Last week Boo was set a challenge to make something either useful or decorative out of an old plastic bottle by her school Eco-team. As soon as she mentioned it I remembered these Easter baskets from My Little Three and Me that I had seen when doing one of my round up posts; I mentioned them to Boo and she loved the idea so that’s just what we did.
3M have recently launched Post-it Notes Colour Cubes, packs of Post-it Notes in a range of vibrant hues. What better way to show them off than for us to get crafty with them? 3M challenged us to decorate a pinata and we happily accepted! Head over to the Post-it UK facebook page for lots more fab and colourful ideas 🙂
We were sent lots of lovely 3M Post-it’s for our challenge and of course the all important pinata!
When it first arrived I had absolutely no idea what to do with it to be quite honest and then I saw what Red Ted Art had done with theirs and had a little chat with Maggy on twitter for a bit of inspiration. Boo came up with the idea in the end; kids are always best at these things aren’t they so together we came up with our design! We had lots of fun making it and can’t wait to fill it with treats at our barbecue next weekend 🙂
Boo started by sticking on yellow post-it’s to create a ‘circle’ in the middle of the pinata. We were very surprised at how sticky they actually are and Boo found it really easy to do!
We then started at the outside of the pinata and worked our way in to the middle creating different colour layers. This was Boo’s idea to use different colours; had it been left to me it would have just been one solid colour as I’m a little OCD when it comes to things like this but I managed to keep my mouth shut and let the creativity of my daughter continue 😉
So there you have it… We made a pretty pinata flower! Boo is really very pleased with it and cannot wait to fill it with treats next weekend! Using Post-it’s is such a fab & easy way and we have a big bundle of post-it’s that we are going to use to get creative with some other things too!
This post is sponsored by 3M.
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