Christmas Crafts with Yellow Moon

Winter is definitely here, lights are being turned on all around, Decorations are going up, it must mean only one thing! Christmas is coming!

What better way to get your children into the festive mood than doing a spot of Christmas Crafts with them, Yellow Moon offers a great selection of all types of crafts and sets to do.

We was sent some festive crafts to do at home so we could share with you all how wonderful they are to do and fabulous they turn out.

Santa Beard Whistles (pack of 6)     £1.95

Star Glitter Mosaic Wands (Pack of 4)     £1.99

Santa Felt Stickers (Pack of 90)     £2.99

Christmas Printed Paper Pack (Pack of 50)     £3.99

Reindeer Gift Bags (Pack of 4)     £3.75 Originally £3.75

Penguin Sewing Decorations Kits (Pack of 3)     £3.95

Tumbling Snowmen (Pack of 4)     £1.49 Originally £2.45

Christmas Foam Glasses Kits (Pack of 4)     £3.99

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Santa beard whistles

The Santa Beard whistles are ideal for all those Christmas parties that you will be attending over the festive period, they can be enjoyed by the young and old. They are fun to play with but also very funny to look at. All you have to do is push through the whistle the hole on the cut out beard and then its ready to run around the house looking like santa blowing the whistle. Comes in 2 assorted beard colours, the beards are 13cm in height and are suitable for 3+.

santa beard

 

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Star mosaic wand

Star Glitter Wands kits comes in an assortment of 4 colours, Orange, Red, Blue and Purple. Like all of the kits from Yellow Moon, it comes with easy to follow picture instructions. In each kit you will find a wooden stick, mosaic self adhesive tiles, ribbon and a star template. This wasn’t a favourite of my boys but they reluctantly made them and soon found themselves enjoying the activity. The little glitter mosaic tiles are fiddly at first, as they are quite small and not so easy to peel off and place onto the star but once you get the hand of it, it gets easier. This activity took the longest to do and really helped with the boys concentration. Even though it was tricky they was determined to finish the wand. We have placed our wand on to the tree.

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Santa Face stickers

The Santa Felt Stickers are little white self adhesive stickers of santas grinning face. They are perfect for adding to Christmas cards, gift tags and even to decorate Christmas presents with. They come in 6 assorted designs of santas face and there are 90 in a pack. Along with the santa stickers there is a sheet of mustaches to add-on to santas face.

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Christmas paper
Christmas paper

The Christmas Printed Paper come in a pack of 50 measuring at 20.3cm x 20.3cm. There are 10 assorted designs which are ideal to add to decorate cards or to do a little of origami with. There are 10 assorted designs and 50 festive sheets per pack. Each Sheet size is 20.3cm x 20.3cm. They are perfect for craft projects. The sheets of paper come in a book so they can be pulled out when needed, the paper is quite firm (a bit like card) so it can be easily formed into something.
We made a star of David from the star printed paper

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Reindeer gift bags

The Reindeer Gift Bags are the most adorable way to give a present to someone. The bag size is 11cm x 12cm so only little gifts can be added into them or they can be used as a party bag for the children. Each pack comes with 2 assorted colours and in each kit you will find everything to make the gift bag with, paper bag, pre cut self adhesive foam pieces and googly eyes. They are easy and fun to make. As with most kits from Baker Ross, they come with self adhesive stickers but some you need to use your own glue. With the gift bags you need to glue down the antlers and the ears, we used a glue stick and it did the job. The boy really enjoyed this craft, they love that they have their own gift bag to store their little pieces of art work in.

reindeer bag

 

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Penguin sewing decoration kit

A favourite of my boys was the Penguin Sewing Decoration Kits. Penguins are my sons favourite mammal, he adores them, so he couldn’t wait to sew together the kit and create his own little cute penguin. Comes in 3 assorted colours – Red, Blue & Green. Each kit includes pre-cut felt shapes, self-adhesive felt pieces, yarn, stuffing, ribbon & plastic needle. This activity isn’t just cute and adorable to loom at but it also teaches children sewing skills, which is really good for there fine motor skills. The penguins look so cute hanging on the tree and would even make an adorable present for the young ones to give to their teachers.

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How cute does the final product look?

