Baker Ross sent us some lovely craft kits to review over the summer. I was really impressed, not just by the kits themselves and the great prices, but by the way the people at Baker Ross sussed out my kids.
The Baker Ross Gallery at Alexander Residence
Pirate masks for Mr G, bug themed badges for nature mad Miss L. Plus they are both MAD about sand and sand art.
I’ll confess we rarely buy craft kits, instead my kids are used to me plonking a load of scraps and a pot of glue on the table and waiting for inspiration to strike. Although Baker Ross also sell all the supplies you might need for that kind of free form craft too.
I was really interested to see how they found these kits. I think they both found them deeply satisfying, it was like the craft equivalent of a Maths lesson, with lots of matching shapes and planning patterns.
They loved matching up the sticky dots to the picture, peeling back the sticky panels and applying the sand to make sea creatures, colouring the badges with the gorgeously rich and grippable felt tips, lining up the foam sections of the pirate masks, scraping patterns into the scratch art door hangers and car bookmarks.
I also enjoyed this kind of craft more than I expected, especially over a busy summer when I had little time to myself. It was really satisfying to have something I could hand over quickly when we needed some calm. They liked the fact that they could work out what to do for themselves and direct themselves largely.
I would be tempted to invest in a few things for half term, and in preparation for Christmas. Especially when I saw what great value they were. There are some great themed sets which would make excellent presents for nieces and nephews or come in handy for those Winter mornings when it’s too cold for the park and Mr G’s friends pile round for a play date. They would also be great for parties or party bags, the set of 10 scratch art door hangers for example is only £3.40.