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Easy Bird Feeders – Cheerio Bird Feeders!

| November 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Easy Bird Feeders – Cheerio Bird Feeders!

As Winter is drawing nearer, the leaves fall from the tree and the colder weather draws in, we turn some of our attention to the wildlife around us – in particularly our feather friends. Making bird feeders in Winter (or any time of year actually), is a fun and simple activity to do with Kids. […]

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Tin Can Crafts: Stilts

| May 21, 2014
Tin Can Crafts: Stilts

This week we have been looking at what you can make from a tin cans. One of the classic tin can crafts for kids – are these fun Stilts. Pip Squeak (4) and I have had great fun making them and both the kids have loved using the stilts. It is really interesting watching them play […]

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Simple Science – Sprout Heads & Sunshine

| May 16, 2014
Simple Science – Sprout Heads & Sunshine

Well, we had great fun with our Egg Cress heads nearer Easter time… but to be honest, you don’t just have to do cress heads (or sprout heads as known in some areas) JUST at Easter. It is a simple science experiment that you can do all year round – to investigate how things grow. […]

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Juice Carton Crafts: Owl Bird Feeder

| May 6, 2014 | 3 Comments
Juice Carton Crafts: Owl Bird Feeder

Firstly, I need to apologise on this craft post for you – I forgot to take some photos as we went along! Argh. So we have, uhm a “beginning photo” and an “end photo” of this juice carton craft…. to be honest, I think the bird feeder is pretty self explanatory and the additional information, […]

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Getting Crafty in the Garden with Outspiration

| April 28, 2014 | 19 Comments
Getting Crafty in the Garden with Outspiration

Sooo, we don’t have a big garden, but we do have a much loved garden. With two young children, you can imagine – that a garden is hugely important. About a year ago, we converted what was a wonderful little “secret garden”, great for lazy Sunday afternoon BBQs and a glass of Pimms, into a […]

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Garden Crafts Challenge: Get Your Craft On

| March 31, 2014 | 20 Comments
Garden Crafts Challenge: Get Your Craft On

Garden Crafts Challenge: Highlights! This post has now been updated. A little while ago, we challenged you to create some wonderful Garden Crafts. You came. You saw the Garden Craft challenge. You got crafty!! And I love all the garden craft ideas you came up with. As part of the challenge, over 65 Garden Craft […]

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Spring Activities: Cress Heads

| February 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
Spring Activities: Cress Heads

Cress Heads are such a CLASSIC Spring activity for kids – they are quick, easy and so so fun. Oh and they are quite inexpensive too!!! This is something you can do year in year out and kids will never tire of making their own Cress Head characters. In fact… you could have a competition […]

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Grass Caterpillars

| February 17, 2014 | 16 Comments
Grass Caterpillars

On my Facebook Page, I ask my readers to share their activities with us… Wendy  made these FANTASTIC Grass Caterpillars with her Gardening Group (check out our smaller Grass Heads too). She used the length of the leg of a pair of tights – each leg made three caterpillars… and: “I mixed a handful of […]

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How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

| February 12, 2014 | 17 Comments
How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

Making this Seed Bombs Recipe is quick and easy – it is a great gardening for kids activity and also makes a good gift that kids can make. You can actually make these at any time of year, but you “use” the seed bombs depending on the flower type you have chosen – usually early […]

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5 Thrifty Gardening Ideas

| April 13, 2013 | 17 Comments
5 Thrifty Gardening Ideas

This morning I “made” a super simple, super quick DIY Propagator and I just HAD to share it with you. And then I thought, hang on a minute… all our seedling growing and gardening is thrifty and upcycled – we have newspaper seedling pots and loo roll seedling pots and juice carton pots. So, I brought them […]

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Sewing Seeds & The ONE Campaign

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sewing Seeds & The ONE Campaign

As you know, we do like to get a little green crafty every so often. I love planting seeds with the children and experiencing the miracles of nature with them! Someone’s had a nibble! One year we made a photo log of our strawberries growing – with the final strawberry ending in Red Ted’s little […]

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Kids Crafts: Grass Heads

| April 4, 2012 | 77 Comments
Kids Crafts: Grass Heads

 Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty – this week we have our very special Grass Heads – Bill & Ben the Flowerpot men…. we made the grass heads about 3 weeks ago now.. and have been watching the hair grow and chop chop chopping it and trim trim trimming it off. Red Ted LOVES them! […]

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Kids Crafts: Making Mini Books & Garden Journals

| March 21, 2012 | 31 Comments
Kids Crafts: Making Mini Books & Garden Journals

Welcome to this week’s kids’s craft – Making Mini Books, which we turned into our Kids’ Garden Journal! First we dif some gardening and then we made some mini books out ONE sheet of paper (very cool and very exciting). This mini book will become the children’s “Garden Journal” (or simply use it as a […]

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Crafts Fun: Giving The Garden Shed A Makeover

| February 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
Crafts Fun: Giving The Garden Shed A Makeover

We have a “different” sort of guest post today – a fun idea of turning your garden shed into a creative space…  Crafts are great fun for kids, and they’re always keen for new ideas and new projects in which they can get themselves covered in paint. I’m sure at least some of the time, […]

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