Summer Holiday Crafts with Baker Ross

Each summer I like to do some crafts with the boy, and we start off with our summer holiday planner. Baker Ross have some great summer craft packs, and we were sent a selection to try. This is something I have made and kept every year since the boy started school. It is a great way of recording our days out, and something we can look back on, to remind us what we did as well as being a visual diary of what we have to look forward too.

summer holidays

Usually I rule out a large sheet of card with a box for each day, this year I had an unused calendar which I cut up and stuck to a sheet of card. Then it was the boys job to decorate it and make it look nice. We used the Baker Ross Craft-it! square self adhesive jewels to embellish our Summer planner, as well as Deco pens to highlight special days out. The boy enjoyed making a rainbow by lacing and threading beads and hung this from the bottom of our planner. Having a Summer Holiday Planner helps stop some of the questions, and “I’m Bored!” moments in our house. I will add days out and play dates. This way the boy can see where we are in the holidays as he often forgets what day it is. Having a holiday at the end also means we have something fun before he starts back at school in September.

summer holiday

Once completed we looked at some of the other New Summer Holiday crafts from Baker Ross. The boy enjoyed the wooden frame lacing kits which come in four shapes with four colours of wool to make fun and intricate patterns by treading through the pre drilled holes in each shape. We used the Deco pens to add colour to the shapes, and the boy then hung them up for decoration. I have been very impressed with how easy to use the Deco pens are and as they are acrylic they wash off hands, while the colours still stay vibrant on your project.

rainbow holiday craft

Baker Ross also have great little party bag fillers, and we used our sticky monsters to make little thank you gifts. We decorated our craft baskets, and filled each one with sweets and a gift, perfect to say thank you for friends and teachers.

baker ross summer holiday crafts

We have loved crafting with the Baker Ross Summer Holiday Range, and are now looking forward to some more fun crafting projects over the summer. Have a look at the Baker Ross website for crafts for all ages, and with the click and collect service you don’t even have to stay at home for your parcels.

Disclaimer: we were sent these products to try, the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.


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  1. As a child I could spend the whole of the Summer holidays doing kits like these, it’s a shame that a lot of children don’t do anything creative these days because they’re too busy sat in front of a screen.

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