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How to Finger Knit

| March 19, 2014 | 9 Comments
How to Finger Knit

So… my kids see me knitting and crocheting on a semi regular basis and are soooo keen to learn. Red Ted is 6yrs old and Pip Squeak is 4yrs old. I think Red Ted is JUST old enough to learn how to knit, but Pip Squeak is still a little young. So I thought we […]

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Fun with Post-it Notes #fulloflife

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fun with Post-it Notes #fulloflife

As you know we are a GREAT fan of Post-it Notes in our house…. we already made some Post-it Notes Pinatas (seriously, I know I am bias, but they are sooo cute, you simply have to check them out – our Pinata Owl and our Monsters Inc Pinata here). And the kids are forever using […]

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Carrot Cupcake Decorations

| March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Carrot Cupcake Decorations

We love baking over at Life at The Zoo… Cooking with kids is something that I am passionate about, but also need to make more time for. We also like to make things FUN. So we took our easy basic Carrot Cake recipe, turned it into muffins AND then decorated them with little ready roll […]

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Egg Decorating: Easter Bunny Craft

| March 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Egg Decorating: Easter Bunny Craft

Soooo… around about this time of year we start “blowing out” all our eggs so that we can decorate and keep them (until they break! Ha!). This year Red Ted (6) managed to blow out his very first egg. He was SO proud of himself!! If you pop over to our “egg blowing” post, there […]

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Pine Cone Crafts: Fire Starters

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pine Cone Crafts: Fire Starters

We are always on the look out for clever crafts and this pine cone craft is just one of these – turn your pinecones into fire starters.  I spotted this in A Green Guide to Country Crafts a few weeks ago. A lovely book, which takes you back to traditional crafting -from soap making to, […]

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Easy Fabric Flowers

| February 4, 2014 | 8 Comments
Easy Fabric Flowers

We recently did a Flower Crafts Ideas Hangout – where crafty bloggers get together online and record a short video discusing lots of craft ideas around one topic – FLOWERS!!!  It is a great way for me to connect with fellow crafters, but also bring you a varied set of ideas – as we all […]

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Tissue Paper Flower Fairy Lights

| January 27, 2014 | 4 Comments
Tissue Paper Flower Fairy Lights

Materials: LED Fairy Lights (these do not heat up, do NOT use non LED lights), tissue paper, tape, scissors We love fairy lights at any time of year. These blossom fairy lights are particularly pretty, as they brighten up your fire place or door way during the day, and then again in the evening. 1) […]

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Valentine’s Decorations: Paper Hearts

| January 21, 2014 | 11 Comments
Valentine’s Decorations: Paper Hearts

Ali from Kids Chaos shares a paper heart video with us today as the  31 Days of Love series continues – they make lovel Valentine’s Day Decorations. Check out previous posts, such as Valentine’s Cards , Valentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats! These simple paper hearts look WONDERFUL as Rainbow Heart Garlands too.. make them individually or as […]

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Valentine’s Craft: Wire Heart

| January 20, 2014 | 4 Comments
Valentine’s Craft: Wire Heart

Today we have Pinkoddy on 31 Days of Love sharing a wonderful Valentine’s Crafts with us. Check out previous posts, such as Valentine’s Cards , Valentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats! I love home-made crafts as presents as they are so personal. I think hearts are a great shape for so many occasions as they really do represent love.  Beading […]

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Waldorf Math Gnomes

| January 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Waldorf Math Gnomes

I heard about Waldorf Math Gnomes many moons ago and it something that I have wanted to make for a while. I didn’t want to have to buy “special” wooden pegs – I love NOT using “special” supplies when crafting, so was thinking about how I could make these Waldorf Math Gnomes using ordinary materials.. […]

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Rainbow Fairy Dolly Pegs

| January 15, 2014 | 7 Comments
Rainbow Fairy Dolly Pegs

Ever since we have had Pixies visiting our house, the kids are into everything magical BIG TIME – including of course Fairies. So it was high time we made some mroe Fairy Dolly Pegs (we made some Tinkerbell Dolly Pegs a while back, but we itched for new ones). I started the process off by […]

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How to make a Knight’s Shield

| January 1, 2014 | 8 Comments
How to make a Knight’s Shield

So… with Christmas over.. and our house sprinkled with new toys and empty boxes it is definitely time to think frugal crafts – how can we upcycle our cardboard boxes? What can we make from all the big cardboard boxes in our house? One thing I have wanted to make for ages for Red Ted […]

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Masquerade Mask DIY

| December 2, 2013 | 6 Comments
Masquerade Mask DIY

Are you going to a masquerade ball or a masquerade party this year? Or is your tween/ teen having a masquerade do? Check out this masquerade mask diy… can you believe it, I made this mask, probably about 14-15 years ago (goodness, I feel old) and it is is still going strong. I made the […]

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Chicken Doorstop Pattern – a Great Gift Idea

| November 6, 2013 | 8 Comments
Chicken Doorstop Pattern – a Great Gift Idea

Well.. I know many of you are familiar with our “juggling chooks”. They are a super easy sewing projects and look much trickier and impressive than they are…. I love that you just upcycle some old clothes and fabrics and hey presto you have a great craft and a super cute gift for kids. Make […]

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