We have had so much fun making simple Easter crafts.

We just love being Bostik bloggers. Each month a fabulous box of crafting goodies arrives with some lovely Bostik products and we are urged to get creative.

This month’s box was filled with the colours of Spring and just cheered us up no end!

Easter is in site and we embraced the pastels and set to crafting. Would you like to see what we made?

 

Easter wall hanging

We made a beautiful Easter wall hanging for our kitchen wall.

First of all we decided to use felt as our wall hanging base and gathered some bits we wanted to include.

Pipe cleaners are tricky to attach and we needed it to hang strongly so we used masking tape here.

The blu tack was perfect for attaching straw stalks.

The fine and wide glu pen from Bostik  is so great when you want to be precise and it dries clear. It beats PVA by miles!! So much neater.

 

Our wall hanging was soon completed.

What else did we make?

Do you like this beautiful card made byusing clear easy to apply Bostik glue and lots of Easter-y bits and bobs. Perfect!

simple easter crafts

simple easter crafts, simple easter basket

Well you can’t have Easter without an Easter basket. Lise fashioned the basket out of rolling paper. She used  blu tack to affix the eggs to the base and used the Bostik  glue to affix the cheery yellow handle. It is so cute.

simple easter crafts

Using the Bostik glue Lise attached twine to the back of a cut of card and a lovely butterfly and made me this cute inspirational card for my notice board.

In return I also took a cut of card and some Bostik glue and made my little book worm a spring inspired bookmark.

We love to make each other things.

simple easter crafts, spring craft, simple bookmark

We are now totally ready for Spring!

 

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I just love a speedy snack don’t you ?

Chocolate Jazzies

The cute little Chocolate Jazzies take just 60 seconds to prepare and are a taste sensation. Children love to get involved with these and you only need chocolate and hundreds and thousands.

These are a lovely treat or a fabulous little gift idea for teacher or mothers day you simply need a little cellophane and a ribbon

Simple.

 

 

 

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We had a lovely walk this past weekend around Nottingham University lake and gathered up some gorgeous nature finds.

pinecone nature craft

I was particularly struck by these lovely long pinecones and immediately though how much they looked like squirrels tails. I could not wait to get them home.

Very often just one little find sounds my imagination soaring, or will prompt one of my children to come up with a creative idea.

Wonderful nature.

pinecone nature craft

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Have you been nature crafting this week?

If so do come and link up to our nature craft linky Naturally Crafty

This is a very simple linky, all we ask is that you follow these 3 rules:

  1. Please include our badge in the posts you link up
  2. Please comment on the hosts’ posts, which will be the first entries in the linky (www.growingfamily.co.uk & www.simpleparenting.co.uk)
  3. Please do visit and comment on some of the other posts to share the crafty love

Tweet us – @growingfamilyuk and @BeckyGoddardH – with the url to your post, using the hashtag #naturallycrafty and we’ll happily retweet too.

Link up your posts below – we can’t wait to read them!

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Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl!
    How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
    But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
    To the land where the Bong-tree grows

bong trees, owl and pussycat craft, romantic poem,

The greatest love poem of all time deserves to be celebrated this week.

I often wondered as a child what a Bong Tree would look like. With a little imagination and a small selection of pipecleaners, bead and sticks, I let my imagination flourish.

 

May I present the land where the bong trees grow.

Can you imagine sailing up to this the little island to get married by a turkey on a hill then dancing in the moonlight?

 

bong tree, bong trees, owl and the pussycat craft,

 

I think bringing poetry to life with kids is a lovely way to help them appreciate and engage with it and crafting really helps them conjure images from descriptions.

 

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Naturally Crafty

Have you been nature crafting this week?

If so do come and link up to our nature craft linky Naturally Crafty

This is a very simple linky, all we ask is that you follow these 3 rules:

  1. Please include our badge in the posts you link up
  2. Please comment on the hosts’ posts, which will be the first entries in the linky (www.growingfamily.co.uk & www.simpleparenting.co.uk)
  3. Please do visit and comment on some of the other posts to share the crafty love

Tweet us – @growingfamilyuk and @BeckyGoddardH – with the url to your post, using the hashtag #naturallycrafty and we’ll happily retweet too.

Link up your posts below – we can’t wait to read them!

Catherine & Becky x

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Nature craft linky

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