It's Sheree here. Today we have something fun to share with you...a kids challenge! So many of us have our kids at home right now following along with social distancing guidelines right around the world and it can be a tricky time keeping them occupied day in and day out...but kids love to create and make things! We thought it would be fun to see what some of the creative team member's kids could come up with using Felicity Jane products and we're so excited to share them with you! We hope to give you some fun crafting ideas for you and your children to try!
First up let's take a look at what Creative Team Member Jana's kids have made...
Well, this was something unusual! But definitely a very positive experience! I used to do little scrapbooking sessions with my daughter when she was five years old but lately she seemed to have lost a bit of interest and I didn't want to push her into anything. However last Christmas she got a new camera and wanted to document those photos. So now when I asked her if she wants to continue scrapbooking and using ALL the pretty things in my stripy desk organizer ... well, you can guess that she was over the moon! She chose a few photos from her latest birthday party and printed them out.
As soon as we sat down to "work" my son came to watch and declared that he also wanted to create something. Oh yeah! I quickly got out his picture, gave him one of my Traveler's Notebooks and went through the FJ stash to find some boyish material. Mind you, I love all the pink and flowers but it is not so much of a hit for my boy.
In the end we managed with the Madison and Harper paper. I was really impressed how carefully he placed all the parts. He wanted something red and something to do with football so we cut out few circles to represent the balls. Tadaaa, one boyish layout for the win!
Back to my daughter. Since she went for the birthday theme there is one FJ collection that is just PERFECT for all the birthday photos: Jenny.
After choosing the background paper with the ribbon garlands, we went for few colourful layers under the pictures. I also found the beautiful fringe stickers and you should have seen the sparks in my daughter's eyes! At the end we added the banner using the stamp set and metal die set. Amelie said that she liked the stamping bit the best.
So there you go, one birthday layout done, two more to go!
Even though I create lots of projects using FJ materials, there is so much material left and it is such a joy to see the kids crafting. They had never been so interested in my papers but I guess that now they are in!
SUPPLIES: Jenny Paper Pack | Jenny Word Stickers | Jenny Puffy Titles | Jenny Cardstock Fringe | Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set | Hip Hip Hooray Metal Die Set | FJ Roller Date Stamp | Madison Paper Pack | Harper Paper Pack
Now we have Anna to show us what her daughter Clàudia created...
For this fun challenge with our kids, I asked my oldest daughter Clàudia, who is almost 7, if she wanted to create a layout with Felicity Jane goodies. And she was more than happy, because she is always watching me making layouts!
We went for an A4 layout, because I thought it would be easier for her. And well, she has skills! She started with the background, stamping the flower from the Lindsey Stamp Set in pink and yellow. Then she used the papers from the Brie kit to mat the photo, and also the Brie die cuts to embellish the layout. She also glued a pink strip with white hearts at the bottom of the page.
The title was built with Lindsey Chipboard Alphabet . Clàudia also decided to spread some Lindsey Epoxy Heart Stickers. And her final touch, a mint flower from the Lindsey Foam stickers.
I really enjoyed that time together. Now she's old enough to use my scrap supplies and I think we're going to share more moments like this!
Next up we have Tina to share what her daughter Aurora has made...
Hey there! It's Tina here, and I am so proud to share a project my daughter Aurora created in an FJ A5 notebook! It was such a fun experience to let her play with all my precious Felicity Jane materials, which she always wanted to try but I didn't let her. And you know what? I've learned a little bit from her! Like she fearlessly started to cut the most beautiful paper right in the middle, or started to apply different colors of ink onto the stamp. She was simply enjoying working on her project and wasn't afraid to experiment and try all the ideas that came to her head! So here's the spread she made.
I hope it will inspire you to spend some time scrapbooking with your little ones!
SUPPLIES: Grace Kit | Grace Paper Pack | Elizabeth Stamp Set | Bailey Epoxy Stickers | Megan Puffy Stickers | Megan Vellum Shapes | Harper Die Cut Shapes | Rebekah Die Cut Shapes | Denise Die Cut Shapes
Creative Team Member Danielle is also here with a lovely idea for your children...
Hey everyone! Here in the United Kingdom, children have been creating beautiful rainbows to hang in their windows over the past few weeks. Not only is the rainbow a perfect symbol of hope, it’s also bright and colourful. If you happen to have the Megan kit, it contains a beautiful rainbow paper that could be stitched, painted on, decorated with buttons and beads, or have a beautiful message written on it. Once you’re finished, you can pop it in your window to bring a smile to the face of anyone that walks by. If you don’t have the Megan paper, you can always cut the rainbow bands out of any FJ papers – the effect will be as cheerful :-)
Next we have Lydia with the fun project that her son Asher made...
As parents we always try to squeeze in time to do something special with our kids; That can be difficult when I work a full time job, and I feel so disconnected with my little until the weekend rolls around. Sometimes a little afternoon craft is just what we need to create a few giggles and connect with our little ones on the weekend! My 4 year old Asher and I spent a Saturday afternoon playing with some of the amazing FJ papers. I let him scroll through my Pinterest feed for something that he wanted to make, and he decided on this cute little paper shark. With the help of the Denise Paper Pack, a few FJ embellishments, and a couple pairs of scissors, we put together this happy little shark in about thirty minutes at my craft desk. We rolled over our sofa ottoman to my desk, so that we could share the space together. It was a bit of a task keeping my child still for that long, but we sure had fun making and playing with that pretty blue paper shark!
SUPPLIES: Denise Paper Pack
(You can find a video from Lydia at the end of this post showing how she and Asher created the cute paper shark!)
Now, I also have a project to share with you that my daughter Madison created!
I’ve had this inexpensive frame sitting around for a few months not being used. (It already had the string and tiny pegs inside to attach photos to but you could easily make a similar frame yourself!) I offered it to Madi and we thought it would be fun to use for the cute photos we took on Easter Sunday of her and her guinea pigs.
She chose three 6 x 4 inch photos and decorated each one with a cluster of embellishments including Rebekah Vellum Hearts, Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tags, Bailey Die Cut Shapes and Megan Puffy Stickers .
For the other three pegs in the frame she cut three different Bailey papers to 6 x 4 inches. For the first one she used Shay Alphabet Stickers and Bailey Chipboard Shapes for the title, fussy cut some flowers from the Bailey floral paper and added a felt heart. For the second one she printed journaling, cut it into a tag shape and added some chipboard and die cuts. She added a smaller 4 x 3 inch photo to the last patterned paper piece and decorated it with some Jenny Cardstock fringe, die cuts, a sticker and chipboard shape.
She’s so happy with how it turned out and now she has this lovely frame sitting on the shelf in her bedroom! The great thing is too that when she wants to replace what’s in the frame, we can easily turn these 6 pieces into a little mini album. So fun!
SUPPLIES: Bailey Paper Pack | Bailey Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Chipboard Shapes | Bailey Felt Hearts | Jenny Cardstock Fringe | Rebekah Vellum Hearts | Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tags | Megan Puffy Stickers | Shay Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | Jeana Tassel Bows | Shay Tag Builder Metal Die Set | Denise Die Cut Shapes
We hope you've enjoyed seeing all of these creative kids projects today and that perhaps it has inspired you to get crafty with your kids this weekend!
Before I go I'll leave you with a video that Lydia made of her and her son Asher creating the cute paper shark that you saw earlier in this post...
Have a beautiful, crafty weekend everyone and stay safe!