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.

PicMonkey leaves

 

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.

PicMonkey hedgehog

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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Stocking Fillers with Yellow Moon

We received a parcel last week from yellow Moon and was quite surprised to see what was inside as normally we get a box of seasonal crafts to make and be creative with but this time we was given a box full of goodies to play with, Joseph couldn’t believe it as among the many little toys and games was speed racer construction kits.

Not only do Yellow Moon sell a brilliant selection of crafts but they also stock toys and games and my boys were not let down by them! They liked every single item sent through to them to review, I almost didn’t give them any of them as they were just too good and i really wanted to wrap them up for them.

We received:

Speed Racer Construction Kits –  £1.49 each

Holographic Magic Spring – £1.49 each

Micro Football Table – £8.99 (was £9.99 as of 15.12.12)

Pirate Shrinkles – £5.99 (was £6.99 on 15.12.12)

Horrible Histories Vile Villian Brainbox – £7.99

3D Moveable T-Rex Puzzle – £3.99

Speed Racer Construction Kits were a favourite of Joseph as he loves Lego and these are very similar. They don’t take long to construct and come with easy to follow instructions and a driver which has a detailed face and body. We built ours within minutes and the boys were soon racing there cars against each other. Joseph has taken a couple of the cars apart and put the pieces together to build his own so they do  not have to stay together. They come in varied designs but are all racing cars.

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Holographic Magic Springs comes in a range of different colours, we received a green one. Jak really enjoys these springs and spent ages watching it flip down the stairs. Our stairs are pretty wide so the spring had trouble getting from one step to the next but it did manage a few at a time. This spring kept the boys amused for ages, a brilliant little stocking filler at a superb price.

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I was very surprised with The Micro Football Table it is made to a high standard of a high quality wood, we have had mini football tables before which have been bought for the boys as presents and they have been plastic and have broken in the matter of hours. this table is made from wood and actually looks like the  normal big ones that you get in the amusements but a smaller version, which means it can be taken in the car to relatives or moved from room to room to be played with. It didn’t take long to fix together and it comes with all the tools needed to do so. The first game was played by Jak and Daddy and they was screaming away at each other like it was a real football match. The game comes with two score boards which are screwed to each end behind the goals, two footballs and the handles are non slip with little grooves in them and are perfect for little hands too. A brilliant gift for any child at a really fabulous price.

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Pirate Shrinkles is sort of a craft set where you draw or trace the Pirates, colour them in and shrink them in an oven. There are two sheets which has pirates and all the little extras on like a treasure chest and coins on, you cut around the pictures leaving a little space, colour them in and then place them in the oven and watch then curl and shrink to become hard little men. Includes 33 Shrinkles plus all the accessories and instructions. The set also comes with accessories so you can make badges, key fobs, fridge magnets, pencil toppers and jewellery, before you bake the shrinkles make sure you hole punch then first as it will be hard to make a hole in the plastic once shrink. Joseph really enjoyed doing this activity and has helped him loads with his control of colouring in as he was really interested in making one, It’s not often when you see Joseph enjoying colouring in as he is a little boy who likes messy play normally, he sat and coloured all the little coins in and was excited to see how small they all shrunk. I was like a big kid too, it just amazed me lol! the kit of shrinkles are definitely something i would be buying again for the boys and even myself 😉

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The Horrible Histories Villian BrainBox was a big hit with Jak as he really enjoys history and has all of the horrible history books. The game is compact and can be taken out and about with you, we took ours onto a shoot that Joseph was doing as it can get pretty boring with all the waiting around that is done. Jak and i played the game and he beat me lol. The game is a memory game, you read and study the facts about a character from history for 10 seconds and then answer the questions to keep the card.The questions may not just be what you read but may also be about what the picture is about. It is a fun game but also educational. It comes with 54 picture cards, timer and a dice all in a compact little box.

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Joseph thought the 3D Moveable T-Rex Puzzle was amazing and i couldn’t agree more! The puzzle comes with all the parts made from a thick cardboard all with a little letter on them that correspond to the instructions leaflet which was easy to follow. The pieces slot together easily although Joseph had a bit of a problem with doing it but his hands are tiny. The head moves up and down and the tail can be moved from side to side. The overall puzzle makes a lovely little toy to play with but also looks nice on the side as a show piece. Height when constructed is 29cm.

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 Last orders for all products from Yellow Moon are the 18th December for standard delivery or 20th december for next day all UK.

Yellow Moon have some brilliant little craft and gift sets that would all make excellent presents for christmas.

Thank you for reading my post, we was sent the products for review purposes, all words and opinions are of my own.

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