SIX GREAT CRAFTS ON OFFER TO OCCUPY THE CHILDREN OVER THE HOLIDAYS…

Crafting is big business now and can be a profitable sideline but it also has its health benefits. The four kits I found today are all on offer and could also be a great gift for children to try over the holidays.

They don’t have to cost a fortune with the ones I have listed starting from £5.99 and all reduced and on offer at the moment. The ones I found here are all from <a href="http://&lt;!– START ADVERTISER: Prezzybox from awin.com –> <a rel="sponsored" href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=641200&v=164&q=175478&r=107144"&gt; <img src="https://www.awin1.com/cshow.php?s=641200&v=164&q=175478&r=107144&quot; border="0"> </a> <!– END ADVERTISER: Prezzybox from awin.com –>" data-type="URL" data-id="<!– START ADVERTISER: Prezzybox from awin.com –> <a rel="sponsored" href="https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=641200&v=164&q=175478&r=107144"&gt; <img src="https://www.awin1.com/cshow.php?s=641200&v=164&q=175478&r=107144&quot; border="0"> </a> Prezzybox.

1.The Bath Bombe Craft Kit, which is a great one for the girls, is reduced to £11.99 and has –

  • Everything you need to create 12 bombes
  • Filled with sea-inspired fragrances
  • Super fun for big and little ones!

2. The Russian Doll Painting Craft Kit is also reduced to £24.99 and this one has –

  • The Russian Doll painting kit makes it possible to capture the essence of Russian folklore.
  • The dolls are pre-printed with guidelines.
  • The dolls can then be painted and varnished in a traditional style

3. The Knitting Craft Kit is now only £7.99 and includes –

  • Make your own knitted bag!
  • Comes with 100% pure wool, bamboo needles, a tapestry needle and a button

4. Another very popular one is the Candlemaking Craft Kit which is reduced to £12.99 and includes –

  • Everything you need to make up to 12 candles
  • Includes full step-by-step instructions with clear illustrations
  • Fill your room with a wonderful scent.

5. One I have never heard of before but looks fascinating is the DIY Dream Catcher Kit reduced to just £5.99 –

  • Get your craft on!
  • Make your own colourful dream catcher
  • Super cute bedroom decoration

6. Another Bath Bomb Kit for only £5.99 and includes –

  • Create your own bath bombs
  • Comes with pink and purple colours
  • Great self-care treat

So, get your creative side going with your children over the holidays and maybe start a new hobby in the process.

DELICIOUS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO ENJOY DURING JULY…

Here is a list of some lovely fruit and vegetables in season for the month of July…

Vegetables to harvest or buy

  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Lettuce and other salad leaves
  • New potatoes
  • Peas and mangetout
  • Radish
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Shallots

Some delicious fruits to enjoy in July include…

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Gooseberries
  • Loganberries
  • Raspberries
  • Tayberries

If you head over the National Trust Website they have lots of interesting things to read including Talking About New potatoes from Jersey or further afield appear on supermarket shelves very early in the year, but most British new potatoes, especially those grown at home, only come into their own now. Planted in March or April, new potatoes do best if they receive plenty of rain during May and June while their tubers are swelling.

They have some great gardening tips plus some amazing July recipes which include Potato, Pepper & Courgette Curry, Greek Salad, Peacamole, which if you haven’t heard this before is a tasty twist on guacamole, try this delicious green dip made from peas. Fall in love with this refreshing recipe, that’s an easy way to get everyone eating more vegetables.

Other recipes include delicious Cheese & Tomato Muffins (which are to die for) and Pickled Raddish & Vegetable Stew.