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Tell Flora about keeping your LOs entertained during half term with arts & crafts - £200 JL prize draw NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 24-Sep-13 13:10:19

The folks at Flora want to know if Mumsnetters use arts and craft activities to keep their LOs entertained during school hols like half term.

Here's what Flora have to say, "Arts and crafts are a great way to keep the kids entertained during half term, but what do you do with the mini masterpieces your LOs have spent so long creating? Instead of covering the fridge, Flora are turning scribbly shapes into scrummy Sandwich Cutters. We'd love to hear about your favourite piece of artwork from your LO and how you use arts and crafts to keep your kids entertained."

With half term approaching, is arts and crafts something you and your DCs will be doing? If so, what art and craft activities do your DCs enjoy the most? Do they love finger painting? Or perhaps they prefer getting creative with beads?

If you could choose one piece of your DCs' art to hang on your fridge hall of fame, what would it be?

If you do have a fave piece of artwork from your LO, why not enter it into Flora’s Facebook competition for a chance to win a sandwich cutter in the shape of your DC's best piece of art!

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


AdamantEve Mon 07-Oct-13 15:44:49

My children are pre school age so half term doesn't really apply to us, but we have already made salt dough Christmas decorations! I'm not even a Christmassy person, just got desperate for a rainy day activity!
But salt dough is a great go-to craft activity and we are big fans in this house.

Letitsnow9 Mon 07-Oct-13 20:40:33

When ever I look after children I always do craft activities with them from cutting and sticking to craft kits from places like baker Ross. I love the idea of sandwich cutters in their designs

Ikeameatballs Mon 07-Oct-13 21:39:27

My dc love arts and crafts, it's something that they will both engage in (ds 4 and dd 7) and they will play for a long time on individual ideas or joint ones.

Will definitely be using craft in the half-term, making Halloween decs and a birthday card or two for their grandma.

Snog Fri 11-Oct-13 06:48:09

we love creating art outdoors from nature inspired by andy goldsworthy the artist.
knitting is very popular with my dd and its a good time of year to knit a hat!

Snog Fri 11-Oct-13 07:06:46

we are going to make homemade xmas wrap this year by decorating brown paper. also making xmas decorations of course and will use my die cutting machine to help with this. we use up junk mail and catalogues on this kind of thing and sometimes find crafty "ingredients" at boot sales

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Oct-13 17:00:44

Thanks for all your comments. The winner of the prize draw is roguepixie - congratulations! I'll PM you for your details shortly smile

roguepixie Sat 12-Oct-13 16:36:39

Woo-hoo!! Thank you.

Have PM'd you my details.

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