A Children’s Craft Party by Lynda Hall
In my day job I run my own childcare business, which is so much fun, and one of the things I enjoy most is watching the children I care for learning to craft. I was asked by one special family recently if I would consider doing a crafty 8th birthday party for their daughter Sadie, a beautiful and creative young lady who I have cared for since she was a baby. Of course I couldn’t say no!
She decided that she would like treasure chests to be the craft, and Samantha K’s mermaids and sea themed embellishments were the perfect choice. For the boys we added skulls and cross bone charms.
The party was this weekend, and I have to say, it was oh so messy, but absolutely brilliant. With the help of their parents I introduced eight kids between 4yrs and 8yrs old to the wonderful world of mixed media. They were excellent students and really impressed me with their attention to detail and focus.
They all went home with beautiful chests bursting with chocolate treasure, and I went home with a great big smile on my face.
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
I posted yesterday on Facebook and since then I have been messaged by a few people asking what i would pick 3D printer wise. So i thought i would share this here and there incase anyone is interested.
These are my opinions only and i would 100% recommend anyone do their own research before purchasing a 3D printer. There are lots of other brands out there, Anycubic and Creality were two other brands i looked at, but for me Elegoo always seem to be slightly ahead or the same specs for less money and they have a great reputation in the industry.
If i couldn’t have got the Saturn, I would have gone for the Mars 2 pro, however the mars 2 is just as good if you want to save some pennies, the main differences between these two, are the pro has a very marginly bigger build area, has air filtration, has aluminum vat and knobs rather than plastic and a few more bits. None affect the quality of the models that come off though as both have the same light source/screen.
I would not go for the Mars (not linked) as the improvements between that and the 2 were quite a jump, including the much better mono screen and its all about the screen with these machines ? (well kinda lol)
I have linked the two mentioned below on Amazon as this is the best price i found, especially as a prime member and today being the last day of prime deals you get a chunk off, in fact with your savings you can get a bottle of resin for the printer and still have change from the normal price
Hope this helps (remember the prime member prices are only whilst prime day is on!)
Mars 2 £200 – £152 if prime member https://amzn.to/3j1IcVp
Mars 2 pro £280 – £224 if prime member https://amzn.to/2STfono
This is the resin i have purchased to start me £34 for 1000ml – £27.20 if prime member https://amzn.to/3j3o8lEWhy not sign up for our newsletter?