Well the time has come to reveal all the details of one of our most exciting crafty events yet – our Fabulous Foam Glasses challenge. Read more.
Today is the start of National Ceramics Week and, as you can understand we’re very excited about it! We love ceramic crafts and are thoroughly looking forward to a week spent dedicated to making ceramic projects. Read more.
We can finally reveal the details of the mystery challenge we spoke about on Facebook last week, and it takes the shape of these rather fabulous glasses! Read more.
Today we’ve been inspired by abstract art to create these bright, vivid pictures. Read more.
Bring a spot of the outdoors inside with a cute, birdhouse project idea using our new cardboard birdhouses. They’re great as decorations and will also be a lovely way to teach children about birds and their nesting habits. Read more.
It’s amazing what you can create with just a little crepe paper and some pipe cleaners, but believe it or not, that’s all we used to make these beautiful blooms, as well as some adhesive of course! Read on to find out how. Read more.
April is well known for its changeable weather, but this year, rather than being disappointed with the rain showers, we’ve decided to embrace them with a cheerful papercraft project. Read more.
There's lots of excitement in the Baker Ross offices today as we're about to launch our brand new Summer Range! Read more.
Now that April is here, we’re expecting to see all kinds of changeable weather conditions, especially April showers of course! Read more.
We’re sorry to have kept you waiting but we’re pleased to finally be announcing the winner of our Ceramic Painting Competition. Read more.
Today we’ve been having fun with felt to create this fun alphabet board which is sure to help children with their literacy skills. Read more.
Today’s project – a quick Fishing Game is not only great fun to make and play with, it will also help to teach children about magnetism. It’s very simple to create and will assist children in understanding the basic principles of how magnets work. Read more.
We’re here to bring a little sunshine to this gloomy day with a fantastic prize opportunity for you all. Read on to find out how to enter! Read more.
If you’re looking for an Easter project that’s both great fun and useful too, we have a fantastic suggestion – decorated egg cups. Read more.
As always, you certainly gave us a tough time when it came to choosing a winning caption for our mask picture. But after putting it to the vote, we’re pleased to reveal that the winner is.... Read more.
With Mother’s Day just a few days away, time is now definitely of the essence when it comes to gift-making! But never fear, if you’re looking for Mother’s Day craft ideas that are both speedy and special, we’re here to help. Read more.
Wow, we had over 100 entries for our Solid Poster Paints competition and over such a short space of time too! Thanks so much for taking part and getting as excited as we have been over these fun paints Read more.
What do you get when you combine paper flowers, wooden pegs, buttons and paperclips? Pretty stationery ideas of course! We’re trying to get organised here at Baker Ross HQ and decided that if we had lovely accessories it would encourage us to be tidier, well a little bit anyway! Read more.
We had an overwhelming response when we asked on Facebook if we should offer a set of Solid Poster Paints as a competition prize (and we’re not surprised as they’re fantastic!) so without further ado, here’s how you can get your hands on your very own set... Read more.
Spring time is the perfect season for children to learn more about nature and the great outdoors, with baby animals everywhere and plants and flowers starting to unfurl from a good winters’ rest. Read more.
We’ve been enjoying the sunshine and bright blue skies today and feel that this means that spring is definitely on its way. To celebrate the change in seasons, we thought we’d make a colourful floral decorated vase that can be completed in minutes. Plus it involves recycling too. Read more.
Here at Baker Ross, if there’s one thing we love it’s bright, vibrant colours, as perfectly demonstrated by this mask modelled by Kate from the Baker Ross team. Read more.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you’re sure to be looking for simple fuss-free project ideas and thankfully, we have the perfect suggestion! Read more.
Love is definitely in the air with today’s crafty idea. It uses three simple items to create a masterpiece that you’ll be proud to present to someone special. Read more.
Eeek, there’s a snake slithering around here at Baker Ross HQ! But don’t worry, he’s not poisonous, he’s just here to help us celebrate Chinese New Year. After all, it is the year of the Snake! Read more.
We hope you’re all brimming with excitement today, not only because it’s almost the start of the weekend but because today we’ll be announcing the winner of our latest blog competition! Read more.
