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Four Seasons Crafts: Summer Trees

| August 7, 2013 | 7 Comments
Four Seasons Crafts: Summer Trees

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know, that I love exploring the four seasons with my kids. Each year we have a different four seasons project that we slowly complete season by season throughout the year. I want them to EXPERIENCE the seasons as we do our four seasons […]

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Lavender Ideas – Makes & Bakes

| July 24, 2013 | 4 Comments
Lavender Ideas – Makes & Bakes

Summer is in full swing here in the UK and with Summer comes LAVENDER! We adore lavender – it is has such a pretty purple colour and of course it smells divine. Lavender is ideal for crafting AND for cooking with. So today we share with you a range of lavender make and bake ideas […]

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Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

| July 10, 2013 | 10 Comments
Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

I see seashells by the sea… or doesn’t the rhyme go something like that? I forget.. but what I DO know, is that my kids LOVE collecting shells – all the time. They are irresistible, so I thought it would be nice for us to have a Shell Craft Ideas hangout for you and create […]

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Flower and Leaf Crafts

| July 3, 2013 | 5 Comments
Flower and Leaf Crafts

Summer is such a lovely time of year – finally we get to spend more time outdoors and the trees and flowers around us are in full swing. My kids adore picking flowers (or more like weeds, I don’t let them pick everything) or collecting fallen petals and leaves. We are always careful not to […]

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Simple Bug Hotel for Kids

| June 26, 2013 | 25 Comments
Simple Bug Hotel for Kids

Both my kids adore digging around in the garden and exploring – finding ants and beetles and worms and bugs. So I knew it wouldn’t be long before we HAD to make a simple Bug Hotel with them. Our bug hotel is probably as simple and as easy as it gets – there are many […]

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20 Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

| June 8, 2013 | 4 Comments
20 Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

Our “video” series continues – today crafty bloggers share their favourite Boat Craft Ideas with you. Boats are a wonderfully fun activity for kids to take part in. Design them. Make them. Then see how well they float! To me, making boats are all about “childhood memories”. I hope my kids look back one day, […]

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Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

| June 5, 2013 | 24 Comments
Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

Ask the kids get bigger, they become more demanding.. they wanted a MOVING self propelled Boat Craft. Yep a self propelled one. Making self propelled “things” I think are great fun for kids and very exciting indeed. So we had a go. Using old margarine tubs, a yogurt pot and some craft sticks…. Pop over […]

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Cardboard Tube Minibeasts

| May 29, 2013 | 16 Comments
Cardboard Tube Minibeasts

I have challenged the kids and myself to work with cardboard tubes again more – yes, the humble loo roll, is such a great (virtually free) and versatile craft material it would seem rude not to! Much to my dismay the UK have started manufacturing NARROW tubes. Can you believe it?! I guess it is […]

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Flower Crowns & Flower Play

| May 22, 2013 | 11 Comments
Flower Crowns & Flower Play

Well… it really IS that time of year – the the trees are blooming, the daisies are sprouting and flowers and blossoms are appearing everywhere – and my little girl, simply cannot resist PLAYING WITH FLOWERS and this weekend we made some easy peasy Flower Crowns for her teddies. It all started many moons ago […]

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Bubble Recipe – Simple & Fun!

| May 20, 2013 | 26 Comments
Bubble Recipe – Simple & Fun!

Well, we are slowly gearing up to Summer.. and thought it was about time we had a go at making and testing some Bubble Recipes. The kids love love love blowing bubbles. And invariably some of the bubble mixture always lands on the floor to much tears and commotion. I thought it was about time […]

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20 Classic Summer Crafts

| May 18, 2013 | 17 Comments
20 Classic Summer Crafts

We do love the Seasons and we love how the crafts vary through the seasons too – Summer Crafts to me are all about lazy afternoons with plenty of time to finish your work, outdoor games and garden crafts and playing with water. It is about hanging out with friends, making your own lemonade and […]

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Need Help with The Summer? Camp Mom! is Here…!

| May 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
Need Help with The Summer? Camp Mom! is Here…!

With the Summer Holidays starting in only a couple of weeks time in some parts of the world, some of us may already be fretting about the long long weeks stretching away ahead of us, as well as worrying about any learning regression that may occur during the holiday season. To help you through the […]

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Creative Creatures – Owl Kite & Book Review

| February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments
Creative Creatures – Owl Kite & Book Review

Even though my own kids craft book is about to launch, I can’t resist taking a peak at other people’s craft books. I just love love love browsing craft books and finding new ideas and inspirations to try out. Today, I have a wonderful book called Creative Creatures by Donna Wilson. Rather excitingly, I am […]

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Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

| January 30, 2013 | 21 Comments
Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

Recycled crafts is all around us at the moment – I love recycling at the best of times, but feel like the new year is even more of a reason to start on an environmental and thrifty footing. These jars really look lovely all lit up and I can’t wait to use them outdoors in […]

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