Looking for things to do with the kids?
This ‘no sew‘ creative project will keep the children entertained for an hour at least! Plus if they’re old enough to help make it, even better!
Homemade hopscotch! Do you remember playing that game in the playground?! Well I recreated an inside version for my niece’s birthday – British weather is far too unreliable to play this game outside! Plus with lockdown, this makes the perfect indoor game.
I was inspired by the Tip Junkie Blog, which is full of too many amazing projects I also can’t wait to try out!)
This hopscotch mat is super easy to make as its a ‘no sew’ project.
All you need:
- an old bed sheet or large piece of fabric
- glue gun or tube of fabric glue
All of these things can be purchased from a general craft store like Hobbycraft. I purchased some plain coloured canvas material to use as the main sheet. I then bought different coloured felt fabric and a few tubes of material glue. It’s pretty simple, just cut out the rectangles for the blocks and then the numbers.
Glue it all down et voila! If you’ve got any scraps of felt left over, why not make a border around the edge 🙂
If you have any other ideas on things to do with kids that are creative I’d love to hear about them. Send them over to me!
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.