Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Easter Crafts

Yesterday was the 1st day of the Easter holiday and whilst some parents may be dreading it, I'm really looking forward to spending time with both my daughters. Weekends never seem long enough anymore with swimming and ballet lessons along with the chore of homework and reading.

I always like to plan and be organised when it comes to the school holidays, as it gives me a plan of what to do with the girls. If I didn't plan, the holiday would be over and I would be left feeling as though we hadn't really done anything apart from just stay at home and play.

In the sales last year I managed to pick up some really cheap Easter craft packs, and because yesterday I needed to stay at home and wait for a parcel to be delivered, I decided it was a good opportunity to do some Easter crafts. Ruby and Lottie both love taking part in craft activities, since Lottie started playschool she is always asking to paint and draw, she is very different to Ruby, as it took a lot of persuading to encourage Ruby to undertake craft activities; but now I can't stop her, she even chooses to attend an art club during her lunchtime at school.

We made some Easter masks; Lottie opted for a chick mask and Ruby a bunny. 

We also made an Easter basket and briefly filled it up with chocolate, until several chocolates ended up in two little girls stomachs!

Last week at school Ruby made an Easter card which is proudly displayed on the lounge sideboard. She also had lots of fun decorating a hard boiled egg and an Easter bonnet. 

I'd love to hear what Easter cars are taking place in your home.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Easter Bonnet Competition

Easter is rapidly approaching; I'm not sure where this year is going? This is always a really exciting time in our house as we reflect on the Easter story and its meaning to us as Christians; I will blog in more detail about what Easter means to us as a family, but for this blog post I wanted to tell you about the fantastic competition that is being run by "The Works".

Whenever I'm in town I always make sure to go call by The Works shop as it is always full of such amazing books and craft accessories at really reasonable prices. I was very kindly asked by The Works if I would be interested in using some of their Easter products to design an Easter bonnet with the girls; I of course said yes knowing that I have two girls who love all things art and craft.

We were kindly sent a hamper containing a huge range of Easter themed arts and craft supplies to help us along our way in creating an Easter Bonnet Masterpiece:

Ruby spotted the hamper as soon as she arrived home from school, and was very keen to get making her Easter bonnet. 

Here is Ruby's Creation:

The Works are currently holding a competition that is open to everyone to see who can come up with the best Easter Bonnet creation. The competition will be judged by a surprise guest judge who will pick the lucky winners.

The first prize is a £100 gift card at the works as well as having your creation feature on all of The Work's 2016 Easter signage. The winner will also have a flyer in their local store as well as blog post featuring their creation. The second and third prizes are gift cards to the value of £50 and £20 respectively. To enter simply upload your details and a photo of your creation to the competition's homepage.

Good luck.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Art and Craft supplies to use for free in order to help promote The Work's Easter competition.