Congratulations to Clare Andtribe Leahy on winning our Festive Pets competition with the hopping Christmas bunny image – it’s so cute and caused lots of ‘oooing’ and ‘aarring’ in the office.
We’d also like to thank everyone who entered the competition; we had some super entries – a snake, a bearded dragon, horses and budgies in hats and some festive fish! Couldn’t really get any more Christmassy than that.
Although 23% of UK households own at least one dog or cat, many of us aren’t allowed to have a pet… sob sob! But help is at hand…… our Art & Craft experts have created a Designer Doggie for you and your kids to make. Simply download the pattern for FREE via our Activity Zone and follow the instructions.
If our regal Corgi isn’t for you, we have a super cool Sock Dog that will undoubtedly become a loveable friend with its cute rainbow ears and purple eye patch, or a sock cat with red nose and spotted jumper!
Alternatively you could grow an animal with our Grow-A-Head range. You’ll be able to grow a pig, monkey, cat or dog! Each head contains grass seed and coconut fibre in a colourful nylon cover with fun plastic and foam features. Just add water and watch them grow! After a few days, green hair will start to appear. Keep watering and your Grow-A-Head will soon be ready for a trim! Create your own cool hair styles.
Or if it’s ‘piggy-mess’ you are after, have a go at creating your own Pet Pig out of Papier Mache. Download the free template via our website for the pig’s legs, ears, snout and tail, and use an inflated balloon for his body. Add layers of Paper Mache from pieces of newspaper dipped in glue.When dry, you’ll have a hard but lightweight pig to decorate with paint. This activity is suitable for children aged 7 years and up and it’s a great way to recycle newspapers! When finished, why not upload your Make & Do photos to our Facebook page….we’d love to see how you get on.