Category Archives: Monday Makes

Monday Makes – The Cardboard Cut-Out Edition

Long have we wondered in our house what it would be like to have a cardboard cut-out of a certain professional dancer *dreams of Pasha.*

On Saturday, me and my 7 year old had a bit of a creative day where we made lots of sparkly creations. I had an idea this year that we’d play a little game where we matched the celebrity to the pro dancer before the launch show.

When I suggested the idea, my very creative 7 year old said “but mummy, we can’t do that until we make cardboard versions of the strictly people!”

She found some shapes and got creating and designing with sparkly gems, glitter, glitter glue, ribbons, glitter pens, string and stickers! Here is the end result in a video form:

We will be making the celebrity dancers as they are named and then will move onto the pros before playing a game of “Strictly pairs” before the launch show!

If you have an idea for a Monday Make, let us know. You can comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie and Bella 🙂


Monday Makes – Glittery T-Shirts

You know that old saying “Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!” Well, every year we watch the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, it’s become “the law” that we have to buy a Strictly T-Shirt.

Earlier this month, I came across some fab-u-lous glittery fabric paint in TIGER. It was only £1, and, knowing how much my little Strictly fans see themselves as future Fashion Designers, I bought a couple of packs.

We found black t-shirts and decided to customise them for our Strictly fan wants!

The pens are very easy to use. Luckily, having bought multiple packs we had enough glitter paint to make the t-shirts sparkle!

The only downside with these pens is that they take 3 days to dry *watches her 7 year old looking on patiently to find out when she can wear her t-shirt.* The overall quality and effect of the paint is brilliant and did the job perfectly.

In Blue Peter Style, here’s one we made earlier:


Then… this happened….

Think I have a future Strictly Seamstress in the making.

If you have attempted a glittery fashion creation, let us know! You can tweet @scd_support or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂



Monday Makes – @GaltToys Sensational Sequins – Dazzling Dancers

We’re now in the third week of the School Summer Holidays and if the weather has been a tad disappointing, there’s nothing we love more than doing arts and crafts. 

A couple of weeks ago, my little Strictly Superfan, Bella, came across a Galt Sequins set whilst we were out shopping. She loves anything that sparkles, and because it was dancer themed she had to buy it! 

In each set you have 4 pictures with a self-adhesive background, a set of various sequins, foil leafs and crayons to position the sequins.

In our house, GALT sets go down very well. The instructions are easy to follow and you know that arts and crafts mad kids will love them.

The instructions are really easy to follow and my 7 year old loved seeing the picture come along. She did tell me “Mummy, you need to be very patient to do this because it takes a lot of time sticking the sequins, but I really enjoyed it! I think I’d give it a 10/10, but I can’t decide which Strictly pro this is in the picture!”

Here’s a video showing the end result.

We have two of these sets to give away. Let us know which pro this picture reminds you most of. Tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below! Our favourite answer at 8pm tonight will win their very own set! 

Cassie 🙂 

Monday Makes – Glitterball Nails

Although my 7 year old may not approve of having her nails “coloured in” as she called it, we thought that for our second week of Monday Makes, making your nails shine bright like a Glitterball would be a great idea!

Sadly our camera decided to throw a hissy fit so didn’t record my video #sadface, but so you can see how I made my nails shine brighter than a glitter ball, here’s a very helpful tutorial showing you how:

*heads off to spend a day in Italy where she’s blinding people with her sparkly nails*

Have a wonderful day!

Cassie 🙂


Monday Makes – How to Make a Lego Glitterball!

It’s the start of the School Summer Holidays and every Monday for the next few weeks we’re going to be sharing some fab-u-lous Arts and Crafts ideas to keep your little monsters busy this Summer!

In our house Lego is extremely popular! A few weeks ago, my little Strictly Superfan asked me this:

“Mummy, How can you make a Strictly Glitterball from Lego?”

I was determined to find out how and trawled the internet to find out how to make a Lego Glitterball. We found this tutorial on a fab-u-lous page which we followed:

You can view our Youtube Video showing our Lego Glitterball being made here:

In true Blue Peter style, here’s one we made earlier:

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If you attempt making a Lego Glitterball, we’d love to see the results. Tweet your pictures to @scd_support, tag us in a Facebook post or on instagram!

We look forward to seeing your Lego Glitterballs. Also, if you have an idea for a Monday Make you’d like to see us attempt let us know! We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