Last month we tried our hand at some crafting with Bostik glue and sticky pads; this month the challenge is Spring and Easter crafting with some Glitter Glue pens and extra strong Glu Dots. I got the jump on this a bit as we put together the craft pack this month via our CraftMerrily website on behalf of Bostik and the Tots100. Josie, Maddy and I had a happy afternoon working with the kits and seeing how much we could come up with from a boxful of products. We ended up using last months products too, since there is plenty in a pack and we had stuff left over. So here is a huge bundle of spring crafts, Easter crafts and pretty makes for Mother’s Day.
I’m blogging these here as a group, but I’ve also put some of them into my Simple Crafts blog too, as they all fill in some spaces nicely. Possibly my favourite was my Mother’s Day card from self adhesive foam flowers and layers of glue dots holding the bases of foam on to felt, which was glued on to the card.
Josie played a blinder by filling in some of the spaces in her cards with glitter glue. I’ve not tried the Bostik brand before, but I really liked it; it squeezes easily, isn’t gloopy, covers well and dries quickly. Perfect. Josie also decorated one of the polystryene eggs with shapes, sharpies and glitter glue and used a little cardboard pot to make a stand. The glu dots held it in place and we used last months glue to add a ribbon trim to it.
Maddy got carried away with the foam sheets and googly eyes and made a springy butterfly to please her brother – lack of finesse here may or may not have something to do with his assistance 😆
Nobody was prouder of their work than Josie and her egg man though!
Glu dots held on his hat and kept him in his cake case seat, sticky pads for his pom pom topper, packing tape made a jacket and held on his pipecleaner arms and sheer determination made his ribbon bow work. I wasn’t allowed to add glitter in case I spoiled the perfection.
I was really impressed with the glu dots for holding this check together. Those pipecleaners don’t stick to polystyrene easily.
We’ve got a limited number of the kits (minus the Bostik items) left over on CraftMerrily if you fancy having a go. While some of the crafts above had extra bits in them (plasticine, thread, glue, sharpies) it pretty much all comes from the kit.
Here are some Springy crafts on Pinterest to enjoy.