A few weeks back Roo and I were invited by the team at Viking Direct to go wild and choose a selection of products from their craft activities range to have fun with and create mess. Living in rented accommodation craft is even more scary so heaven knows why I agreed to this but it seemed a good idea at the time. I miss our outdoor space and in hindsight wished we had an outside garden to have carried out part of our review in as my kitchen looked like a neon sahara by the time Roo had finished, but the mess aside a certain little monkey had a lot of fun with some amazing products.
I decided this year that I didn’t want to do any pumpkin carving for Halloween. Realistically with Roo only being 4 it’s not really that advisable to put a knife into their hands and let them get creative, so I wanted to do a family craft activity that Roo could join in with and get wild on.
I opted for doing some no carve pumpkin ideas and decided after trawling the wonderful world of Pinterest and creating our Halloween Craft Ideas board that we’d do some painted munchkin pumpkins and then some glitter ones. I had wanted to do some using lace as well but was unable to get to the local haberdashery to get some lace samples.
I’ve been speaking to the lovely Sarah of Getting Stuck In the last few weeks as her Facebook and Twitter feed is always packed full of brilliant ideas to keep the kids entertained. So I approached her about doing a guest blog for me and she came up with the brilliant topic of keeping younger siblings amused once the older children go back to school. So if you’re a mum who is wondering how to keep tiny tots happy and smiley now that their big brothers or sisters have gone back to school here are Sarah’s top tips.