Did you know that Sat 26th Jan - Sat 2nd Feb 2013 was National Storytelling week? We can think of nothing better than a whole week dedicated to listening to a good tale. Read more.
Valentine’s Day – a day of love and romance and a chance to tell everyone special just how much they mean to you. We also think that Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to do some crafting! And once you’ve seen our cute heart decoration, you’re sure to agree too. Read more.
Today’s blog project was made in honour of a very special event being marked this Friday – Burns Night. Read more.
Make springtime come early with today’s bright and colourful craft project. Read more.
We’re celebrating the launch of our brand new spring range with an exciting competition. The prize? A bumper pack of our brand new craft goodies of course! Read more.
Starting the year with a brand new project is a great way to get over the shock of the festive season ending, and today we have an idea for you which will keep you busy for an entire 12 month period! Read more.
We’ve been kept very busy at Baker Ross this week. Would you like to know why? Well, there are hundreds of reasons! Read more.
Wow, we can’t believe it’s already day two of the brand new year! Hope you’re all enjoying 2013 so far! Read more.
There’s no better feeling than wrapping up gifts that you’ve made yourself, but sometimes crafting presents for everyone can get a bit time consuming. If you’re looking for an idea which has the personal touch but won’t take you forever to create, this quick project will be right up your street! Read more.
At this time of year, Royal Mail workers are more than rushed of their feet so we thought we’d give them a little rest and create our very own way of distributing Christmas cards with this handmade post box! It looks great and is actually a very simple project that little ones can easily get involved in. Plus, our post box has very humble beginnings and started out as a simple cereal box so it’s a great way to recycle too. Read more.
We can’t believe it but it’s time for the very last of our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza competition. We hope you’ve enjoyed the Extravaganza as much as we have and think today’s finale contest is a great way to go out with a bang! Read more.
It’s Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza and we have a competition to really get you guessing today! Read more.
We’ve all heard of cooking contests with set ingredient lists, but today’s competition is all about crafting. We’ve come up with a list of crafty ingredients that you’ll find below, and all you need to do to enter our competition is incorporate each item in a craft project, take a picture of it and send it to us. Read more.
Are you ready for a game of hide and seek? Good, because Ralph, the mascot of Baker Ross is ready and waiting to be found! Read more.
We have a hugely exciting announcement for you today, so, drumroll please....allow us to introduce you to the Baker Ross 12 Days of Christmas extravaganza! As you can probably guess from the name, from tomorrow, we will be embarking on a 12 day event of fabulously festive proportions! Read more.
We have a great Christmas decoration project to share with you today – Doily Baubles. They’ll really make an impact when hung from the ceiling and can be conjured up in just a few minutes meaning they’re perfect as a last minute idea. Read more.
We have a great project idea to share with you today in honour of St Andrew’s Day on Friday. It’s a great way to teach children about one of the national emblem’s of Scotland and to help them understand more about the saint’s day. Read more.
Party hosting can be a bit daunting at the best of times, and even more so when it’s a Christmas event. But with a little forward planning, you can make sure everything runs like clockwork. Plus don’t forget the magic ingredient – crafting! A dash of creativity is sure to make your festive bash win Party of the Year! Read on for our suggestions. Read more.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go – we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! From tinsel to baubles to fairy lights, sparkling signs of the festive season are popping up all over the place! And as December the first is fast approaching, we thought we’d better get a move on with our handmade advent calendar project. Read more.
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen... But do you know the winning caption for our Rockin’ Reindeer competition? Read on to find out! Read more.
We have a really fun but really simple idea to share with you today, and all you’ll need is a sheet of paper and a pen! So without further ado, read on to find out how to create cute origami cats and dogs. Read more.
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re definitely entering calendar season! Whether they’re for advent or the whole year, now’s the time to stock up. Read more.
There are so many exciting events going on at this time of year that we're never short of creative inspiration! Next Tuesday, it is Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights, so with this in mind we have made a quick yet effective craft project to celebrate the occasion. Read more.
If you were to think of doilies, we bet the first thing that springs to mind is cakes! But there’s much more to the humble doily than afternoon tea and we’re going to show you just how to release their potential with today’s project. Read more.
