Honest Mum and family do arts and crafts

If close friends were asked about my personality, I reckon ‘mischievous’ would definitely make it into my bio. I can be a cheeky little fun-seeker when I like to be and more so now than ever I suppose, when silliness and laughter is a welcome relief during this challenging time.

I think it’s safe to say that my kids have taken after me when it comes to loving a laugh and also having a sweet tooth for that matter!

Thank goodness for arts and crafts and yummy sweets then, to help us get through quarantine and homeschool. You see, delicious sweet makers, MAOAM, have joined forces with comedy duo Dick and Dom, creating an online Mischief Hub to help inspire us all to have a little more fun as a family.

Bursting with mischievous arts and crafts (I share 2 below as well as our own you can try at home) along with silly missions you can embark on as a family, MAOAM’s site will keep you entertained for hours, I promise.

arts and crafts

Over the weekend, we whiled away Saturday creating our own Wanted Posters on the laptop (you can draw yours if you prefer) before illustrating and colouring them in, demanding ransoms from one another for unwashed dishes and not finishing dinner.

We also made some glittery spider’s webs with scary spiders no less, and simple but crazy sock hand puppets with silly googly eyes.


We rewarded our creative efforts with some fruity sweets (it would be rude not to, right).

MAOAM stripes MAOAM stripes MAOAM pinballs

MAOAM is famous for their tasty range of sweets that kids adore from Stripes to JoyStixx, Pinballs to PartyMixx, and as you can see, I decided to spread a little selection out on our arts and crafts table aka the kitchen/dining table which also doubles up as a my work desk too, during our day of fun together.

Wow, that table’s almost as hard working as we are :)!

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Seriously though, we had the best time! No phones, no laptops, no distractions, just arts and crafts, sweets, chatter and laughter. The kids have hung up their work with pride and are keeping their puppet socks ‘forever’ (these were spares so not in a pair)!

It didn’t matter that it was raining outside because we brought the sunshine in with both kids feeling occupied for hours.

MAOAM sweets and arts and crafts

Do check out the Mischief Hub for lots of tricks and tips to help get you crafting with your own little rascals and go ahead try our arts and crafts, below.

You can buy scissors, paper, googly eyes, cardboard, glitter pens, felt tip pens and glue from Amazon.


Sock Puppets:

how to make a sock puppet-Honest Mum arts and crafts sock puppet

Grab some spare socks and get to work creating your very own personalised sock puppet! Simply draw on facial features (nose, eyebrows and mouth) and glue on googly eyes, waiting until they dry before you pop your hand in.

If you have string or ribbons, you can also add some hair. Give your sock a name or model your puppet on a favourite cartoon character or family member. My kids decided their socks were best friends Bill and Molly, and ended up creating an improvised scene of the friends fighting over sweets then cuddling (where they used their hands) to make friends again.  Aren’t they cute!



Make a Wanted Poster:

Wanted poster-arts and crafts

Why not try these old Western wanted posters to catch their family members for being mischievous. 

Design it on the computer or draw your own.

Once ready/printed, draw your chosen wanted cowgirl or cowboy/ relative, their offense and the reward for their capture in money or sweets! 

I offered a ‘cool mill’ for my own kids! Do you like my poster?

reward poster



Glittery Spider’s Webs:

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making spider webs-arts and crafts arts and crafts-spider web making a glittery spider's web

You will need some paper, card, felt tip pens, scissors, glue and glitter pens. Draw a spider’s web on a piece of paper, paper plate or card.  You can use your ruler to help.

Then make your scary spider.

We had some glittery card in our arts and crafts box so used that to decorate our web and we made the legs from it. Chop thin strips of card for the spider’s legs, sticking them together on top of one another and glue a round cardboard circle on top for the head (you can circle around a small jam jar if you like).

Then glue on some googly eyes. Draw over the spider’s web with glitter pens and add glittery card in places too.

spider's web

Enjoy my sweet readers (see what I did there?!)!

spider's web

Excitingly, I have 6 sweetie hampers to give away to 6 lucky winners!

MAOAM hamper

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1. MAOAM x HONEST MUM HAMPER COMPETITION is open to all persons aged 18 or over and resident in the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland), excluding employees, and their immediate families, of © HARIBO Dunhills (Pontefract), their associated companies, agents, agencies and anyone else professionally connected, and excluding the immediate family of © HONEST MUM.

2. The Promoter is © Honest Mum.

3. The promotion will run from 02/07/20 to 02/08/20 on Honest Mum’s website.

4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

5. 6 winners will be selected at random by the Promoter and will be announced by 5PM on the xx/x/20.

6. The promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.

7. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

8. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

9. Entrants must be following MAOAM’s Instagram channel (@maoam_uk) to enter.

10. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

11. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:

a) Follow MAOAM and Honest Mum on Instagram (@maoam_uk and @honestmum).

b) Submit details on Rafflecopter, located at bottom of MAOAM blog post on © Honest Mum’s website.

12. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

13. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

14. The prize includes the following MAOAM sweets:

2 x bag of MAOAM Stripes

2 x bag of MAOAM Pinballs

2 x bag of MAOAM Joystixx

15. If the winners do not respond within 7 days of the email sent, new winners will be randomly selected.

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85 Responses

  1. Kelly Wheelhouse

    I would love to win because we all love Maoam in my household 🙂

  2. Danielle Pooley

    I love sweets, plus it would be a great treat for my two sons

  3. Sarah Morris

    My son loves these, he would be over the moon with this many, although I would make him share them, for his own sake 😉

  4. bev

    We all love Maoams – they’re so mouthwatering and have lots of great flavours. Also love their mischief making!

  5. Becky Yeomans

    I want to win because I love sweets! I’d share them with my kids too.

  6. Katie Jaques

    I love MOAM! But would also love to share these with my little cousins who love sweet treats!

  7. Susan Smith

    Will be the perfect treat for when we hopefully get on holiday


    A fantastic treat for all my family to enjoy together.

  9. Gill Williams

    I would like to win for my Grandaughter as Moam are her favourite sweets.

  10. Victoria Jardine

    We all love Maoam sweets, so this would go down very well!

  11. Julie Quarterman

    My daughter loves them. She’s been really helping me during lock down. I feel she needs a treat.

  12. Louise A

    I want to win as I know someone who would like this very much

  13. Annabel Greaves

    My kids would really love to win this delicious treat

  14. glenn hutton

    We love Maoam sweets in our family so they will not go to waste! ;0)

  15. Katrina Adams

    Maoam is one of my favourite sweets and I would love to share with my friends when we can catch up.

  16. Jean Cassell

    I’d love to win so that I can do a treasure hunt for my granddaughters when they next visit. Who knows when that will be with the current situation but I want to be ready

  17. Elaine Savage

    I would love to win so I can be the most popular grandma in the world!

  18. Kas

    My boys birthday is coming up soon and I would be so happy to win this and give to him a sweet hamper 🎁

    • Emma Harvey

      I’d love to win because we love Maoam in my house (especially the Pinballs!) Also my girls would be overjoyed!

  19. Christine Shelley

    We’re off to Co Durham on Saturday to see our daughters , who we havent seen since February because of lockdown They love maoam , always have since they were little girls


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