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Making Miffy mail!

The school holidays have given us lot of lovely time to craft and experiment. We’ve gone through lots of supplies and organised our craft supplies several times in a bid to keep tidy (not easy with two children who love to craft!). Yesterday we finally got the chance to try some products we were sent from Faber Castell – the Faber-Castell Connector Paint Box and the Clic & Go Water Pot.

We’ve never experimented with watercolour paint before but I came up with a fun activity to keep my children busy. We made our own Miffy mail with handmade stamps and envelopes!

making miffy mail

The Faber-Castell Connector Paint Box is perfect for art and craft activities. There are 12 bright colours which are rich with high opacity. You can detach the connector paint tablets which is really helpful when you have two little people fighting over the colours!

Faber Castell Connector Paint Box

The Faber-Castell Clic & Go Water Pot is a collapsible container which takes up very little room when not in use. It also has a handy waved rim so it can hold paint brushes.
Clic & Go Water Pot

I got out the Miffy stamps and the children carefully painted them with the different watercolours. They were really careful to use one colour at a time and we wiped the stamps with a baby wipe before they painted on a different colour. The colours were all really vibrant.

Miffy stamps

We left them to dry then carefully cut round each one with pinking shears to make them look like stamps.

Miffy stamps

We made our own envelopes with an unloved copy of i can count by dick bruna which I found in a charity shop. I love the simple pictures and vibrant colours.

Miffy mail

I carefully cut out the pages using a Swann Morton scalpel then let the children choose their favourite pictures. They folded them into envelopes, sealing them shut with some Miffy tape. They stuck on their handmade Miffy stamps and put little handwritten notes inside.

making Miffy mail

This was a fun little craft and they enjoyed making Miffy mail. It was fun to experiment with watercolours too and we can’t wait to use them again soon.

Faber-Castell Connector Paint Box and Faber-Castell Clic & Go Water Pot are priced at £10.25 and £3.10 respectively. You can purchase them from Stone and specialist art shops. The Miffy stamps and washi tape were both purchased from Etsy.

You may be interested in some of our other Miffy blog posts:

10 Miffy craft activities for kids and adults

6 ways to celebrate Miffy’s 60th birthday

Exploring Utrecht with Miffy

Miffy bento lunch

Miffy cookies

Miffy butter biscuits

Miffy sun catchers

Miffy dress up craft

Miffy’s birthday book

Miffy soft activity cube

Miffy rattle car

Miffy’s garden app

 

Linking up with Craft Schooling Sunday

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Kris
    August 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Awww this is so cute and such a nice craft activity! Love it 🙂

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    Danielle Alinia
    August 29, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I have just had my 3 nieces stay with me, who would have loved this stamp kit!! think i will put it on the xmas list 🙂

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      jenny
      August 29, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      My children love stamps, we have loads but these are the cutest!

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    Let kids be kids
    September 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Lovely cute idea. Those paints look great to use too.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    September 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I just love this, adorable! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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