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Easy Origami Swan – a great intro to Origami

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Easy Origami Swan – a great intro to Origami

Welcome back to another day of PAPER CRAFTS!! We have a whole set of EASY ORIGAMI patterns for you to try out either for yourself or the kids – a great way to give origami a go and discover that it isn’t as hard as it looks! Today we have this wonderful and of course […]

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Easy Macrame Dolls (using Paracords)

| June 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
Easy Macrame Dolls (using Paracords)

Sooo I did warn you that we would be having fun with Paracords this Summer!! Here is another little paracord craft – actually it is a macrame craft – but it works perfectly for left over bits and pieces of paracord – little Dollies! We love turning these paracord dolls into Keychains and Zipper Pulls […]

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How to make Paracord Bracelets (with no Buckle and adjustable strap)

| June 16, 2015 | 10 Comments
How to make Paracord Bracelets (with no Buckle and adjustable strap)

Last year it was all about Rainbow Loom Bands (in fact, my kids still love loom bands and they do get carted out regularly..), but THIS year.. we have discovered PARACORDS! Paracords are those strong, colourful, thick cords, associated with outdoor types, you will find sailors using or climbers, the military… etc. Originally they were designed […]

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Camp Playful – Week 2 of 5

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Camp Playful – Week 2 of 5

Welcome back! It is WEEK 2 of the awesome CAMP PLAYFUL. We (Valerie from Inner Child Fun, Ana from Babble Dabble Do) and I have been overwhelmed by the amazing response from YOU GUYS!  We are so pleased to see so many of you sign up and the feedback and emails you are sending us… […]

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Craft Stick Paper Stars

| June 2, 2015 | 7 Comments
Craft Stick Paper Stars

So, this post today is a joint effort by one of my readers (Katie H), our sister site Fun Crafts Kids and my Youtube channel….. and combined we made these wonderful little Craft Stick Stars – don’t they look adorable? I love Katie’s photos of them displayed on her window and how these little tissue […]

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Join us at Camp Playful (it is FREE) – Week 1

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Join us at Camp Playful (it is FREE) – Week 1

As the Summer Holidays approach I have gotten together with fabulous fellow bloggers come VLOGGERS to create a fantastic set of (free) video resources this Summer – Camp Playful! The idea is simple – each week you will receive an email with 3 great video projects that you can do with the kids from Inner […]

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Easy Origami Cats – Paper Crafts for Kids

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Easy Origami Cats – Paper Crafts for Kids

Aaaah yes.. here we are again MORE Origami for Kids.. more EASY Origami for Kids.. as my kids hit 5 and 7yrs old, I find that they can do more and more origami type projects. And we particularly love the “easy and simple” origami patterns, that only need a few steps to complete – much […]

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Pony Bead Loom Band Patterns – Finger Looming

| May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Pony Bead Loom Band Patterns – Finger Looming

You may have noticed that we have had a little Rainbow Loom Band revival in our house. It started off with our Rainbow Loom Bouncy Balls – which the kids simply adore.. and once the loom bands were out.. the kids started making again. Always looking for new and SIMPLE ideas for the kids to […]

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How To Make an Origami Budgie

| May 6, 2015 | 5 Comments
How To Make an Origami Budgie

You may have noticed our recent love for paper crafts – or more specifically Origami for kids. My kids are now 7yrs and 5yrs old and it is a great age to start introducing them to paper folding techniques and simple Origami crafts. To date, I have found my kids enthusiasm hit and miss – […]

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How to Make a Magic Wallet

| May 5, 2015 | 9 Comments
How to Make a Magic Wallet

We love a bit of magic in our house. Red Ted aged 7, is just at the age, where is loving having a go at Magic Tricks himself and showing off his magicians skills to family. And then of course, magic is even MORE FUN when you can make it yourself. So this on is […]

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DIY Bouncy Balls – A Great Way to Use Up Rainbow Loom Bands

| April 28, 2015 | 7 Comments
DIY Bouncy Balls – A Great Way to Use Up Rainbow Loom Bands

Oh my kids ADORE Rainbow Loom Bands.. and last Summer, that was all they did…. rainbow loom bands, rainbow loom bands, rainbow loom bands. They have tons of them. As my kids are still a little younger (7yrs and 5yrs), there are only so many different patterns that they can manage (mainly the inverted fishtail* […]

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Easy (Pirate) Cork Boats

| April 14, 2015 | 2 Comments
Easy (Pirate) Cork Boats

Here is a super cute and quick little craft fr you  – cork and rubber band boats. These are ridiculously easy and quick to do and yet are so cute and fun AND really float well. Once you start making these easy cork boats, you will soon find yourself with a whole regatta of them!!!! […]

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Rainbow Butterfly Cork Crafts

| March 2, 2015 | 3 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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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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