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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 | 25 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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Kids Crafts: Clothes Pins Mermaids

| August 8, 2012 | 32 Comments
Kids Crafts: Clothes Pins Mermaids

Welcome back to this week’s Kids Crafts – when we made clothes pins mermaids! Clothes pins mermaids have been “yet another” craft that have been on my mind/ to do list for AGES! I was waiting for my kids to be big enough to actually have a go and make some themselves. And as our […]

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Kids Crafts: Crab & Turtle Fridge Magnets (Salt Dough Recipe)

| July 28, 2012 | 7 Comments
Kids Crafts: Crab & Turtle Fridge Magnets (Salt Dough Recipe)

We made some cute little fridge magnets out of coloured salt dough recipe this week for a guest post on Make & Takes! Pop over to read more about them!  

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Kids Crafts: Summer Colours

| July 25, 2012 | 18 Comments
Kids Crafts: Summer Colours

Welcome back to kids crafts and our four seaons crafts focussing on COLOUR! We started it a few months ago with our Winter Picture, full of light blues and whites. Followed by Spring Picture with pink blossoms, light greens and yellows. Today, we look at Summer and what summer means to us! If you love […]

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How to… make a Lavender Wand

| August 12, 2011 | 30 Comments
How to… make a Lavender Wand

Welcome back to this week’s how to.. Today I bring you “How to make Lavender Wands” – or Lavendelstäbe – another little left over from my (Germanic) “teen-hood”. I think I like the “lavender wand” name more – makes it sound all fairy like. I made two today and immediately they were “claimed” by Red Ted and his playdate. A scented wand each. Perfect.
How to make quick and easy lavender wands. Lavendelstäbe bastel anleitung.

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Kids Craft: Summer Picture Craft (Calendar Project)

| July 13, 2011 | 22 Comments
Kids Craft: Summer Picture Craft (Calendar Project)

Hello! Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and today’s Summer Picture. As some of you may be aware, we are saving “one craft per month” for a Kids Art Calendar at the end of the year. As part of this we are working on our Four Season’s Pictures. So far we have winter, spring and […]

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Kids Crafts: Sunflower Thank You Cards

| June 29, 2011 | 44 Comments
Kids Crafts: Sunflower Thank You Cards

What isn’t there to love about Sunflowers? What better motif for Fingerprint Thank You Cards! This year we decided to take part in Nurture Store’s Sunflower Challenge, which is also linked to raising funds and awareness for the Compton Hospice. And to celebrate the challenge coming to an end at the end of the month, […]

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