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Creative Christmas Day 1 – Make Gingerbread Cards

| December 1, 2012 | 23 Comments
Creative Christmas Day 1 – Make Gingerbread Cards

Welcome to DAY 1 of the Virtual Advent Calendar brought to you by, Creative with Kids, Red Ted art, the Creative Christmas Countdown and 24 lovely bloggers from across the world. I am so excited to be the first to kick off our wonderful activities to keep you and your little ones busy this Christmas season. […]

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Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

| November 29, 2012 | 13 Comments
Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

Well.. I gave you a sneaky preview of these Christmas Baubles over on Life At The Zoo a week or so back. You gave it the thumbs up! So here is a quick how to for one our quirkier Christmas Ornament Ideas! They are made from papier mache, hence the wibbly wobbly shape. I love […]

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Kids Craft: Button Snowflake Crafts

| November 28, 2012 | 33 Comments
Kids Craft: Button Snowflake Crafts

You may or may not know, that I am a terrible hoarder and this year, I have been trying really hard to “use things up”, along come these lovely button snowflakes, perfect winter crafts for kids and a great way to use up some of my craft hoard. I saw Thrifty Fun’s snowflakes on pinterest […]

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Creative Christmas Countdown – Our Virtual Advent Calendar!

| November 26, 2012 | 18 Comments
Creative Christmas Countdown – Our Virtual Advent Calendar!

Oooh I do love advent, such a magical time to get ready for Christmas and really enjoy the Christmas season. We love advent calendars too and I am forever trying to steer away from “just sweets” but to something special and magical – planning activities and time together through the advent days – bring on […]

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DIY Wrapping Paper – Fingerprint Ideas

| November 24, 2012 | 8 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper – Fingerprint Ideas

The DIY wrapping paper series continues. Today we have one my favourites: Fingerprint designed wrapping paper. There are so many different and cute designs you can make with fingerprints. Chicks for Easter, Bees for whenever, Balloons for Birthdays, hearts for Valentines and of course Reindeer for Christmas. Wrap your gift in plain paper Use ink […]

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Easy Christmas Card Idea

| November 23, 2012 | 10 Comments
Easy Christmas Card Idea

I like to make my own Christmas Cards each year. And with the arrival of kids, it had to feature photos too. So I always try and come up with a design, that is easy to repeat for a large amount of cards. So if you are looking for an easy Christmas Card idea, you […]

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Getting Festive! Tra-la-la-la-la-laaaaaa

| November 23, 2012 | 2 Comments
Getting Festive! Tra-la-la-la-la-laaaaaa

Oh my.. I am certainly getting into the festive spirit now! We went to a lovely event organised by online retailer ACHICA earlier in the week and Pip Squeak and I got to make some wreathes and home traditional decorations, as well as design some GORGEOUS handmade greeting cards. We made a super simple, but lovely wreath […]

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Kids Craft: Kids Art Advent Calendar (for Granny!)

| November 21, 2012 | 32 Comments
Kids Craft: Kids Art Advent Calendar (for Granny!)

I have to say, I think Granny is a very luckily lady.. she is the receiver of much crafty goodness produced by Red Ted and Pip Squeak… and because she is so wonderful about accepting it all, I do like to make her special things with the children too – bring on the Kids Art […]

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DIY Wrapping Paper – Dots with Office Stickers

| November 17, 2012 | 16 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper – Dots with Office Stickers

Funny, how “one last minute need” for DIY Wrapping Paper, has turned into a mini series and a personal challenge. This is now the 5th wrapping paper craft I share with you in my DIY Wrapping Paper series!! This one is based on some Spotty Eggs we did at Easter. I remember how simple they […]

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Homemade Christmas Decorations

| November 14, 2012 | 16 Comments
Homemade Christmas Decorations

Calling all Christmas Lovin Crafty Bloggers! Inspired by Family Magazine, Red Ted Art, The Imagination Tree and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas are joining to bring you: I love Christmas Decorations. I love Homemade Christmas Decorations and I love Christmas Decoration Exchanges! So glad you joined in and we can’t wait to see what […]

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DIY Wrapping Paper – Cookie Cutter Printing

| November 13, 2012 | 81 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper – Cookie Cutter Printing

Well.. ever since doing the other wrapping paper crafts, I have gotten a little carried away and just want to make more and more and more of our own easy DIY wrapping paper. So this time we had a go with Cookie Cutters (such a prefect classic printing craft for younger kids). (Keep reading and […]

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DIY Wrapping Paper: Printables & Hello Kitty

| November 8, 2012 | 10 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper: Printables & Hello Kitty

And now.. in our DIY Wrapping Paper series, I find myself **needing** Hello Kitty and **Pink**. How do I make my little girl happy AND still persevere with my homemade paper rule this Winter? Simple….. you print off your child’s favourite icon, cut it out and stick it all over you paper (you can also […]

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Kids Crafts: Photoframes (Presents Kids Can Make!)

| November 7, 2012 | 26 Comments
Kids Crafts: Photoframes (Presents Kids Can Make!)

The children made these simple photo frames for Daddy’s Birthday. They were simple, quick and inexpensive to make. We added a nice photo of each of them with Daddy and he now has these up at work. These would make great presents kids can make for Christmas or for Father’s Day too (or indeed make […]

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Simple Lanterns for Winter Solstice (or St Martin’s Day!)

| November 4, 2012 | 26 Comments
Simple Lanterns for Winter Solstice (or St Martin’s Day!)

Well.. one thing that is really “just us” each year, are our St Martin’s Day celebrations – it is  classic Autumn celebration in Austrian and German countries and involves remembering St Martin, making lanterns and going for a lantern walk in the dark whilst singing some classic children’s songs! Personally, I love this tradition and […]

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