Christmas with Hobbycraft
Jack and I love to made and do so we jumped at the chance to review some Christmas activities with the lovely people at Hobbycraft.
We were sent:
- 3D Christmas tree decorations – £3.00
- Felt gingerbread man toppers – £0.50
- Glitter paper flowers – £1.50
- Paint your own ceramic Santa – £3.00
We couldnt wait to get stuck in and once Jack had donned his Santa coverall we set off crafting. Unfortunately these crafts are suitable for age 3 and over but that didn’t stop Jack exploring the contents of the 3D Christmas tree’s while Mummy set about making them.
The 3D Christmas tree set contains pre cut green card ready to be slotted together to make your tree and gold and silver glitter glue, sliver ribbon, felt tips and pom poms to decorate with. I decided to make two and save two for Jack and I to try making next Christmas when he may be able to join in. Our first tree has a red base and silver glitter glue tinsel with a golden glitter star and our second tree has pom poms stuck to it to represent baubles, we like simplicity. Although very easy and quick to make they can be very messy and the glitter glue doesn’t always wash out :(. The tree’s themselves are a little temperamental about standing up which can be quite frustrating when you have finished decorating and they fall over before they are dry.
We used the 3D felt gingerbread toppers and glitter paper flowers to finish off the cards Jack and I made earlier (see our post about them here). The felt gingerbread men were easier to glue to the card than other types of decorations but did need a lot of glue to keep them stuck to the cards. They can also be made into jewellery by simply attaching a fish hook to the back or glued to fabric, the possibilities are endless. The paper flowers worked brilliantly by sticking well yet being strong enough not to rip or tear once damp with glue. I think they add the perfect finishing touches to our cards and add to the festive theme. I also stuck a few of the paper flowers to one another to make tree decorations.
The ceramic Santa was a job for Mummy only so I waited until Jack was tucked up in bed before getting comfy and starting to paint. With vibrant colours the Santa makes a brilliant table topper and stands out amongst other decorations. While easy to paint the brush is a little too thick to get clean lines and the bristles come out while painting. He now sits next to my reindeers in a sleigh on our dinning table and makes each meal more festive.
Jack and I had a lot of fun making this Christmas crafts even though Jack was a little too young. Crafting at this time of year can really help to get us into the festive spirit and spend some time with our little ones.
Hobbycraft have lots of their Christmas crafts on a 3 for 2 offer so dont miss out.
Disclaimer: I was sent these items for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own and have not be influenced in anyway.