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Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

Some of you may know, or may not know, that my kids have launched their very own YouTube channel! Hooray. It is all rather exciting and lots and lots of fun. Their channel is all about kids creating videos for kids – i.e. it is all about stuff for kids BY KIDS. Today, they (I) […]

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DIY Beach Towel Craft – a fantastic gift for Him

| May 4, 2015 | 1 Comment
DIY Beach Towel Craft – a fantastic gift for Him

Here is a craft I made MANY MOONS ago.. as a student, I used to work at the Student Union bar and other pubs. Here in the UK, alcohol companies, especially beer breweries, often have “bar towels” that they give to the pub as part of their marketing material… They are made from regular toweling, […]

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Bubble Wrap Crafts – Rainy Cloud

| April 27, 2015 | 4 Comments
Bubble Wrap Crafts – Rainy Cloud

A few weeks ago, we were having exploring with Bubble Wrap Printing. It was something that we hadn’t done in aaages and the kids really enjoyed the process of painting and seeing all those little bubbles “emerge”.. lots of printing was done (and now we have lots of “wrapping paper all readily made”). We also […]

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Camp Mom – Summer Activities eBook – Back on Sale

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Camp Mom – Summer Activities eBook – Back on Sale

Get yours TODAY and start planning the best Summer ever! All yours for only $9.99* or click here *an EU VAT Sale Tax applies for those purchasing WITHIN the European Union Woohoo!!! Camp Mom! Is Back!!! Camp Mom! is a Summer Activities ebook, designed to help you make the most of the Summer with the […]

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Easy (Pirate) Cork Boats

| April 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Easy (Pirate) Cork Boats

Here is a super cute and quick little craft fr you  – cork and rubber band boats. These are ridiculously easy and quick to do and yet are so cute and fun AND really float well. Once you start making these easy cork boats, you will soon find yourself with a whole regatta of them!!!! […]

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Rainbow Colour Hunt – Rainy Day Activity

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rainbow Colour Hunt – Rainy Day Activity

So… some of you may know that I LOVE Instagram.. and the other day, the kids and I where having a bit of “photo fun”… we went on a “colour hunt” around the house and started photographing the things we could find.. oh it was so much fun to see how many different things of […]

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Bottle Top Bugs & Mini Beasts

| March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments
Bottle Top Bugs & Mini Beasts

My kids have always enjoyed Junk Modelling. Pip Squeak’s junk modelling tends to consist of tp rolls, cardboard boxes and LOTS of tape. Red Ted, now 7, is gradually moving on and looking for “cooler things” to craft (I say GRADUALLY, as we have plenty of back to basic days too). A session of Bottle […]

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How to Make an Origami Butterfly (simple)

| March 19, 2015 | 5 Comments
How to Make an Origami Butterfly (simple)

It is wonderful to see my kids get into some basic Origami paper folding crafts – they are now 5yrs and 7yrs and just about able to manage. Interestingly, they do well on these paper crafts for different reasons and depending on the item we are making. My son LOVES making Paper Boats and my […]

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Coffee Filter Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

| March 9, 2015 | 2 Comments
Coffee Filter Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Butterfly Crafts are a wonderful craft for this time of year – they are wonderful for waiting for Spring to arrive and they are fun to make right through the Summer. We finally had a go at some classic “Coffee Filter Butterflies” – great fun exploring colour theory whilst colouring our coffee filters and then […]

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Rainbow Butterfly Cork Crafts

| March 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
Rainbow Butterfly Cork Crafts

Welcome back to more crafty fun! Today, we have an adorable little cork craft, that is super easy for younger kids to make too (in fact, we will be doing this with Pip Squeak’s Reception class sometime soon!). These little cork bugs or butterfly corks are a great way to “use up” some kids art, […]

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Melty Bead Suncatchers, Bubble Wands and an Artful Year

| February 13, 2015 | 8 Comments
Melty Bead Suncatchers, Bubble Wands and an Artful Year

I am delighted today, to talk about and share a VERY LOVELY book with you today – it is a book by fellow blogger and friend Jean Van’T Hul – The Artful Year. It is her second (!) book that she has brought out and if you are familiar with the first and her website, […]

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How to Make Friendship Bracelets (Beginners)

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
How to Make Friendship Bracelets (Beginners)

Soooo, as my kids get older, it is exciting to be able to do more and more different crafts and activities with them. Our latest forage into “learning something” – are the classic Friendship Bracelets made with embroidery threads. I remember making these Friendship Bracelets when I was 14 and at Summer Camp.  I couldn’t […]

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Fairy Houses Nature Craft

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fairy Houses Nature Craft

Oh how we love to get crafty with nature!! Such a great way to connect with your immediate surroundings! And one activity that my kids never seem to tire of, are our nature fairy houses. We have made many different nature houses before and each time we have adapted the fairy house to our immediate […]

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Paper Plate Crafts – Dream Catchers with Hearts

| August 19, 2014 | 2 Comments
Paper Plate Crafts – Dream Catchers with Hearts

A couple of months ago I donated a copy of my Kids’ Craft Book and a “craft session” to out charity auction at school. Finally, the family that bid for it and ours where all free to get together and get crafty. As the kids were all different ages, I wanted to choose a craft […]

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