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Cactus Crafts – Hama Bead Jewellry

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Cactus Crafts – Hama Bead Jewellry

It is that time of year….. the weather is hotting up and we are thinking about Summer themed crafts. There are so many things that say SUMMER to us – from boats, to shells, to flying kites and sunflowers…. and one such thing is our prickly friend the cactus. I personally have a “bit of […]

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Easy Macrame Dolls (using Paracords)

| June 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
Easy Macrame Dolls (using Paracords)

Sooo I did warn you that we would be having fun with Paracords this Summer!! Here is another little paracord craft – actually it is a macrame craft – but it works perfectly for left over bits and pieces of paracord – little Dollies! We love turning these paracord dolls into Keychains and Zipper Pulls […]

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Paper Chromatography Flowers

| June 22, 2015 | 5 Comments
Paper Chromatography Flowers

Today, I welcome the lovely people behind Whizz Pop Bang – a new and cool Kids’ Science Magazine. They share with us this great Science come Art activity — Chromatography Flowers. Whizz Pop Bang is has a kick starter fund raising campaign (only 11 days left), so if you want to be part of something exciting and […]

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Stacking Origami Gift Boxes – Cute Cats

| June 19, 2015 | 2 Comments
Stacking Origami Gift Boxes – Cute Cats

Today we have a super cute guest post (or guest vlog, depending on how you see it) from Jenny Chan over at Origami Tree. Jenny is a passionate paper and Origami crafter and has a wonderful youtube channel with lots of classic and brand new Origami Patterns. Today, she is sharing with us these super […]

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How to make Paracord Bracelets (with no Buckle and adjustable strap)

| June 16, 2015 | 10 Comments
How to make Paracord Bracelets (with no Buckle and adjustable strap)

Last year it was all about Rainbow Loom Bands (in fact, my kids still love loom bands and they do get carted out regularly..), but THIS year.. we have discovered PARACORDS! Paracords are those strong, colourful, thick cords, associated with outdoor types, you will find sailors using or climbers, the military… etc. Originally they were designed […]

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Monster Corner Bookmarks (and Owls!)

| June 5, 2015 | 2 Comments
Monster Corner Bookmarks (and Owls!)

With Father’s Day coming up, we thought these fun monster bookmarks would go down well.. the best thing is – you can make any design you want.. it doesn’t have to be a Monster Corner Bookmark, but you could make an Alien, an Owl a penguin and bear… and lots lots more.. the the imagination […]

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Pony Bead Loom Band Patterns – Finger Looming

| May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Pony Bead Loom Band Patterns – Finger Looming

You may have noticed that we have had a little Rainbow Loom Band revival in our house. It started off with our Rainbow Loom Bouncy Balls – which the kids simply adore.. and once the loom bands were out.. the kids started making again. Always looking for new and SIMPLE ideas for the kids to […]

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DIY Bouncy Balls – A Great Way to Use Up Rainbow Loom Bands

| April 28, 2015 | 7 Comments
DIY Bouncy Balls – A Great Way to Use Up Rainbow Loom Bands

Oh my kids ADORE Rainbow Loom Bands.. and last Summer, that was all they did…. rainbow loom bands, rainbow loom bands, rainbow loom bands. They have tons of them. As my kids are still a little younger (7yrs and 5yrs), there are only so many different patterns that they can manage (mainly the inverted fishtail* […]

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Button Salt Dough Hearts

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Button Salt Dough Hearts

We have made salt dough many many times over the years. Salt dough is such a great kids craft – easy, versatile and so economic too (ok, cheap!! hahaha). I always order a bag of salt with my shopping, just so we have some in for salt dough making emergencies (aka rainy day activities!). We […]

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Thumbprint Hearts

| February 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Thumbprint Hearts

Today we welcome Louise on our 31 Days of Love Series – except it isn’t really 31 Days anymore.. right? But more like 35.. but how can I resist all those great Love Crafts and celebrating Valentine’s Day with fellow bloggers from around the world? So today, we have another Valentine’s Day craft for you […]

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DIY Heart Candle Gift

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
DIY Heart Candle Gift

Today I welcome Varya and her lovely Heart Candle DIY – not only do these candles look pretty, but they smell gorgeous too. What a lovely gift idea for kids to make! Ideal for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gifts! As a mom of a 6 year old who goes to kindergarten, I have to […]

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Thumbprint Heart Jewelry Dish – Gifts Kids Can Make

| January 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
Thumbprint Heart Jewelry Dish – Gifts Kids Can Make

Our 31 Days of Love series continues. Today we share a lovely little Fingerprint Craft from Stephanie at Modern Parents Messy Kids. This is a wonderful keepsake craft, that doubles up nicely as a Valentine’s Day gift or Mother’s Day gift. So be inspired and make it for Mum’s birthday or for another special day. […]

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Valentine’s Day Craft – Salt Dough Heart Footprints

| January 3, 2015 | 25 Comments
Valentine’s Day Craft – Salt Dough Heart Footprints

I am very excited about Valentines Day this year, Little N who is now 2 years old is a very inquisitive, thoughtful little girl who enjoys getting messy and having fun. She has such a great relationship with both sets of Grandparents so this is an opportunity to get creative and make a lovely Valentine’s […]

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Moustache Crafts – Mug Gift For Dad

| December 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Moustache Crafts – Mug Gift For Dad

So, a little while a go, I decided it would be fun to investigate all things MOUSTACHE (or mustache! depending on where you are from). The Moustache is a quircky little accessory, that is great to adding to ANYTHING, a bit like googly eyes and turn it from “something” into “something fun”! I wouldn’t say […]

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