There’s nothing better than sharing the joy of a finished craft project so we’re thrilled to be showing you some fantastic creations made by you, the Baker Ross community today. Read more.
Today we’re going to show you how to create fireworks pictures with a difference. Taking inspiration from the spiral designs that can be created with special tools, we decided to draw our own doodled versions and this is the result. Read more.
Ain’t no party like a reindeer party! And as you can see from this picture, the gang from our Rockin’ Reindeer Tombola are having a whale of a time, plus the best part of it is, they want you to be able to celebrate too! Read on to find out more... Read more.
We’re so excited that Halloween is here, we’ve been crafting our way towards the spookiest day of the year and now it’s finally arrived! We hope you’ve enjoyed our creepy crafts so far and have one more idea for you to help your festivities go with a bang. Read more.
Now that we’re less than 24 hours away from the spookiest day of the year, we imagine that most of your Halloween preparations are more or less underway. But once you’ve seen today’s blog project you’re sure to want to add it to your to-do list of terror! Read more.
Now that the clocks have gone back, there’s definitely no disputing the fact that it’s winter! But don’t despair, we have the perfect craft idea to brighten up a dark day – 3D firework pictures. Read more.
Yesterday we showed you how to turn a plastic bottle cap into a fun craft project and today, we have a great idea for using up the rest of the bottle! As it gets closer to November, there’s only one thing on our minds, and that of course is Bonfire Night, so we decided to make a firework decoration to celebrate. Read more.
Today we’re going to show you how to turn a humble plastic bottle cap into a colourful bug creature. There’s nothing better than being able to creatively recycle and this idea has to be one of our favourites so far. Read more.
We have a really fun idea to share with you today – handmade Halloween candles, the perfect accessory for a spooky celebration! They’re so much fun to make and crafters of all ages will enjoy having a go. Read more.
If there’s one thing that makes for a fab Halloween costume, it has to be a creepy witch or wizard’s hat! So today, we’ve been on a quest to create the most spooktastic hats we could think of! Read more.
We’ve kept you in suspense long enough, so we thought it was about time we revealed just how many ribbons were in this bag! Read more.
One of the best things about crafting is that you can personalise your projects in any way you like, whether it’s the colour, the shape or the materials you use, there are so many ways to make crafting your own. Today we decide to create personalised accessories by using alphabet beads and we’re thrilled with the results! Read more.
Here at Baker Ross, we think that craft kits are the perfect way to start out on a creative journey, if you want to make a project quickly and easily but don’t have time to stock up on all the necessary bits and bobs then kits are perfect as everything you need will be included. Today we’re going to show you some of cute owl badge kits we made, they’re hootiful! Read more.
At this time of year, there’s no such thing as too many pumpkins, but we know it’s just not possible to surround yourself with hundreds of orange gourds and that’s where crafting comes in handy! With just a few sheets of card and a little ribbon, handcrafted pumpkins of all shapes and sizes can be yours within minutes! Read more.
As it gets closer to winter and the days become a little dreary, there’s nothing better than brightly coloured craftiness to help cheer up the grey. With this in mind, today we created this cute ribbon loop corsage which is perfect for adding to a coat, bag, or even sticking to a headband. Read on to find out how we made it. Read more.
As today is the start of the Big Draw – a month long celebration set up by the Campaign for Drawing, we thought we would come up with a little guide on drawing to join in with all the fun. Read more.
Today’s blog post is a spooky special! We’re getting well and truly caught up in Halloween hype and couldn’t wait to make another project for you with a haunting theme. Read more.
We just can’t stop crafting with buttons! From caterpillars to canvases, they’re definitely one of our go-to creative materials. And today we’ve been making beautiful wreaths decorated with, you’ve guessed it, buttons! They’re ideal for decorating classrooms, bedrooms, door handles, you name it! And they’re so easy to create too. Read more.
Bunting, in our opinion you can never have too much of it! Be it patriotic, Christmassy, congratulatory, or even cupcake themed, we think there should be bunting for every occasion! So today we’ve used our creative powers to make this fab Halloween themed length, read on to find out how. Read more.
