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Looking for a way (or reason) to hang out and have some quality crafting DIY time and fun with your kids? Research suggests there are tons of reasons why you should craft with your kids but here are the top 3 for my family!
My kids love to bake with me and we have been known to frost a mean cookie! I love our time together in the kitchen or wherever it may be because at the end of the day, it is all about making memories. Your kids will remember and cherish all the time you spent with them. However, with that being said, every time we bake they end up hopped up on sugar. After licking the bowl, the spoons and sampling the creations those poor little girls have had it, not to mention the calories they are in-taking and the mess I am constantly cleaning up. I needed another idea because my kids love to make desserts and I love spending time with them while they are crafting or baking!
Introduce Sweetlings! Sweetlings is a line of craft projects that uses whipped clay to create bakery-themed desserts. Isn’t that the cutest name ever? The name is very fitting as your little craft projects will look good enough to eat (but don’t!) Kids squeeze whipped clay through decorating tips (just like if they were baking real desserts) onto a variety of sweet bases. The bases are bakery items like ice cream cones, doughnuts, cupcakes etc.
Unleash their Creativity
Of course no crafting session is complete without using your imagination and creativity. Kids need to know its okay to create and have a time to just be themselves! Sweetlings allows your kids to collect and create all characters and use as play figurines once the clay is dry. Each set comes with a fun background that sets the stage for more play. My kids spent hours decorating their character, Rainbow SPRINKling and their background. We only had one kit but since there was two activities in it, they both were able to participate and do it together. Talk about addicting! It was great to see them customize their character with all the final touches (stickers, plastic sprinkles, glitter) and make him come to life! They did it together with no fighting since they were having so much fun! For kids that love to bake, this is the next best thing! Decorate your character just like it was real food (but with no sugar!)
Get your Monies Worth
As a mom, I get sick of buying the latest craft kit only to be disappointed when the kids are done and it’s done. There’s nothing else to do with it and often times things get thrown away. Crafting should be fun and inexpensive! Sweetlings are a unique craft and collectable toy all in one. You will get your monies worth with this kit. After the clay dries in about 24 hours, you are good to go for more play. You can add to your character if you still have clay left or just play with your characters and background like any toy. My kids actually gave their character and background to their Dad as a gift. They were so proud of it and like I said before, the character kits come with 2 activities (the character and the background) so 2 kids can have fun with 1 kit.
Let us know what you think of your Sweetlings in the comments! We recommend them to anyone looking for ways to spend quality time crafting DIY with Your Kids! You can check them below!