Big changes are afoot for the McClary family as we plan for our move to the US in a few months time. Our parcel of craft goodies from Baker Ross proved timely as this month our craft goodies followed a Diamond Jubilee theme. We particularly liked the fabric pens and design your own flag set. They were fun to use creating sturdy flags and at £3.96 for a pack of 6 you can allow room for a few mistakes . I was particularly impressed by my 8 year olds attempt at drawing the Welsh Flag, but for those who are not that ambitious Baker Ross also have some that are already printed.
My 3 year old loved the scratch art decorations in various Royal shapes such as carriages, crowns and soldiers. Once a pattern had been scratched onto the black surface with a wooden stick, red white or blue ribbons were threaded through the hole and the decorations hung up. A simple activity for decorating a Diamond Jubilee party.
My 3 year old loves collage and enjoyed sticking a variety of things to the foam crowns. The girls wore their crowns with pride. We’re going to host a children’s party during Jubilee week with a British theme, as a chance for the girls to say a proper farewell to all of their friends. Hopefully we can keep some of the things they have made for the party and I might buy some more so that all of the children can make a crown and a flag.
The last craft activity we were given to try was a little more difficult. The instructions for the Super Shrink Keyrings explained that the children were to draw on the material provided and then placed in an electric oven where they would shrink and thicken. We have a gas oven and it stated categorically not to try them in a gas oven or microwave. I wasn’t tempted to try it to see what would happen, instead plumping for saving it for when we were at nanny and grandad’s. After drawing their designs and punching a hole in the corner the drawings are placed in the oven for a minute and come out hard and shrunken, making perfect keyrings.
No payment was received for writing this post but all craft materials were provided free of charge.