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See what MNers made with their Egg ‘n’ Spoon boxes and add your own creations for a chance to win a £250 voucher! NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Feb-14 09:43:07

Do you and your DCs love arts and crafts? Cadbury is on the hunt to find the country’s most artistic family.

This thread is for all of those who want to enter the competition. It is also for the 50 Mumsnetters who received a box of Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon along with two How to Guides on what to do with your leftover box.

Here’s what Cadbury Dairy Milk have to say, “We’re really looking forward to hearing about the fun Mumsnetters had making their Egg ‘N’ Spoon box creations and, of course, seeing the pictures! We really hope that getting creative with your DCs will bring out those spontaneous moments of joy.”

Non-testers: Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘N’ Spoon are launching a Mumsnet wide competition to find the UK’s most artsy family. To enter the competition you need to upload a picture onto this thread of your own Egg ‘N’ Spoon box creations. To get you started Cadbury have provided two how-to guides on how to make musical instruments from the left over box, which you can follow and add your own personal touches to.

You can view the how-to guide for Batty Aunt Polly’s Earring Drum here

You can view the how-to guide for the Mexican Bean Shaker here.

The competition will close 24th March and the winner of the competition will be announced 31st March. The winner of the competition will win a £250 John Lewis voucher.

Testers: Below are some questions we’d like you to answer but feel free to add any other thoughts you may have.

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?

Please take a picture of your Egg ‘N’ Spoon box creations and upload them onto the thread so that we can all admire your your DCs EGG-celent art work!

All testers who leave their feedback and picture on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 John Lewis voucher and will automatically be entered into the wider Mumsnet competition.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

HoratiaDrelincourt Mon 17-Feb-14 21:33:52

Can I be first to point out that both those need TWO boxes and testers were only sent ONE?

We're making something else.

MoogDroog Mon 17-Feb-14 22:00:01

Are we allowed to make other things as official testers? I have grander plans

Not let the kids loose on the eggs yet, but I snaffled one myself earlier - was bloody lovely!

HoratiaDrelincourt Mon 17-Feb-14 22:03:20

Interesting - since I can't follow the official instructions I am assuming they can't be obligatory.

And I thought the chocolate pretty disgusting myself, although DH and the DC liked them a lot. The filling was a bit too margariney soft and had a weird aftertaste.

Also, I haven't got image links here... Using Chrome on PC, proper MN (not Classic) etc.

kateandme Tue 18-Feb-14 04:06:53

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
we made a easter nest basket,i think partly because this meant they would get to fill with more chocolate eggs closer to easter time!!
Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
we shredded some paper for the hay.
Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
the drum would have been great to make but we were sent one box of eggs and the instruction required two which caused some moans
Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
ince there was only one we just made the baskets.

the eggs themsleves i have to say were very very very much delighted upon and if they werent the price they are these would be a go to choice for there chocolates.they were loved by all!!
it was fun either way and good to get the kids making something and almost getting them to wait to have the eggs after wed had some creative fun.

MrJollyLivesNextDoor Tue 18-Feb-14 15:47:59

Well....Ds and I got all creative and made a castle by separating the top and bottom sections, used one piece (turned upside down) for the turrets and stuck the other piece underneath with some paper round the outside. Wedged the spoons in the top for flags (with a triangle of paper stuck on the spoon).

So far so Blue Peter.

Then DS had a slight meltdown as it turns out he wanted to make a boat (thanks for telling me confused ), so he ripped it into pieces before I could take a photo. We then had more tears because it was ''all bwoken''. Sigh.

So all in all a bit of a disaster. The eggs were nice though grin

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Feb-14 16:32:46

Hi everyone, just to clarify - the how-to guides are just for inspiration, you can make anything you want with your Egg 'n' Spoon box smile

SaltySeaBird Tue 18-Feb-14 19:12:01

MNHQ - I can't see an option on this thread for uploading pictures?

sharond101 Tue 18-Feb-14 21:44:02

We made these today, paperplateandplane.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/easter-egg-carton-chicks/ although since the boxes were so dark in colour they didn't come out as yellow as the ones in the link.
The drum looked good.

shoofly Thu 20-Feb-14 12:28:16

still haven't received ours yet - would have been handy over half term.

