Summer Boredom Buster kit for my children!
We gotta keep 'em busy! LOL!
The kit includes adhesive words, phrases, flowers, swirls etc. in the following categories: Family, Swirls and Flourishes, Love, Thank you and Alphabet.
It also includes various colors of glitter, foil and flocking sheets.
At first this kit looked kind of complicated but it turned out to be quite fabulous!
AND Mess Free! I did not have to worry about glitter and flock getting everywhere. Also, it was easy enough for Ellie to play with. (My kind of kit!)
I pulled out "naked" things they could embellish.
Notebooks, Flower Shapes, Cards and Tote Bags.
I read the instructions to the girls and the secret to this kit (at least for them) was letting them know that once they choose an adhesive image they love, they need to cut the image out of the sheet. Take the plastic backing off and place it on thier project. Then just rub it on.
After the explanation Shelby and Katie put together a plan of action: they put the glitter, foil and flock sheets into color categories.
I helped Ellie do the same thing with hers.
The girls started with the notebooks and then moved onto the flowers.
They worked ALL day Friday and when late afternoon rolled around they could not believe how quickly the time had gone by.
(It was hard for ME to believe that Ellie had sat in the same spot most of the day and did not want to stop for the night.)
The girls loved this kit SO much that Shelby's friend, Katie ended up staying the night at our house so they could get up and keep going with their creations in the morning.
When morning came they were working on the last of the flowers when Jon joined in the fun. Now, Jon is a manly man. Motorcycle riding, tool wheeling man. When I saw him sit down with the girls it put a BIG smile on my face. He was having the best time and working with flock none the less. Once the flowers were complete the girls were excited to start embellishing their totes. The totes were canvas and I wasn't sure the adhesive and/or the glitter, flocking or foil would work.
The flock did OK but the glitter turned out awesome!