Easter/Spring Crafts with Yellow Moon

It’s Easter weekend, you’ve been out hunting for your eggs, eaten your weight in chocolate and now the rain has started to pour down. You’re exhausted in what activities to keep your children entertained, especially when the weather outside is dismal. What can you do? Why not take a look at www.yellowmoon.org.uk. An online store full of art and crafts supplies.

Being part of the Yellow Moon bloggers programme, ment that we were sent our seasonal package full of easter craft sets for us to try out. The sets are ideal if you’re not very crafty and lack in ideas (perfect for me) plus everything is included in the pack that you would need to create an art master piece.

Here are some of the Easter sets that we received

 

yelloe dots

 

Easy Dotty Sticker Art comes with 8 assorted designs including a chick, lamb, bunny rabbit and an Easter egg. Each pack contains 16 sheets of assorted colours and sizes of dotty stickers.

The dots are easy to peel. You get to choose the colours that you want to use. This activity kept myself and the children busy for a while. The result is pretty and are perfect for hanging up on the wall at Easter time. I love how the vibrant colours of the dots stand out against the black background.

yellow easter box

The Easter gift boxes comes in 4 assorted designs- chick,bunny,Easter egg and a daffodil. The designs are pre printed onto the box, decorate with felt tip pens or crayons. They are easy to fold and put together, just secure in place with some tape once closed. We filled ours with some of the Easter tissue and then placed some eggs inside ready to hid in the arden for the children to find them. They are ideal for placing gifts or chocolates inside for friends or family. Or even to give out as a party treat box, allow your guests to colour them in forst and then place a slice of cake inside to take home.

 

easter wood

The Easter wooden shape pack comes with 10 assorted designs-Easter basket, daffodil, chick, butterfly, chicken, lamb, chick in an egg, bunny, bunny head and an Easter egg. Made from 3mm plywood, approx. 8-13cm wide. Decorate with felt tips pens or acrylic paint. Ideal for any Easter activity. The eldest has saved a few of the shapes so that he can make a wind chime with them . The youngest coloured his in with felt tips and then stuck a lollypop stick onto the back so that they could be placed into the ground during his Easter egg hunt. He even placed some yellow feathers onto the chickens tail.

easter basket

The Spring baskets come in 4 assorted colours – blue, pink, yellow and green. Each kit contains card basket templates, card handle and split pins. Each side of the basket template and the handle are decorated with a different pattern, flowers on one side and gingham check on the other. Contrast your basket by changing the pattern. The instructions are easy to follow. Fold along the lines and then slot the pieces together. There are already pre-cut holes where the split pins go, so they are really easy to make. We filled our ones with some of the shredded tissue and then the boys went off into the garden for their egg hunt

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They managed to fill them up with the goodies they found in the garden. I think they got quite a lot into them. They are ideal for spring parties or displays.

 

easter bunny

The Easter bunny mix and match kit comes with 8 assorted designs. Design your bunny by mixing up his/her clothes and accessories. Decorate your bunny with a hat, shoes, bow tie or flower, t- shirt or dress and no bunny is complete without holding onto an egg. The foam decorations are pre cut and easy to peel away from the backing. These bunnies are perfect to hang around your house or to hang on your Easter tree. You could even stick them onto some paper an creat a bigger picture.

yellow paint

The paint pad comes in 4 colours – red, blue, yellow and green. Each paint section is approx. 7.5 x 7.5cm. Ideal for finger painting or use with stamps. We made sping flower cards for our friends. The pads are fun to use and the paint easily washes off. It dries really quickly and is quite watery.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Yellow Moon spring craft sets. They have kept the children entertained on rainy days.

We have been provided the craft sets for the purpose of this review

 

 

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Making your own Chocolate Egg Slabs

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These chocolate Easter Egg Slabs are an ideal activity for the children to do over the Easter weekend, only do they get to make and decorate them but they also get to eat them too.

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You will need:

  • Bars of chocolate to melt (we bought the cheap bars from Tesco)
  • Baking greaseproof paper
  • Sweets to decorate
  • Writing icing pens
  • Hundreds and thousands
  • Marshmallows or dried fruit
  • Popping candy

Instructions:

First lay out your greaseproof paper and draw an oval shape on it

Next melt the chocolate

Spoon the melted chocolate onto the greaseproof paper and using the back of the spoon move the chocolate around to make the shape of an egg, using the oval shape as a guide

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Now all you have to do is decorate it in any way you wish too. My boys used the icing pens to make patterns with and then added on marshmallows, dried banana, popping candy, strawberry candy, rainbow drops, hundreds and thousands and chocolate chips.20140419-111300.jpg

Once decorated leave to set on the side or in the fridge

Now they are ready to eat or give as an Easter gift

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If you make them let me know how you get on and how you decorated them

Happy Easter Everyone 🙂

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Outdoor fun: outdoor gyms and hunting for eggs

Family time is precious and it’s even better when we are visiting Nanny

For the past couple of days the boys and I have been staying at nanny’s house, nanny doesn’t live too close to us so when it’s half term we like to spend our time visiting her.

Our first day we went for a lovely walk in a local nature reserve

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The boys loved running around and making the most of the space by having races against each other

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After a long walk around the marshes we found an outdoor gym just next to the play area

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We all had a go on all of the equipment making sure that we read all the instructions first. Oliver loved the cross trainer, his little legs just about reached and he found it easier to go backwards than forwards but it didn’t stop him from trying it

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Even Nanny had a go on one

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This machine was quite good and you could really feel it working around your hips.

Outdoor gyms are a fabulous way of all the family keeping fit together whilst out in the open air.

Today we went to another local park but didn’t manage to stay long as the eldest didn’t feel very well but I still managed to grab a couple of photos of the boys playing pirates on the wooden ship

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Oliver like the spinning wheel, he has a thing for numbers and loves to point out ones that he recognises, he was spinning the wheel and telling me what number the triangle was landing on each time

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Joseph is a bit of a climber and will try and climb anything, he loves to show me too

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Once we returned back to Nanny’s house it was time for the boys to go out into the garden and search for the eggs that Nanny and I had hidden for them to find.

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They had a lovely time searching high and low for the eggs and web managed to find some that we hidden within the trees and shrubbery.

I loved watching them running around laughing and shouting out to each other that they had found one, big brother even helped the little one with pointing out some for him to pick up.

We have had a lovely couple of days outside in the fresh air, I’m linking this post up with Coombemill Countrykids

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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Easter Nest Egg Cakes 85/365

Today we have been making Easter Nest Egg cakes from Shredded Wheat and chocolate

Shredded Wheat (shredded up)
Chocolate melted
Bun cases
Mini chocolate eggs
Lindt chocolate bunnies

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Not a bad effort for the 5 year old, don’t you think?

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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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