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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Chocolate E'id Gift!

Want to find a one of a kind E'id Gift with that special touch? .....decorate some chocolate wrappers!
A cost effective way to give out nice gifts especial if you have 50 kids in the extended family!
All you need is a chocolate bar...whatever size, some pretty paper, ribbon and whatever else you fancy! Just remove the outer wrapper, keeping the inner foil, and make a new hand crafted wrap!


This afternoon the girls made some with their friends to give to their mums / Dads (pic on the right).
We used large punches for the shapes, and some self-adhesive diamonties....not a bad job for a bunch of 6 year olds (and a 4 year old!)....

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Note pad kids craft!

This note book is a fun craft for the kids to put together and is something they will cherish because they made it!

All it is, is a small pocket size note pad which has been decorated, siting inside a Velcro shut card cover.

Its very simple to put together, I took the idea from a tutorial I found on youtube, you can watch it inshallah HERE!

I adapted the tutorial, rather than using a file folder to make the cover, I used an A4 sheet of card which I just cut to size to suit the size of the pocket note pad I was using, and used Velcro instead of the magnet to shut it closed.

I pre-prepared all the card and paper cut outs, so the girls just had to put it together. (I think I would have asked for trouble if they had to measure, mark and score themselves!).

The note-pad is just decorated with cut-to-size craft paper from front to back and finished with a ribbon (using thin strip of double sided tape to hold in place!).

The end result was cute and the kids loved it! My 6 year old took it to bed with her and is writing all sorts inside alhamdulillah!
They would make pretty nice gifts for friends and family members at E'id or something.....would be nice to give something the kids have made, yet looks so usable alhamdulillah! Plus when the notepad is finished, just take it out of the cover, and insert a new one!)

I used a pocket size note pad, and used it to measure out the correct proportions for the outer cover, cut, and scored along the fold marks.

Pre-cut materials ready to assemble!

Cut Velcro strips to size....I saw this in poundland or the works, I cant remember! Cheaper than getting the little Velcro dots! (although the dots to look more presentable!)

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