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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

We love making our own things – whether it is our own “playthings” or gifts for family or an arty recipe, making you own is a fun experience and makes you enjoy the final product more. And so we decided it was time to have a go at making Sidewalk Chalk. Making Sidealk Chalk is […]

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Tin Can Drums

Tin Can Drums

| June 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

We in that kind of 5 minute crafts mood… quick and fun crafts you can do with the kids, that will result (hopefully) in hours of play. Here are some simple Tin Can Drums you can make with or for the kids! And this little tin can drum is a (modified) version from the lovely […]

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TP Roll Binoculars with Poppy Cat

TP Roll Binoculars with Poppy Cat

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you are a Poppy Cat fan, you will know, that Poppy Cat and her friends LOVE to explore.. they love to go on adventures and discover things around them. They love the big and the small.. and there is nothing better than going on a bug or butterfly hunt. We thought, we would make […]

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20 TP Roll Crafts (yes, even more!)

20 TP Roll Crafts (yes, even more!)

| June 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

HOORAY we love TP Roll Crafts.. and just when I think I have seen them all.. I clearly haven’t … I keep stumbling across more and more lovely loo roll craft ideas and the world wide web – and as toilet paper rolls are so plentiful and can be use in SO MANY DIFFERENT ways, […]

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More Father’s Day Ideas

More Father’s Day Ideas

| May 30, 2014 | 11 Comments

Before, I get side tracked and waffled on too much, be sure to read through to the bottom and check out the fabulous #MyDadyMy Hero competition… Now. Some of you may have spotted our “Pop Art Your Kids” gift ideas from the other week. I used one of my favourite photos and used picmonkey to […]

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Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

| May 28, 2014

Today’s Nature Craft, is something that we have wanted to have a go at for a looong looong time: creating clay sculptures in nature. Clay sculpturs become part of the trees and the environment around us – a great way for connecting with nature. This a great art activity of all ages. We had 4, […]

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Disney’s Frozen Craft – Puppets

Disney’s Frozen Craft – Puppets

| May 27, 2014

Well, it really is FROZEN mania here. I guess everyone is Frozen mad right now. I don’t know what it is about Frozen, but it has somehow captured the hearts and imagination of children all over the world (and maybe mine too). Really, this Disney movie is just wonderful. I hear the kids playing out […]

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Paper Cup Party Popper Craft

Paper Cup Party Popper Craft

| May 26, 2014

We love quick and easy crafts – crafts that you can do in 5 minutes, but that give the kids hours of fun. When my father bought us a take away coffee and then said “want to keep the cups”, I said “no”.. and then “actually, yes” (darn, why did you ask… more things for […]

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Pop Art Your Kids – Personalised Gifts

Pop Art Your Kids – Personalised Gifts

| May 26, 2014

Sooo this is a project that I am REALLY excited about! We were challenged by the Cricut Explore team to come up with some crafty ideas using their new die cutting machine. There are lots of features about the Cricut Explore that are great, but one of my favourite features, is that I can upload […]

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Tin Can Crafts: Stilts

Tin Can Crafts: Stilts

| May 21, 2014

This week we have been looking at what you can make from a tin cans. One of the classic tin can crafts for kids – are these fun Stilts. Pip Squeak (4) and I have had great fun making them and both the kids have loved using the stilts. It is really interesting watching them play […]

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Cereal Box Puppet Theatre with Poppy Cat

Cereal Box Puppet Theatre with Poppy Cat

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

As part of our ongoing work with the lovely Poppy Cat, we got crafty again today. Check out our other Poppy Cat Crafts to date and watch this space for more to come! This time we will be making a Puppet Theatre out of an old cereal box and  some old fabric (e.g. an old […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Playing Shop

Nature Play Ideas – Playing Shop

| May 18, 2014

We love exploring nature and we love nothing more than PLAYING with nature. So we have created a mini series of Nature Play Ideas for you. Simple ways to explore and enjoy nature together – “No added extras” needed. Explore, collect play, and when you are done, leave things were you found them (or bring […]

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Nature Play Ideas – Making Music

Nature Play Ideas – Making Music

| May 17, 2014

Welcome back for MORE Nature Play Ideas.  I hope you have een enjoying this mini series as much as we have been enjoying sharing our nature play ideas! In case you missed the background to this series – I thought I would share some of the little things we got up to whilst on holiday […]

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Simple Science – Sprout Heads & Sunshine

Simple Science – Sprout Heads & Sunshine

| May 16, 2014

Well, we had great fun with our Egg Cress heads nearer Easter time… but to be honest, you don’t just have to do cress heads (or sprout heads as known in some areas) JUST at Easter. It is a simple science experiment that you can do all year round – to investigate how things grow. […]

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