Get Crafty Review and giveaway

Im not a very Crafty person,,, ok I lie, im crafty when it comes to sneaking veggies into “yum,s” get craftyfood. But when it comes to arts and crafts, I’m pretty terrible,  luckily enough “yum” hasn’t noticed how bad I really am yet. She would sit for hours, painting, sticking and gluing..  While I like a bit of direction, a bit of arty inspiration.

“Get Crafty” is a children s arts and crafts book from fellow parenting blogger Ali Coghlan.. If you’re looking for inspiration, this book, has it in abundance.. Doable arts and crafts for all ages, with easy to source materials (Not like, in my day,  watching bosco,  you would need sticky back plastic, when making everything, I lived in a small village,, we had 2 shops and sticky back plastic wasn’t high in supply ) 😉

Also “get crafty” has a lovely introduction, which explains the benefits of doing arts and crafts with your kids, and even if you’re as bad as I am, it doesn’t edible paint "get crafty"matter… the most important thing, is its Fun..

“Get crafty” inspired me so much I decided to do a craft this week at our local mother and toddler group.. Edible painting..

Edible painting is so simple and easy.. really inexpensive and most importantly .. the children just loved it. They all sat for around 40 minutes, tasting, painting, and laughing, which is the longest we have ever got out of an arts and craft activity!

I think the most enjoyable part, was that the little ones got to edible painting 2eat their creations at the end!

This book is packed full of craft ideas throughout, and has a little thematic section at the end, for Christmas, Easter and other celebrations through out  the year. I know I will use it again and again!!

Whoever thought of this edible painting , is one clever cookie!!

Whoever thought of this edible painting , is one clever cookie!!

 

I received a copy of “get crafty” for the purpose of this review.. all opinions are my own as always.

6 thoughts on “Get Crafty Review and giveaway

  1. Sometimes we all need a little extra inspiration when it comes to doing arts and crafts and that’s where books like this really come in handy. Sounds like a great inspiration!

  2. I think it’s more to do with encouraging them to find their own creative side than actually showing them what to do. That’s what I say when it comes to painting and drawing lol

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