Both my children enjoy crafting and as they get a little older they are able to craft independently of me. My 5 year old loves to craft and often asks me for a craft to do between getting home from school and dinner. He’s been steadily working his way through a pile of Christmas craft kits from Baker Ross and I’m going to share the end results with you.
We love making sun catchers and my 3 and 5 year old enjoyed the Penguin Stained Glass Effect Hanging Decorations. I don’t think penguins are particularly Christmassy but the decorations were fun to put together. We placed a sheet of contact paper underneath each one to make it nice and easy. The kit contained 6 penguins of 3 different designs.
The Penguin Bean Pals compliment the Penguin Stained Glass Effect Hanging Decorations. There are 4 different designs in a pack and they make fun decorations. I’m tempted to place one in the children’s stockings this year too.
Both children love to colour and the Christmas Personalised Door Hangers comes in a pack of 8 with 4 different designs. The children quickly chose their favourite characters and coloured them in using Fab Fibre Tip Pens. The 5 year old was able to write his name in the space provided. These are great quality and the cardboard is really thick.
Baker Ross kits are great value. Each kit we were sent contains a couple of kits so are perfect for play dates or parties. Both the children had fun putting together the Build a Snowman Kits, Christmas Bucket Buddies and Funky Reindeer Wooden Photo Frame Kits with minimal help. I think they make great decorations too!
Build a Snowman Kits
Christmas Bucket Buddies
Funky Reindeer Wooden Photo Frame Kits
You may be interested in some of our other Baker Ross craft posts:
Halloween decorating ideas from Baker Ross
Owl porcelain plate
mini butterfly sun catchers
Solar System scratch art
Rugby World Cup foam stickers
I love to bake so was excited to receive a copy of The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook by Rosanna Pansino to review. The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: sweet treats for the geek in all of us, was published on 19th November 2015, priced £16.99.
Rosanna Pansino is the creator and host of Nerdy Nummies, the internet’s most popular baking show. Pansino launched Nerdy Nummies in late 2011 and the show’s audience grew very quickly. Her videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times – making Rosanna one of the most-watched personalities on YouTube. The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is her first book and features the recipes behind Rosanna Pansino’s celebrated, one-of-a-kind creations.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook combines two things Rosanna loves: geek culture and baking. Her fondness for video games, science-fiction, maths, comics and lots of other things considered ‘nerdy’ have inspired every recipe in this book. You’ll find the recipes for many beloved fan favourites from the show, such as Apple Pi Pie, the Chocolate Chip Smart Cookie and Volcano Cake; as well as many new geeky recipes, such as Dinosaur Fossil Cake, Moon Phase Macarons, and the Periodic Table of Cupcakes. We’ve already bookmarked several recipes to try including the colourful Unicorn Poop Cookies, Motherboard Cake and the Smart Cookies.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook showcases Rosanna’s most original and popular creations, and each recipe includes easy-to-follow photo instructions and a stunning shot of the finished treat in all its geeky glory: a delicious confection sure to please the geek in all of us!
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook was published in Hardback on 19th November 2015, priced £16.99 and is available from Amazon and all good bookshops.
Yesterday we took part in a viewing party for Inside Out which was released on 3D Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital on 23rd November 2015. We all loved the film when we saw it during the summer holidays, don’t they seem a long time ago, and enjoyed watching the film again yesterday. Disney Pixar’s original film Inside Out, takes us to the most extraordinary location of all this Christmas – inside the human mind.
Based in Headquarters, the control centre inside 11-year old Riley’s mind, Inside Out follows five Emotions who are hard at work, led by light-hearted optimist Joy, whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear heads up safety, Anger ensures all is fair and Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. Sadness isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary, new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind – taking some of her precious memories with them – Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places – Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions – in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
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