Is it a pen? Is it paint? No, it’s a Metallic Chubbie Paint Marker! These fun, chunky colouring implements were one of the new products we welcomed recently and we’re so glad we did! Read more.
Foam sheets are definitely one of our crafty staples, we love how versatile they are and love including them in all kinds of products, so we were thrilled when we started stocking foam markers last month. Today we’ve used them to make a personalised door hanging and we’re thrilled with the results! Read more.
Did you know that today was World Animal Day? It’s a fantastic event celebrated all over the globe to raise awareness about endangered species. We’re huge animal lovers here at Baker Ross so we couldn’t let the day go by without making a craft project to mark the occasion. Read more.
We love incorporating nature in our crafting, not only does it help teach little ones about the natural world but there’s nothing quite like using the beauty found in the great outdoors for creating inspirational projects. Today’s idea for leaf printing art is no exception! Read more.
There’s no better occasion than a Halloween party to get your creative hat on, whether you’re planning a gathering for your little ones at home, running an event at a youth club or even treating some grown up friends to a spooky shindig, we have some great ideas to give your celebrations the scare factor! Read more.
Today we’d like to share one of our favourite papercraft techniques with you – 3D decoupage. There are two types of decoupage, the traditional one involves decorating an object with layers of cut out images then adding coats of varnish, and the 3D variety consists of layering shapes on top of each other for a dimensional, almost pop up effect. Read more.
We have another fun competition for you today...you may recall that yesterday we used some vibrant green ribbon on our seed packet card. Well the ribbon we used came out of this pack, and we couldn’t believe just how many ribbon lengths were squeezed into one tiny bag! Read more.
Did you know that Seed Gathering Season started on Sunday? It’s a great cause created by The Tree Council to encourage everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and learn more about tree growing. We were so inspired by it that we decided to make this great seed packet card to mark the occasion. Read more.
Today’s blog post is all about you! We love seeing all your fantastic craft projects especially when they’re inspired by our very own blog posts or incorporate Baker Ross products, so today we thought we’d dedicate some space to your makes. Read more.
Just like magpies, we’re suckers for anything shiny so couldn’t wait to get crafting with our brand new Metallic Marker pens. Not only do they show up beautifully on paper, they can also be used on glass and plastic too. Read more.
Just a few short weeks ago, we set you a challenge based around the brand new products we’ve recently welcomed to the Baker Ross website. If you cast your mind back, you’ll remember that this wasn’t just any old competition but an all-singing, all-dancing riddle challenge! Read more.
We hope you’ve been indulging in lots of sweet treats this week as the 17th-23rd of September is none other than National Cupcake Week. We’ve been taking full advantage of this delightful celebration by not only sampling yummy goodies but incorporating them in our crafting too. Read more.
We have a quick card idea for you today with a fun, floral theme! And even better, it’s 3D so the design will really stand out on the mantelpiece. The flower design in the centre is simply made from paper strips so if you’re planning on this activity for a group project, why not cut the strips before hand to save on time? Read more.
Ahoy m’hearties! Did ye know it was International Talk Like a Pirate Day? We’re always in favour of the opportunity for some imaginative play, so have been having a swashbuckling time here at Baker Ross HQ today spouting all kinds of piratey words! Read more.
Finger painting is a technique loved by young and old alike, so we’ve had great fun creating today’s project – finger painted tree pictures. As you can see, we’ve given a new spin to the classroom favourite and although the results look impressive, this is a project perfectly suited to all ages and abilities. Read more.
Today we’re going to show you how to make a pretty looped bracelet. The technique is so simple to achieve and takes next to no time at all but the results look so effective that the finished bracelets would make great gifts. Read more.
This week we’ve been experimenting with the exciting choice of Decopatch products we’ve added to our brand new range. The clever technique will transform most objects in minutes and it’s so easy to do, it’s ideal for group activities, little fingers and grown ups alike! We definitely recommend you give it a go if you enjoy customising items. Read more.
In our humble opinion, a dash of glitter is the perfect finish to any craft project, this probably explains why, each and every day, we seem to find dots of sparkle on our clothes! With this in mind, we thought we would dedicate an entire post to one of our very favourite craft ingredients – glitter. Read more.
