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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Easter Crafts With Yellow Moon Review

It’s raining, It’s pouring (or snowing in most cases)

The boys are Yawning!

Spring is here and the Easter holidays is nearly on top of us, at the moment the weather isn’t exactly normal spring weather and with the icy cold wind and snow drifts that we have been having lately my boys have spent little time outside and more time tucked away in their bedrooms. I don’t like them to be in different rooms to me when indoors so I think the best thing for them to do, something that they all do well together is to get the crafts out and start making things.

Yellow Moon is a fabulous website to buy crafts and gifts from, their is something for every occasion and season, stocking a wide range of art and crafts that will keep your children entertained for hours.

We was sent a box of Easter related crafts which have kept the boys busy over the past week

  • Easter Tattoos (pack of 24) £1.99
  • Coloured Easter Bonnet Kits (pack of 3) £2.50
  • Easter Foam Stickers (pack of 120) £2.99
  • Easter Foam Crown Kits (pack of 2)
  • Easter Coloured Baskets (pack of 12) £2.99
  • Personalised Easter Cards (pack of 8) £1.99
  • Sequin Egg Kits (pack of 3) £3.60
  • Easter Glitter Décor Stickers (pack of 36) £1.49
  • Easter Decoration Sewing Kits (pack of 3)

Joseph couldn’t wait to choose a tattoo to place on his arm and was quickly ripping away the packet to choose the picture he wanted, it didn’t bother him that they were easter related with little yellow chicks instead of his normal spiderman ones he was just as excited to be getting a tattoo. Once he had chosen two he put his arms out in front of him waiting impatiently patiently for his tattoo. They were easy to apply and the perfect size for little arms, peel off the plastic backing and place the tattoo sticky side down onto the skin then wet the top of it with a damp cloth, put pressure down onto the wet tattoo and after a few seconds peel away revealing the chosen tattoo.

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The Easter coloured baskets come in a pack of 12 in 4 assorted spring time colours, the card is pre cut ready to fold and stick together to make a cute little basket to carry around their Easter treats in. You will need glue for this activity to secure the corners of the basket, the handle slots into the pre cut slot in the basket, ideal for little hands to do. Joseph decorated his little basket with the Easter foam stickers. I don’t think that these baskets don’t really need any decoration as they are bright in colour and have a scalloped edge which makes them look very cute, but for added cuteness the foam stickers were ideal. Joseph found them easy to peel off the self adhesive backing and there is a wide selection of designs including words, chicks and eggs. There are plenty in the pack to pack decorate the baskets and more, they are ideal for card making and other crafts.

20130327-062643.jpgJoseph was very happy with his basket which we filled with coloured tissue paper and went on a egg hunt with.

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A personal favourite of mine was the Egg sequin kits, they were easy to make and make brilliant home decoration especially for those that make Easter Egg Trees. Included in the pack is the polystyrene eggs, coloured sequins, safe plastic pins, ribbon and a bow. Each pack has two different coloured sequins so you can do your own design on it or follow the one on the instructions. I done this activity myself and really enjoyed it, I actually felt quite proud of my creation, just goes to show that adults can enjoy crafting too!

20130327-063739.jpgThis activity is quite a grown up one so will suit the older children that no longer want to do the bonnets and crowns. They make gorgeous glittery decorations for the home.

The Personalised Easter Cards are ideal for those children who love to colour in, pre printed In 4 assorted Easter designs with envelopes included they make great gifts for the family, I love receiving personal cards from the children, they tend to stay up on the wall that little bit longer.

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The Easter Bonnets were easy to make although slightly tricky for little hands as they needed to be glued. The bonnet comes in three separate parts, one rim, one top bit and two pieces for the sides all pre cut from strong card, the sides have tabs that you bend over and its these that are glued to the rim and top part of the hat, I secured the tabs with sticky tape as well. Joseph decorated his hats with felts, foam stickers and some of the Glitter décor Stickers.

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The Décor stickers are lovely and sparkly, they come in assorted colours and designs, 8 stickers and 3 borders per pack.

The Colourful Easter foam crown kit contains foam crown, pre-cut self-adhesive foam pieces, wiggle-eyes and instructions, comes in two different designs. They are easy and fun to put together so perfect for the younger age group, you can follow the design guide on the instructions leaflet or design your own. There are pre cut slots so it easy to put together just by slotting one end in to the slot.

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Yellow Moon is the ideal website if you are looking for any craft activity to do and all products are affordably priced. The kits keep the children entertained and amused for hours.

We was provided with the crafts for the purpose of this review, words and pictures are my own.

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