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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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Nature Play Ideas: Creative Play

Nature Play Ideas: Creative Play

| May 16, 2014

Our nature play series continues. Already we are on day 7! A week’s full of nature play ideas to keep you busy (hopefully). As mentioned previously, the nature play series is all about enjoying your natural environment with your kids more. Giving you ideas of games you can play or activities you can do whilst […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Construct

Nature Play Ideas: Construct

| May 15, 2014

Nature is such a wonderful thing for you and the kids to experience. I love to encourage my kids to explore and to find and for us to collect all sorts of nature items from our walks (within reason of course!). We even sewed some little nature bags for us to collect our finds in […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

Nature Play Ideas: Pinecone Bowling

| May 14, 2014

We love nature and I love encouraging my children to enjoy nature. We are always collecting sticks and stones, much to The Englishman’s dismay (they end up all overthe house). But I just can’t resist them. Tactile, beautiful and well, simply nature. This time round, I decided to come up with a number of nature […]

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Nature Play Ideas: Treasure Hunt

Nature Play Ideas: Treasure Hunt

| May 13, 2014

Welcome back for some more Nature Play Ideas – our little nature play mini series that we are sharing with you after our family holiday. Where the kids got busy collecting nature items and then playing with them LOTS! I captured some of our activity and thought I would share them with you. The idea […]

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T-Shirt Revamp (How  To)

T-Shirt Revamp (How To)

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have named this post a T-shirt revamp “how to” and now going through my “how to photos”, I realise there is that much “how to” to talk about.. as the process really is quite easy. I LOVE what we did with my son’s old white and rather dirty Polo Shirts. You see, Red Ted, […]

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