Baker Ross are a great place to look for craft packs and we were sent a selection from their Christmas range to try out for ourselves. There is a craft to suit everyone and every pocket with packs from as little as 99p.
With so many to choose from the boy wanted to start with the Gingerbread Decorations Sewing Kits, so we worked together to make the cute little Gingerbread house. This Christmas Craft kit comes in a pack of three with a boy and girl gingerbread man, and a little house. The kits had everything included in the kit and the best part was that you didn’t need any glue, as the decorative parts of the kit have a sticky backing. The Gingerbread Christmas craft has felt shapes to sew together and then felt decorations to add to your creation. There is a plastic safety needle, wool, ribbon and simple picture instructions to guide you.
Use the wool threaded onto the neat safety needle to simply stitch together your matching felt shapes. The holes are pre punched so this is a great Christmas craft even for little fingers. You will need to leave a gap to pop in your stuffing, and then sew up the gap. The boy found using the needle easy and the fact he couldn’t hurt himself gave him the confidence to be able to sew this project on his own. It is then as simple as decorating and popping on the ribbon to finish of your Christmas decoration.
The boy has been making Christmas crafts with his Cub group and they all enjoy making something different each year. The bonus of working towards a badge is always good to encourage boys to get crafty. This year the boy made a candle from the mouldable wax which warms in your hand, and becomes soft enough to make your own wax creation. (£7.99 per pack) The boy also coloured in this cute Santa to pop in his bedroom window.
Our little Gingerbread house decoration looks lovely on our tree and would make a fantastic gift for one of the boys grandparents. Have a look at the Baker Ross website for this Christmas Craft which is available for £3.60 for the 3 piece set. I have found that Christmas crafts are something that the boy and I can do together once school has broken up, and there is nothing nicer than spending time chatting over a string of paper chains and a pot of glue. The boy is very excited to be decorating his bedroom this year so I think I will let him loose with the snowman house kit available for £1.99, perfect for the wet dark winter holidays. Visit Baker Ross on Pinterest for inspiration or visit their blog here.
Disclaimer we were sent a selection of Baker Ross craft kits for our hones review, opinions remain our own and have not been altered.