If you’re regulars to our blog you’ll know that we do a lot of crafting with our kids. And we mean A LOT. It’s basically the only way we know how to entertain our kids. So when the lovely people at Trunkaroo contacted us to ask if we and the Buttons wanted to try out one of their kids craft kits we jumped at the chance. You see, whilst we do do a lot of crafting with them, our craft cupboards are chaotic due to overuse and the kids can get stuck in a craft rut – Harper constantly wants to make/paint/draw rainbows and Amelie is a little obsessed with drawing princesses. So the idea of neatly packaged activities through the letterbox sounded good to us.
We’ve teamed up with Cath Kidston to create some alternative ideas for Pumpkins for you for Halloween, inspired by their lovely prints. Our first one is this London skyline carved pumpkin, with a scene carved into the skin and stars made with a drill. Fun!
We were asked by Brother to come up with a fun sewing project for kids over Halloween, so we thought we’d make some spooky hand puppets for your little ones to put on a seasonal show. This friendly witch and ghoulish fellow are simple enough for kids to stitch on a sewing machine with a little help.
We’re well and truly in the Halloween spirit and have been busily making costumes and buying numerous pumpkins ready to carve next week. Iceland asked if we wanted to throw a little Halloween bash with our Buttons, try their new party food and show them how to style up a pumpkin with tots.
In our top ten list of moments that have excited us beyond all levels of uncool, being asked if we’d like to go on a couple of days out for Cath Kidston jumped straight in at number 1. We’ve been working hard on our books this summer and it felt like a little gemstone of loveliness to finish the holidays. We went to Fishers farm for some Pony riding, and to The Natural History Museum to get up close to some scary dinos. Here are some of our favourite snaps – head over to Cath’s lovely blog (dino and pony) to see more.
We’re a tiny bit in love with dinosaurs at the moment, so when Cath Kidston asked us to come up with a dinosaur craft project for their latest Dino vs. Pony campaign we decided this piñata would be perfect! Derek the Dinosaur is a friendly chap who takes a little bit of crafting time to put together but is well worth the effort. We were a little bit sad to unleash the toddlers to destroy him!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Buttons and Channel Mum asked us to talk about our favourite shared moments with our little ones and try out their lovely new Memory Lane tool. We both take zillions of piccies of our kids – the poor things constantly have a lens in their face whilst we try to capture all our moments. It was so lovely to sit back and think about which moments with them we loved the most. From picnicking with our teddies to snuggling up after a bath – thinking about our moments made us realise how it really is the little things we love the most, and that savouring these happy little snippets of life should be the most important thing in the world.