Monday 24 July 2017

Summer Holiday Days in with BIC® Kids

Summer holiday fun with BIC Kids

The Summer holidays are here and like many parents, my first thought is to plan days out and activities to fill the days and prevent the dreaded uttering of 'Muuuuuuum, I'm bored.'

Boredom isn't as bad as its reputation makes out, however. In fact, boredom often breeds creativity! To start off the six weeks of summer, we had a day at home with a selection of BIC® Kids products sent to us to test out and create some artistic masterpieces to enter into the BIC Kids Billboard competition.

Both of my children love to draw and colour and were delighted with the new editions to their art drawer, they couldn't wait to try them out!

Colouring pens and pencils from BIC

We were sent the following:

BIC® KIDS Kid Couleur 12 pack, RRP £2.99  - washable felt tips

BIC® KIDS Kid Couleur 12 pack, RRP £2.99

The BIC KIDS Kid Couleur felt pens are durable and ultra washable felt pens with blocked tips. I have to admit that I am not usually a fan of felt tips, as I always worry about them staining hands and clothes, however, these washed off skin really easily and hopefully will be the same for clothes. A perfect way for kids to explore their creativity without too much lasting mess!
 BIC® KIDS Evolution Ecolutions colouring pencils, RRP £2.99

BIC® KIDS Evolution Ecolutions colouring pencils, RRP £2.99

The BIC® KIDS Evolution ultra-resistant, wood-free colouring pencils are ideal for everyday drawing and colouring. Both my children subconsciously suck or chew of pens and pencils when they are using them, a habit I discourage, but with the resistant chew-proof lead and barrel these pencils are nice and durable so I don't need to worry too much. 

BIC® KIDS Plastidecor® crayons, RRP £2.99

BIC® KIDS Plastidecor® crayons, RRP £2.99

The Plastidecor® crayons don't look like your standard wax crayons, these look much more grown up and are ideal for children over the age of 30 months to create with. Recommended by teachers, these crayons don't have paper to peel away and instead can be sharpened easily and so far none have broken! 

Boy colouring and drawing

Each pack of colours retails at just £2.99, which is great value given the quality. The colours of each variety are vivid and come in a rainbow of colours.

kids colouring in

 find out about the competition to win your child's art work on a billboard.

 Would you like to see your child's art work on a billboard in your local area? 

In partnership with Mumsnet, BIC® has launched a fantastic nationwide competition for all budding artists aged between 5-11, which will give 10 lucky winners the chance to have their artwork displayed on billboards around the UK – with one random winner taking away a fabulous £300 Tesco voucher. What’s more, there are tonnes of BIC® goodies available for those that enter.
“It doesn’t matter if your child thinks the sky should be yellow, the sun pink, or the grass purple – we want to see the nation’s most imaginative drawings. All you need to do, is send a photo of your kid’s best drawing by the 6th August. Entries will then be judged by our panel of expert creatives and winners will be notified before the billboards are launched in September,” says Rebecca Huda from BIC®.

I've entered both Elizabeth's and Ben's creative drawings from our fun day at home into the competition and if you have a creative child aged between 5 and 11, it's really easy to enter too, and you have until 6th August. Find out more here.

drawing of a pirate ship

drawing of a picnic

“I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity. I have received a voucher as a token of thanks for this post.”

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