Making Mothers Day Cards with Gel-a-Peel

There are certain activities that my girls always go crazy for, and Gel-a-Peel is one of them. We have enjoyed trying out their kits over the last few months, making our own jewellery, key rings, and getting creative with various designs. When we were asked to try out the new Gel-a-Peel Pearly Pastels kit to create a Mothers Day card, it goes without saying that the girls jumped at the chance!

The pastels kit contains everything that we have come to expect from Gel-a-Peel; three pastel gel tubes, sixteen design templates and five designer tips. On top of that we were very excited to discover the new gel tray which you simply fill with the gel, leave to set and remove to make pearly pastel gems!

Previously Megan has struggled a little with Gel-a-Peel. At three she was unable to apply the right amount of pressure to the tubes for a steady flow of gel, and she always ended up a little frustrated and very messy! But using the gel tray she was able to fill the moulds quite easily and it was lovely to see her join in. And for Eva, who has become a seasoned pro with Gel-a-Peel, she was over the moon with the new accessory and got stuck right in!

Once the girls had filled the moulds we left them to set for half an hour, which when you are three and five must feel like an eternity!

It was so easy to remove the shapes from the mould with the tool included, and the girls were so excited to have made so many gorgeous pastel coloured gems!

Using a small amount of gel on each shape, we were able to stick them to the card to create a design for our Mothers Day cards. I helped the girls by designing a card for them to copy which, although far from a masterpiece, made for a really pretty card.

I was so impressed with how well the girls copied my design, easily creating a gorgeous hand made Mothers Day card that beats any you can buy in the shop!

It was so much fun to use Gel-a-peel in this way and it is definitely something we will do more of in the future. And at the end of the month on Mothers Day, I will look forward to opening my card off Eva, even if Megan told me that she won’t be giving me her card because, actually, she loves it so much she wants to keep it for herself!!

Gel-a-peel is aimed at children aged 8+.

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We received the Gel-a-peel kit for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. March 15, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Those are really pretty. Enjoy opening them on Mother’s Day. (If you get them!)

    • Laura Dove
      March 15, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Hahah I’m pretty sure Megan will never hand hers over! xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you! We had so much fun making them! xx

  2. March 16, 2017 / 9:54 am

    My lil babe isnt quite old enough for this yet, she’d probably eat them!! But the cards are so pretty! Deff going to keep this in mind for the up coming years!! #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      March 16, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      Haha yes, it is aimed at older children but with supervision mine managed it just fine at three and four. xx

  3. March 16, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    What a lovely idea for making Mothers Day cards or cards at any time of year they look so pretty!

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      We love making cards, the girls would do this all day every day if I let them! x

  4. March 16, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    This looks like the kind of toy Tigs would LOVE. She got loads of aquabeads for her birthday and their hasn’t been day where we haven’t had to have them out”

    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

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

      Oh mine LOVE aquabeads too! Anything small and fiddly, they go crazy for! xx

  5. March 16, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Wow, these look great!

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

      Thank you! xx

  6. March 16, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    What a cute Mother’s Day card, I would be very happy to receive it! 🙂

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

      Me too, home made cards are the best! xx

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      My kids love Gel-a-peel, the new mould tray makes it so much easier for Megan to join in too. xx

  7. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    March 17, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Haha, I love Megan! She’s right though, they’re really pretty! I hope you get something equally pretty to make up for her keeping the card 🙂 Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Haha she’s so funny, she asked me could she send it to herself the other day as a get well soon card!! xx

  8. March 17, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Wow how gorgeous are these mothers day cards with gel peel, they remind me of applique , gorgeous x

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you, I’m hoping Megan decides to give me hers on Sunday! xx

  9. March 17, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    This is the cutest thing ever, i love the creativity and craft behind it, its great for kids eye coordination and being able to create and express their artistic side.

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you. We loved making them together! xx

  10. March 18, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Oh laura, these look GREAT! What a lovely design and so nice that they both could do it with ease. Really impressed with these.

    • Laura Dove
      March 19, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Thanks Holly, they love making things, especially cards! xx

  11. March 20, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This is such a fantastic crafts kit. Love how easy to fill the molds are and the results are great. I think even my 2 year old would be able to have a go. Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMama

    • Laura Dove
      March 20, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      I think they would manage, it’s so much fun and the results are fantastic! xx

  12. March 21, 2017 / 12:44 am

    Wow! That is an awesome idea! I love it! Indeed a nice design perfect for making cute cards. Good for the coming mother’s day and any other occasion!

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Thank you, it’s a fab craft kit, the options are endless. We have gel-a-peel’d everything!! Haha! xx

  13. March 21, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Oh wow they are really clever. Alice would love these and I am seriously impressed with what a good job they did with the mothers day cards. Well done girls. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks Laura, they are surprisingly easy to do, especially with the new gel tray. We are about to make some more cards now! xx

  14. March 21, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Definitely a good idea, especially for little ones that like to make a mess 🙂 Mine loves to decorate as much as he can

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Haha yes, the more mess the better where kids are concerned!! xx

  15. March 21, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Gel-A-Peel looks like a lot of fun – my eldest would love this! I love your Mother’s Day cards, what a pretty design and such a good use of the pastel gems 🙂 #coolmumclub

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Louise, Gel-a-peel is a firm favourite with the girls! xx

  16. March 21, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I have not heard of this before but it looks fab, what a great effect

    • Laura Dove
      March 21, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      It’s a fab craft Kara, I bet your kids would love it! xx

  17. March 22, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Oh that’s so pretty – my daughter had this kit from a friend for her birthday. Thanks for linking to #sharewitheme

    • Laura Dove
      March 22, 2017 / 11:53 am

      It’s a fab kit isn’t it? We love it! xx

  18. August 25, 2017 / 12:33 am

    Wow your girls are brilliant, they really made your cards look beautiful. I wish as I was artistic as them but sadly I am a little challenged in that department haha! x

    • Laura Dove
      August 25, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Thank you! I’m not great either, the kids don’t get it from me that’s for sure! xx

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