Sometimes you need an activity for the kids that’ll fill half an hour while you can just get on with something else, which is when the selection of party craft kits that the lovely Alexis from Cotton & Twist (Alexis is also a friend and blogger over at Something I Made), had given me to try out came in handy the other morning. Cotton Twist is Alexis’s new business that she’s set up with her friend Anne-Clare. Alexis is uber-crafty and creative, and she’s put her impressive imaginative skills into making these fab little craft kits for kids that you can buy as gift boxes for rainy days, or as units or packs for craft parties or filling party bags.
Ez chose to make the wild west headdress and a carnival mask, and Fonz chose the secret spy camera and superhero mask. Each kit containts instructions (they were easy enough for Ez to read herself, I had to give Fonz a little help), all the elements already cut-out for you, and sticky dots, jewel embellishments, elastic etc. The only extra bits we needed were felt tip pens and we did use a glue stick as well as the sticky dots.
The little kits cost £2.45 each – my two were totally engaged in their mini projects, and I reckon it kept them occupied for well over half an hour. I’m generally not known as someone who makes life easy for myself (!) and have been up the wee hours in the past putting together crafts for the kids’ birthday parties, so the idea of buying a kit that saves me time, but still has that ‘handmade’ aspect that I so love is incredibly appealing.
If I had one complaint, it would be the inclusion of the glitter glue pen, but this is a personal thing because I HATE THEM. Why do they take so darn long to dry? They drive me nuts, which is why I recently purged every last one from the kids’ craft box.
If you’re after more craft activities for kids, you should definitely check out my ‘for doing with the kids’ Pinterest board..
I’m also adding this post to this month’s CreateMakeShare linky – I love anything that’ll help encourage kids’ creativity to bloom! Do head over to the linky to add the URL of any of your bloom-related creative blog posts or IG pics this month, whether it’s a makeover using a soft bloom shade of paint, some flower-related loveliness, or a great craft project.
Disclosure: These kits were sent to me by Cotton & Twist to try out for the purposes of this post