“ Craft projects for kids. „
This ITV show if great for all kids who love to get messy and sticky and love crafting. That said I also love watching this show with my 6 year old as the craft ideas are fab.
The presenters (who seem to change regularly) are fun and great for even smaller kids as they don't do silly things which my kids try to copy. They explain things really well and make the program enjoyable.
Its a fast paced show which normally shows you how to make about 5 or 6 different items in the space of the show. I really like the make it in a minute and party tips sections as they make some great items which can easily be adapted to be made by my youngest too (2 years old).
This site also has a great website www.fingertips.co.uk which has all of the shows crafty ideas on there with full instructions so if you miss any of the details in the show you can always look on there tpo find out how to make it.
I should probably start by saying that I'm not really in the main target audience for this show! However I am a Guider with a great deal of say in the arts and crafts of her unit, so at least I have an excuse! Actually, that really is an excuse! I just have a real penchant for arty crafty programmes, and this is one of my ultimate favourites!
This show is shown on CITV, usually on weekend mornings at the moment and tends to feature 4 or 5 things for kids to make/do using stuff from around the house.
The show has a few different categories - including food, makeover and the minute make. The presenters are fairly easy to deal with - a woman called naomi, and a guy whose name I can't remember! It used to be Steven Mulhern who has since moved onto bigger things!
A big issue I have with this programme are the seriously dodgy puns that they use - throughout the whole show and the terrible overacting, but its all in fun! And to be fair, they aren't meant to be actors.
They give everything they make a "fingertips difficulty rating" to give kids an idea of how hard things will be and although the "ones we made earlier" tend to be 10 times better than the ones they demo, the makes actually look quite good, and there are some ideas I will definately be using with the guides. The instructions are usually really easy to follow, and the website helps make everything clear.
The show is often quite short, around the 20 minute mark, so you don't need to hold your attention for too long. But I think it is well worth a watch!