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Something to do with the kids!

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As a working-from home parent, the holidays can be difficult, juggling work and a child can be a challenge. In order to make it work, I try to find things I can do with the munchkin so that I can spend a few hours with him, making me feel less guilty about letting him entertain himself whilst I work!

I have made some gorgeous friends over the last few months online and one of them owns and runs Forever Fortis Book-tique, you can find her page on Facebook, she makes book art and also sells craft kits for children. She set up a group to show us how to create a hedgehog out of a book Forever Fortis Hedgehog Craft. Please bear in mind this group is only open for another week, and there is a thread on there to showcase your completed hedgehogs.

Although our boy is only 3 he was sooo excited to make this hedgehog and asked me every day if we could make it.

You need a soft-back book around 150-200 pages (a book you no longer need!) there are instructions on the group as well as video demonstrations, we followed the videos, visual instructions work better for me personally and my guess is most children would feel the same. You also need googley eyes to decorate and whatever else your child fancies doing.

He was very enthusiastic and tried to help as much as he could, I'm sure older children would be much more hands on and enjoy the folding part, our boy isn't quite old enough to understand the precision of the folds yet, but he helped press the fold down. He also decorated it.

Here are a few pictures that show our hedgehog journey, our boy decided that ours should be called Freddie!

Freddie the Book Hedgehog   Freddie the Book Hedgehog   Freddie the Book Hedgehog
Freddie the Book Hedgehog  Freddie the Book Hedgehog   Freddie the Book Hedgehog  Freddie the Book Hedgehog  Freddie the Book Hedgehog  Freddie the Book Hedgehog
Freddie the Book Hedgehog   Freddie the Book Hedgehog   Freddie the Book Hedgehog
Freddie the Book Hedgehog  Freddie the Book Hedgehog   Freddie the Book Hedgehog

Isn't Freddie pretty?! So what are you waiting for? The weather is pretty miserable, I'm sure the children are itching for something crafty to do, this is simple but very effective! A good thing to do as a family, all together, or if older this could occupy them for a few hours!!

If you have any crafty ideas to keep children entertained on rainy days and would like to feature it in our blog please send them my way.

Mrs F

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