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Summer Holiday Activity – Mermaid & Unicorn Bunting

So, the summer holidays are here – yay! It means more time to have fun and do crafts with my daughter Mia. We have been writing a list of activities and themed days we want to do and I will be blogging about them as they happen. There will be a few book and film related ones like Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Today, we made mermaid and unicorn bunting for Mia’s room. This was more of a spontaneous activity as wasn’t one of the 100’s we put on the list but that is usually how it works here. I have sooo many hobbies but I’m a master at none of them as my mind is always so excited to try new things.

We bought the cardboard shapes from Poundworld, but if you have card and time you could make a stencil and cut them out yourself. The packs also contained glittery stickers, feathers and tissue paper in a variety of colours.

I was genuinely really excited designing my mermaid and unicorn. I restricted myself to only doing one of each as I’d end up doing them all and the whole point was for Mia to have a decoration that she had made.

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So, these are hanging proudly in Mia’s room, the glitter sparkling as the sun bounces off them. They are quite close together as I only had 1m of ribbon, so it might be worth purchasing 2m or using 1 or 2 less figures. I also saw in Poundland they had girl and boy shaped cut- outs. I might invite my Niece and Nephews over for a play session – I’m predicting they’ll be turned into superheros and princesses.

If you found this helpful or you know someone who would like to make this, please share or comment below.

Take care,

Jaimi x

 

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34 Comments

  1. awesome creativity. I liked your crafts.

    1. Thanks! There is usually some kind of craft going on in my house πŸ™‚

  2. I love this! I’m sending my younger sister this for ideas for babysitting πŸ™‚

    1. Let me know how you get on!

  3. These turned out so cute! Great little project to keep the little ones busy for a while x

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

    1. Thanks Sophia! Mia loves them and shows everyone who visits us with pride πŸ˜ƒ

  4. That is such a sweet thing to do!! One of my friends would love this

    1. Thanks Jenny! It was lots of fun, and surprisingly not too much of a glittery mess after.

  5. Arts and crafts time is my favorite time. This looks like so much fun.

    1. It really was Kristal! It’s my fave too x

  6. These look great and poundworld is the best isn’t it!
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Your welcome Mark. It’s great when on a budget.

  7. Aw that is such a cute and fun activity! I love doing these small crafts as you can be as creative as you want!

    1. Totally Claire! Mia loves to be creative with glitter, and lots of it πŸ˜†

  8. Ouuu!

    My little cousin would love this. I need to bookmark and come back to see this later. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Your welcome Cory. My nephew is called Corey – love that name.

  9. great activity to try out with my nephews.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Let me know how you get on πŸ™‚

  10. These homemaid unicorns/mermaids are so darn cute! I wish I had a babygirl to share this with!

    xoxo,
    Krista
    http://reroutelifestyle.com

    1. You can make them for yourself πŸ™ƒ

  11. Ohhh this is so fun! I am so into the “unicorn” trend πŸ˜€ it makes me feel young again! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It really does doesn’t it! haha. Unicorns and rainbows 🌈

  12. My sister loves making such crafts. She is really always in search of ideas. Wil surely show this one to her. Beautifully made and cute. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Rahul! It really was fun – for me too πŸ¦„

  13. helenevlacho says:

    These are so beautiful! You both did a great work. It’s always so nice to spend creative time with kids.

    1. Thanks Helen! It’s my favourite time x

  14. Perfect activity for kids, especially when it’s too wet outside to go out and play and is better than them just sitting and watching TV.
    Alicia x
    http://www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk

    1. Your so right Alicia! Kids love TV and tablets these days – so it’s nice to get creative and get them using their imagination x

  15. That is such an awesome craft! My daughter would love this!

    1. Let me know how you get on – woo unicorn fun! πŸ¦„

  16. Brilliant art work… will share with my friend who has a son.

  17. Thanks. It really is a cheap and cheerful craft.πŸ¦„

  18. This is so cute! What a fun craft to do and I love the theme and items included in the pack! So great of you to come up with that list too πŸ™‚

  19. engrreginald says:

    Wow…. This is a great idea to do, and it’s really amazing.

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