HazelDormouse Fri 21-Feb-14 11:40:53

Thank you for the eggs. Everyone liked the chocolate, especially ds. I thought the how to guides were really good. We, however, made a sort of 'boat' with three 'things' in it. I did take photos, however, I am not sure how to download them on to Mumsnet. My sympathies go to MrJolly - most creative things (as well as gardening and cooking... actually everything...) with us end up in a complete mess and semi disaster. Very stressful. It is something which a parent has to do - why I am still uncertain.

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Feb-14 12:03:24

Hi all, just to follow up on queries regarding uploading photos onto the thread. At the moment we don't support this feature on the mobile/tablet version of the site which may be the problem. If you're on a desktop you can add photos to the thread by selecting files to upload under the comment box where you type in your post. Hope this clears things up, if you have any questions please just ask!

HazelDormouse Fri 21-Feb-14 12:45:00

I am sorry, I am totally confused. Where is the option to 'select files to upload' - ( I am on desktop at the moment.). I can see 'Links', is this what you mean? If so, still confused...

Ratfinkle Fri 21-Feb-14 16:03:32

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides? Nothing, we freestyled!
DS decided to make a batmobil. It is a fairly original looking version of a batmobil I have to say.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they? Feathers, sparkly bits and pipe cleaners.

Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer? We were a bit too intent on making a batmobil to worry about instruments...

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box just the batmobil. Better go and let batman know it is ready for a test drive...

I took photos, but see i can't upload on the iPad.

Ratfinkle Fri 21-Feb-14 16:04:29

Ps the chocolate eggs were scrummy, thank you cadburys!

HoratiaDrelincourt Fri 21-Feb-14 16:58:35

Michelle - the "add photos" links are missing from normal Desktop site too (I am running "New Mumsnet" on Chrome v33).

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Fri 21-Feb-14 18:59:01

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
The drum would've been good, but we didn't fancy making the basket. DD doesn't like following instructions much anyway.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
We made a lot of mess bugs (basically a lot of glue, straws, pompoms and googly eyes).

Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
We didn't make an instrument.

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
Just the bugs so far. DD wants to make a monster head out of the rest of the box, but I think I might try to keep her away from the glue for a while.

We have pictures of the bugs, but can't upload them.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Feb-14 09:38:13

Sorry the image thing isn't working folks - we'll try to get this sorted for you asap.

Roseformeplease Sat 22-Feb-14 14:37:58

My daughter has made a beautiful purple pig. How can I show everyone?

Kerfuffled Sat 22-Feb-14 15:18:41

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
We didn't make anything although liked the idea of the drum.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
We made a hot air balloon instead. We added a balloon (obviously), pipe cleaners, some tissue paper and bits of wool.

Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
We liked the look of the drum but didn't make it.

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
The hot air balloon. We have pictures and will upload them once the option is there.

didn't think much of the how to guide so we are going to attempt something different hadn't got round to it with a busy few days.

the dc and dp really liked the chocolate though and said it was really smooth and fluffy. there was much complaining about only having two spoons though!

HazeltheMcWitch Sat 22-Feb-14 18:18:39

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
I got the earring drum and the egg basket instructions - the latter only needed 1 box, so DD made that, and DS 'freestyled' and made some other stuff out of other cardboard boxes.

I liked that the intructions were simple enough for a youg child to read and follow themselves, but I agree with other posters that it woud have been better if we'd all have received instructions for projects that could be made with the 1 box.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
We decorated with a sort of woven paper effect, plus we made chicks out of cotton wool to go in the basket.

Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
I liked the look of the drum but didn't make it.

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
Just the basket. In hindsight, we really did not need to stick the top of the box onto the bottom of the box; we could have made something else with that.

The DC also LOVED the eggs. And I liked that they were not too big nor too small (they had 1 each one day, one each 2 days later). I also liked that the top bit of the egg was made so as it came off easily - i was expecting to have to smash the egg to get into it, and was dreading the mess. Thank you for letting us join in this test/project!

Roseformeplease Sat 22-Feb-14 20:24:13

We didn't use the how to guides as they needed 2 boxes and they don't seem to have Egg and Spoons around all the time - they sell out fast.

My DD took charge and has made a wonderful purple pig which she is desperate to show off (why no pictures?)

