As Baker Ross brand ambassadors a couple of weeks ago we received our Christmas craft box stuffed to the brim with interesting looking craft kits. Naturally Monkey got very excited and wanted to try them out straight away. We decided to start with the foam stamps and the pre mixed paint which they had sent us.
We decided to paint on the floor so I put down an old value shower curtain which I use to protect the floor. In order to make the paint accessible I squeezed each colour onto a paper plate. Their ready mixed paint is good quality and reasonably thick in comparison to some other brands we have tried. Each bottle is 600ml so you also get a good amount. We had two packets of foam stamps which varied in size but were about 8cm long and 1.5cm think. This makes them the perfect size for small hands as they are not too fiddly.
I also liked the fact that the pattern was about 5mm thick so they made a good impression and didn’t squash down when pressure is applied. We have tried some lesser quality stamps in the past with varying results. Monkey couldn’t wait to get stuck in choosing to start with the snowflakes and white paint.
He quickly progressed to some of the other shapes, although he wasn’t keen on using more than one colour with a stamp and often overloaded the paint. So I fetched a couple of paint brushes and showed him how less paint sometimes worked better. It wasn’t long before he was trying the same, painting onto the stamps first before putting them to paper. Which is great as it will be helping develop further his fine motor skills. I was surprised by how long he was happy to paint for, in all we decorated for just under an hour. At coming up to three and a half I was expecting that his interest would only last max 20 minutes or so.
The stamps cleaned up easily in the sink and the paint didn’t stain them. Overall we were very impressed with the paints and stamps. I can see these coming out a lot before the big day. The paints retail at £7.99 for a pack of six and can be found here, the 10 snowflake stamps are £3.99 here and the 10 Christmas ones also £3.99 here.
What craft activities will you be doing with your little ones on the run up to Christmas?
We were sent the paints and foam stamps for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.