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35 Tin Can Crafts

35 Tin Can Crafts

| June 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

Welcome! Finally, we are back in our “craft video content” creating mode (that was a mouthful)… yes, we had a little break and now we are back with avengance.. today we look at Tin Can Crafts – you know, your bake bean  cans or your tuna fish cans? Quite sturdy and strong… with tricky tin […]

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Tinkerlab Book Review

Tinkerlab Book Review

| June 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

We have been eagerly awaiting the release of this wonderful new book – Tinkerlab THE BOOK!!! I have long been a fan of Tinkerlab the blog and it’s owner Rachelle Doorley… not only does Rachelle have wonderful ideas, but she is pretty lovely too. Win win. So, when I heard she was writing  a book, […]

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Alice in Wonderland Crafts – Card Soldiers

Alice in Wonderland Crafts – Card Soldiers

| June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments

My lovely brother and sister in law recently had an “Alice in Wonderland” themed wedding… and they put me in charge of some kids’ activities/ crafts for the “morning after the night before”. So, I had a little ponder and thought it would be good to have a range of different alice in wonderland crafts […]

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Frozen Story Stones

Frozen Story Stones

| June 9, 2014 | 5 Comments

Some of you may have seen our Frozen Puppets last week. The kids had great fun playing with them and then I had some lovely poeple on twitter and instagram share their puppets with me too. One of them – Lisa from Foundation Stage Two – had the great idea to take the free printable […]

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17 GREAT Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Make

17 GREAT Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Make

| June 4, 2014 | 8 Comments

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and fathers are notoriously difficult to buy, let alone make for.. let alone make with the KIDS FOR! I do believe that a lovely homemade card and breakfast in bed is often quite enough for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day.. but a small gift never goes amiss either, right? Or […]

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

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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