The actual chocolates are wonderful - we loved them. Amusing watching two teens trying to split one in half after I had insisted I was having one and they could share the other 3.

ComfyLeatherChair Sun 23-Feb-14 09:16:36

Q1: we decided not to make either of the options in the instructions. We had musical instruments and the sheep with the secret compartment.

Q2: we didn't make either of the ones in the instructions, we freestyled!

Q3: we liked the look of the shakers one

Q4: we made a dragon (photo to come later!) we used the inside of the egg carton for teeth, and the outside of the egg carton went into her feet. We had an amazing time making her. The weather has been awful here for most of half term, so she has been on the table all week, getting worked on a little bit each day, by everyone who has been here.

And the eggs were completely scummy. Thank you!

ComfyLeatherChair Sun 23-Feb-14 09:17:49

No no... Scrummy not scummy!!! blush

well there goes my chance of winning the voucher

Sigh

HypodeemicNerdle Sun 23-Feb-14 23:40:23

We had a few arguments in our house over who was going to get the box! In the end we had a name out of the hat situation and my youngest of 3 got it, the other 2 got ordinary egg boxes. They decided in the end to make Easter baskets ready for Easter egg hunting, the kids coloured the boxes and added handles, stickers and lots of feathers, to make the eggs comfortable of course!

Chocolate wise I had 3 very happy kids, with the small exception of only 2 special spoons. They are hoping the eater bunny will see fit to bring them a box each in a few weeks!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Feb-14 10:53:48

Hullo folks,

Sorry about the picture confusion - you should be able to put them up now. If it's still not working do shout and we'll try something else!

<arf> at scummy eggs grin

HazelDormouse Mon 24-Feb-14 13:20:34

Our effort...still not too sure what 'they' are supposed to be.

lorka Mon 24-Feb-14 14:12:26

Thank you for our eggs. My daughter is in the middle of creating a masterpiece. smile

Kerfuffled Mon 24-Feb-14 14:13:38

Here is our hot air balloon with spoon people as passengers. 3 year old DD enjoyed making it until she realised her balloon was to be used. She soon got over that though and has enjoyed playing with it since although the people have not survived.

tiredoutgran Tue 25-Feb-14 13:37:02

The eggs went down really well with the 4 children, I was very jealous that I couldn't have one! Because I am currently laid up with a very painful bout of sciatica the box art fell to the supervision of my very non arty elder daughter. With 4 children and one box the arguments ran on and on but eventually they managed to create the 'shaker' instrument thing from the instructions (sorry, I am a bit doped up and can't remember the proper name and am too immobile to go downstairs and check it, but wanted to get this done). All in all they had lots of fun and it kept them busy for several hours so thanks to Cadbury's.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 25-Feb-14 13:44:04

The two surviving bugs.

We made a basket. The drum would have been fun to make, but it needed two packs of eggs. We'd didn't follow the instructions as DD had other ideas on how the basket would look, but we did a variation. Wrapped foil around they'd handle and added stickers.

We made an owl out of a pine cone and cotton wool and googly eyes. He has had lots of fun in his basket and sailing in his boat.

We also made a boat out the lid of the box, adding a sail and the spoons become oars. We also made a little seat out of the closing part of the box and some of the outer wrapper. It looks really good.

sharond101 Wed 26-Feb-14 21:50:24

Kerkuffled you deserve to win that is super!

JoggingKeepsMeSane Thu 27-Feb-14 16:33:50

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
We looked at these guides and thought they were great but decided to go free-range!!
Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
As above
Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
We liked the maracas shaker things
Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
We made a little aeroplane and thoroughly enjoyed both making the plane and eating the egg'n'spoons! Yum!

Roseformeplease Thu 27-Feb-14 17:18:02

This is my DD's purple, chocolate egg laying pig. I have to say, a pig that lays these eggs - now that would be an amazing pig.

lorka Thu 27-Feb-14 17:18:21

My daughter really enjoyed making the Easter basket. She used the instructions but added some pom pom chicks and some streamers for their nest. She also added some beautiful colourful flowers. She enjoyed making the basket and enjoyed the chocolate egg too. Thanks for sending us the eggs. smile

csmony Thu 27-Feb-14 20:47:27

We bought a scrumptious cadbury egg and spoon today from the shop- My Dd was very happy and become all the more creative and created a pretty Easter box from the left over box

Star04hero07 Thu 27-Feb-14 21:47:56

Gorgeous choccy eggs, really yummy. My kids and I really enjoyed them. My son then made a terrific castle out of the box, can't seem to upload picture though.

