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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,


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!

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?

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

All the entries are brilliant! Good luck everyone smile

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.

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

So have I still got time to enter comp plz?

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 10:37:50


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

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

17th was further along the thread.

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 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.


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

Did anyone win this? Can I still enter?

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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

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

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!

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!

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!

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

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!

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

despite tech hitches, the eggs look delicious

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

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

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