This month our Bostik craft box arrived and I was so excited to see lots of blue, white, silver and snowflakes!
Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night is over (which I’m so happy about because I’m not really into them) we can start preparing for my favourite time of year – Christmas!
This week I’ve been making toddler friendly Christmas decorations with Lamb using our goodies from Bostik, plus some other bits we have lying around.
Crafting with a 2 year old doesn’t need to be overly complicated or overly creative. Give them a paintbrush and a glue stick and they’re happy! Oh and glitter, lots of glitter.
Lollipop Stick Stars
Using a selection of lollipop sticks, this month we decided to make lollipop stick stars to use as decorations over the Christmas period. If you saw my Bostik post in September you will have seen I also used lollipop sticks then! It seems I have a little obsession. You can see what we made here.
Lollipop sticks are so cheap and easy to use in a million ways. You can buy them from your local craft shop, or you could always save them from the summer mass of ice lolly eating!
Here’s what we did…
Using the PVA white glu in our craft box I made glitter glue by mixing in some silver glitter with the glue. This was then painted on lots of different coloured lollipop sticks to make them festive and sparkly. We had coloured lollipop sticks in our craft box, but you can either stick to plain wooden ones for a more natural look, or paint them different colours yourself.
Next, using the Glu Dots, I stuck 3 lollipop sticks together to make a star or snow flake shape. The Glu Dots are really good for fiddly things like this. They are extra strong and there’s no mess.
The lollipop stick stars can be used for lots of things. We will be decorating our dining room table with them when we eat our Christmas Dinner, alternatively you can hang them to your tree as decorations or hang them around your living room, perhaps along the mantel piece.
As you can see, Lamb is happy with the outcome!
* The craft box was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.