We had a fab time doing the activities, thank you!

SaltySeaBird Fri 28-Feb-14 12:21:43

Tester here.

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?

We got the drum and the egg basket how to guides. I thought they were really well written and easy to follow with the pictures. The end results looked great on paper. I could easily give them to an older child and let them follow them. I showed my sister who is a primary school teacher and she thought they were really good.

I did decide to make my own thing after seeing the guides as I thought we could make a dragon. However, when I saw on Mumsnet the Mexican Bean Shaker I knew that it would be perfect for my 18 month old toddler and a lot more fun than a dragon.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?

We were only given one box of the eggs and as the bean shaker required two boxes I decided to adapt it by doing a double rattle instead. I've attached two photos as the first one shows "stage 1". I used the lid of the box for the handle and the egg bases as the bits for the rattle. We loosely followed the How To Guide.

I'd not done papier mache for years and was surprised how strong the resulting rattle was. My 18 month old helped which is why it looks a bit misshapen and lumpy. When it was dry we painted it together. I painted the handle red and had a grand idea of painting the rest yellow and letting her put coloured dots on it but she was more interested in just smearing paint everywhere. It might not be the nicest looking instrument but it was a lot of fun to make!

Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?

The Mexican Bean Shaker is the one that I think would appeal to my toddler most. She loves anything that rattles.

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?

The whole box was used in making our rattle!

The product
Oh my goodness these eggs were delicious. Far nicer than I expected! They are a bit on the expensive side for a general treat (which is why I didn't buy a second box to make the bean shaker with properly) but we will definitely be getting some to put aside for Easter weekend. My DH isn't a big chocolate eater but even he really liked it.

Thank you for allowing us to take part. We had a lot of fun with this one (and made a lot of mess, before it was dry my toddler decided to bang the rattle against the wall, lots of splotchy paint everywhere!).

theydonoak Fri 28-Feb-14 14:43:54

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ComfyLeatherChair Fri 28-Feb-14 21:31:09

Here is the dragon we made over half term. We had an amazing time making him and may have gotten a tad carried away
He is made from papermache and egg cartons (I knew we would finally find a use for all the packing material from Christmas)
The inspiration came from DS2 who saw the inside of the egg and spoon carton as teeth.
He sat out on the table in various stages of completion (the dragon, not ds2) over half term, everyone who came over had a hand in creating him, and covering the house in sequins and glitter

catsofa Sat 01-Mar-14 02:47:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

stephgr Sat 01-Mar-14 17:58:58

We got the larry the lamb and the Mexican bean shaker guides. My daughter loves lambs so there was no chance of making the bean shaker. I was really impressed by the how to guides which were very well written/explained. The lamb making kept my daughter happily occupied until my son decided he didn't like the ears and wanted to make the bean shaker whereupon he demolished the lamb whilst I was cooking dinner. There were a lot of tears and hence no photos now. I have given the guides to my sister in law so hopefully her children will make something more harmoniously.
I have to say the chocolate was absolutely delicious. The children loved them as did I so they will be getting some from the Easter bunny!

Jims Sat 01-Mar-14 22:35:49

My 3yo DS1 is currently going through a rocket phase. So we tried to turn the egg box into a rocket. However, it ended up looking more like a moon landing pod - hence the stairs up to the doorway. It was going to be red like Wallace & Gromit's rocket but then he decided pink was his favourite colour.

Mini egg moon rocks were my addition. I do love Easter chocolate. There was a Saturn creme egg as well but I couldn't get it to come out very well in the photo!

Jims Sat 01-Mar-14 22:37:37

The other thing was a marker flag on a spoon. I'm thinking that if I feel the need to be explaining what we made, it's probably not a great sign!

OuEstLeSinge Sat 01-Mar-14 23:37:39

Aha, finally here is the pic of our. It basketty thing - we also made chicks to go inside.
Thanks again for the trial, MN. If only the eggs weren't so £££ ! Will def buy more for Easter weekend though.

