Easter fun with Matalan

Earlier this month, when Matalan asked invited us to take part in some Easter activities to feature over on their blog, we jumped at the chance! I have been a huge fan of Matalan for years and although we often buy our clothes from here, and we love their Christmas gift range, I had no idea that they had so many lovely products for Easter, including decorations, clothing and craft sets!

We were kindly sent a range of Easter craft sets to try out, and Eva was so excited to try them. I’ll be honest, the thought of doing crafts with the children always sends me into a panic, the thought of having to come up with an idea in the first place, before trailing around the shops looking for all of the bits and pieces we need to create our “masterpiece” – and I use that term loosely! Which is why I love using these craft sets from Matalan which not only include everything we need, but come with full instructions too!

I love that the craft sets are designed so that children can do them with minimal help, something which Eva (our Little Miss Independent!) was very happy about.

As you can see, Eva was so proud of her egg and promptly asked could we hang it on the Christmas tree, I’m not sure she has quite got the hang of Easter yet!!

Up next was the ‘Making your own Easter mask’ kit which included a bunny, chicken and lamb mask. Eva chose to make the bunny mask and again, with all pieces pre-cut and the instructions very clear, it meant that she was able to do this with virtually no assistance.

She really enjoyed making the mask and the finished result was not only super effective, but super cute too!

Along with the crafts we were very lucky to receive a special Easter outfit, available from Matalan, complete with the sweetest bunny trainers I have ever seen! My only disappointment with these trainers is that they don’t come in an adults size 6!!

It has been so lovely to enjoy some Easter activities together this week, and with the sun finally making an appearance we are hoping for a lovely, sunny, and chocolate filled Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!!

 

 

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    • Laura Dove
      April 11, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it? It’s my go to place for holiday clothes! xx

  1. April 11, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Oh my gosh those trainers are adorable! I love Matalan too, their homeware section is amazing and I always end up buying something when I visit. I had no idea they had such a great Easter range, I will have to check out as we have a Matalan close by x

    • Laura Dove
      April 11, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Me too! They are so sweet, everyone compliments the girls on them! xx

  2. April 11, 2017 / 8:50 am

    These look great! Arthur has really started to enjoy doing arts and crafts since starting nursery – he would love these #twinklytuesday

    • Laura Dove
      April 11, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      They are lovely craft sets, I had no idea Matalan did this kind of thing! xx

  3. April 11, 2017 / 9:01 am

    We don’t have a Matalan nearby however they do goregous bits I love the look of the Easter crafts they will be perfect when Blake is a bit older

    • Laura Dove
      April 11, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      I love Matalan and often buy on line, it’s easier than dragging my four to the shops! xx

  4. April 11, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Oh we love Matalan but every time i go in and say i dont need anything i end up spending £££ lol Those trainers are too cute and my girls love anything pink!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Haha me too! I nip in for something small and come out with a trolley load! xx

  5. April 11, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Those trainers are so cute, do they go up to an adult 3 lol. I love the hanging Easter eggs, my daughter is older but I know she would love painting them.
    #TriumphantTales

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Sadly not, they are gorgeous aren’t they! xx

  6. April 11, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Oooh lots of Easter fun loving the bunny masks in particular happy Easter darling! Xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Happy Easter right back at you! xx

  7. April 11, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    We don’t shop in Matalan but after reading this we’re going to pop in a have a look! Some great Easter treats there. The Easter mask is awesome!

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Oh you should, the childrens clothing range is amazing! xx

  8. April 11, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Yes, Matlan is a great place for shopping. You always end up buying even if you don’t want to but then, who doesn’t love shopping? Keep up the good work.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Hahah yes that’s what I do every time we go to Matalan! xx

  9. April 12, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I am loving Matalan, I only recently discovered the store, the kids and homeward range is amazing and the price points are insane. I am in love with these Easter treats that your daughter is making and her trainers are the cutest.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you! It’s a fab store, there is always so much I want to buy! xx

  10. April 12, 2017 / 9:55 am

    I am a huge Matalan fun and been shopping from them for years, they always have everything we need but didn’t know about the crafts either

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Us too, I can’t believe I missed them! They have some amazing things in at Christmas too! xx

  11. April 12, 2017 / 10:07 am

    I honestly had no idea they had such lovely crafts.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Nor me!! I will be buying them in future! xx

  12. April 12, 2017 / 10:46 am

    What a fab selection. Loving the craft kits, perfect way to get into the Easter spirit! I wish they did those trainers in a 6 too! 🙂 xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      I know, you reckon we can cram our feet into a size 12?! xx

  13. April 12, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    What a fantastic selection of crafting activities. Gorgeous outfit and shoes! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you! xx

  14. Jen
    April 13, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I’m not keen on the commercial side of Easter, and it worries me a little that we are expected to buy buy buy. I even saw a headline today that asked “Is Easter the new Christmas”? Arrghh! No thanks, I don’t think I could cope.

    But that said, this is what I do like to see. Lovely Easter crafts, and themed activities for children to do and make. I didn’t know Matalan did such a good range. I love the feel of spring, and the brightness.

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      I totally agree, I saw there are now Easter trees and there are toys being advertised everywhere! I think it’s lovely to have family traditions to enjoy Easter as quality time together. We have enjoyed the build up with these crafts that really don’t have to cost the earth. xx

  15. April 13, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Those trainers are gorgeous. So cute. I’m actually going shopping tomorrow, the may happen to hop their way into my basket x

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Haha I don’t blame you! xx

  16. April 14, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Those trainers are so sweet, beautiful photos and I love all the Easter crafts too

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you! We loved doing them! xx

  17. April 14, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    oh how adorable is Eva???!!! I love that she wanted to hang her decoration on a christmas tree bless her!
    I didnt realise Matalan had such lovely stuff! I do love their kids clothes though, got some pretty cute outfits for Ben from there!
    Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales, i hope to see you back next week

  18. April 16, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Oh my goodness those trainers are adorable! So cute. They have some really lovely outfits in Matalan don’t they? Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      They are so sweet, I can’t get enough of them! xx

  19. April 16, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I too had no idea that Matalan did all of these Easter things – how brilliant are they?! I’ll bear this is in mind for next year! Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales – hope to see you again on Tuesday!

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      I’m a huge fan of Matalan, I’ll be buying more of their crafts definitely! xx

  20. April 19, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Wow, didn’t she do an amazing job with those Easter crafts! Love those trainers too, they are so cute

    • Laura Dove
      April 19, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      Thank you, she loves doing any kind of crafts! xx

  21. April 19, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Those bunny trainers are so cute, I love the pink shade it is gorgeous. I wish that Matalan did an adult size as well.I like the sound of the Easter mask kit as well x

    • Laura Dove
      April 19, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Haha me too! I would go crazy for those trainers! xx

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