We have an absolute treasure trove of a blog to share with you today. Full of wonderfully inspirational ideas on all manner of creative subjects, the Imagination Tree is a must visit. We’ve been enthralled by so many of the beautiful pictures and fantastic crafting ideas that we couldn’t wait to have a chat with the Imagination Tree’s writer, Anna Ransom. Read on to find out a little more about her and her creative motivations. Read more.
To continue with our theme of celebrating our brand new products, we thought we’d set you a fun challenge today, and, because we like to treat you, there’s a fab prize of a goody bag packed full of new products up for grabs for the winner. Read more.
Now that we can finally reveal all our amazing new products, we’re so excited to start showcasing how to use them in projects. It was really tough to choose which one to use first, but after much deliberation we decided that our amazing Luminous Glow in the Dark Paint more than deserved to receive immediate attention! Read more.
Today is a very exciting day for two huge, reasons – one, we are thrilled to announce that all of our brand new products are now live on the Baker Ross website. You can find them in the ‘new’ category here. And two, our mystery picture competition has now closed and we can reveal that the item shown in our image boxes was...a 3D Reindeer & Sleigh Foam Kit! Read more.
We love transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary here at Baker Ross, so today we’ve been turning run of the mill empty yoghurt pots into fantastic foam stampers. This project is a great way to teach children about recycling as well as creating a fab design in the process. Read more.
Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our very favourite crafts – Scratch Art. Loved by young and old alike it’s so easy to achieve amazing results and you can spend as much or as little time on your designs as you wish. We stock all kinds of scratch art supplies but today we thought we’d use our bookmark kit seeing as it’s back to school season. Read more.
We can’t believe that it’s time for another school year; the summer seems to have flown by. For us, one of the most exciting things about back to school is the excitement of brand new stationery, so today we’re showing you how to customise a wooden pencil box. Read more.
We’ve been absolutely thrilled this week as lots of our blog readers and Facebook friends have been sharing their craft projects with us. It’s been fantastic to see how everyone has been inspired by Baker Ross products and we’ve loved looking at all the brilliant versions of our blog projects. Read more.
Today’s project is sure to send you all of a flutter! With a little bit of sparkle and a dash of creativity, we’ve transformed ordinary wooden pegs into beautiful dragonflies. They’re made in just a few simple steps and children can get involved in every stage of the process. Read more.
We have a great technique to share with you today and one that combines recycling too, what could be better?! As you can see from our photo, we’ve been painting pretty flower pictures, but would you have guessed that those flowers were made by none other than an old plastic bottle? This is a really fun project that’s simple too and children of all ages are sure to enjoy it. Read more.
There’s a lot of excitement here at Baker Ross HQ at the moment, this is because, in a few short weeks, our brand new catalogues will be landing. And do you know what that means? The arrival of all kinds of fantastic, brand spanking new products, we can’t wait to get our hands on them! To celebrate this and to make sure all of you are just as excited as us, we thought we’d set you a little challenge... Read more.
Today we thought we’d show you one of our favourite crafting techniques – glass painting on beads. This might sound quite in depth but we can assure you that it’s easy peasy and children will really enjoy it too. Read more.
One of our very favourite things about crafting is that you can create items which are completely unique and personalised. This is why children enjoy creative pursuits so much too, what better way is there to put their own stamp on something than in a craft project? So today we’ve been inspired to create some one off masterpieces and have decorated t-shirts and accessories with fabric pens. Read more.
Well we can bear-ly contain our excitement! When we asked you to think of a caption for our bear-tastic picture we never thought we’d receive quite as many entries, and so many fantastic ones too, so you can imagine how un-bear-ably hard it was to choose just one. Read more.
Whether you’re trying to encourage children to practise their hand writing or just want to liven up a plain pencil, these cute snail pencil pals are the key to success. They’re so simple to make, even little ones will be able to have a go with a bit of assistance, and best of all, they’re super speedy too (unlike the snails themselves)! Read more.
