Sunday, 16 August 2015

Make a Butterfly Mobile

Its been a bit of a wash out this Summer holiday but we have had lots of lovely arts and crafts items to keep us busy. We were sent a beautiful Make a Butterfly Mobile from the Natural History Museum range to have a look at.
Help your children to learn as they create their own butterfly mobile with this museum approved kit for only £8. It contains 20 butterfly species and an identification card so they can learn about them as they create the beautiful mobile.
The kit comes with a bunch of pastel colored butterfly templates, printed butterflys, blue and orange ribbon, the mobile base, glue stick, identification card and instructions on how to make. There is no age limit on the kit as the glue is non toxic so its completely safe.
Its really easy to build your mobile and your child can easily do it themselves with a little help. Miss S found it a little tricky as she couldn't grip the ribbon. We also found the glue a bit sticky and messy so we reverted to using the stapler, Miss S doesn't like mess! Once we created the loop for the mobile we had to cut the orange ribbon into 10 different length pieces. You then free design where you want to stick your butterfly's on the ribbon.
 Miss S really liked looking at the species card, I sat and read some of the facts to her, she seemed interested in what I was saying. Due to her lack of speech she couldn't ask me any questions, but Mr D was really eager to learn all he could and asked lots of questions.
The finished product looks really nice and will go beautifully in Miss S's bedroom, she already has butterfly's on her ceiling. I think its a lovely little set combining craft and a little bit of learning. You can see this and lots of other fun craft sets at the Natural History Museum Shop.
Mandy
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*I was sent the above item FOC for the purposes of review

3 comments:

  1. I love arts and crafts so checked out the site! Did you see Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt book - I have that adult colouring book and love it (I know you have blogged previously about adult colouring). I have just treated myself to the Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals book as I also love drawing!
    And I also just bought the Mould and make butterfly mosaic craft kit and Butterfly hair clips craft kit for my two girls! Thanks for sharing the site!

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  2. That's so pretty, it would love lovely in my daughter's room.

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  3. This is absolutely gorgreous, I love it!

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