Home-Made Magic Reindeer Dust

Bring some magic into your house and your child’s heart with these hand-made christmas craft Reindeer Dust!

Help guide Santa and his reindeer’s to your chimney by sprinkling some magic reindeer dust on to the floor outside on Christmas Eve, the smell of the oats will guide the reindeer’s and the glitter will shine in the moonlight to help Santa find your house!

I made these little gifts not only for my own children but also for the children in school as they are low-cost and really are a beautiful little gift to give. They help keep the magic alive in their little hearts!

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To make these you will need:

Polystyrene bags / organza bags

Ribbon

Paper to put the reindeer message on

Card

Oats

Glitter and christmas table confetti

Bells to decorate

Hole punch

Glue

Instructions:

Type/write your message onto the paper, stick it onto some backing card, we made ours to measure about 3cm x 7cm. Punch a hole in the top corner to thread the ribbon through.

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Place a tablespoon of oats in a bag and sprinkle some glitter in side too, add some confetti but not too much.

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Tie the bag up with some ribbon but don’t forget to tread through the ribbon, at this point you can add a bell aswell if you wanted to.

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Watch your little ones face when you present them with these and keep the christmas alive!

Hope you like reading my post 🙂

 

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Sports Crafts with Yellow Moon

The boys love to make things and are always sticking or colouring in something whether it be drawing animals of making spaceships the boys love to craft. So you can imagine my delight when an email popped up in my inbox from Yellow moon an online art and craft shop asking me if the boys of I would be interested in joining their blogging network, they would send us some crafts and the boys have to make them and then all I have to do is share their creations with you all, fabulous.

We received our first box of crafts last week and the boys were very happy to see that all the crafts that was sent to them was olympic/sport themed, seeing as they have been glued to the television watching the olympics i thought they would really enjoy making some of their own medals and their very own supporters hand to wave when watching the olympics. With Summer already here the time is right for thinking about getting the kids excited about a season of sporting fun with the Olympics being held only miles away from where we live. Yellow Moon have all the summer sports craft ideas you need to prepare some super sports-related activities for the children.

In the box we received

The boys were very excited when they saw what they had received and couldn’t wait to get stuck in and start making things. Joseph had taken everything out of the box and was ripping at the foam hands pack to open it, i enjoyed watching him excited as he never used to be interested in art and crafts but just recently i can’t stop him from going down the craft drawers we have in the cupboard and getting out some paper and glue to make something with. I am always encouraging him in a good way to use scissors in order to develop his fine motor skills and cutting out shapes his a great way to do this.

The first craft the boys decided to do was the foam hands, we was going to watch the mens Olympic Triathlon at Hyde Park and thought this would be a great place to wave their creations. The foam hands are already made and ready to place your hand inside all you have to do is decorate it the way you want to using glitter or stick-ons. The boys used the felt letters and the glitter pens to create two brilliant hands (if i say so myself) to wave at the athletes as they passed. The felt letters came in 7 different colours to choose from and was easy to peel away from the sheet even for Josephs little fingers. The letters are self adhesive which is ideal with my boys because when they use glue they can make lots of mess and end up sticking glue everywhere.

The glitter pens were easy to squeeze and the boys had a choice of 6 colours to use and with four of each colour there are lots to go around and should last for quite a while. I like how they come in a handy little storage pot so there will always be a place for them and the boys won’t be just throwing the pens in the craft drawer causing lots of mess. The foam hands are a great way of showing how creative you are by adding your design on it using pens or even gems.

The end product
The boys waving their hands at the passing athletes

Next up they made some of their own medals to wear , the pack comes with 6 medals with 3 different choices to make. Joseph chose to make the ‘Winner’ medal, Jak made the ‘1st’ medal and I made the ‘1st’ medal. Each medal kits comes with a foam medal template, self adhesive foam letters and stars and some coloured ribbon to tie the medal around your neck. The medals are very glittery and whats great is the glitter doesn’t come off when rubbed so there is no mess from these too, BRILLIANT!

The pack contents

These craft kits from Yellow Moon are fabulous ideas for the children, they keep them occupied for ages especially through the school holidays and each pack comes with instructions on what to do which are easy to follow and even have end pictures of what the kits should like when finished. Jak found them easy to follow and at times didn’t even have to read the instructions he just used his imagination and got on with it.

Jak really enjoyed doing the sew your own Union Jack keyrings, he got a chance to put some of his sewing skills to the test, this craft wasn’t easy for Joseph to do especially the stitching but he still enjoyed the activity by sticking the union jacks on to the cushion and now wears it with pride. This craft activity was Jak’s favourite one and he really liked the fact that they are cushion like key rings, Joseph says they are all soft and cuddly. I think they would make lovely little presents for the children to give to the family and fabulous keep sakes.

Jak sewing his keyring together

Every kit comes with everything needed to make the activity so nothing else is needed.

The last activity that the boys enjoyed doing was the Sport foam bookmarks, this is great for Jak as he loves to read and now has his very own bookmark to keep in his book on the page that he is reading also I am hoping that Joseph having a bookmark of his own will encourage him to read more often.

The boys have had lots of fun doing these activities and they have definitely kept them busy on days that I had nothing planned for them.

There are many different crafts that can be bought from the www.yellowmoon.org.uk like paints, stickers, coloured elastics and they also sell party bag goods and games. If your order comes under £20 there is a cost of £2.20 for delivery but anything over £40 the delivery is free and should be with you in 3- 5 days. Not only are the craft kits fabulous to have indoors for the children but are a great addition for any classroom in the schools to be using.

At brilliant prices and excellent products why not get creative with Yellow Moon.

I was sent these products for review purposes only and all of the words in this post are of my own.

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Colour Me In Rice Krispies project with Britmums #ColourMeInRK

Design your own Rice Krispies Box

BritMums has teamed up with Kellogg’s to host a fabulous competition for our children to unleash their creativity and to make breakfast time a bit more fun. Kellogs have replaced the regular front of its Rice Krispies boxes with a colour-in Snap, Crackle and Pop, so children can decorate the characters and personalise their breakfast.

We was sent a large box of colour me in rice krispies and a bumper colouring case which includes 58 different pens, pencils, glitter glues and markers, all the boys had to do was decorate the box with their own personal touch.

Jak and Joseph quickly got stuck in colouring, stamping and glueing. Joseph’s favourite part was putting all the glitter glue all over the box as he really enjoys the messy part of art. Jak has been doing pop art in school so he decided he wanted to test what he has learnt on to snap, cackle and pops faces. My boys really enjoy doing art and i am always encouraging them to do some drawing or painting so this competition was right up their street. They stuck on jewels and put glitter all over the box now our breakfast in the morning couldn’t be more sparkly and colourful. The boys had lots of fun colouring and designing their own personalised breakfast cereal box, Joseph now wants to eat Rice Krispies every morning and they now look forward to waking up to their bright breakfast.

So here is our entrant into the Britmums and kellogs competition

We even made some yummy Rice Krispies marshmallow cakes, they went down a treat especially after all the hard work the boys put into colouring in their box.

Made with 75grams of melted butter, 150grams of melted marshmallows and mixed into 100grams of Rice Krispies and decorated with lots of undred and thousands, chocloate stars and edible glitter.

This is our entry into the competition to be in with a chance of winnign £500 cash and the boys design printed on to a t-shirt.WOW!

Thank you to Kellogs for sponsoring this fab comp for the children and Britmums for hosting it.

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