If you haven’t been able to take little ones to the beach over the holidays, no doubt due to the delightful weather we’ve had recently, don’t worry as today’s craft idea is the next best thing! We know that sandcastle making is very important business so decided to come up with a crafty version that you can enjoy creating even if it is bucketing with rain outside, and this one won’t even get washed away by the tide! Read more.
Today we thought we’d introduce you to another of our favourite bloggers, Isil from Smiling Like Sunshine. We find her creative projects wonderfully inspirational and she’s full of fantastic ideas for helping children explore and develop their imaginations in all kinds of ways. If you’re stuck for creative activities, you’re sure to find something you’d like to try on her blog. Read on for our quick chat with Isil about crafting with little ones. Read more.
Sometimes the simple ideas are the best, so today we thought we’d revisit an old favourite – symmetry painting. Not only does it help to teach children about colour mixing and of course symmetry, the results are really effective and can be used in all kinds of ways. Read more.
Here at Baker Ross, it’s party time, and like all good hosts, we want our guests to feel at ease and enjoy our delicious party spread. With this in mind, we have created these fantastic sandwich flags to ensure there’s no confusion over delicious fillings and of course they make our tasty feast look even more festive too. Read more.
We have a hair-raising idea for you today which gives a novel spin on a favourite technique – marbling. Everyone loves marbling, there’s the fun of mixing together the ink, the excitement of dipping in a clean sheet of paper and watching it transform, and of course choosing your favourite designs once they’re dry. Read more.
As we’re finally having some beautiful weather, we thought it was time to create a project with the great outdoors in mind, so today we made these fun, decorated windmills. You must have noticed by now that buttons are fast becoming one of our favourite crafty ingredients, and we couldn’t help using them again today which goes to show just how versatile they are. Read more.
Children of all ages love to document their adventures, and now that it’s holiday season, they’re sure to be getting up to even more exciting exploits than usual. Whether visiting exotic foreign climes or having good old fashioned fun in the back garden they’ll love to look back on all the fun they had over the summer when the nights are drawing in. Read more.
If you go down to Baker Ross today you’re in for a big surprise, if you go down to Baker Ross today you’ll never believe your eyes! This teddy tastic sight is what greeted us on arriving at Baker Ross HQ recently, swarms and swarms of bears just relaxing together! Of course we had to stop and take a picture, and we’re so glad we did as we’re now challenging you to come up with a caption for our comical image for the chance to win a prize. Read more.
Our button addiction is no secret now, so today we thought we’d take it a step further and start wearing our favourite fasteners! Button jewellery is so effective and you can create everything from necklaces to earrings from buttons. Today we made this colourful bracelet which is the perfect accessory to any outfit. The bracelets would also make great gifts as they’re perfect present ideas for all ages and tastes. Read more.
Today, we’re helping you to get your five a day crafty style! As it’s International Cherry Day, we decided to get our thinking caps on and come up with five fruit themed craft ideas. We hope you like the results, let us know if you’ve made anything fruit related today. Read more.
There are so many amazing bloggers around that we thought it would be a fantastic idea to showcase some of our favourites. Today we’d like to introduce you to Lucy, she blogs over at GreatAunt.co.uk – a site which is a fantastic resource for anyone who has children to entertain! Here, Lucy tells us a little more about her blog and her motivations behind it. Read more.
Now that we’re in July, (and despite the weather we’re having here in Britain!) all our thoughts are turning to summer holidays. We’re big fans of a good old fashioned seaside break here at Baker Ross HQ so couldn’t help but create this cute beach hut card. Read more.
There have been so many reasons to be patriotic lately that it’s given us a newfound appreciation for national flags. We love all the striking colours and bold patterns proudly displayed on each one and would happily attempt to incorporate the designs into everything from food to clothing! Read more.
Here at Baker Ross HQ, it’s no secret that we’re huge tea fans, and what makes our favourite hot drink taste even better? Sipping it from a hand decorated, personalised mug of course! Read more.
Greetings earthlings! Did you know today was World UFO Day? UFO enthusiasts all around the world have been marking the occasion since 2001 by gathering together to watch the skies. We think it’s a great way to learn more about the solar system as well as Read more.