Penguin hanging in the tree
Penguin hanging in the tree

 

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Tumbling snowmen

The Tumbling Snowmen are cool little guys that have sticky hands, feet and bellies. Stick them on glass, a wall or a cupboard and watch them tumble-down to the floor. These little cool dudes are so much fun, but don’t take your eyes off of them as they can go really fast! Place on shiny surfaces and have races, see whose snowman is the fastest! Perfect as a stocking filler or even to add to the children’s advent .

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Christmas glasses

The Christmas foam glasses kit comes with four designs – penguin, snowman, reindeer and santa. Each kit includes foam glasses, self-adhesive foam pieces and wiggle-eyes. They are easy to make and the instructions are easy to follow. The foam pieces are easy to peel and as they are pre cut into the shapes they are easy to place on the glasses. These kits take minutes to do, but the children love doing them. They are fun and the children adore showing off what they have created after.

santa glasses

Why not take a look at what else Yellow Moon has to offer?

We was sent a box of crafts to share with my readers as part of being a Yellow Moon blogger.

 

 

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Halloween crafts with Yellow Moon

If you like to craft check out Yellow Moon, they have a wide range of arts and crafts to suit every occasion and season.

We recently received some Halloween crafts to try out at home

Halloween Foam Masks – Pack of 4 – £3.99

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The pack includes four assorted designs – witch, pumpkin, frankenstein and a bat. Each kit includes a pre cut foam mask that already has the elastic attached to it and self adhesive foam pieces to stick on the mask. The foam pieces are easy to peel and the instruction pack is easy to follow.

 

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  • Mask size 21cm-28cm wide

Fun for an evening of trick or treating or wearing to a Halloween party

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The elastic needed adjusting a little for the little one to wear, but fitted the 8 year old perfectly. The masks are strong and durable.

Bat Handprint Decoration Kits – Pack of 4 – £3.75

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These cute little frightful decorations are fun to do and look great hanging up in and around the house.

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The pack comes with 4 sets of assorted colours – green, red, orange and purple. Each kit contains a foam bat, self adhesive foam pieces, ribbon, wiggle eyes, split pins and a piece of foam to draw around your hands on (Handprint template size 27.5cm x 17cm) Instruction are included. Bat size approx. 14cm

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The boys really enjoyed this activity, the instructions are easy to follow as they are pictures rather than words, so even the 4 year old could do it.

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The template foam sheet is a little small for bigger hands, I have small hands and my hand just about fit on.

Halloween Foam Stickers – Pack of 100 – £2.99

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How about making a spellbinding picture from these brightly coloured foam self adhesive stickers. The pack contains 100 stickers with 50 assorted designs.

DSC_2333-optSticker size 12mm-45mm

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The boys decided to stick them onto a piece of paper, leaving a pile of white backing paper from the stickers all over the floor. Still, it kept them busy for 15 minutes and I had no arguments about who got what stickers as there were more than on of each design.

Pesty Pirate Pop-Up Pals – Pack of 6 – £2.75

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Heave ho me hearties! These Pesty Pirates have foam printed faces and are sitting on a string spring. Once you press them down, you can watch them fly as they pop up into the air. They come in 3 assorted designs – blue, black and red, character size appox. 80mm. Suitable for 3+

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The boys had lots of fun in the living room, popping the pirates up into the air. They can be a little temperamental and a little stubborn at times and not pop up but a little patience and they soon decide to go for a fly. Pesty pirates make cute little halloween or party gifts. We had competitions on whose could pop up the highest, there were lots of giggles and maybe the odd tantrum when their pirate didn’t pop lol.

Why not take a wander on over to Yellow Moon and see what other crafts they have to offer.

Read my previous Yellow Moon post on Autumn crafts here

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Autumn crafts with yellow Moon

As the nights are getting darker earlier and the days are becoming chilly why not get creative with yellowmoon? They have a large selection of crafts available including many that are Autumn themed, based on leaves, hedgehogs and trees.

Yellowmoon sent us our termly parcel this month and within it was a few Autumn crafts. We received :

  • Leaf stained Glass Effect Decoration Kits – Pack of 6 – £3.99

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The leaf stained kits comes in 3 assorted coloured leaf cards – red, brown and green. Each kit contains the pre-cut leaf shapes, coloured ribbon to hang the leaves and coloured cellophane. Instructions are included and easy to follow. My boys who are 4 and 8 found this activity a little hard and needed a lot of assistance with cutting out the cellophane shapes to stick on. Each leaf card has shapes that are pre-cut already, they just need popping out. Glue is not included.

