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World Cup Crafts – Poppy Cat Finger Football

| June 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
World Cup Crafts – Poppy Cat Finger Football

With the World Cup open us and Football (Soccer!) Fever hitting our school playgrounds and homes, we thought it would be fun to have a little football craft. And it is time to invite Poppy Cat back for a visit. Poppy Cat loves nothing better than playing with all her friends! She loves going to […]

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Seaside Shell Windchime Craft

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Seaside Shell Windchime Craft

Recently my father (Opapa) was visiting and we decided to head to the seaside in Whitstable for a Sunny Day out. The sound of the waves, crashing on the shore, the crunching of a bebbly beach under foot. The kids adored “finding things” and we spotted lots of little jelly fish, a sea snail (to […]

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Easy 4th July Cookie Decorating Activity for Kids

| June 16, 2014 | 3 Comments
Easy 4th July Cookie Decorating Activity for Kids

I couldn’t resist making these SUPER quick and EASY cookies with the kids. The best part about them, is that you can use plain store bought cookies, or use your family’s favourite basic cookie recipe. And as these 4th July Cookies are so easy to decorate, they make for a great party activity with lots […]

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35 Tin Can Crafts

| June 13, 2014 | 4 Comments
35 Tin Can Crafts

Welcome! Finally, we are back in our “craft video content” creating mode (that was a mouthful)… yes, we had a little break and now we are back with avengance.. today we look at Tin Can Crafts – you know, your bake bean  cans or your tuna fish cans? Quite sturdy and strong… with tricky tin […]

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Alice in Wonderland Crafts – Card Soldiers

| June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
Alice in Wonderland Crafts – Card Soldiers

My lovely brother and sister in law recently had an “Alice in Wonderland” themed wedding… and they put me in charge of some kids’ activities/ crafts for the “morning after the night before”. So, I had a little ponder and thought it would be good to have a range of different alice in wonderland crafts […]

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Frozen Story Stones

| June 9, 2014 | 5 Comments
Frozen Story Stones

Some of you may have seen our Frozen Puppets last week. The kids had great fun playing with them and then I had some lovely poeple on twitter and instagram share their puppets with me too. One of them – Lisa from Foundation Stage Two – had the great idea to take the free printable […]

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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Tin Can Drums

| June 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Tin Can Drums

We in that kind of 5 minute crafts mood… quick and fun crafts you can do with the kids, that will result (hopefully) in hours of play. Here are some simple Tin Can Drums you can make with or for the kids! And this little tin can drum is a (modified) version from the lovely […]

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TP Roll Binoculars with Poppy Cat

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
TP Roll Binoculars with Poppy Cat

If you are a Poppy Cat fan, you will know, that Poppy Cat and her friends LOVE to explore.. they love to go on adventures and discover things around them. They love the big and the small.. and there is nothing better than going on a bug or butterfly hunt. We thought, we would make […]

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Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

| May 28, 2014
Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

Today’s Nature Craft, is something that we have wanted to have a go at for a looong looong time: creating clay sculptures in nature. Clay sculpturs become part of the trees and the environment around us – a great way for connecting with nature. This a great art activity of all ages. We had 4, […]

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Disney’s Frozen Craft – Puppets

| May 27, 2014
Disney’s Frozen Craft – Puppets

Well, it really is FROZEN mania here. I guess everyone is Frozen mad right now. I don’t know what it is about Frozen, but it has somehow captured the hearts and imagination of children all over the world (and maybe mine too). Really, this Disney movie is just wonderful. I hear the kids playing out […]

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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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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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Cereal Box Puppet Theatre with Poppy Cat

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cereal Box Puppet Theatre with Poppy Cat

As part of our ongoing work with the lovely Poppy Cat, we got crafty again today. Check out our other Poppy Cat Crafts to date and watch this space for more to come! This time we will be making a Puppet Theatre out of an old cereal box and  some old fabric (e.g. an old […]

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