CrewElla Sun 02-Mar-14 10:46:42

Non-tester who is also non-crafty. We didn't quite 'nail it' but we had fun making spring flowers.

meerschweinchen Sun 02-Mar-14 13:51:49

We had the choice of the drum or an Easter basket. My three year old instantly chose the basket. He was really excited by it. We basically followed the instructions for the basket, but used lots of glitter in addition! Doesn't really show up on the photo though. Instead of using paper for the eggs, we used real eggs. We used the old egg blowing technique first, which my ds thought was great, and then I let him loose with the paint!

We had great fun making it, and it's currently in his bedroom. His first comment when we'd finished was that he wanted to take it to bed!

Thanks for letting us take part. We loved the chocolate, and my son was very excited by the spoon to eat it with. We'll probably have to buy some more nearer Easter.

Oh, and I absolutely love the dragon made by a previous poster!

Uzma01 Tue 04-Mar-14 13:56:06

I bought this product from the Co-op when it was £2 for a box; though the chocolate is yummy at normal price I think it's a tad too pricey.

We made a simple boat with the lid, used the spoons as oars and some of my son's toys as the crew. We added some glittery bits to the front and sides - but the vivid purple colour didn't need covering up!

MrsMaryCooper Tue 04-Mar-14 19:48:51

The chocolate went down very well, but DS is doing junk modelling at school at the moment and the box went in for that, he was completely set against making anything at home!

MoogDroog Tue 04-Mar-14 21:10:43

MNHQ - when's the deadline for our wonderfully crafted eggboxes? I'm feeling in need of a deadline!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Mar-14 11:28:12

MoogDroog the competition will close 17th March, so definitely before then, but we'd love to see your creations before then too!

Squiglettsmummy2bx Wed 05-Mar-14 12:19:38

Q1. Our how to guides were for Larry the lamb which was a bit complicated & long winded for my DS as he is only 2. The Mexican bean shaker was better but required two boxes & at £4 a pack I wasn't keen to invest so we made a monster instead, which he much preferred.
Q2. Our whole creation was personal touches, we painted the box & added wobbly eyes & feathers & pipe cleaners.
Q3. Our instrument was a Mexican bean shaker but needed too boxes.
Q4. We used out box to make a monster.

Found the chocolate filling very sickly, much prefer the white mousse ones but at £4 a box won't be rushing out to buy many as they really aren't that nice

MoogDroog Wed 05-Mar-14 13:05:18

Thanks Michelle - I'll get a wriggle on then! grin

Vagazzled Wed 05-Mar-14 13:27:57

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
Dd and dh went off on a tangent and made a chick eating monster, sorry!
Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
Fluffy chicks.
Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer? N/A
Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box? N/A, sorry!

The chocolate was lovely, have seen them for £4/£5 in co-op and wouldn't pay that much for them but if on offer over Easter, we'll definitely demolish another box!

greenapples Wed 05-Mar-14 20:26:23

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
We didn't use the guides. I couldn't stand anymore arguing - the box got ripped in half. (one box, two children hmmm)
Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
Yep dirt, seeds and signage (check out the picture!)
Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
None - after all the arguing of what they going to be doing, I need peace and quiet.
Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
A seed tray - with icecream lid for a tray, lolly sticks and cardboard for signs and the little spoons made a handy scoop for making a hole for the seed to be put in. smile

Ruby6918 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:11:11

we only got the one box so couldnt make the drum as you needed two boxes for that, we had no tissue paper so instead we made a wee jewelry box which worked out really well, i have photos but dont know how to put them on this thread, the eggs r too expensive id never spend two quid on them and the kids didnt like them and they were a bit sickly for me, ill post the photos if i can, bt we did have fun making the jewelry box, thanks

NicNak71 Thu 06-Mar-14 23:19:39

1. Our guides were for the drum and a basket, but we rebelled and made something different.

2. We added an empty kitchen towel tube, two empty toilet roll tubes, some papier mache, pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

3. If I'd had the guide for the bean shaker I would have wanted to make it.

4. My girls are both really into Beauty and the Beast at the minute, so with our box and the extra items above, we made our own version of Lumiere the candlestick. I doubt we'll be getting any calls soon from the Disney Pixar animation team, but we had fun attempting it. We used the egg holder parts of the box to make the candle holders, the lid for the base of the candlestick and the extra scraps went into the papier mache. We painted it, drew on a face and added some googly eyes.