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We loved the finished leaves, the colours are lovely and bright

 

Love how the sun shines through, so effective
Love how the sun shines through, so effective

The sun shining through the cellophane made a beautiful colourful shadow on our wall in the kitchen

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  • Squeezy flashing hedgehogs – Pack of 2 – £2.99DSC_2240-opt

These cute little hedgehogs characters light up the early nights by giving them a little knock. They may not be in the normal Autumnal colours but they are Hedgehogs. They are bright and fun to play with, but also ideal for sensory play as they not only flash brightly but have a spiky feel to them. The pack contains four hedgehogs in an assortment of colours, each hedgehog is approx. 5 cm.

They are strecthy
They are stretchy

 

Watch them light up in your hands, as they are soft and stretchy you can squash them in your hands

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They would make great little gifts in party bags

  • Leafy Hedgehog Decoration Kits – Pack of 5 – £3.75DSC_2243-opt

A fun Autumnal craft activity that both my boys enjoyed doing. Each kit includes 4 assorted hedgehog coloured foam templates, self adhesive foam shape pieces, wiggle eyes and ribbon to hang.

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Once the boys had chosen the colour of hedgehog and leaves that they wanted they began to peel off the self adhesive shapes for the nose, feet and ears to stick them in place. Following the instructions that were included, they then started to stick down the leaves. The boys enjoyed this activity and concentrated hard on peeling off the backing on the stickers and sticking them down in the correct place.

Rather cute, don't you think?
Rather cute, don’t you think?

This activity teaches children repetitive pattern and colour.

Yellowmoon have plenty of crafts online to buy, why not head on over to their website and have a browse http://www.yellowmoon.org.uk

Thank you for reading this post. All items received were for review purpose, no payment was received.

 

 

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Summer crafts with YellowMoon

My younger boys love to craft, for one it keeps them busy and out of mischief and for another it is fun and they love to see their final finished product, of which they are proud of.

YellowMoon have 1000s of craft products online ranging from creation packs, themed activities, scratch art, fun with wood and fabric and all of the craft essentials you will need to create a masterpiece.

We was recently sent a box full of YellowMoon goodies to try out, we received:

 

  • Bring the joys of the seaside into your home with these wonderful wooden wind chimes. Each pack comes with four assorted designs – yacht, beach hut, lighthouse and a bucket and spade. Each windchime is already supplied with metal chimes which are attached via some cord.

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We painted our wind chimes with normal kids craft paint and then drew on them using sparkle decopatch pens.

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A fun craft activity that make colourful hanging displays in and around the house and garden

  • The Boat ceramic money boxes come in a box of 4, ready to be decorated with paint, pens or even sequins.

These little boats, approx 12cm come with a removable plastic stopper and are a fabulous way to encourage children to save money.

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The boys enjoyed getting messy with this activity and as soon as they boats were dry they were placing them on the sideboard and filling them up with coins that they pinched from my purse 🙂 They now have their own little individual saving banks and whats great is that they know what one is theirs as they decorated it themselves.

  • Create some fabulous pieces of art with sand or glitter with these Sand & Art picture sheets. The pack comes with 8 assorted designs – Fish, Boat, Flower, Robot, Butterfly, Spaceman, Rainbow and a Dinosaur. Each sheet is 21cm x 15cm. Whats great about this activity is that the sheets are pre-cut revealing a sticky surface, no gluey mess or sticky hands!

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We used the Glitter shakers to create our little art masterpieces. They come in 6 assorted colours in a 15g pot, they can be poured or sprinkled.

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  • Become a master of disguise with these Star Hero foam masks, they come in a pack of with assorted designs. Each kit comes with foam masks already with the elastic attached and self adhesive shaped stickers.

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The instructions are easy to follow and even my youngest who is three found it easy to peel off the backing from the stickers. Every child loves to act out being a hero and these kits are ideal for role play. The foam is strong and sturdy making them perfect for play outside and in.

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We even made a moshi heroes from the kit
  • The mermaid peg dolls were fun to make but the youngest found it a little difficult as they are quite small and fiddly for his little hands, he still gave it a go. The kit comes with 4 assorted colours – Green, Blue, Purple and Pink. Each kit includes wooden pegs, foam pieces, wool and self adhesive pearls and felt pieces.

I wasn’t sure if my boys would enjoy making the mermaids but I was wrong, they concentrated on following the instructions and created their own little wooden peg dolls.

