When Claire from Bottle PR asked for people to do some arty Xmas stuff on fabric I thought “why not?”. I like messy arty stuff, Kieran adores it. A few days later these 3D fabric paints arrived in the post:
HUGE panic, I don’t have an iron, I’ll mess it up, I can’t cope well with anything that contains glitter! After Claire talked me down and reassured me that they didn’t need ironing and would just set in about 4hrs, we got to work.
The end result….
It has indeed set overnight and has been great fun. I would say though that avoiding huge blobs is the better idea as otherwise it takes much longer to “set”.
There is plenty left over and we are going to hunt out some more from this range, which is available at John Lewis and Hobbycraft, because there is no end to the projects we can do, festive and otherwise. Kieran wants to get some plain fabric bags to decorate and put some home-made biscuits in for his Aunt’s, another lovely Christmas idea.
Great fun and a new way for Kieran to create, I can see us doing many more projects involving Dylon in the future and look forward to playing with the other items in their art & craft range.
The lovelies at Tesco are running a fantastic competition which means you (the kids!) could be in for a chance to win an amazing 83 piece art chest or a Crayola set for themselves, plus £500 for books for your school.
It’s really easy to enter and will keep the kids occupied for a while (nice one Tesco, we like quiet and occupied children!). To enter all you have to do is…..
1. Read the exclusive short story He Should have Listened to Grandad by Steve Hartley.
2. Draw a picture to illustrate it (be as creative as you can here kids!).
3. Ask an adult to scan or take a photo of your masterpiece and send it in to us using the form here!
There are three categories – two to five years; six to eight years; nine to twelve years and there’s one winner from each category. The winner of the two to five category will receive £50 worth of Crayola products, the winners of both the six to eight and nine to 12 categories will each win a Reeves Watercolour Art Chest. Each winner will also receive a £500 cheque for their nominated school or nursery to spend on books.
I’m not sure but wouldn’t a donation of £500 worth of books to your school get you out of all bake sale duties from now until the end of your child’s school life? Excuse me while I grab Kieran and the crayons!
The Judge – (Ed Vere) and a chance to win more prizes!
Top author and illustrator Ed Vere is judging the competition. He is taking over the Tesco Magazine twitter account this Monday 12th December at 4pm for a live chat and has also given them a stunning illustration to giveaway as a prize plus books. All the details are here. (Does anyone else think that he looks like a young Richard Branson?)
You can tweet questions in advance using the hashtag #kidsbookclub
This is a great competition and another way to get the kids using their imagination!
Good luck all!!!
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