources online here, and you can also find Welsh language resources here…. [Read More]

Cool Maker Sew N’ Style Machine Review

It’s no secret that I enjoy sewing, so it comes as no surprise that my five year old twin girls are following in my footsteps with their love of sewing too. When I get my sewing machine out, our girls are keen for me to show them what I’m doing. They also love pressing the foot pedal down and helping to feed fabric through the needle. They’re both very enthusiastic about sewing so when I was offered the chance to review the Cool Maker Sew N’ Style Machine I jumped at the chance. Aimed at children aged six+, children can magically… [Read More]

Win a £250 Amazon Voucher with the Vision Direct Christmas Craft Competition

With Christmas only a few weeks away, I’m pleased to be able to share with you a competition that’s very festive indeed! Vision Direct are offering you the chance to win a £250 Amazon voucher. All you need to do is get your Christmas craft on! Vision Direct will be including a template for you to create your very own homemade Christmas tree decoration in every order placed with them, or you can download the template online here. All you need to do is cut the two halves of the tree out and use them as a template to draw… [Read More]

Christmas Crafts with Baker Ross

Can you believe that Christmas is just four weeks away! I know everyone probably says the same thing around this time of year, but this year really has just flown by! In the run up to Christmas, our girls and I enjoy a bit of festive creativity and crafts. Baker Ross very kindly sent us some of their Christmas craft kits to try out. We received a box of Santa ceramic gnomes, a box of ceramic Christmas bell decorations, a wooden advent calendar, some porcelain pens, penguin and snowman baubles, a wreath decoration kit, Christmas elf door kit, angel colour-in decorations… [Read More]

John Adams Craft Club: Blo Pens Glitter Studio, Pixelo Neon & eZee Bead Review

John Adams have recently launched a Craft Club Facebook Page and to celebrate we’ve been sent some crafty products to review. John Adams believe that variety is key. This is why they love bringing people together through games, toys and puzzles. They make toys and games that encourage creativity and provoke interesting talking points. We were sent the following products: Pixelo Neon eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes Blo Pens Glitter Studio Pixelo Neon I had never heard of Pixelo Neon before until we received it through the post. Aimed at children aged six and over, children can create vibrant, colourful artwork… [Read More]

The Great British Sewing Bee: Sewing Studio Review

I absolutely love sewing. You can view my creations on my craft page here. From blanket to toys, to dresses and pillows, there’s something rather therapeutic about sewing. Our twin girls have also taken an interest in sewing. Quite often if I’m making something they’ll ask to help cut the fabric or press the foot pedal. They’ve been desperate to make something of their own for a while now, but I’d never let them use my sewing machine as it’s simply too big for them and not safe for their little fingers. We were recently sent this Sewing Studio sewing… [Read More]

Brecon Careg & Cadw Team Up with Kids Go Free Vouchers!

We’re so lucky in Wales that we have so many places of interest in close proximity to our homes. From castles and ruins, to museums and parks, I love a good day out and if it’s free then even better! This half term we’ve really been making the  most of the good weather and getting outdoors as much as possible. My girls love going to the local park then walking back home by the stream so they can play poo sticks! I think it’s so important to get kids outdoors rather than have the cooped up inside in front of… [Read More]

How to make paper mache masks

I’ve really enjoyed the summer holidays this year. I feel like we’ve done so much, yet we haven’t spent a fortune. With trips to the park, play dates with friends and fun in the garden, we really have had such a great summer holiday. One of the things that our five year old twin girls really wanted to do was to make masks. We decided to use paper mache for some added fun and mess! If you’d like to make your own masks, all you need is some PVA glue, a jug of water, a balloon, a newspaper, a few… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Travel Box Review

Mila & Pheebs is a company that I’ve worked with previously. You can read my previous two reviews of them here: Spring Box Review Super Safari Box Review Mila & Pheebs offer one off or monthly subscription boxes of stationary and crafts for your little ones. We were recently sent their new travel box to review. The travel box is designed to keep children entertained on journeys or throughout summer. Inside are lots of things to keep kids busy. From colouring in sheets to puzzles such as word searches, to luggage tags and cards for children to decorate, as well… [Read More]

Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station Review: Video Special

Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station is a toy like no other I’ve come across before. Aimed at children over six years old, this product lets children make their own bracelets, necklaces, nail art and figures. Unlike other jewellery making toys available on the market, the difference with Cutie Stix is that children actually get to make the ‘beads’ themselves. This proved to be hours of fun for our five year old twins. Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station costs just £29.99 and is available to buy online here. Cutie Stix are the perfect way for children to make accessories… [Read More]