All of my children are extremely unorganised…sadly a trait passed down from me and it’s something that I really don’t want them to take into adulthood.
I am always forgetting things, turning up to appointments at the wrong time or occasionally not at all!
I have made a really rubbish role model in this department and as well as getting myself organised this year I wanted the children to start taking more responsibility of their day to day life and get their days into order so I’m not running back and forth to different schools dropping off all their forgotten items.
This year we were challenged to create a personalised diary to start off the new year with Gel-a-Peel and I took this as the perfect opportunity to get number three a little more organised.
She is probably the scattiest of them all and will be starting secondary school in September which is going to be a whole new ball game with regards to the amount of responsibility that will be on her shoulders. So filling out a week long diary of the activities she has and what she needs for each of them will be a great start.
Last year we were lucky enough to be sent a set from Gel-a-Peel that number three had lots of fun creating bundles of jewellery for herself and her friends.
It is a great concept and allows them to use their imagination to get creative and using it to decorate a diary will give it a really individual feel.
She set to thinking of a design she wanted and used a variety of different coloured gels and tips sizes to create something that was individual to her.
Once she was happy with her diary she couldn’t resist some more jewellery making with the sixteen templates provided and the hair clips, bracelets and earrings that are also provided in the set.
Let’s hope the fact that she has been allowed free rein on the design of her diary it will help with the want for her to be more organised. Watch this space!
Number three loves jewellery and if she can create it herself that’s even better.
When the Gel – A – Peel package arrived she excitedly planned who she was going to give her creations to. We were really taken with the simple, cool packaging that really appealed to my pre-teen.
Patience is something she’s not gifted with so luckily the instructions were easy to read and very clear so she could get started straight away.
First up were some bracelets which looked liked the simplest thing to start with.
She placed the clear plastic sheet on top of the templates provided and then chose from the three colours and different nozzle shapes to create the design for her bracelet.
The gel needed to be applied in sections so that it can dry slightly before the next colour is added.
It took longer than expected to dry but when it did the bracelets were very pretty and she was extremely proud of her creations.
Once her confidence grows she is going to try to create her own designs and give the hair clips and earnings a try that are also provided in the pack.
For me this is a great gift for anyone that loves a relatively simple craft with great results. You can stick to the ideas that are given or really let your imagination run wild and create something more individual.
I think I know what we will all be getting for Christmas this year!
* I was given this set for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.