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Boxtrolls Crafts – Make a Boxtroll Costume

| October 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
Boxtrolls Crafts – Make a Boxtroll Costume

Bless his cotton socks… Red Ted can get rather carried away when he falls “in love with” a new movie – some of you may have seen the recent Boxtrolls Movie (we already made a TP Roll Boxtroll Craft a couple of weeks ago) and if you are like us, you will find all those […]

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Cardboard Box Crafts: Computer

| May 7, 2014
Cardboard Box Crafts: Computer

Continuing our celebration of the UK Blogging Awards “BiBs”, we have another lovely guest poster from the Craft Category today. For me, events like the BiBs, is an opportunity to explore and celebrate my peer group and get excited about all things crafty. So I have asked some of the “competition” if they would like to […]

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How to make a Knight’s Shield

| January 1, 2014 | 10 Comments
How to make a Knight’s Shield

So… with Christmas over.. and our house sprinkled with new toys and empty boxes it is definitely time to think frugal crafts – how can we upcycle our cardboard boxes? What can we make from all the big cardboard boxes in our house? One thing I have wanted to make for ages for Red Ted […]

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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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How To Make a Guitar with Kids

| May 1, 2013 | 21 Comments
How To Make a Guitar with Kids

Well… I say “how to make a guitar with kids” and a guitar we did make. But this is a musical instrument in the most generous sense – it DOES play different notes (we will try and explain the science behind it for you over on Life At The Zoo), but clearly this will not […]

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Easy Easter Bunny Masks

| March 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Easy Easter Bunny Masks

We were challenged by Scotch Tape to make some simple Easter Bunny masks out of some of their products. Materials: an A4 sheet of card per mask, some fun colourful (Scotch) tape, grease proof paper (important!) clear tape, scissors, elastic We used our Superhero Mask template as a basis. I prepped some whiskers and a nose […]

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How to… Make a Pirate Boat

| April 27, 2012 | 57 Comments
How to… Make a Pirate Boat

Welcome back to this week’s How To – where I made a Cardboard Pirate Ship for the children! Red Ted was given a fabulous pirate ship with fabulous pirates for his . He wouldn’t let Pip Squeak play. So I bought her some pirates (thinking the pirates were the problem). He then said “Mummy, can […]

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How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

| February 17, 2012 | 19 Comments
How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

Welcome. As you know, our Dolls’ House is an ongoing project. As I add room by room and detail for detail. I was very pleased with the shell sink and the shower I showed you last time and we had lots of fun decorating the house for Christmas! Today I have  simple bed pattern. I […]

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Kids Craft: Make Your Own Marble Run

| January 4, 2012 | 33 Comments
Kids Craft: Make Your Own Marble Run

I do like to practice as I preach and practice we did when we made our cardboard box marble run this week… Last week we had the Cardboard Box Craft round up and in there I had featured, this very straight forward marble run from Inhabitots V1. They made theirs out of a cereal box. […]

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Quick Craft Post: Cardboard Box Doll’s Bed

| December 23, 2011 | 4 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Cardboard Box Doll’s Bed

A quick craft post to share Pip Squeak’s doll’s bed that she will receive this Christmas. Finally, it is finished – though not sure why it took so long, it was really quick to make: The Bed One pretty cardboard box (this one contained the gingerbread houses that we made) All I did was cut […]

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How to… Make A Cardboard Dolls House

| December 23, 2011 | 42 Comments
How to… Make A Cardboard Dolls House

This week, I wanted to “show off” our Cardboard Dolls House. There are MANY ways of course of making your own dolls house and this is just how we made it.. A while back, I bought some little wooden dolls for Pip Squeak’s birthday, as well as a random set of kitchen furniture. It was […]

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Kids Crafts: Christmas at The Dolls House

| December 14, 2011 | 29 Comments
Kids Crafts: Christmas at The Dolls House

Well…. even the lovely little people in our cardboard box doll’s house need to celebrate Christmas… so today we made some decorations for the doll’s house, that also double up as Christmas Tree ornaments… Perfect for little or big hands. Make them yourself (and let them magically appear over night in the doll’s house or […]

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How to… make Gorgeous Valentines Cards with your Toddler (Guest Post)

| January 14, 2011 | 26 Comments
How to… make Gorgeous Valentines Cards with your Toddler (Guest Post)

We have another lovely crafty Guest Poster for you today: Kelly from Domestic Godd-esque. A lovely family blog featuring lots of fab photos, thoughts on life and family life, as well as, the very important, crafty bits!!! Kelly creates some lovely crafty magic with her children and they are the its that I love best (well […]

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