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12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

| September 6, 2013 | 7 Comments
12 Autumn Crafts Ideas & a Hangout

Welcome back to our series of crafty videos – sharing craft ideas from a number of craft bloggers on a certain topic. This week we looked at Autumn Crafts. I love Autumn, for me Autumn is when family crafting really begins. The days get shorter and cooler, you start to spend more time indoors. Nature […]

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Doodle Owls

| September 6, 2013 | 4 Comments
Doodle Owls

Many moons ago we made some simple TP Roll Owls using, well a tp roll (aka toilet paper roll) and some pumpkin seed and lentil TP Roll Owl¬†– which we loved making as it was just so Autumn! This year, I was getting ready for our Autumn craft hangouts and thought “Ooooh we need a […]

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Walnut Owls

| September 4, 2013 | 15 Comments
Walnut Owls

We love Walnut Crafts – walnuts are one of my favourite “craft materials” ever (I may be fibbing there, I am rather partial to Toilet Roll Crafts too) – and probably this stems from early childhood memories of making walnut boats and walnut babies…. Walnut crafts are also part of Autumn for me – as […]

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Daily Creativity – Leaf Face

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity – Leaf Face

It has been a while since I have posted a “daily creativity” project – we do a lot and I forget to write about it. They idea behind “daily creativity”, is doing simple creative projects on a regular basis. Sometimes suggested or set up by you the parent/ carer, other times letting your child lead […]

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Stone Owls

| June 19, 2013 | 21 Comments
Stone Owls

What a Hoot! Can you tell that we rather LOVE owls? Such a fabulous creature to inspire us to get crafty and make these Stone Owls. We chose brightly coloured pens to make them cheerful and fun.We love collecting stones. And we love crafting with stones. The cool smooth surface is just irresistible to hold. […]

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10 Pine Cone Crafts

| March 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
10 Pine Cone Crafts

This week I have the pleasure of sharing 10 Pine Cone crafts with you – pine cones crafts for me are “the” nature craft to do. Pine cones are pretty. Pine cones are tactile. Pine cones are just wonderful – but what on earth to do with them? Pine cones are rather awkward to craft […]

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Kids Get Arty: Andy Goldsworthy

| November 14, 2012 | 25 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Andy Goldsworthy

Welcome back to Kids Get Arty – our bi-monthly challenge, where we pick and artist, discuss his work and then have a go at something inspired by that artist. This is the 4th challenge. And this time we decided to take a look at British artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Mainly because it is Autumn and I […]

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Easy Pipe Cleaner People (Elves)

| October 31, 2012 | 7 Comments
Easy Pipe Cleaner People (Elves)

You may have spotted our cork crafts mushrooms posted today in the Kids Craft section! The mushrooms were a simple and sweet craft – very easy and very quick to make, but we felt, in order to play with them, we needed a “little extra, we need some ELVES and PIXIES…. so rummaged around the […]

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Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

| October 24, 2012 | 38 Comments
Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

One of my new “favourites sites” is Badut, especially as she is currently doing lovely Chestnuts crafts for kids one after another. Some I remember from my childhood others are quirkily new. The one she “reminded me of”, were today’s Chestnuts Spiderwebs. Last year The Imagination Tree also had a lovely set made with straw […]

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Kids Crafts: Pinecone Crafts – Fairies

| September 26, 2012 | 41 Comments
Kids Crafts: Pinecone Crafts – Fairies

Oh I we do love Autumn!!!! I think I have gushed about Autumn and Autumn crafts in a number of posts now… but I still can’t get enough. We love conkers, acorns, sticks and pinecones. We drag them all home and then we get crafty… A pinecone craft can be a little tricky – as […]

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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 29 Comments
Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

Oooh one thing I really like in Autumn is that beautifully orange Physalis (aka Chinese Lantern or Japanese Lantern). It is bright orange, delicate (but not too delicate) and quirky. And I love it. But what to make from them? Have you got any favourite¬†Physalis Crafts to share? Well.. I have not one but 3 […]

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Fall Blog Hop – Fall Activities to Inspire You

| September 20, 2012 | 10 Comments
Fall Blog Hop – Fall Activities to Inspire You

Autumn is a special time of year. Warm summer days go, yet we often still have bright blue sunny and fresh days. The leaves start to turn and fall from the trees. And the kids get to collect acorns and chestnuts in the park. Wonderful. A great time to get crafty and get stuck in. […]

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Kids Crafts: Autumn Mobile

| September 5, 2012 | 47 Comments
Kids Crafts: Autumn Mobile

Welcome back to this week’s Kids Craft session. This week, we share with your our “Autumn Mobile” – basically a mobile made from all those wonderful bits and pieces that you can collect when you are out and about on a walk. We used a mix of “newly found” items, as well as some “remnants” […]

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Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

| November 23, 2011 | 35 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our loo roll dog marionette! I actually wrote this post a few weeks ago as Guest Post for Rachel at Sun Scholars! I was very pleased to be asked to stop by and share one of my crafts. I have been regularly visiting Sun Scholars over the past […]

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