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Share photos of your DCs' best crafty creations with Hobbycraft and tell us about your DCs' favourite craft activities - 5 MNers to win a £100 Hobbycraft voucher NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-May-14 14:53:19

The folks at Hobbycraft would love to see photos of Mumsnetters' DCs' best arts & crafts creations and hear about your DCs' favourite craft activities - so get those creative thinking caps on!

Here's what Hobbycraft say "As parents ourselves, we love discovering new ways to help the whole family enjoy some crafty fun, so whether you want to stick it, stamp it, make it or bake it, we’d love to see how you plan to make the most of the half term holidays!”

Please post a photo of one of your DC's creations and let us know why you love it.

If you don't have any photos to share, please tell us about your DCs' favourite craft activities. Are there any activities that your DCs love? Maybe you like painting together? Or perhaps your DC is a fan of using glitter as a decoration? Does your DC love to sculpt with modelling clay? Whatever your DCs' favourite activities are, Hobbycraft would love to hear about them.

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw, where five Mumsnetters will each receive a £100 Hobbycraft voucher.

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Thanks and good luck,

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Cherryjellybean Mon 19-May-14 19:14:30

I don't have a photo yet but I will post one soon smile
My dd's favourite craft things to do are painting, drawing, colouring, playing with glitter glue, stickers and play dough. Painting is usually the favourite!!

BornToFolk Mon 19-May-14 20:15:08

DS (6) and I both enjoy doing decopatch together. It's such a simple thing to do but you can make some very pretty things. I find it very soothing!

DS has also just disovered rubber band looms and has made several bracelets over the weekend. This one is a bit trickier to grasp and we're relying on YouTube videos! Good fun though and the big craze at school at the moment.

NecesitoDormir Mon 19-May-14 20:16:43

DD and I enjoy learning new crafts together. These are a couple of fabric flowers I taught her to make recently. They are really simple and can be used to embellish headbands or clothing. DD is 6 and made these herself.

rootypig Mon 19-May-14 21:14:35

I am shamelessly marking place for ideas, and would implore those posting their beautiful pictures to include instructions for craft dunces!

Those flowers are fab Necesito

Meglet Mon 19-May-14 21:35:12

This thread is well timed, DD came up with this Hirst-esque gem yesterday.

This is 5yo DD's multi-media piece titled 'Chicken'. Oil pastel, crayon and a chicken bone. "This is the heart, this is the lungs, this is the bone and this is the blood".

She just rattled it off like it was the most natural thing in the world smile. TBH she could do with a whole art & craft room just for her, she's taken over the dining room table hmm.

sharond101 Mon 19-May-14 22:33:08

My DS (almost 2) loves doing crafty things. I have posted some paintings and some animals he has made.

BrieAndChilli Tue 20-May-14 07:20:45

Can't seem to post a picture from iPad but last night dd (age 5) made a brilliant necklace with a laminated frozen picture of elsa and Anna hanging from it. The elsa side has blue and white sparkly beads and the Anna side had pink and green to match thier clothes.

Dd is always cutting and sticking and drawing and colouring and making. We go through rolls of Sellotape in this house! She made me a bunch of paper flowers for mothers day and even included a little pretend paper sachet of flower food!
My house seems to constantly have a sheen of glitter.

HannahLI Tue 20-May-14 14:42:59

We made this car garage from toilet tubes and we had great fun making it. It took us two days to complete and we love it because we know how much effort and energy it took to make it. Plus its a great place to store all of our cars and aeroplanes. If you want to see how we did it I wrote a blogpost about it which you can see here:
Get saving with those tubes!

Mummytoboyz7 Tue 20-May-14 14:54:53

My sons love to paint and we take this outside too if the weather is good. I love this creation as it was the first time we could get outside and enjoy crafts this year and the bright colours.

You can see more pictures from this session on my blog

Mummytoboyz7 Tue 20-May-14 15:01:32

We like to make and do too - this robot was inspired from rubbish and was so easy to do!

BooRooandTiggerToo Tue 20-May-14 15:43:38

My daughter made this at school for Australia day, I love the colours and the cotton bud painting

LindseyandMatthew Tue 20-May-14 16:36:15

my daughter and I love doing anything messy, I have attached a photo of a wreath we made at christmas using paints and her hands and feet. We glued them all around a paper plate with the middle cut out, it was so much fun. We also make homemade playdough and love making cards together.

snorris Tue 20-May-14 16:46:43

My youngest dd (5) tends to just draw and colour at the moment, her twin sisters (aged 10) enjoy most crafts but particularly drawing and sewing. They've even designed and made their own felt characters including a range of fruit and a Minion. The card was made by all three of them for Mother's Day this year.

snorris Tue 20-May-14 16:53:10

Just a couple more to use up my picture allowance wink.
Dt2 drew the mermaid for dd5 to colour in and dt1 drew the elephant

NecesitoDormir Tue 20-May-14 21:40:05

Rootypig here's a tutorial. fabric flower

deels Tue 20-May-14 21:40:42

mosaic clock.. had such fun doing this with my daughter

rootypig Tue 20-May-14 22:13:22

thanks Necesito!

supermariossister Wed 21-May-14 11:06:43

Not sure if its strictly a craft but this is his army man world complete with growing flowers and watering hole smile

Arky Wed 21-May-14 17:11:56

DD2's baking. It's a caffeine molecule apparently. Buttercream with rolled icing discs and letters. Chocolate finger 'bonds'

wobblywindows Wed 21-May-14 17:54:26

Naughty Nana's DIY card kit for kids.

I apply the backing paper and the greetings, then put sticky pads on all the other bits. 3yr old very happy to peel off the backing paper and stick them on, wherever. If anything, I should have made more, lots more. Expect something similar in a craft shop near you next Christmas.

Well I've tried twice now & photo is still on it's side. See that tweet about exercising your neck, ladies smile

wobblywindows Wed 21-May-14 17:55:37

It's also here

maggie51 Thu 22-May-14 18:02:04

My 5 year old Grandson loves to draw and he loves using the big felt tip pack. His rate of work is phenomenal, he can produce a dozen drawings in 20 minutes.

idleweiss Thu 22-May-14 19:38:31

My LOs love anything crafty! They enjoy drawing, painting, stamping, making cards, masks, pasta necklaces, numerous crazy creations, you name it! The activity du jour is good old play doh modelling. Here is my 3 yr olds scurvy pirate captain bear, complete with parrot, hook and peg leg!! smile

rootypig Thu 22-May-14 20:15:28

That is such a good idea Lindsey, I am stealing that for this christmas!

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