My Kids Make and Bake Debut!


I’m so excited, I was asked to join the Kids Make and Bake Club YouTube channel! This means that I legitimately get to do craft on my own. Not that I’m a slight craft control freak and get a bit twitchy when absolutely no regard to the plan is paid by my kids, oh no, not me! πŸ˜‰

For my debut, I thought I’d try something really simple, you can’t really go wrong with finger painting can you?! Hope you enjoy it. There is a team of us and there are some really fun vids already on the channel.

It wasn’t the easiest video to make, we were away, (I really need to get more organised in life!), and there was a pretty wild football game raging down on the football pitch below me. Hopefully it hasn’t affected the quality of the vid too much. For my next one, I absolutely definitely will be more organised!! Slightly unlikely I would say!

Do let me know if you like it! Also, I would love more ideas for future videos, if you’ve done any simple, brilliant crafts that you’ve loved with your little ones recently, please do tell me about them. Also, if you try this, send me pictures, you can tag me in onΒ InstagramΒ orΒ Twitter, I love seeing what your kids have been up to. πŸ™‚



  1. Arts and crafts gets closer to nature, literally. Such a picturesque setting. Please use Wilma every time! #bigpinklink

  2. Oh I love it especially the bee and ladybirds! I’ve just subscribed to the kids make and bake channel! I’ve been trying out messy play activities with the baby. I hadn’t thought to film it! I’ll put it on my to do list #bigpinklink

  3. Very cute craft and you are a natural!
    By the way, my son asked if you were me – we must look alike, although my hair is a very boring colour, as he is always telling me :/ everyone’s a critic!
    x Alice

  4. What a great location haha. I love crafting but my boy couldn’t be less interesting. Sucks! #bigpinklink

  5. haha brilliant. Wilma! I echo the comment from Nursery Whines – Wilma every time! #bigpinklink

  6. Gorgeous! Finger painting is always a good one to start with πŸ˜‰ I’m a teacher and one of my favourite things to do with the kids is lay empty photo frames on the grass and ask children to create a picture using things from nature inside it. You get some gorgeous stuff! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink again πŸ™‚

  7. This is so cute! I’m going to have to improve my crating skills I am useless! Thanks for hosting hun xx #bigpinklink

  8. Great work love! Well done you. I have to admit I was totally distracted through the vid. I just kept thinking “I need a Wilma in my life” #bigpinklink

  9. love finger painting πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  10. Cute activity and I think the vid being done in the camper makes it all the more fun! πŸ™‚

  11. Cute activity and I think the vid being done in the camper makes it all the more fun! πŸ™‚

  12. I wish my kids would like finger painting. They seem to enjoy smearing paint on their hands instead before plastering it over their faces then any furniture within grabbing distance! Great vid though, well done πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  13. This is really cool. I want a Wilma too! We’re going to do finger painting now as it’s raining and I want to thank you as NG is now really excited πŸ™‚ (And no, I wasn’t distracted by the football …) xx #bigpinklink

  14. I need a Wilma! Love the setting, such a brilliant idea and well done πŸ™‚

  15. You had way too much doing that didn’t you! Toddler asked if she could try. I told her no. Maybe in the garden. The anarchy. I don’t think I’m cut out for crafts with toddlers.

  16. Too much fun. Ugh you can tell I’ve had no sleep!

  17. I love this, I really wish my boy liked crafts, maybe I will just make this one myself haha. You should definitely make all your videos in Wilma, your blog really makes me want a camper van! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink xx

  18. This is so cool, love that you did it in Wilma! I can’t wait for bubba to get a bit bigger so we can start doing things like this. At the moment he would just attempt to eat the paint and probably pat it onto my boob – haha! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink.

  19. Yaaaay! I love that you did your arts and crafts vid in lovely Wilma. I think they should all be done in Wilma. You are great in the vid too! Love it #bigpinklink

  20. I love your video and Wilma! Thank you for reminding me of finger paint pictures. We had a little set a while ago with some Very Hungry Caterpillar pictures to fill in – v cute! I’m off to get the paints out πŸ™‚ Will subscribe to the channel too as sounds fab πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  21. My kids have always loved anything art or craft, my girls are now 11 and 9 and attend private art classes, they are loving it.

