Since discovering Gel-A-Peel last year i’ve been really impressed with how versatile it is as a crafting material. From T Shirt decorating to jewellery and accessory making, this air-drying silicon gel has a multitude of uses.
It can be hard work entertaining children when the weather is awful and with the February Half Term rapidly approaching you may be wondering how to keep your little darlings happy and preserve the peace between siblings.
We like to have a lot of games handy for when the weather isn’t playing ball, especially as we spend a lot of weekends and holidays travelling around the UK in our motorhome, and these two games I’m featuring today from University Games have proved to be huge hits with our 5 year old.
Late last year I featured Gel-A-Peel, a great range of craft kits that enable children to design their own accessories using air-drying silicon gel.
Gel-A-Peel sticks to a range of surfaces, including fabric and card, making it fantastic for a variety of home crafting, from decorating t-shirts and bags, to designing your very own phonecase. You can really channel your inner fashion designer and stand out from the crowd.
Like many families we are big fans of the Harry Potter books and films, but there is also some great spin off merchandise available for people who just cannot get enough of the Harry Potter phenomenon!
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Light from Paladone (RRP £19.99)* is a brilliant buy for anyone who is mad on the schoolboy wizard and it is suitable for young and old fans alike. The light features the symbols of all four houses of Hogwarts; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, and the crest also includes the famous school motto in Latin across the bottom – ‘Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus’, which translates as ‘Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon’. Made from acrylic the lamp is not easily broken and it looks lovely, even when not lit. Once lit it however it looks even more fabulous.
It wouldn’t be Christmas Day without the traditional stocking opening first thing in the morning, and shopping for stocking fillers is one of my favourite tasks in the run up to Christmas.
If you’re stumped for ideas of what to get your little ones and are searching for a little inspiration look no further than my guide to stocking stuffer must-haves for kids!
EasiYo was an idea dreamed up over 20 years by a New Zealand farmer who wanted to provide healthy yogurt to his growing family, one which was fresher and cheaper than store-bought yogurt. Thanks to its simplicity and ease of use, not to mention the tasty yogurt it produces, EasiYo has become an international success story and today I’m featuring their new and improved Yogurt Maker.
The redesigned EasiYo Yogurt Maker (RRP £17.99)* incorporates a host of technical, ergonomic and thermal improvements over the previous model. It makes 1kg of Yogurt and all parts are manufactured from US and UK FDA approved polypropylene, which are completely free from polycarbonate, BPA and any form of anti-environmental hormones. Available in a variety of colours I love this bright red one!
I love buying Christmas presents for people but sometimes I get fed up of the gifts available on the high street, with shops churning out the same brands and products year after year. That’s why when I saw this lovely gift set from The English Soap Company I had to grab a few extra to give as presents.
The English Soap Company Soap and Candle Duo (Libbie Club price £15) is a beautifully packaged gift set featuring a large soap and scented candle. At 260 grams the soap is a great size and smells of a lovely traditional festive fragrance combining winter flowers and Christmas greenery. It is rich is Shea Butter, which prevents the skin from drying out, and produces a creamy, nourishing lather.
The festive season is fast approaching and the latest Libbie Club offers definitely have it sorted with makeup that is perfect for all those parties and social gatherings, a lovely foot scrub which will restore tired, aching feet, and a very seasonal candle and soap duo that would make a perfect present for a friend or loved one!
Num Noms are cute little collectibles that are food themed and each one is scented to match the food it represents. They’re great for imaginative play, or to help younger children learn different food groups, and you can also use them together with your child to invent zany food combinations.