This is our second month being involved in the #bostikbloggers challenge and as soon as Mini saw the postman deliver a small brown package she knew it was full of craft things and was itching to open it. You can read about our July craft fun with a nature theme here.
This month’s theme is “back to school” which is extra special for us as Mini starts school full time in September. She has already been to the Nursery attached to the school for the past year and is excited about going into Reception class.
I told her the theme and she took a few moments to look through the box of lovely items we were sent before deciding what she would like to make. She has developed a special friendship with a little boy at school, Zayn and decided that she wanted to make models of herself and Zayn to give to him. Apparently she is going to marry him when she grows up, although I’m sure Mr Mack has different ideas on that front, he told her she can’t have a boyfriend until she’s 30.
Mini told me that she had missed Zayn during the holiday and wanted to make him the models of the two of them so he can think about her when they aren’t together.
For this activity we used:
- PVA Glue and Spatula
- A girl and boy cut out template
- Different scraps of materials or patterned paper
- Buttons/sequins/stickers to decorate
- Felt pens
- Plain gift bag
Step 1 – Firstly Mini decided she wanted to decorate a gift bag for her two people to sit in to give to Zayn. She decided to decorate the bag with stickers from the craft box and draw on it too with extra details.
Step 2 – She then chose different materials and patterned paper to be the clothes for the girl and boy models. She had some help to draw around the template onto the material and then I cut out the shapes for her ready to use.
Step 3 – She used PVA glue to stick the clothes onto her models
Step 4 – She then decorated the models further by sticking on buttons and used felt pens to draw on their faces and other features.
Mini was really proud of her finished model people and is excited about giving them to Zayn in September. Doing the craft also gave us a good opportunity to talk about how she is feeling about going into Reception and talk about the things that she is looking forward to doing at school with her friends.
Disclaimer: We were provided with a box of craft items to participate in this challenge