I did like the chocolate, but then, I like most chocolate. I was a little surprised that there are four eggs but only two spoons in the box. However, I quelled any spoon storms by eating two of the eggs myself without a spoon.

katyk81 Fri 07-Mar-14 22:49:52

Non-Tester here.

We have become rather addicted to the Egg 'n' Spoon eggs whilst they have been on offer recently and seem to have gone through a fair number boxes between the family over the past few weeks- we especially like the chocolate mousse version. They are quite pricey but I have been buying them at £1.75 for four which is fine- although even though they are a treat I would possibly go for something else if they are full price.

We seemed to end up with about four boxes in our junk modelling box and the children had an enjoyable hour after school cutting and sticking and designing things- egg boxes are so versatile! One box was cut in half and used as a teddy bed but didn't live to tell the tall- the other half has been used to grow cress.

The pictures we have uploaded show the 'presents for Mummy' my children have made me! My six year old son, meticulously cut out the egg bits and shaped them before sticking 'gems' inside and out, covering them in glitter glue and attaching pipe-cleaners to make flowers.- They were harder to stand in the 'vase' than we expected though although the tissue paper 'water' helped though! My two year old daughter apparently made a 'box' although my son assures me (and seems to have convinced her!) that it is a jewellery box- she decorated it inside and out with pompoms, stickers and gems- she had a fantastic time getting messy with the glue and glitter.

They both thoroughly enjoyed both the chocolate and the arts and crafts and we will definitely be treating ourselves again.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Mar-14 14:44:35

We couldn't let you guys have all the fun...

<ahem> Introducing Morris the Mumsnet Egg n Spoon owl!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 13-Mar-14 14:58:21

As an Official Tester, please be assured that I have made something with our box! Ii just haven't got around to persuading the photo to come off my camera onto the page yet!

It shall be along shortly, in all it's froggy glory! grin

bobbyboy1 Thu 13-Mar-14 18:27:13

Eggs or not

ComfyLeatherChair Sat 15-Mar-14 06:55:02

But KateSMumsnet, what happened to Morris's eggs? shock

stcuthbert Sat 15-Mar-14 07:50:32

despite tech hitches, the eggs look delicious

CountessOfRule Sat 15-Mar-14 15:05:34

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
We didn't - partly because they were too tricky for my 2yo and 5yo and partly because I was annoyed that we'd need two boxes. Q2+3 therefore n/a

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?
We went completely off-piste and made a brachiosaurus using the box, card, glue, tape and felt tips.

If anyone is interested, the head/neck, tail and spikes all fitted on one sheet of A4 so it was quite an efficient make. We later made another with a normal egg box but had to amputate two "legs" so it wasn't the same.

Thanks for inspiring us on a dull morning!

mumsbe Sat 15-Mar-14 19:48:41

Non tester
My daughter decided to make a dragon and she loved every minute of this. It holds arty stuff or sweets and she is still decorating it as I write this fab task

sabretiggr Sun 16-Mar-14 21:30:06

Non-tester, but here's my entry for the competition.

It's my hen 'egg-cup', with spring flowers, carrying a very tasty egg n spoon egg - yum!

Hopezibah Sun 16-Mar-14 22:15:54

Hey Diddle-diddle,
The Cat and the Fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such fun,
and the EGG ran away with the SPOON!

(Non tester - my entry for the competition)
Also attached close up photos of the cow (with 'spoon' ears) who turned out to be my favourite character and also the cat and fiddle.

These Egg n Spoon treats are SOOOOO Yummy - we keep stocking up on more of them every time we pop to the shops. The whole family loves them!

KateOxford Sun 16-Mar-14 22:37:06

NON TESTER
This is our Egg and Spoon box Castle; the box has been painted grey, the drawbridge is made from cocktail sticks, the canon is the spoon from the box with the addition of a cocktail stick and elastic band. The flag is a small piece of J cloth with a J for Jack attached to a piece of straw. The moat is painted paper and the windows of the castle are drawn on with felt tip pen. Lots of fun!

laddie8 Tue 18-Mar-14 17:31:04

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Mrshicken1 Thu 20-Mar-14 11:41:25

We made a Pretty Pink Camera with our Egg n Spoon box!