  22. Well done! I love that your camper van is called Wilma πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  23. You can’t go wrong with finger painting all right! You are so cute doing yours! It’s a great idea to do with the kiddies & congrats on such a lovely video. Thank u for hosting #bigpinklink x

  24. Ooh! I haven’t heard of this channel before, but clearly I need it for inspiration. Great idea and I look forward to more ideas. #bigpinklink

  25. Great video, love that you did it from your van. Finger painting is a fab activity. Thanks for hosting xx

  26. very cute. Love the music in the background and the location. your instructions are easy to follow for kids and i think i might just have to overcome my objection to fingerpaints. I have avoided them so far as i didn’t fancy having paint all over the house. maybe my smallies are old enough now πŸ™‚

  27. I am a complete control freak when it comes to arts and crafts – trying to improve this before I have a nervous breakdown every time my kids get involved πŸ™‚

    Really cute post and love the video #bigpinklink

  28. I’m in awe of anyone who can do craft as I am so rubbish! Well done and congratulations on being asked to be part of this πŸ™‚

  29. Eeek, I didn’t know you were doing this!! Well done on such a fabulous video, I’ve just been watching it with DT, who was rather entranced by you!! Any CBeebies presenters jobs going??! So it turned out making the video in Wilma has turned out to be a blessing-she’s a star setting for the videos!! DT is really getting into crafting since he started nursery, so we will give this a try! Super duper!!
    Thanks for being a fabuloso cohost!! #bigpinklink

  30. Great video, you come across as a pro! Lovely crafts and I agree, a fab setting to use Wilma and on holiday too. Thanks for hosting #BigPinkLink x

  31. My kids love watching this stuff on youtube. You seem to relaxed and fun in your van named Wilma! Easy crafts are every mom’s dream. πŸ˜€


  32. This is great! Love a bit of arts and crafts! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  33. You clever thing! Bravo for doing this from inside a camper van too! You’re a natural on cam. CBeebies will be calling soon. Reckon this is a make my rug rats would enjoy – I may have to cling film the house before they start though. Great stuff. Thanks for hosting x #bigpinklink

  34. Love it! I’m feeling inspired. Looking forward to more videos!

  35. Love finger painting, great idea! #bigpinklink

  36. I love to do crafts – but I usually end up doing them on my own 2 minutes after starting. Can’t wait for the attention span to improve! #Bigpinklink

  37. Love it love it love it!! x x #bigpinklink

  38. YOU ARE A TOTAL NATURAL! Seriously though, you are so so watchable – my 3 are too grown up now but I will be shouting you out to my mummy friends with littlies – just fab!

  39. I need to do more crafts with my little one! I’m a scrapbooker. How fun and well done you πŸ™‚ x Thanks for hosting x

  40. Very cute. This reminded me how much I adored finger painting as a kid. Congratulations on your invitation to join…very cool! Big thank you for hosting #bigpinklink!

  41. What a lovely video – you’re a natural! Love these simple craft ideas – I’m just at the stage now where we can start doing stuff like this, so the simpler the better I think! We’ll definitely be trying this out at some point. #bigpinklink

  42. I’m always in awe of those brave enough to vlog! Tigs is massively into insects so this is one she would LOVE!

  43. ooh exciting!! Congratulations πŸ™‚ I’ve just realised I don’t have a YouTube account for my blog – off to rectify that right now and watch! x #bigpinklink

  44. Really cute craft – and lovely to meet Wilma too πŸ™‚ x

  45. Wow well done you. I’m not the best crafty mum. Paint & glitter are my nemesis although we did do easter pom-poms. #bigpinklink Lifeinthemumslane

  46. This is definitely my kind of craft! In the coolest camper van in the world, and without any pesky offspring messing it up by sticking their entire paws into the paint and then in their hair etc… oops. Did I just type that out loud? Hehe. Love the little beetles and bees! So cute.

