Chalkola Chalk Markers – review and reader discount

Chalkola Chalk Markers

When you are left-handed you soon learn that writing and drawing in certain mediums can be a bit of a pain.  I constantly had fountain pen ink on my hand when I was at school.  If I did anything in chalk, I’d end up accidentally rubbing it out as I… Continue reading »

Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

As I’ve mentioned before I grew up watching my Dad make up his model racing cars.  The kits he built were complex, required gluing, painting and had transfer stickers to attach. They really are beyond Monkey’s abilities at the moment, but not forever.  In the meantime we’ve had some model… Continue reading »

Having fun with Real Construction #realconstruction

Having fun with Real Construction

Monkey loves building things and recently we’ve been having fun with Real Construction and two of their building sets.  The Real Construction Starter Set and Deluxe Workshop Set are aimed at children aged 6 years and over.  They offer a real taste of woodworking crafts without the mess. Monkey’s recently discovered… Continue reading »

#ClangersForKindness – giveaway

ClangersForKindness

As I’m of a certain age, I grew up with the original series of the Clangers, and it was one of my favourite programmes as a child.  I’d actually bought the DVD of the series for Monkey when I was pregnant.  There was no way this child wasn’t going to… Continue reading »

Bunchems! On the Go Easel

Bunchems! On the Go Easel

We’re always eager to try new things here, and when it’s a mess free craft too, we are most definitely at the front of the queue.  I see so many craft sets that are pink and fluffy and so obviously marketed at girls.  But, waving hands, my son likes making… Continue reading »

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box – review and giveaway

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box

Monkey has struggled a little since he started in Year Two.  For the last month he’s come home and been a little like a bear with a sore head.  It’s been hard to get him motivated to try the fun activities we’ve done in the past.  But he seems to… Continue reading »

A woodland walk and crafting session #weloveforests

A woodland walk and crafting session

Monkey and I were in need of some fresh air last Saturday.  We decided on a woodland walk and crafting session and headed off to the woods.  Monkey’s been asking me to make him a dream catcher for ages, so I suggested we incorporate a few of his favourite things into our… Continue reading »

Glow Art – review and giveaway

Glow Art

Monkey tends to be a bit of a scribbler, and I’m always looking at ways to help develop his artistic skills.  I thought Glow Art sounded a little different and was something we could both have some fun with. The Glow Art set comes with a light up LED drawing… Continue reading »

Getting creative with Nutty Putty – review and giveaway

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

I first came across Nutty Putty on the run up to Toy Fair earlier this year.  I was then able to see the product in action whist I was at the exhibition in January. I loved the idea of making bright and colourful things with Monkey that he could keep.  We’ve… Continue reading »

Mila & Pheebs Craft and Stationery box

Mila & Pheebs Craft and Stationery box

Monkey get to be a little creative last week as we tried out the new Mila & Pheebs Craft and Stationery box delivery service.  Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, the company offer a subscription service, bringing a different themed arts and craft box through your letter box every… Continue reading »