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How To Make a Guitar with Kids

| May 1, 2013 | 21 Comments
How To Make a Guitar with Kids

Well… I say “how to make a guitar with kids” and a guitar we did make. But this is a musical instrument in the most generous sense – it DOES play different notes (we will try and explain the science behind it for you over on Life At The Zoo), but clearly this will not […]

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Kids Crafts: 3 Kings

| April 24, 2013 | 27 Comments
Kids Crafts: 3 Kings

Yes… that is right, Easter has barely gone and “already” we are making Three Wise Men! Well and a king and a queen and a princess… I think Easter and the Easter story brought Christmas back to front of mind and Red Ted asked if we could make some King. I am not sure of […]

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10 Cereal Box Crafts

| April 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
10 Cereal Box Crafts

Cereal Box Crafts are great, as it is another household item that many have in abundance (well, not all.. I had to pinch a couple from my neighbour, but still a common enough item). The card is smooth and flexible and if you make use of the existing “box” there are many cereal box crafts […]

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Cereal Box Picture Frames

| April 4, 2013 | 21 Comments
Cereal Box Picture Frames

How do you manage your kids’ art? Well, we try our best, but I know I don’t manage it as well as I could. We save a lot and Granny gets a lot and we recycle a lot (into other things). And then I got together with crafty bloggers to discuss what to “make from […]

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10+ Cardboard Tube Crafts (Loo Roll Crafts!)

| March 20, 2013 | 15 Comments
10+ Cardboard Tube Crafts (Loo Roll Crafts!)

Well… it was only a matter of time, before I got together with other crafty bloggers to share our favourite Cardboard Tube crafts (aka Loo Rolls) in another Craft Video. We are having lots of fun creating these craft videos via Google+ “Hangouts and Event” feature – super easy to do and great to “see […]

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Kids Crafts: Maracas Instruments (& Rattles)

| March 20, 2013 | 23 Comments
Kids Crafts: Maracas Instruments (& Rattles)

Here is a quick and cute Easter Craft idea for you – DIY Maracas and little rattles – this would be a lovely gift for kids to make for their baby siblings or you could make for your kids. You can make these any time of year or as an alternative Easter Gift. Both the […]

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Kids Crafts: Egg Carton Chicken Egg Cups

| March 15, 2013 | 29 Comments
Kids Crafts: Egg Carton Chicken Egg Cups

Hello! Welcome back to another Easter Craft ideas for you – these adorable Chicken Egg Cups made from Egg Cartons! Super simple, super cute. Takes minutes to make. But actually, these are not just for Easter, I think they definitely fall into the Spring Craft category too! Den Artikel nun auch auf Deutsch Lesen: Eierkarton Bastel Idee  […]

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10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

| March 13, 2013 | 22 Comments
10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

With Easter coming up and our recent discussion around “Egg Craft Ideas“, we thought it would be fun to also get together and share some Egg Carton Crafts  – after all we all have them, and the Easter season sort is a fitting time to share our Egg Carton crafts! So we got together on […]

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Kids Craft: Easter Baskets

| March 6, 2013 | 38 Comments
Kids Craft: Easter Baskets

As mentioned already last week, we went to a little Hobbycraft event a couple of weeks ago and left totally inspired. Last week was all about decoupage for kids, this week is all about papier mache!! Basically, we saw some adorable little hen and bunny baskets for purchase and thought “ooh could MAKE that” and […]

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Bottle Top Craft Ideas

| February 22, 2013 | 5 Comments
Bottle Top Craft Ideas

Welcome back to another series of crafts – today we share our Bottle Top Craft Ideas – ideas from British crafty bloggers to suit a variety of age groups all using bottle tops – plastic ones or metals ones. We come together on Google+ for a crafty “hangout” – a bit like a skype or […]

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Bottle Top Crafts: Bugs, Aliens and a Bunny

| February 19, 2013 | 4 Comments
Bottle Top Crafts: Bugs, Aliens and a Bunny

Just a very quick post for you today – we had an impromptu bottle top craft session ahead of a “Hangout” on Google+. I had some bottle tops all ready for a the session later in the day and the kids wanted to get crafty. A really “classic” bottle top craft are of course ladybirds (or lady […]

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Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

| January 30, 2013 | 21 Comments
Kids Crafts: Fabric Jar Lanterns

Recycled crafts is all around us at the moment – I love recycling at the best of times, but feel like the new year is even more of a reason to start on an environmental and thrifty footing. These jars really look lovely all lit up and I can’t wait to use them outdoors in […]

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Super Quick DIY Stamps

| January 29, 2013 | 20 Comments
Super Quick DIY Stamps

I made these little stamps with the kids a while ago – they are super simple to make – are a great way to upcycle old bottle tops and have fun. Use them for making cards or wrapping paper create your own pictures! I think this is rapidly becoming one of those “childhood classic” crafts […]

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Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

| January 18, 2013 | 83 Comments
Scottie Door Stop & Free Dog Patterns

Well ever since I saw Me and My Shadow’s home made door stop how to a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with the idea of converting a pair of old (crazy) trousers that belong to The Englishman’s youth into a Scottie door stop. Dog patterns were surprisingly hard to find. Free dog patterns […]

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