It’s the spookiest time of the year and we are getting craft-happy in this house! We’ve been ill for several days (head colds, coughs, lots of sneezing!), so when we received a box full of crafty Halloween treats from Hobbycraft this morning we were super happy!!
Over the years crafting has become one of our favourite things to do together, and since our home educating journey began it seems to be George and Molly’s favourite thing to. They often go off to make things without any real plan, but always come up with wonderfully creative objects, pictures and gifts.
We are big believers in making things and not buying them, we like to make decorations, gifts and cards from scratch for all occasions, especially Halloween! So, even full to the brim with colds, we couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
First up George and Molly couldn’t wait to use the pom poms, so they made spooky pictures on black card. I just love their imagination and detail.
I couldn’t sit by and not join in so I asked if I could have a go at painting the skeleton money box (RRP £3) and luckily for me, the kiddies were fine with me having a go at it. Well, I’m not the greatest painter, but I think I did a pretty good job. I actually found it really relaxing and I truly believe crafting is for adults just as much as children.
George and Molly were still working on their fantastic pictures so I had a little go at creating a candle holder with a glass jar and decoupage paper. I have only had a go at this once, but this time I followed the instructions fully and painted the jar white first, then added pieces of torn paper with glue and then a layer of Mod Podge.
Then I finished it off with a spooky green ribbon…
When we’d finished these projects, we had a go at working together to decorate a paper mache pumkin (RRP £4) with Hobbycraft’s awesome silver paint. It worked so well and of course, it wouldn’t have looked as spooky if the kids didn’t pour a tub of glitter on top (!) and I added some gems for eyebrows. What do you think?
I love him! He is going to be our centrepiece for our Halloween party…
Hobbycraft have nailed their Halloween craft selection, it’s completely stunning and awesome value for money. I could easily spend £20 and get so much crafty bits and pieces to entertain us for the whole of the Halloween season. It’s also great to see something a bit different to the same old crafts on offer, my favourites being the paper mache pumpkin and the decoupage paper.
Most importantly, these activities were relaxing, fun and made us get off our sickbeds and get creative!
#MakeItDontBuyIt truly says it all. We spend so much of lives buying pre-made bits and bobs, but why not get out the paints, cover the house in glitter and make something beautiful for yourself or a loved one. Right now there’s 20% off your next purchase when you sign up to their Club.
So what are you waiting for?!
Disclosure: I received these items in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.