Fellowes SmART Attack Shredder Challenge

If I am honest I am the least crafty person I know, in fact I am pretty sure I mentioned this in our pumpkin carving post a couple of weeks ago. So when I was asked to take part in the SMART Attack Challenge by Fellowes I was just slightly worried. But I had no reason to be. The challenge was pretty straightforward and lots of fun to complete.

To take part in this challenge we needed a Shredder. We already have a Fellowes shredder as we reviewed the Fellowes Powershred a few months ago. You can read this review here.

As Christmas is on its way we decided to use our shredded paper to make some Christmas tree hanging decorations. James loved this part of the challenge and really got stuck in.

To make these you will need:

  • Some Christmas shaped templates (we used a tree, star, stocking and bauble)
  • Some shredded paper
  • Glue
  • Paints
  • Ribbon to hand them

The most time consuming task for me was cutting out the templates for the decorations. Whilst I was cutting James was busy covering them with glue and shredded paper. Once the glue dried, I trimmed all the overhanging paper so we could then paint our decorations. 

James is very proud of his baubles and said the blue one was his favourite. We spent just over an hour in total making our decorations but this is definitely one of those activities that you can spend longer doing if you would like.

Our decorations will be hung on our tree this year. We used a hole punch to make a hole in the top of each one and used a little bit of ribbon to make a hanging loop. 

I did find the challenge very messy. But what is a bit of shredded paper, glue and paint? It all cleans up easily enough, especially if you use children’s paint and glue. James couldn’t get enough of the messy side of things and has asked to make more decorations so we definitely will be doing more very soon.

 If you are looking for ways to keep your children entertained you can find out more and see other creative ways to use shredded paper at Fellowes Google+ page.

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