A rainy winter afternoon in the run up to Christmas provides the perfect opportunity to do some festive crafts with the children. Baker Ross had sent us a selection of their Craft-It products including Christmas foam cards, sequin decorations, hand puppets, stickers, craft pens and ceramic owl trinket boxes, so we enjoyed a brilliant crafting session together.
It's lovely to get the kids crafting to make decorations, cards and little presents for loved ones. Freddy really enjoys getting creative with glue, paint and pens and to see the look of concentration on his face is simply wonderful!
What I love most about Baker Ross craft sets is that they contain everything you need to complete a project (sometimes you might need scissors or glue but all the necessary bits and bobs are included). They come with full instructions and the projects are pretty straightforward with impressive end results. Kids love making them and loved ones will enjoy being given a thoughtful, homemade gift.
I love the ceramic items that Baker Ross do, which can be decorated with acrylic paints or porcelain paint pens. They make lovely gifts. We were sent some owl trinket boxes, which are really cute and ready to be decorated. Freddy used shimmery paint pens to colour in his owl and did a great job making it look colourful. At £4.48 for four owl trinket boxes and five packs of porcelain paint pens for £9.99, this is a lovely Christmas craft activities for children of all ages to enjoy.
The Christmas Foam Card Kits contain three separate packs, each containing everything needed to create a gorgeous handmade card. With foam sheets, ribbon, pre-cut foam stickers, lettering and googly eyes, kids can make designs featuring a snowman, Rupolph or Santa. They are colourful and fun. Freddy was able to make the cards virtually unaided and did a beautiful job creating them, He just needed a little help with tying the ribbon and putting the letters in order to spell out Merry Christmas. He added some of Christmas pudding felt stickers (96 for £2.99) to add his own spin on the design. At just £1.99 for a three pack, they are excellent value.
The Christmas Sequin Decoration Kits make three Christmas decorations. There is a Santa, a reindeer and a snowman, each with a sequinned, shiny, 3D tummy! Each kit comes with pre-cut, self-adhesive foam pieces, a polystyrene body, sequins, plastic pins, ribbon and googly eyes. It is very straightforward decorating the foam template with the foam stickers. Then the sequins are pinned to the polystyrene body, which did make Freddy's fingers a little bit sore after a while, so I helped him! The decorated body is then stuck onto the foam shape using glue. The end result is lovely and Freddy was really proud of what he had made. The kits are £3.99 for three, which again is excellent value.
The Christmas Hand Puppet Sewing kits include pre-cut felt templates, self-adhesive felt shapes, yarn, needles, googly eyes and instructions to make three hand puppets. They are a great introduction to sewing, as the punched holes make it easy to stitch them up, if little ones can avoid tangling up the yarn! The puppets are still a work in progress. They are £3.75 for 3.
The Baker Ross Craft-It products are perfect for a Christmas craft party or can be used to entertain your own children in the run up to Christmas. They are great for making gifts, or indeed make lovely presents in their own right. The prices are excellent, the quality is great and the range is extensive.
You can find out more and order craft sets through the Baker Ross website. Whatever your event or whatever the season, they have craft sets that the kids will love alongside essentials for more experienced crafters to use on their own projects.