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Get crafty with Fairy and Konnie Huq


Fairy Liquid turns 50 this year and to celebrate the iconic white Fairy Liquid bottle is making a return to our grocery store shelves for a limited time.

You've been commenting in droves on your favourite Fairy liquid memories over the past couple of weeks, from the 'Mild Green Fairy Liquid' jingle to how you couldn't wait for your mum to finish the bottle so you could make the latest creation on Blue Peter.

Now you've got children of your own, why not get them to share in the fun and show them how creative you can get with an old Fairy bottle, in fact any old Fairy packaging?

fairy pea bag

It'll be worth it!

Mumsnet has joined forces with Fairy and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq to launch a competition to find the most creative 'junk modellers' among Mumsnetters and their children.

Your joint creations can be made from any everyday items you've finished with, and your recycling might be the perfect place to start the search because anything from old cereal boxes, yoghurt pots, string, tin foil, wrapping paper, old pairs of socks or tights could prove useful. 

The only requirement is that each model must contain one of the following pieces of Fairy packaging: the limited edition Fairy bottle, the clear modern Fairy bottle or an empty Fairy dishwasher tablet pouch.

Here's one I made earlier

Check out our 'making' films where Konnie shows you how to get crafty with the old Fairy packaging to make a Easter bunny table decoration, a peg bag and an old favourite, a rocket.


How to enter

  • Choose an entry category from five years and under, or age six to ten
  • Take a photo of your finished model
  • Send it to competitions@mumsnet.com by Monday 29 March, 2010

fairy rocket

What you win

There will be one winning parent-and-child team from each category. Parents will win a dishwasher OR pampering vouchers to the value of £250 from Space NK, plus a year's supply of Fairy. Children will win a fabulous arts and crafts kit.

Plus: your creative genius will be showcased on Mumsnet! Konnie Huq will be using her Blue Peter expertise to help judge the entries.

Don't forget! The closing date is Monday 29 March. So start getting crafty with the kids.


Terms and conditions: These competitions are open to UK residents except employees of Mumsnet and anyone associated with these promotions. The closing date for entries to the competitions is midnight Friday 29 March and the winners will be announced on Friday 9 April. The winners will be chosen by Konnie Huq from all senders of valid entries received by the closing date. Winners must reply with details requested within two weeks from the date notice of winning was sent or they will forfeit their prize. No cash alternatives or substitutions; the prizes are not transferable.

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