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Conkers Crafts (aka Buckeye Crafts or Horse Chestnuts!)

| August 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
Conkers Crafts (aka Buckeye Crafts or Horse Chestnuts!)

Oooh this post has been a LONG TIME in the making – 5 years to be exact. Today is all about CONKERS (also known as Buckeye or Chestnuts and for me the German Kastanien). Crafting with Chestnuts/ Conkers (I am going to be so undecided as to which term to use throughout, so bear with […]

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Autumn Crafts: Horse Chesnut Spiders (Kastanienspinne)

| October 14, 2013 | 17 Comments
Autumn Crafts: Horse Chesnut Spiders (Kastanienspinne)

We visited friends over the weekend and went to their local park: and found 100s of horse chesnuts or conkers as the Brits would call them. Where we live, we have found a good amount – say 5 or so at a time… but in our friends park: 100s! How could we resist. With bulging […]

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Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

| October 24, 2012 | 40 Comments
Kids Crafts: Chestnuts Crafts – Spiderwebs

One of my new “favourites sites” is Badut, especially as she is currently doing lovely Chestnuts crafts for kids one after another. Some I remember from my childhood others are quirkily new. The one she “reminded me of”, were today’s Chestnuts Spiderwebs. Last year The Imagination Tree also had a lovely set made with straw […]

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Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

| November 23, 2011 | 36 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our loo roll dog marionette! I actually wrote this post a few weeks ago as Guest Post for Rachel at Sun Scholars! I was very pleased to be asked to stop by and share one of my crafts. I have been regularly visiting Sun Scholars over the past […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Streamer Toy

| September 28, 2011 | 37 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Streamer Toy

‘Tis the Season to Get Crafty – tra la la la la laaaa… certainly Autumn crafts are all in at the moment.. the trees are starting to change colours, the woods are littlered with Acorns and Chestnuts… Last week we made chestnut creatures and chestnut pencil toppers… this week we have a Chestnut Streamer Toy […]

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Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Crafts (Pencil Toppers)

| September 21, 2011 | 44 Comments
Kids Get Crafty: Chestnut Crafts (Pencil Toppers)

Welcome to this week’s Kids Crafts – this week we share with your our horse chestnut craft – Chestnut Pencil Toppers. Crafting with chestnuts, acorns, leaves and bits and pieces is something that I remember well from early childhood.. mainly we would make little animals, similar to the acorn critters from last week. Chestnuts are slightly […]

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