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Gifts Kids Can Make: Decorated Candles

| November 27, 2013 | 6 Comments
Gifts Kids Can Make: Decorated Candles

I have been making our recycled advent candles again recently (in essence following the same process as for our Easter Eggs Candles but with a “normal” mold). Red Ted asked if he could draw some numbers on our candles (1 through to 4 for the 4 Advent Sundays) which made me think – why not […]

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DIY Christmas Card Ideas – Stocking

| November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
DIY Christmas Card Ideas – Stocking

You may have seen our wrapping paper post from a couple of weeks ago and realised that we LOVE making things. I especially like making Christmas cards and every year I make a set for family and friends. I also encourage the children to have a go and make some special cards for the grandparents […]

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Christmas Stars for Tots

| November 23, 2013 | 3 Comments
Christmas Stars for Tots

Well, some of you are familiar with our Santa Stars already. We first made them three years ago and they have been popular ever since! I decided we had to make them again, as Pip Squeak was but a baby then and it was her turn to have a go. I thought we would make […]

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Pom Pom Wreath For Kids

| November 22, 2013 | 8 Comments
Pom Pom Wreath For Kids

Many moons ago, we went to a Christmas in July do with the lovely ladies at Hobbycraft. They showed us all their latest Christmassy bits and pieces and got us into the festive mood. They were sad not to see Pip Squeak, as they had loved her crafty enthusiasm at Easter. So they gave me […]

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Keeping Christmas Cozy (Great Printables)

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Keeping Christmas Cozy (Great Printables)

If you are not already familiar with Alissa from Creative with Kids, now is the time to hop over to her blog and take a good look around. Alissa is a never ending source of advice on how to connect better with your children. She is open and honest about her own experiences and gives […]

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Advent Calendar Ideas

| November 7, 2013 | 15 Comments
Advent Calendar Ideas

We are hurtling towards the most magical season of the year: Christmas. Explore these Advent Calendar Ideas to see how you can make the big “count down” to Christmas special. Remember, advent calendars do NOT have to be about chocolate and toys and gifts… but I love some of the ideas discussed in this video […]

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Hands-On Holiday

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hands-On Holiday

I would love to take the opportunity to introduce fellow Mom, blogger and parenting guru Modern Parents Messy Kids and her new ebook Hands-On Holiday. This is a fabulous ebook to see you  through from Fall to Thanks Giving to Christmas. Click here to view more details Here is why you may enjoy the ebook: […]

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Toilet Roll Reindeer Rudolph

| October 7, 2013 | 8 Comments
Toilet Roll Reindeer Rudolph

Here is a little “blast from the past”… I created this Toilet Roll Reindeer, goodness, three years ago for The Guardian online and it has taken me this long to share this Loo Roll craft with you too! You can tell how my “images” look a bit dated…. and the kids are missing, as The […]

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15 Homemade Ornaments for Christmas

| October 3, 2013 | 6 Comments
15 Homemade Ornaments for Christmas

We Heart Homemade Ornaments! You may have noticed that we go Homemade Ornament crazy around from now until December. I am not sure what is about Autumn but all the nature crafts and walnut crafts lend themselves perfectly for Ornament making, which make dear little gifts in the run to Christmas. We have already shared 15 Homemade […]

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Nature Crafts: Angel

| September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Nature Crafts: Angel

I made this little Acorn Angel a couple of weeks ago, as part of an Autumn Nature Crafts session with the kids. The idea of crafting with nature, is that you collect everything you can find and then when you get home, see “if you can see shapes” in them. Does something remind you of […]

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Super Simple Advent Calendar

| September 27, 2013 | 17 Comments
Super Simple Advent Calendar

Can you believe that I thought of this easy advent calendar idea a year ago? But it was already December and I thought that most of you would have gotten your advent calendars sorted already… So finally, it is time to share it with you in the next “big rush” to Christmas! This is the […]

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Christmas Gifts Ideas That Kids Can Make

| September 23, 2013 | 23 Comments
Christmas Gifts Ideas That Kids Can Make

If you are looking for Christmas Gift Ideas that kids can make, look no further. In fact, these gift ideas are great crafts for all year round – be it Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just a special birthday. I am a great believer in that kids should be making as many as their gifts […]

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DIY Wrapping Paper Ideas

| September 16, 2013 | 14 Comments
DIY Wrapping Paper Ideas

Last year, we went through a “spate” of making our own wrapping paper. It was partly due to the fact, that we had RUN OUT of wrapping paper, but also because I thought it would be fun to involve the kids in making our own wrapping paper. A great outlet for their creativity, with a […]

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Alternative Gift Ideas: Craft Box

| September 14, 2013 | 34 Comments
Alternative Gift Ideas: Craft Box

I don’t know about you, but out house is full of toys! Toys toys toys. And it is with a little dread that we head into our Birthday and Christmas season – it means yet more toys! Of course I want my children to have wonderful Birthdays and presents form a big part of this. […]

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