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Rainbow Colour Hunt – Rainy Day Activity

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rainbow Colour Hunt – Rainy Day Activity

So… some of you may know that I LOVE Instagram.. and the other day, the kids and I where having a bit of “photo fun”… we went on a “colour hunt” around the house and started photographing the things we could find.. oh it was so much fun to see how many different things of […]

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35 Butterfly Crafts

| April 4, 2015 | 4 Comments
35 Butterfly Crafts

Now, my kids adore butterflies, and each year we get our own set of caterpillars, that we watch transform into stunning butterflies. It is amazing to watch the caterpillar/ butterfly life cycle and see those amazing animals emerge. To celebrate this lovely experience we also like to do a butterfly craft! Though we have a […]

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Blossom Craft Ideas for Spring #GetYourCraftOn

| April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
Blossom Craft Ideas for Spring #GetYourCraftOn

Yes! It is that time again for me to hoste this month’s  GET YOUR CRAFT ON challenge. The Get Your Craft On challenge is a bit of monthly crafty fun, to unit Instagramers, Tweeters and Bloggers. Each month, we bring you a different Get Your Craft On Challenge on one of the “host blogs” and […]

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Pipe Cleaner Bunny Craft

| March 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Pipe Cleaner Bunny Craft

Sneaking in another cute little Easter craft for you.. as I can’t resist making some fun little bunnies… here we have some pipe cleaner bunnies, that are quick and easy to make… I can imagine a whole set of these bouncing around the house. It is probably one of the simplest pipe cleaner bunny crafts […]

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Bottle Top Bugs & Mini Beasts

| March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments
Bottle Top Bugs & Mini Beasts

My kids have always enjoyed Junk Modelling. Pip Squeak’s junk modelling tends to consist of tp rolls, cardboard boxes and LOTS of tape. Red Ted, now 7, is gradually moving on and looking for “cooler things” to craft (I say GRADUALLY, as we have plenty of back to basic days too). A session of Bottle […]

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How to Make an Origami Butterfly (simple)

| March 19, 2015 | 5 Comments
How to Make an Origami Butterfly (simple)

It is wonderful to see my kids get into some basic Origami paper folding crafts – they are now 5yrs and 7yrs and just about able to manage. Interestingly, they do well on these paper crafts for different reasons and depending on the item we are making. My son LOVES making Paper Boats and my […]

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Wooden Spoon Bunny

| March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Wooden Spoon Bunny

Ah yes, we love nice and simple and we love cute.. here is a cute little Easter Bunny Craft that I made many moons ago for The Guardian (ha, I think you can tell that by the photo.. I would take that picture so differently these days.. but I digress… this is a great little […]

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Bubble Wrap Painting – Puffy Sheep Mobile

| March 10, 2015 | 4 Comments
Bubble Wrap Painting – Puffy Sheep Mobile

Today is all about getting painting. My kids love to paint and we regularly get the watercolours out and they just have a go.. but every so often it is fun to do something different.. possibly a little messier? or quirkier? And today is all about bubble wrap painting and printing.. to be honest, bubble […]

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Coffee Filter Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

| March 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
Coffee Filter Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Butterfly Crafts are a wonderful craft for this time of year – they are wonderful for waiting for Spring to arrive and they are fun to make right through the Summer. We finally had a go at some classic “Coffee Filter Butterflies” – great fun exploring colour theory whilst colouring our coffee filters and then […]

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Rainbow Butterfly Cork Crafts

| March 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
Rainbow Butterfly Cork Crafts

Welcome back to more crafty fun! Today, we have an adorable little cork craft, that is super easy for younger kids to make too (in fact, we will be doing this with Pip Squeak’s Reception class sometime soon!). These little cork bugs or butterfly corks are a great way to “use up” some kids art, […]

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Easy Fondant Sheep How To

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Easy Fondant Sheep How To

We recently made a Skylander’s Cake for my 7 year old’s Birthday party (full photos and post to follow!). As part of this, we need some little edible sheep decorations. I had some fondant icing left over, but couldn’t get decent black food colouring in time for finishing off the cake… so I came up […]

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DIY Spilled Coffee Prank for April Fool’s Day

| February 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
DIY Spilled Coffee Prank for April Fool’s Day

My kids are starting to get old enough to appreciate the fun of “teasing” or “tricking” people – of course, we always emphasise that you need to keep it friendly and nice – and that tricky any one should be fun and not hurtful or disappointing. So with April Fool’s Day coming up, I thought […]

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30 Cute Lamb & Sheep Crafts

| February 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
30 Cute Lamb & Sheep Crafts

Baaaaa – YESSSSS! It is that time of year.. we can slowly get all excited about lovely Lamb Crafts and Sheep Crafts (ahem Lamb and Sheep Crafts are usually the same, really, aren’t they!?!? But I can never decide what to call them.. anyway, I digress). As we look ahead to Easter and Spring, I […]

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Rocking Paper Plate Sheep

| February 1, 2015 | 9 Comments
Rocking Paper Plate Sheep

We spotted this lovely little rocking sheep over on Little Crafty Bug and KNEW we had to have a go (btw, do pop over for some rocking chicks and pigs too!). The little Paper Plate sheep are so easy to make and the kids will LOVE having a go! This little sheep of course is […]

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