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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 | 1 Comment
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 | 5 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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Pine Cone Crafts – Snowy Owls

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Pine Cone Crafts – Snowy Owls

Soooo you know that we adore pine cone crafts, right? And that we have rather a thing about OWLS? Well…. we have made pine cone owls before (which look lovely as little Christmas Tree Decorations). Now Pip Squeak has started school (she is in Reception), her teacher asked if I could come in and craft […]

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Chestnut Crafts – Animals (Mit Kastanien Basteln!)

| September 29, 2014 | 3 Comments
Chestnut Crafts – Animals (Mit Kastanien Basteln!)

I am quite aware that not everyone gets to collect these wonderful nature finds that are “conkers” in Autumn. What a pity – I have strong childhood memories of crafting with conkers and acorns and other autumn nature finds and is something that I am passionate about spreading the joy for. Large parts of Europe […]

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Fairy Houses Nature Craft

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fairy Houses Nature Craft

Oh how we love to get crafty with nature!! Such a great way to connect with your immediate surroundings! And one activity that my kids never seem to tire of, are our nature fairy houses. We have made many different nature houses before and each time we have adapted the fairy house to our immediate […]

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Tic Tac Toe – Stone Bees & Ladies Birds

| August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
Tic Tac Toe – Stone Bees & Ladies Birds

Today, we are sharing another little craft that we made for Poppy Cat and her friends. Poppy Cat loves to head outdoors. How about this craft and activity celebrating one of Poppy Cat’s favourite things to find the garden: Bees and Ladybirds. Then turn them into a game of Noughts & Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) […]

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Easy Salt Dough Keepsakes – Shell Pendant

| August 11, 2014 | 4 Comments
Easy Salt Dough Keepsakes – Shell Pendant

One of Pip Squeak’s favourite things is to collect SHELLS – LOTS of Shells. Every seaside we go to, she immediately sets off on a sea shell hunt – any size, big shells or small shells. Whole shells. Or broken shells. When we come home, she plays with the shells. Sorts them. Stacks them. Puts […]

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Driftwood Crafts – Sail Boats

| July 30, 2014 | 6 Comments
Driftwood Crafts – Sail Boats

Sometimes I am as bad as the kids and I drive The Englishman MAD with our nature finds collecting… I can resist picking up a smooth beautiful stone or some gorgeous sunbleashed driftwood. I encourage the kids to do the same and then we drag it all home with us. We have piles of driftwood, pinecones […]

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