Monday, 30 May 2016
Friday, 27 May 2016
Thursday, 26 May 2016
When I was asked if we would review Pom Pom Wow Decoration Station, my first thoughts were how much mess would be created by my Peanut and a bunch of pom poms, all that wool all the bit and pieces, but I knew she would love anything like that so I said yes and Im so pleased to report NO MESS.
The set is not at all what I thought it would be and its actually all neatly contained and ready to use with no cutting or hours or wrapping wool around cardboard. The kit contains all you need to get started
We really enjoyed this set, it was easy to use, sturdy and great fun, as you can see in the video the ink need to be covered properly as ours dried up when we mustnt have put the lid on, but that's to be expected, the whole set is well made and I think great fun and good value for such a big craft set.
Pom Pom Wow is priced at £29.99 and available from larger toy store (Smyths, Toys R Us and The Entertainer) or from Character Online .
I will be taking part in a Pom Pom Wow Twitter Frenzy on 31 May from 5-*6.30pm and you can join in for the change to win some great prizes simply follow Pom Pom Wow Uk and us #PomPomWow.
Pom Pom Wow will be taking over Uk Mums Tv on Saturday 28th May as well so do pop over and see whats going on!
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Friday, 20 May 2016
Termite was recently sent this cute cake stand from Casdon and she thinks it is fab ...
The stand is priced at £10 and as you can see is fab value for money, a great price point for a school pals birthday gift, its brilliantly educational as it encourages role play, sharing and the shape sorting promotes problem solving and motor skills
You can connect with Casdon on Twitter and Facebook and you can buy the cake stand on Amazon
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Its great for little hands, really easy to put together and I love that its compatible with all the other Brio sets so there is just no limit to your creativity. Its really good for hand eye co-ordination trying to get the train past the cheeky monkey who wants to steal the load! The rrp is £21.99 and it would make a great gift to start someone's collection, or just add a new section to and existing one.
I love Brio as a brand because there sets are really good quality and the wood is all responsibly sourced. Any way I have waffled check out our vlog here ....
You can catch up with Brio on Facebook or Twitter
You will need
A cardboard box
A bowl of water
Black marker pen
Air drying clay or plasticine
Green , Brown, Red and Black Paint
A newspaper or magazine
Rip up some cardboard boxes , the uncoated ones work best, and soak in a bowl of water
Grab some handfuls of wet card and squeeze together to form your basic Jabba shape (giant slug) squeezing out exess water at the same time
Place the pulp Jabba onto a safe surface somewhere warm to dry, this will take around 24 hours
You will need to make arms and bulging eyes, we used air drying clay as we had some but you could use, salt dough, Plasticine or even more card pulp
Now you need to coat the Jabba in strips of newspaper/magazine/catalogue and PVA glue ensure its well covered with around 3 layers then leave to dry
Paint over with a coat of PVA glue and dry again
Now the Jabba is ready to paint
Monday, 16 May 2016
I've been meaning to tell you all about my hair donation to The Little Princess Trust for ages! In fact I actually had all my hair chopped off way back in august 2015!
So last year I was talking to my little girl about poorly children and how they can lose their hair but there are specialist charities who can help them get wigs if they want to. A child in her school was undergoing treatment and has lost their hair and so I told her how I was going to have my hair cut short and donate it to The Little Princess Trust.
A little while later we were invited to try out Pikku in Gosforth and while there Peanut surprised the life out of me by saying she too wanted to donate her hair and had it chopped really short. You can read all about our visit and see her hair transformation here.
I should say I hate having my hair cut, I cant explain why but i really do and so I had no hairdresser in mind to do the big chop. But my Aunt loves her hairdresser and sings his praises highly so I decided to contact him and ask if he was ok to follow the guidelines set out for a successful hair donation.
When I got to his salon, which is gorgeous by the way...
...Peter told me that he wouldn't take any money for the cut and set about chopping of my locks
Saturday, 14 May 2016
|Photo Credit Robert Day|
|Photo Credit Robert Day|
|Photo Credit Robert Day|
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
So we were sent 'Jade' (shes the one with the Black and green hair) and asked to talk about how music can make us feel, here is what Peanut thought ....
Sunday, 1 May 2016
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