    Thanks for hosting!

  47. This is definitely my kind of craft! In the coolest camper van in the world, and without any pesky offspring messing it up by sticking their entire paws into the paint and then in their hair etc… oops. Did I just type that out loud? Hehe. Love the little beetles and bees! So cute.

    Thanks for hosting x

  48. Oh I love this, such a fun, quick craft, plus we love getting our hands covered in paint so toddler would definitely enjoy this!! Wilma was a wonderful backdrop for the video πŸ™‚
    Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink x

  49. Ooh excellent news, and I would feel exactly like you: legitimate reason to do crafts, hurrah!! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink πŸ™‚

  50. Such fun… finger painting is brilliant! Im about to hop over and subscribe to your Youtube channel x

  51. Ahhh, loved seeing Wilma and the background music too!! You are giving Katy on I Can Cook and her camper van a run for their money…new career as cbeebies presenter awaits?!! #bigpinklink

  52. Just wow!!! Craft in a car??? I cannot get it together to do it in our kitchen!! I am a craft avoider….paint, glitter….gives me hot beads of sweat. Yours certainly looked pretty sweet and simple…wonder how my kids could destroy it..?. mwwwa ha ha!!! #bigpinklink

  53. Love the location what a fab idea. I brought some finger paints to try with my little ones yesterday, they are currently still in the box but I will – thank you for the inspiration! Great video #bigpinklink xx

  54. Oh wow what a fab idea! Such a great video too! I am awful at coming up with suggestions for my own videos let alone help others haha! It looks like a really exciting thing to be a part of though πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink

  55. brilliant idea and so simple! creates some cute pics thanks for sharing #bigpinklink

  56. Congrats and well done, Pink Pear Bear! My son and I sat down to watch your video and it’s a big thumbs up for us. We’re going to try it out tomorrow. How cool are you for filming in your Camper-Van? #bigpinklink

  57. Wow crafting in a camper van is the way forward!! I was slightly nervous throughout that you were going to knock what looked like a fairly hot drink over….however that probably says more about my clumsy skills rather than yours πŸ˜‰

  58. That’s a really cute idea and you’re a natural on the video πŸ™‚ Crafting in a camper is pretty cool! #bigpinklink

  59. So adorable! I haven’t been brave enough to try video yet- kuddos! Yours is great. Excited to see more- my little ones will love this and it looks pretty easy for me too-win win! #bigpinklink

  60. I never even knew about this channel! Thank you for highlighting it! Loved the cute artsy idea.. Bug..Ladybugs etc.. Too cute! #bigpinklink

  61. Simple but fun way to paint particularly if you ahev two children at different stages jn development but can still enjoy doing this activity together X #bigpinklink

  62. Fantastic artwork!! I really love these. Welcome to the team lovely xx #bigpinklink

  63. Great video and loved the idea for a first craft session, can’t wait to do stuff like this with Effy. She’s more interested with eating her feet at the minute.

  64. Hey cool idea for a channel, definitely got to check some more videos out. you’re was great, and the quality fine. #bigpinklink

  65. Awesome video! I love the name Wilma for the camper van, and I love that your filming it while away with a football game in the background LOLs. The Bee is super cute, love this idea. Thanks for hosting #BigPinkLink

  66. So cute! Well done! Love a bit of fingerpainting! #bigpinklink

  67. What a lovely simple idea I’ll look forward to trying this out with my boy when he’s a toddler. My girl is 5 and very arty she would love it too. We do a lot of craft together and recently I’ve been trying to do more baking with her. We made some really easy chocolate lollipops the other week – technically not baking but they were yummy! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  68. Love it! I might do this with mine today… but in the garden! X

  69. Aww well done you, I am so scared of doing a video! lol. But yours is great must look to subscribe as its right up my street, love the finger painting. Thank you for hosting #BigPinkLInk x

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