We are nearing the end of the summer holidays now and before we know it, the morning school runs will start again and will become increasingly darker and colder… anyone else feel like we actually haven’t had a summer?
Liv has spent a portion of the holidays with family, giving me much needed chill out time. Just a shame I didn’t actually utilise that time wisely to have a chill out, but hey, that’s my cross to bear!
So, besides spending oodles of money on going out and buying treats, how is it possible to have an epic summer whilst budgeting?
Visit the Baker Ross site!
As Baker Ross Ambassadors, clearly we are huge fans of the site, however, if your child(ren) is a craft minded as mine, you will already know how awesome the site is!
Before the summer started, we were sent an Educational craft pack, filled with many of the Baker Ross kit sets, though have only really just broken into the packs now that Liv is finally home.
The kit sets have been great to take around to Jenny’s house in order to keep all the children occupied whilst we have ‘blogging day’s’, in which we do actually do some work!
This week, the children have been making Colour In Cone Puppets – with 10 kits in the pack, priced at a very reasonable £2.99, this kit kept the children happy and somewhat quiet, enabling the adults to crack on! Each Cone Puppet was decorated differently with felt tips, colouring pencils and stickers, with only glue and sellotape required for design purposes – the puppets themselves are easy to slot together. Making these kits rather easy for children to crack on with… as you can see, the finished results were awesome! The stickers included in our lovely box were very fitting with the Educational theme and Donnie made a fantastic ‘Day In The Park’ puppet!
Liv has also been busy making African Colour In Masks (currently priced at £1.49 for a pack of 6), complete with the elastic ties alongside inviting all of her local friends in to make Wooden Trophy Magnets (priced at £2.79 for 8), which I actually quite enjoyed making too… just hope that Chelsea, yet again get to lift one of their own this season!
We still have the rather fun looking Solar System Kits to make too! With 2 kits in a pack, priced at £3.49, these kits are going to require some serious painting skills… and erm, paint! A definite rainy day fun activity that will keep both Liv and I occupied for a while. Not only will it enable Liv to learn about the solar system, but it will also brush up on my skills too!
I am a huge fan of the kits, due to their ease; the instructions are so easy to follow and children can have so much fun making the kits. All of which are very reasonably priced and prove you do not need to spend a fortune in order to have a memorable summer!
With the latest Baker Ross care package having just arrived, containing kits ready for Halloween, it has made me realise how quickly this year is flying by. However looking around at all the crafts we have dotted around, at least it has been fun!