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using his peg to keep Dads papers together
  • These little gnomes are very cute and an ideal introduction to sewing for the little ones. My son loved this activity, it really helped with his concentration. He picked up the sewing really quickly and was so proud of what he had produced. Each contains 2 assorted designs, each with pre-punched felt shapes, self adhesive felt pieces, wool, plastic needle and stuffing. The Gnome cushion size is 24cm.
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The pack
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What the pack contains

My son enjoyed the sewing part as much as he enjoyed stuffing the gnome.

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Decorating the gnome was easy as you had pre-cut self adhesive stickers to use and the instructions were easy to follow. The instructions have no words, but just pictures which makes it ideal for younger ones to follow

Oliver woth his final gnome creation
Oliver with his final gnome creation

Hope you like reading this post, pop on over to YellowMoon and see what other crafts they have to offer.

No payment has been received for this post. We received the crafts to do at home as part of being a Yellowmoon blogger

 

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Easter/Spring crafts with Yellow Moon

Easter time isn’t quite right without participating in some crafting at home with the children, especially when the rain is pelting down against the window panes. If you’re looking for the alternate gift to give at easter rather than chocolate why not check out the Easter crafts on off at Yellow Moon

Yellow moon is the ideal shop for all of your crafting essentials, wether it be kits to make up, paints, clay, sewing kits and much more, Yellow moon stocks them all.

We was recently sent a box of arts and crafts goodies for Easter to enjoy, In our box we received:

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My boys are always excited when we receive a Yellow Moon box, they instantly know what the parcel contains as it has the instinctive yellow moon tape all around it which is yellow and blue. They can not wait to see what is inside, my youngest boy is a keen crafter. The kits are perfect for him as they teach him how to follow instructions, with step by step pictures.

  • With the buttons we made a couple to cards to give out to members of the family. Buttons are ideal for crafting with and can be used on many different projects. The buttons come in an assortment of bright colours, they measure 15mm and made from real wood.

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  •  The Easter Bunny sewing decoration kits are a perfect introduction to sewing, the kit comes with 3 pre-punched felt pieces in blue, purple and pink. The kit also contains self-adhesive felt shapes, wool, wiggle eyes, plastic sewing needle and stuffing. DSC_1304_opt

We began with tying on the ribbon and then once the needle was threaded with the wool we was ready to begin to sew. This activity really helped my boys with their concentration, we had a few mishaps where the odd hole was missed out but it still looked good even if the boys added 5 eyes!

  •  A favourite of my youngest was the Easter Mosaic Wands, he instantly fell in love with the finished product. Each kit comes with four different characters; chick, lamb, egg and a bunny.
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Includes: foam characters, wooden wand, self-adhesive foam tiles, ribbons

My youngest is 3 years old and he began to take off the backing from the mosaic tiles but got himself into a bit of trouble as they kept getting stuck together. The tiles were quite small so it was little fiddly but once the backing was off, placing them onto the foam character was easy as it was marked on as to where to stick them.

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A really good thing about this kit and most other kits from Baker ross -Yellow Moon is that the instructions are easy to follow for the children. With no words and only pictures to follow my youngest was able to tell me what was happening next.

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Once all the tiles were in place, you add the wand and some colourful wanderful magic by adding the ribbon, this makes waving the wand oh so much more fun!

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  • The foam birdhouse kits were fun and easy to make, again with simple picture instructions to follow. Each kit contains thick foam templates and self adhesive foam shapes and comes in two different colours. Although this kit is recommended for 5+ my youngest really enjoyed doing it (under adult supervision) The templates join together with a push in connection and once completed make lovely little easter gifts for friends or family members.

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  •  We had fun with the wooden birdfeeders, once made the youngest gave them away as gifts to his childminder. Again they were easy to make with simple instructions to follow. The kit comes with pre-cut wooden pieces and cord to hang them with. Each piece slots in together and there is no need for glue, although we used a little in some places to secure it a little more. The birdfeeders were quick to make but it was the decorating that was the fun part.

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We made two out of the 3 up, one my son decorated with the spring flower foam stickers and the other he painted to look like a house.

My children have really enjoyed making the Yellow Moon craft kits. It was lovely to see them making something that were proud of.

Brought to you as part of being a yellow moon blogger. This review contains my own pictures and words, no payment has been received apart from the craft kits.

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