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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 | 24 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 | 26 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 | 46 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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How To… Make (more) Christmas Elves

| November 11, 2011 | 21 Comments
How To… Make (more) Christmas Elves

Hello! Welcome back to this week’s How To… and this week we have even MORE Christmas Elves. I just couldn’t resist. The basic elf is the same as the ones I showed you a couple of weeks ago, but your materials are slightly different. This time instead of gumnuts and pine cones I used the […]

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Quick Craft Post: St Martins Laterne

| November 10, 2011 | 15 Comments
Quick Craft Post: St Martins Laterne

A very very quick post, that I wanted to share, as it means a lot to us.. though the photos are quite poor. We went back to the German Playgroup this evening to celebrate St Martins Day (it is tomorrow, more about it from our post last year!), a day when you traditional go on […]

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Quick Craft Post: (Autumn) Sensory Box

| November 9, 2011 | 7 Comments
Quick Craft Post: (Autumn) Sensory Box

Just a quick post to share our Sensory Box with you… I have never ever made a sensory box before (not sure why), but have been joining in with the Play Challenge over at The Imagination Tree and Hands On As We Grow. There are so many different play ideas coming from both the blogs, […]

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Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

| November 9, 2011 | 40 Comments
Kids Crafts: Leaf Crown

Hello again, welcome back to kids crafty and our leaf crowns this week… now… ever since working on the “Get Crafty with Nature” ebook, we have been wanting to make some leaf crowns. Red Ted loves collecting leaves and autumn has such beautiful colours, that this really is the best time of year. Lucky for […]

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Kids Crafts: 4 Seasons – Autumn

| October 26, 2011 | 50 Comments
Kids Crafts: 4 Seasons – Autumn

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our Four Seasons. As you may know I have been working our the 4 Seasons with Red Ted since January. At the time I cut out 4 identical trees and then every 3months or so we made a new seasonal picture – using bubble wrap and finger prints: […]

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