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Nature Play Ideas: Land Art

| May 12, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Land Art

Our nature play ideas mini series continues! Welcome to day 3! The nature play series is all about simple activities or play ideas you can do using natural materials that you can find on your walk in the park or in the garden or whilst on holiday. The key though – nothing “extra” is needed […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Building a Cairn

| May 11, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Building a Cairn

Welcome back to Day 2 of our Nature Play mini series – sharing nature play ideas from our recent holidays. Our first idea we shared was all about counting & sorting things. Today, we are stacking and construction! My kids LOVE being outdoors, which is wonderful, as it is what childhood should all be about. […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Counting & Sorting

| May 10, 2014
Nature Play Ideas – Counting & Sorting

Recently, we went on holiday! Yay to holidays. We have a tendency for stay-cations or “just” visiting family. On this holiday, we went to Cyprus – we have never been there before and it was nice to go somewhere different. Whilst out there we went to the beach and for lovely rocky-rugget terrain walks. We […]

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Seaside Picture for Toddlers

| May 8, 2014
Seaside Picture for Toddlers

It is UK Blogging Awards time, as the “BiBs” nominations are out! 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 nominated me)… but I wanted to spend a little time introducing my fellow Craft Nominees… for me, events like the BiBs, […]

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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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How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

| February 12, 2014 | 15 Comments
How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

Making this Seed Bombs Recipe is quick and easy – it is a great gardening for kids activity and also makes a good gift that kids can make. You can actually make these at any time of year, but you “use” the seed bombs depending on the flower type you have chosen – usually early […]

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Valentine’s Decorations – Dogwood Hearts

| January 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Valentine’s Decorations – Dogwood Hearts

Today we have Crystal form Crystal’s Tiny Treasures her lovely natural Valentine’s Decoration (if you like these, you may like Me and My Shadow’s Willow Tree hearts too!) . It is part of our 31 Days of Love series, which is slowly coming to an end (boo). Check out the  Valentine’s Cards, Valentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats shared previously! I’m so pleased to […]

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Valentine’s Decorations: Twig Heart Canvas

| January 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Valentine’s Decorations: Twig Heart Canvas

Today the lovely Ness from One Perfect Day  this gorgeous twig heart art 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! Hi, I’m Ness from One Perfect Day where we share fun and simple […]

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Valentine’s Gifts: Heart Stone Crafts

| January 14, 2014 | 5 Comments
Valentine’s Gifts: Heart Stone Crafts

As you know we love all Nature Crafts, especially Stone Crafts! And the upcoming Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to make some of these lovely Heart Stones. What I like the most about these stones, is that they are super tacticle. Slip them in your pocket and know that a loved one is there. […]

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Simple Lanterns

| November 6, 2013 | 9 Comments
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Simple Lanterns

A super simple table centre piece, or mantle place decoration that the kids can help make for Thanksgiving – or just because. They are not permanent (think of them like flower arrangements), but pretty and oh so lovely! Making this a great Thanksgiving Craft for Kids! Materials: a jar or glass, white baking or grease […]

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Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

| October 28, 2013 | 8 Comments
Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

The “daily creativity” Posts are all about simple activities to inspire and nurture your kids to get arty. They are about exploration and having a go. About the kids just having fun and discovering things for themselves. Hopefully giving them a “tool kit” of experiences to draw back on, as their art exploration develops. The […]

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Leaf Lanterns

| October 23, 2013 | 22 Comments
Leaf Lanterns

We first made these Leaf Lanterns about three years ago at German Toddler Group – one of the other carers with tons of group crafting experience showed us how to make them. And I totally fell in love! Especially as they were SO easy to make and even the little ones could enjoy joining in. […]

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Nature Crafts: Bat Pencil Topper

| October 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Nature Crafts: Bat Pencil Topper

Here is another VERY quick “Nature Craft” for you – we made a little Bat Pencil topper out of conkers last week. We have tons more Nature Crafts for you, as well as Conker Snakes, Conker Spiders and Conker Horses! Oooh and yes, more Conker Pencil Toppers from a couple of years ago, as well […]

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Leaf Crafts for All Year

| October 16, 2013 | 9 Comments
Leaf Crafts for All Year

Leaves… glorious leaves. They are such a wonderful indicator of the Seasons – and in terms of leaves, the most glorious season is of course Autumn with all the beautiful Autumn colours. I love the reds and oranges and yellows. Beautiful. So we love doing leaf crafts too, celebrating wonderful nature all around us! As […]

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