Hobbycraft crafting with kids

Whilst looking for Christmas presents I came across this Hobbycraft Colour in Cardboard Castle.  Now I will be honest I was in two minds about this because I know after a few days of tripping over it and having to move it out of the way all the time I will regret ever setting eyes on it.  But I did what good mums do and I decided I should get a grip and once they have finished with it and the novelty wears off I can just recycle it … right?

I will start by saying this without a doubt needs an adult to build it.  In fact I needed a husband to help too (as much as I hated to admit it) You have to make sure all the side pieces are in the correct order otherwise at the very end you realise it won’t fit together!

Hobbycraft crafting with kids

So with a husband called to sort out the mess I got in and the kids warned not to even think about touching it we continued!

Hobbycraft crafting with kids

It is probably recommend that you colour this before putting it together but I know at age 4 and 6 they would too get bored of colouring flat pieces so we put it together first.  This means they can come and go when they fancy a little bit of colouring.

Hobbycraft crafting with kids

I actually bought the boys one each of these but we decided to only make up one at a time and save the other for the half term holiday.

Hobbycraft crafting with kids

These come in various shapes and can be found here. They are usually £15 each but I bought them during the Black Friday event where they were only £7.50.  I think they often have special offers on these.

Hobbycraft crafting with kids

These are great for keeping them entertained for a while and I also noticed they went back to colouring it this morning when they woke up.  In fact every time one of us  walks past we have a cheeky little colour!