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Christmas Tree Upcycling Ideas

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Christmas Tree Upcycling Ideas

I have another LOVELY guest post from Karin at Kayjaysews. I spotted on Instagram some super simple and clever “Christmas Tree upcycle” ideas  – yep, instead of “throwing away your tree”, why not turn parts of your tree into fabulous Christmas family keepsakes, as well as rustic nature gift ideas for family and friends? I […]

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DIY Heart Ornament (made from Wood Slices)

| January 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
DIY Heart Ornament (made from Wood Slices)

Welcome back to another 31 Days of Love guest post. Today we have a gorgeous DIY Heart Ornament made from Wood Slices/ Wood Chips. This is super sweet DIY Heart Ornament, that also doubles up fabulously as a DIY Heart photoframe. It is a perfect Valentine’s Day Gift, but would also be great as a […]

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How To Preserve Leaves (6 Methods)

| November 6, 2015 | 2 Comments
How To Preserve Leaves (6 Methods)

In our house we like to experiment! We like to try things out and see what works best and then come back and share our findings (a few years ago, I experimented with how to make a candle wick.. and shared what I found – and that went down a treat!). I find it particularly […]

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Nature Christmas Wreath – Traditional Crafts

| November 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Nature Christmas Wreath – Traditional Crafts

We love all things simple. And we love all things TRADITIONAL. And we ADORE all things NATURE. Here is a wonderful simple, traditional and nature based Christmas wreath that you can make from all sorts of garden (or woodland) material in MINUTES! THey are super easy to learn to make and are also a great […]

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Harry Potter Craft – Magic Wands

| September 10, 2015 | 6 Comments
Harry Potter Craft – Magic Wands

Welcome! Today it is time to get excited about HARRY POTTER! Are you a Harry Potter fan too? Then you will love this Harry Potter Craft – wonderful Magic Wands. These are a perfect craft for all aspiring wizards and witches (and NOT just Harry Potter fans!!), so if it is Winnie the Witch or […]

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Shell Crafts – Crab Fridge Magnets

| August 31, 2015 | 1 Comment
Shell Crafts – Crab Fridge Magnets

Today’s Shell Craft – these darling little Crab Fridge Magnets, are an excerpt from my book Red Ted Art, Cute & Easy Crafts for Kids (US, UK). We love shell crafts – especially as we usually associate a lovely Family Day out with it. Crafting memories with our beach find! These shells make perfect little Crab Fridge […]

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Conkers Crafts (aka Buckeye Crafts or Horse Chestnuts!)

| August 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
Conkers Crafts (aka Buckeye Crafts or Horse Chestnuts!)

Oooh this post has been a LONG TIME in the making – 5 years to be exact. Today is all about CONKERS (also known as Buckeye or Chestnuts and for me the German Kastanien). Crafting with Chestnuts/ Conkers (I am going to be so undecided as to which term to use throughout, so bear with […]

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Nature Crafts – Beach Drift Wood & Broken Shell Rattles

| August 7, 2015 | 4 Comments
Nature Crafts – Beach Drift Wood & Broken Shell Rattles

It is time for NATURE CRAFTS!! As you may (or may not) know, my two most favourite craft mateirals, are RECYCLABLES (such as TP Rolls) and Nature Finds. I love recycled crafts, as I love to “waste not want not” – i.e. make the most of the things we have around us. I love teaching […]

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Nature Crafts 101 – 20 Stunning Crafts Using Items Found in Nature

| August 1, 2015 | 8 Comments
Nature Crafts 101 – 20 Stunning Crafts Using Items Found in Nature

It is that time again – were 10 talented bloggers come together to share THEIR CRAFTS along a certain THEME!!! This time we are looking at Nature Crafts – your Nature Crafts 101 so to speak! If you kids love to collect things when out an about – be it sticks, stones, leaves or anything […]

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Pine Cone Crafts – Rainbow Mouse Family

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pine Cone Crafts – Rainbow Mouse Family

Here is a super duper quick little craft we made the other day.. just a bit of fun. We found some of those tiny tiny little pine cones (are they even pine cones??? I am not sure) – they still had little branches attached to them and though the general shape of them would make […]

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Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

Some of you may know, or may not know, that my kids have launched their very own YouTube channel! Hooray. It is all rather exciting and lots and lots of fun. Their channel is all about kids creating videos for kids – i.e. it is all about stuff for kids BY KIDS. Today, they (I) […]

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Bird Watching & Identification (FREE PRINTABLE)

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bird Watching & Identification (FREE PRINTABLE)

As Spring is in the air, and the weather gets warmer, the kids and I are spending more and more time outdoors. We have been watching the flowers blossom and the green leaves shoot. We have seen little birds building nests and hunting for worms for their young! I have to confess though, that I […]

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Pine Cone Crafts – Bird Feeders

| November 28, 2014 | 5 Comments
Pine Cone Crafts – Bird Feeders

We are having “more fun with the birdies” this week, with yet MORE Bird Feeders the kids can make. They got really excited about the Cheerio Bird Feeders we made a few days ago and wanted to make MORE. Ever looking for new ideas and things to  try out, we thought we would give these […]

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15 Bird Feeder Crafts

| November 24, 2014 | 6 Comments
15 Bird Feeder Crafts

Welcome back to another Crafty Video with Ali from Kids Chaos and myself! This week, is more of an “ideas chat” (with simple instructions discussed!) as we discuss Bird Feeders! And looking after birds this Winter. The majority of the Bird Feeders discussed are quite simple and need little explanation. There are few things to […]

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