Summer Vacation: Kids Challenge


 Welcome to another of our annual Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers.


It is time for all you crafters to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity. You are allowed to hide your Copic Markers and extra special papers and you are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to ‘DO IT’ themselves as much as possible.

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon!



For this challenge we have a very special Junior Design Team who I am sure you will agree have done an excellent job.

Please give them a warm welcome and leave comments for them on their blog posts. Thank You xx


Abby Crowl, aged 5, Heidi’s daughter, made this fabulous canvas wall art using Distress Paints and Texture Paste mixed with Metallic Paint to give it lots of sparkle


Created by Izzy, age 9, Jo’s daughter: using Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” Clear Stamp Set 


Barbara’s daughter Viola, age 11, used Simon Says Stamp  Build A Rainbow Wafer Dies.


Kath’s Grandsons Brodie 11 and Oliver 9 made cards with Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs Stamps and Distress Glitters


Jenn’s boyfriend’s daughter Cate, age 14 used  Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream, Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Dust and Watercolor Pencils

SImon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kids Challenge, by Cate age 14

Marzena’s son Kamil, age 16, made this sweet shaker card for his girlfriend using Sizzix Die Heartfelt BigZ and Prima Cristal Sequins with lots of Distress Inks.


Mandy’s great nephew Ollie age 5 is an Avengers fan & has created this fabulous Thor using Tissue Paper, Googly Eyes, Paint, & a Pom Pom.


Marcus age 7, Mandy’s great nephew  altered an old watering can by painting it with Gesso & borrowing his Nan’s Cuttlebug & Coloured Papers to die cut  a selection of pretty butterflies & flowers.


Mandy’s great niece Casey age 4 created a super cute caterpillar using Acrylic Paint & Pencils.


Anna-Karin’s son Anton, age 6, made a super spooky and glittery Halloween house, with the Tim Holtz Brownstone die. After he spilled red paint, he started dipping embellishments in it, and then in Distress Glitter, making them look quite scary.



So now its time to let YOUR kids loose in your craft room, you are allowed to hide your most precious crafty goodies though *wink*

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssskidschallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

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Please note, this link up is for children ONLY. For the current Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge CLICK HERE 

You can enter as many times as you like, we have no restrictions for the Children’s Challenge.

Please add the age of the child to the linky, thanks x

  1. Thank you to everyone for helping make this challenge a wonderful success :-) It is fabulous to see all of you encouraging your youngsters to join in :-)

    Good Luck to all, we will be doing the random prize draws later today after the challenge closes :-)

    Lols x x x

    1. The contest runs through the end of the August, so be sure to check after the month ends for the winners. Maura

  2. What fantastic projects each of you created!! I love the colors and designs and variety of these. I see a lot of future designers here!! Maura

  3. Hi I thought this ran until the end of little granddaughter is coming to stay next week and was going to make a card but I see the link has closed…is this an error? Thanks

  4. Oh so sad! We missed the challenge-end!
    My daughter Stella (7) made a birthday-card for her friend Emmy.
    I entered the link in the “website-field” above…

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

    1. Ok… now I found my mistake! My browser fault me and opened the challenge from 2016 instead of the 2017 one! Sorry for this… I’ll hop to the current challenge and post the card there (Yeah, it’s still lots of time left!)
      Greetings Wiebke

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