I'm a photographer and I often have to take my 2 year old with me on shoots, she's always trying to grab at my camera and equipment. We had a lot of fun sitting down this week making her, her very glittery camera. She just loves it and keeps 'clicking' away around the house just like her Mummy. We made the body of the camera from the box and painted it pink, added a toilet roll holder for the lens and used the spoon from the box for a glittery pink flash. We had a strap spare from an old juice cup and added it so it looked even more like my cameras. I'm very proud of Gia for taking pride in something she helped to make with Mummy :-) She loved the chocolate too, which is a bonus!

MoogDroog Fri 21-Mar-14 09:56:45

At long last here is our effort. DD (2) is dinosaur obsessed ans wanted to make a Diplodocus. We glammed him up a bit and voila, may I present the Disco Diplodocus!

WhenDoISleep Sun 23-Mar-14 09:57:05

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?

We decided to make our own idea as both the how-to guides required more than one box.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?

We went with our own idea due to the number of boxes required by the how-to guides.

Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?

My DC weren't very interested by either of the guides.

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?

We made a Treasure Chest for our resident band of pirates.

Onykahonie Mon 24-Mar-14 19:14:52

Better late than never!

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?

We didn't use the guides.

Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?

Dd wanted to make some kind of animal with her box.

Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon box?

She made Perry the Platypus! She stapled 4 legs, a beak and a tail (cut out from the base of the box) onto the lid, then covered it with paper mache and finally painted it.

Btw, both kids loved the chocolate eggs!

ThornOfCamorr Mon 24-Mar-14 22:12:24

Thanks for letting us test the chocolate. The dd's loved them but I found it a bit to sickly grin so they scoffed all four.

Q1. What did you make with the how-to guides?
Dd decided she didn't want to make the suggestions but said they looked great. I think she wanted to make her own thing.
Q2. Did you add any of your own personal touches? If so, what were they?
None as above
Q3. Which musical instrument did you prefer?
Dd couldn't decide!
Q4. What else, if anything, did you make with your Egg 'N' Spoon?
Dd decided to make a handbag for her little sister as she loves carrying things around. She thought as the box opens it is just like the real thing and plans on hiding little chocolate eggs in it for Easter. Little dd loved it!

Nomiromi81 Tue 01-Apr-14 18:23:39

Did anyone win this? Can I still enter?

CountessOfRule Tue 01-Apr-14 18:54:20

They said it would close on 17/3 but you're right, we haven't heard who won won't have been us.

HQ?

Nomiromi81 Tue 01-Apr-14 19:03:26

It says the 24th march comp closes, on the first post I just wondered if it was delayed more? Where did 17th come from?

CountessOfRule Tue 01-Apr-14 19:22:09

17th was further along the thread.

Nomiromi81 Tue 01-Apr-14 19:25:48

Oops guess I missed my chance. Good luck then everyone, if the winner eventually gets announced hehe grin

Nomiromi81 Wed 02-Apr-14 10:37:50

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Apr-14 11:47:57

Hi everyone - sorry for the delay, the winners haven't been selected yet, but as soon as they are I'll make sure to post on the thread to let you know!

Nomiromi81 Wed 02-Apr-14 21:12:34

So have I still got time to enter comp plz?

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Apr-14 09:36:57

Sorry for the confusion, folks, the competition has now closed. Cadbury is currently deciding on a winner and we'll let you know when they've been chosen.

custardcream1000 Sat 05-Apr-14 23:35:42

All the entries are brilliant! Good luck everyone smile

Nomiromi81 Wed 09-Apr-14 17:08:24

I agree custard cream although I think this thread has been forgotten about....still no winner HQ?

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Apr-14 09:32:25

Hi everyone. We now have our winners!!

<drum roll>

The winner of the Mumsnet wide competition to find the UK's most creative family is... KateOxford ! Cadbury said that it was chosen because "it was simple but creative and really showcased the pack and spoon." Congratulations, you've won a £250 John Lewis voucher!

And the winner of the prize draw is greenapples, who has won a £200 John Lewis voucher!

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