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Day of the Dead Crafts/ Dia De Los Muertos

| October 3, 2013 | 9 Comments
Day of the Dead Crafts/ Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos My kids have recently been quite fascinated by “death” (sorry, I think it is their age) and try and be as honest as possible with them. We thought that looking at Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) crafts could help them talk some more about it. I personally always […]

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Halloween Crafts Ideas Hangout

| September 13, 2013 | 3 Comments
Halloween Crafts Ideas Hangout

The Autumn crafting season is filled with wonder and excitement. As you know, I LOVE this time of year, for it’s nature crafts and Autumn colours. But of course, Autumn also brings Halloween! And with Halloween there are LOTS of opportunities for some Halloween Crafts to do with the kids. Get the kids involved making […]

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Halloween Craft: Easy Pinata / Goodie Bag

| September 12, 2013 | 17 Comments
Halloween Craft: Easy Pinata / Goodie Bag

Now… I can’t go on enough about how much I love crafting with TP Rolls. There are TP Roll Crafts this and TP Roll Crafts that… and of course there are TP Roll BATS! Clearly, these have done before, they are like TP Roll Owls and TP Roll People… but, what I love about OUR […]

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10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

| September 4, 2013 | 5 Comments
10+1 No Sew Costume Craft Ideas

We do love getting dressed up and I do love making the kids’ some fancy dress costumes myself. Halloween Fancy Dress is a great time to get creative with the kids. Don’t invest in expensive costumes, that they quickly grow out of, but make some of these easy No Sew Costume Ideas many of which […]

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Paper Mask Craft

| September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
Paper Mask Craft

The final of our recent “fancy dress” ideas that you can make with kids. Lots of no sew costumes, that should sort you out for any upcoming Fancy Dress party of Halloween. With these simple masks, you can be ANYTHING you like, and let your imagination go wild with these simple paper masks, all made […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

| September 2, 2013 | 6 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

I am running a short series of Halloween Costumes that kids can make. There is nothing like BEING prepared.. but if you are NOT prepared, then these costumes should STILL come in handy, as they are quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make. I was tasked by the UK newspaper The Times […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

Continuing on our Halloween Costumes crafty season, we have a Frankenstein Costume to share. If you really want to hide this Halloween and for no-one to recognise you, make a Frankenstein mask out of a paper bag.  Paper bags come in all shapes and sizes, try and find one that fits you perfectly or cut […]

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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

| August 29, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

Last year, I created a set of Halloween Costume ideas for the children’s supplement of The Times – the costume ideas are aimed at 8- 12 yrs old to make themselves (or younger kids to make with an adult) and that don’t cost the earth to make. I thought now would be a good time to […]

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Despicable Me Minions Fancy Dress

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Despicable Me Minions Fancy Dress

Finally, in our week celebrating the Despicable Me Minions – Red Ted gets dressed up as one!! Yes, we made a simple Despicable  Me Minion costume that even Red Ted was happy with. He is not the “keenest of dresser uppers”, so we always have to come up with something that is fun,but let’s him […]

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Simple Lanterns for Winter Solstice (or St Martin’s Day!)

| November 4, 2012 | 27 Comments
Simple Lanterns for Winter Solstice (or St Martin’s Day!)

Well.. one thing that is really “just us” each year, are our St Martin’s Day celebrations – it is  classic Autumn celebration in Austrian and German countries and involves remembering St Martin, making lanterns and going for a lantern walk in the dark whilst singing some classic children’s songs! Personally, I love this tradition and […]

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Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

| October 10, 2012 | 31 Comments
Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

I bet you were wondering “more Halloween Crafts?!” Well here are some ghoulish Halloween Eye Balls for you .. best of all they GLOW IN THE DARK!!!!! How spooky is that?! We came up with the idea, as we love Googly Eyes so much.. and thought how about some “giant” googly eyes that we could […]

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Quick Halloween Treats

| October 7, 2012 | 10 Comments
Quick Halloween Treats

Ok, here is another quick halloween treat that I have been making for years and that has been much loved by friends and family: Chocolate Orange “Jack O’Lanterns”. They are so obviously simple, I really do not know why Terry’s Chocolate Orange hasn’t been making these themselves. Especially, as this time of year there are […]

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Last Minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!

| October 7, 2012
Last Minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!

Ok boys and girls, these are super duper EASY and great last minute Halloween Costumes: Skeletons!!! And if you count your self in the “not very crafty” category, then these are ideal for you. I first “made” these costumes back when I was a student and it was a great hit! I borrowed my adorable neighbour’s boys […]

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