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How to make a Knight’s Shield

| January 1, 2014 | 10 Comments
How to make a Knight’s Shield

So… with Christmas over.. and our house sprinkled with new toys and empty boxes it is definitely time to think frugal crafts – how can we upcycle our cardboard boxes? What can we make from all the big cardboard boxes in our house? One thing I have wanted to make for ages for Red Ted […]

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Pirate Crafts: Treasure Box & Pirate Boat

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pirate Crafts: Treasure Box & Pirate Boat

Our love affair with our Pirate Toys continues. You may have seen them in our DIY Cardboard Pirate Boat and Egg Carton Treasure Box posts.  The children were given  more Pirate toys this Christmas. Pip Squeak got a little rowing boat with a treasure box and Red Ted got a little Cannon that fires cannon balls. […]

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Winter Small World Play

| December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Winter Small World Play

Small World Play is hugely popular among nurseries and “kid bloggers”. There is something irresistible about setting up small world scenarios to let your kids explore, feel and let their imagination run away with them. I love nothing more, than when my kids PLAY with all their crafty creations. And believe you me, we do! […]

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Toilet Roll Nativity – The Camel

| December 23, 2013 | 6 Comments
Toilet Roll Nativity – The Camel

Some of you may have seen our TP Roll Three Kings from a while back. Red Ted LOVES them and brings them out all the time for playing. Once we set up our “real nativity”, Red Ted shouted “we need a TP Roll Camel, pleeeeaaase can we make a camel?” How could I refuse such […]

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Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

| December 18, 2013 | 24 Comments
Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

Well, we are rapidly approaching those “last few days” to Christmas and are finishing off most of our Christmas Crafts for Kids, as well as Kids Christmas Cards. Both children said they wanted to make a gift for their friends.. so FINALLY (it only took me about 3 years to do so), we made recycled […]

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Toilet Roll Angels

| December 11, 2013 | 9 Comments
Toilet Roll Angels

The Toilet Roll Crafts season continues… this Winter we have had a TP Roll Rudolph, a TP Roll Santa and of course our TP Roll Snowmen (bowling). Busy indeed! Don’t forget our little TP Rolls 3 Kings, which would be a great addition to any nativity scene. I have “meaning to” to make TP Roll […]

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Christmas Jumper Craft Idea

| December 9, 2013 | 7 Comments
Christmas Jumper Craft Idea

If you are living in the UK, you may know that this week is Christmas Jumper Day – a day to celebrate Christmas and raise money for Save The Children. And the lovely people at Westfield are donating £10 for anyone that writes about Christmas Jumper Day and includes a Selfie (see below) of them […]

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New Year’s Eve Craft: Champagne Cork Chairs

| December 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
New Year’s Eve Craft: Champagne Cork Chairs

Well.. if there was ever a time of year to pop that bottle of Champagne it is New Year’s Eve.. and if we are lucky Christmas. So this is the time of year, when we suddenly have a “surplus” of Champagne corks or similar. A cute craft to do with or for the kids are […]

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Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

| December 4, 2013 | 14 Comments
Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

We love all getting crafty for the kids and we love sending friends and family homemade Christmas cards every year. As the number of the kids’ friends grow, I think it is nice to get THEM to make their own cards – that way it is personal and thoughtful, but also, they don’t get tempted […]

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Toilet Roll Fairy House Craft

| December 4, 2013 | 6 Comments
Toilet Roll Fairy House Craft

Well, we have been going fairy and pixies mad in our house! The Christmas Pixies have arrived and are causing their daily magic. The kids are exciting to wake up each day and see where they have gone or if they have written another little note. To celebrate our love for Pixies and elves, we […]

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Chicken Doorstop Pattern – a Great Gift Idea

| November 6, 2013 | 10 Comments
Chicken Doorstop Pattern – a Great Gift Idea

Well.. I know many of you are familiar with our “juggling chooks”. They are a super easy sewing projects and look much trickier and impressive than they are…. I love that you just upcycle some old clothes and fabrics and hey presto you have a great craft and a super cute gift for kids. Make […]

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Toilet Roll Santa (Nikolo)

| November 1, 2013 | 8 Comments
Toilet Roll Santa (Nikolo)

The Toilet Roll Craft Mania continues. Clearly we either have too many toilet rolls in our house! But we still adore crafting with them, as they are ever the thrifty craft material for kids. So. After our Toilet Roll Rudolph and our Toilet Roll Snowmen, we now have a Toilet Roll Santa to share. In […]

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Toilet Roll Snowman

| October 30, 2013 | 22 Comments
Toilet Roll Snowman

There isn’t an inch of snow in sight yet.. in fact, we never really get much snow here… but the kids where drawing the “school Christmas cards” this week and came home wanting to make snowmen…. so snowmen it was and what else than a TOILET ROLL SNOWMAN! You know us and loo rolls.. can’t […]

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TP Rolls Unicorn Marionette

| October 16, 2013 | 11 Comments
TP Rolls Unicorn Marionette

It has been quite some time since our last TP Roll Marionette craft – we have made a Sausage Dog (which Pip Squeak ADORES), Autumn Birds and Giraffes in the past…. time for another one: Unicorns! As you can imagine, unicorns are pretty magical. And ever since the kids went on a “Unicorn Trail” at […]

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