Monday 9 November 2015

Alfie the Superhero with Ella's Kitchen!

What little boy wouldn't want the chance to be a superhero? When Ella's Kitchen contacted me to ask if Alfie would like the chance to sample some of the new range from the brand and to design a superhero cape I was obviously going to say yes. I knew Alfie would love to get stuck in with some crafty stuff and enjoy some snacks at the same time. I have always liked Ella's Kitchen range of items and knew they would be a hit in our house. 

We were sent a fabulous kit to design and make a superhero cape and determine a super power, we were also sent a selection of the new products to test out. The snacks were a range of pouches and fruity bars, all completely natural and just fruit and veg smooshed with no other added ingredients. 

One of the major things I love about Ella's Kitchen is what you see is what you get. I have to admit the flavour combinations of the pouches were a little unexpected........e.g apple and cucumber, orange and carrot, mango and pumpkin, and strawberry and beetroot. To combat this I tested them out first in front of Alfie, usually a petty good method to get him to try new things! We opted for the apple and cucumber pouch to begin with, it was really fresh and I really quite liked it, especially when we're put them in the fridge beforehand. Alfie tried it and it was a winner too......we have tried the others but this one still remains the favourite. The great thing about the new range as the packaging is fun and can be reused as either a superhero mask or collectible finger puppet, how cool!

Anway, on with the cape designing! I won't write too much as I took a ton of pictures. We had a great couple of hours while Elarna was napping to have some mummy and son time, get a little bit messy and have fun with glitter........ and create a bit mess! Apologies for the mess in the photos, we did this right in the middle of packing so there are boxes everywhere.

Alfie had chosen to be a monkey (staying true to life!) so we were sent monkey ears, as well as a whole kit to design his superhero cape to go with them. Alfie loved the ears but what he loved even more was Mummy wearing them and I couldn't take them off.......I had to keep them on........worst thing is I forgot I had them on and was still wearing them when my husband came home from work at 6, ha!!

With a little bit of instruction  demanding from Alfie I designed the prototype on paper first, I was told that it had to include stars, squares and circle's..... he was very specific.

After ALOT of cutting, glueing and painting a TON of glitter glue on the cape (and Mummy) we were finished and Alfie was really quite pleased with his efforts bless him! I have to admit, I'm not usually the arts and crafts Mum,  I want to be, I just don't deal well with a whole load of mess but we did both have fun and it was a nice afternoon spent. It has been quite hectic with the house move so it was nice to just chill and enjoy some time with him.

We were also asked what sort of super power that Alfie would have. I influenced him in no way whatsoever and when I asked him he told me that he wanted to be a spook! Hilarious, he couldn't justify it in anyway just that he wanted to be 'Alfie the Spook' so who was I to tell him different! Bless him.

When I realise that I'm still wearing the ears later in the day.......

So what do you think of Alfie's super power? What would yours be? Mine would probably be invisibility, I would love to sneak and snoop on some people!

* Please note we were kindly sent some samples free of charge and the superhero kit to create and craft a superhero, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own because if they weren't what would be the point!  


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  1. Looks fab! I plan to get wellied into these kits in a few years. Much easier than trying to find all the resources yourself. Very impressed you decided to do some crafting in the middle of moving. The last think I'd want was more mess :-)
    Thanks so much for linking up to #fartglitter x

  2. Wow! This kit is awesome!! I want one!! And dexter would quite enjoy it too hahaha

  3. It's a great superhero cape, just the kind every kid needs to have. My youngest designed one so he could be 'Bubble Boy' and make and travel in bubbles. Love their imagination #maternitymondays

  4. Fab cape!!

    Ohh I would love invisibility too - you could be so sneaky! ;)

    I think those ears really suit you btw! :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  5. This sounds like a great activity, your son is so cute. Little Alfie the spook lol, my superpower would be either to put people on mute or to clean the house like Mary poppins.... A girl can wish x #FartGlitter

  6. This sounds like a great activity, your son is so cute. Little Alfie the spook lol, my superpower would be either to put people on mute or to clean the house like Mary poppins.... A girl can wish x #FartGlitter

  7. Oooooo those flavours sound fab-especially the beetroot. We love Ella's kitchen here.,thanks for linking up #maternitymondays

  8. The cape turned out awesome! Spook powers sounds good to me lol I think I'd go with a magic wand if I could - to magic dishes done, rooms clean, dinner made etc. We love Ella's Kitchen, they are a great quality food! #fartglitter

  9. Hi Helen, what a fun activity to do with Ella's kitchen! We love Ella's kitchen in our house so it's great to see that they have a new range out - it all sounds very yummy! I'm not great at the arts and crafts and messy play either so it's great to get some ideas of things to do. I love Alfie's cape, looks like he did a great job :-) Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays, hope to have you back again next week! Emily

  10. Great cape!! looks like a great little set. And I am also loving the bear ears! #TriedTested

  11. A great outfit, Alfie looks quite the superhero #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  12. What a fantastic pack! My superhero skills would be to instantly clean a room! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  13. This looks like so much fun!! #marvmonday xx

  14. I think these kits are great and are a great way to ensure all the things you need for the craft are in one place! Looks like you had a great time and I'm loving all the stars on the cape!

  15. What a fantastic cape, I love the idea of Alfie the Spook! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  16. a great kit! and I always forget about Ellas kitchen now my monsters are older but I am sure they would still enjoy them, must take a look next time im in the supermarket. Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday


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