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How to Make an Origami Lucky Star

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
How to Make an Origami Lucky Star

Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star… and now it is time to make some of these adorable little Origami Lucky Stars. I am a bit rubbish at  Origami “in general”, as I am too impatient and not neat enough. But there are some great simple little Origami crafts that are great even for the likes of me! […]

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How to Make Fork Pom Poms

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to Make Fork Pom Poms

It has been a while now since we made these super cute and simple little Fork Pom Poms. We LOVE pom poms in our house and I love trying out different ways to make them and seeing which way is easiest for the kids. I confess for KIDS a pom pom maker really is great, though a rectangular piece […]

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

We love making our own things – whether it is our own “playthings” or gifts for family or an arty recipe, making you own is a fun experience and makes you enjoy the final product more. And so we decided it was time to have a go at making Sidewalk Chalk. Making Sidealk Chalk is […]

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Paper Cup Party Popper Craft

| May 26, 2014
Paper Cup Party Popper Craft

We love quick and easy crafts – crafts that you can do in 5 minutes, but that give the kids hours of fun. When my father bought us a take away coffee and then said “want to keep the cups”, I said “no”.. and then “actually, yes” (darn, why did you ask… more things for […]

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T-Shirt Revamp (How To)

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
T-Shirt Revamp (How  To)

I have named this post a T-shirt revamp “how to” and now going through my “how to photos”, I realise there is that much “how to” to talk about.. as the process really is quite easy. I LOVE what we did with my son’s old white and rather dirty Polo Shirts. You see, Red Ted, […]

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Vintage Bunting – Upcycling old Maps

| May 10, 2014
Vintage Bunting – Upcycling old Maps

Welcoming my next Guest Post, as our celebrating the  UK Blogging Awards the  “BiBs”  continues, I am taking the opportunity to show case some of my fellow nominees! As it is now time to vote for your favourite crafty (Brit) blog…  This year, I am in crafts and outstanding categories (thank you for those of you who […]

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Sea Glass Crafts

| May 8, 2014
Sea Glass Crafts

I was actually busy doing something else, when I stumbled across some sea glass photos and sea glass CRAFTS on Pinterest. Before I knew it, I was browsing away, looking at this oh so pretty beach side find. Oh how I love SEA GLASS!! So beautiful. Such a fab find. Needless to say, it isn’t […]

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Juice Carton Crafts – Simple Snack Box

| May 1, 2014 | 2 Comments
Juice Carton Crafts – Simple Snack Box

We do love a challenge! And we challenged ourselves to come up with a variety of Juice Carton crafts! The great thing about juice cartons (or milk cartons for that matter0 are it’s distinct properties: they are waterproof and they usally have a certain elongated shape (and often the little trianglur house shape “on top”). […]

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How to Finger Knit

| March 19, 2014 | 17 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 | 9 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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