We were THRILLED to see so many lovely entries in our recent Jot Kids Mood Board challenge.
Thank you to EVERYONE who took part. It was so awesome to see so many brilliant crafty kids showing us their projects. Lauren, Jot Girl and organiser of our Jot Kids feature, decided to put all the names into a bowl and have her daughter draw out our random winners.
Congratulations to our lucky Jot Kids winners this round.. Bethany and Jarrah. Well done girls!!!
Kids – add your layout right here using the link up tool at the bottom of this post or email them to me email@example.com
To celebrate the mid year holidays Jot Kids is back with some great ideas for school holiday fun and another super fun mood board challenge.
Yes, that means it will soon be time again to let your children loose in the craft room and watch their little creative minds at work. We are very excited by the return visit of our guest designer Grace McCallum who will chat with us and share her lovely project created using our new Jot Kids Mood Board..
Ok, let’s get started with some school holiday preparation. Here are some tips to help you prepare for some stress free school holiday crafty fun.
- Create a kid’s craft box. I use an old scrapbooking tote and all my off cuts, spare stickers, embellishments, ribbons and odd buttons are stored there until craft time.
- Take your children shopping with you. Show them around your local scrapbooking store and teach them about the different products. Allow them to purchase a little something to put into the craft box. My little Katie always picks a piece of patterned paper and my son Jackson looks for anything with a car on it. This helps the children become excited and look forward to scrapbooking time with you.
- Plan your craft time. Look at the school holiday calendar and chose craft time that is not surrounded by other social or work commitments. This ensures your time is relaxing.
- Have a think about what you might like to work on while your children are being creative. Choose something that does not require lots of tools. I like to use this time for hand stitching on projects. It allows me to stop and start when the children need me but I still feel as though I have accomplished something for me.
I hope these few tips can help make scrapbooking with your children a little easier.
Now it’s time to introduce our brand new Jot Kid’s Mood Board.
KIDS MOOD BOARD CHALLENGE
Introducing our Pastel Mood Board – filled with lots of pastel colours of pink, purple, blue, yellow and white plus fun polka dots and stripes. Kids, we want to see your awesome paper creations — you can make a scrapbook layout, greeting card or even cover a notebook with paper. We have a brilliant package of scrapbooking goodies donated by Anita at Flutterby Designs for our lucky winner.
Photo credits | Spotty dotty drawers from cuttingedgestencils.com. 2. Fairy floss nail wraps from shopncla.com here. 3. Fairy party by The Cupcakelicious-Couture Cakes & Gifts found here. 4. Party mix of treasures found on Pinterest here.
How to enter
So now is your chance to play with paper, stickers, buttons, thread and photos and see what you can come up with. To enter and be in the running to win the fabulous Flutterby Designs craft pack, you can either ask your mum or dad to email your entry to us here at Jot Magazine- firstname.lastname@example.org OR if your mum has a blog, she can link us up by using the link tool below. Closing date for entries is 21 July 2014.
Download our exclusive Jot Kids printable sheet of designs
We have another free downloadable sheet of designs that you can print out for the kids to use in their paper crafting if they want to.Designed by Kim Archer, the design sheet is a PDF file and has tags and a few other elements that might be helpful and can be printed onto plain white cardstock, cut out and added to your work.
So what’s next? Tomorrow we will meet 11 year old Grace and see what she made using our Mood Board as inspiration. see you tomorrow.
Always smiling, busy mum Lauren loves jelly snakes and chocolate freckes (eaten together), windy days, coffee, stationery and social media. She’s addicted to tv show, Game of Thrones although admits she closes her eyes most of the time while watching and loves anything and everything as long as it’s paper. Read more about Lauren here.
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