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Cork Crafts – Knights

| June 12, 2013 | 21 Comments
Cork Crafts – Knights

Today we are looking at Cork Crafts. I love getting crafty ideas from all sorts of places – above all my friends – this particular idea came from a friend I used to go to “German Playgroup” with and she suggested these adorable Cork Knights. I caught up with her recently and she kindly cooed […]

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20 Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

| June 8, 2013 | 5 Comments
20 Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

Our “video” series continues – today crafty bloggers share their favourite Boat Craft Ideas with you. Boats are a wonderfully fun activity for kids to take part in. Design them. Make them. Then see how well they float! To me, making boats are all about “childhood memories”. I hope my kids look back one day, […]

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Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

| June 8, 2013 | 6 Comments
Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

If you are looking to recycle old puzzles or for gifts kids can make – be it for Father’s Day or Christmas – check out these simple but lovely coasts. I think coasters make a great “gift for dad” in general and there many variations on them. And they are super simple to make! Materials: […]

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Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

| June 5, 2013 | 24 Comments
Margarine Tub Tug Boat Craft

Ask the kids get bigger, they become more demanding.. they wanted a MOVING self propelled Boat Craft. Yep a self propelled one. Making self propelled “things” I think are great fun for kids and very exciting indeed. So we had a go. Using old margarine tubs, a yogurt pot and some craft sticks…. Pop over […]

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Cardboard Tube Minibeasts

| May 29, 2013 | 16 Comments
Cardboard Tube Minibeasts

I have challenged the kids and myself to work with cardboard tubes again more – yes, the humble loo roll, is such a great (virtually free) and versatile craft material it would seem rude not to! Much to my dismay the UK have started manufacturing NARROW tubes. Can you believe it?! I guess it is […]

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10+ Puzzle Craft Ideas

| May 10, 2013 | 4 Comments
10+ Puzzle Craft Ideas

Well…. I think you can safely say that we all “have one” – a puzzle with one infuriating little piece MISSING! Argh. So annoying and making the puzzle is just no fun when you know something is missing. So what to do with the remaining pieces? Just throw them away? NO! The crafty bloggers got […]

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Puzzle Pieces Crafts: Snowflakes

| May 8, 2013 | 12 Comments
Puzzle Pieces Crafts: Snowflakes

So.. I was challenged to come up with some Puzzle Pieces Craft ideas.. we all have puzzles with the odd pieces missing. Rather than throw away that puzzle, think of all the puzzle crafts you could make! A tricky one at first, but the more you get into it, the more ideas come to you! […]

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Juice Carton Houses

| May 8, 2013 | 19 Comments
Juice Carton Houses

These juice (or milk) carton houses caught my eye a couple of years ago. I think the ones I saw were made from the small milk cartons you get for drinking in schools. But I am afraid, that I can’t for the life of me find the original post! Since then, though I have seen […]

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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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