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Gifts Kids Can Make: Decorated Candles

| November 27, 2013 | 2 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 | 0 Comments
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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Kids’ Art Calendar: Gifts That Kids Can Make

| November 24, 2013 | 8 Comments
Kids’ Art Calendar: Gifts That Kids Can Make

Mmmh now HERE is a blast from the past and makes for a GREAT gift for kids to make for loved ones. My mother scanned in an old present I had made her in 1981: it was an “art calendar” for the following year (1982). So I would have been 5-6yrs old (i.e. Red Ted’s […]

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Christmas Stars for Tots

| November 23, 2013 | 2 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 | 7 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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Unicorn Hobby Horse Craft

| November 13, 2013 | 20 Comments
Unicorn Hobby Horse Craft

I was deliberating and deliberating and deliberating what our best Unicorn Party Craft would be – after all the kids are all of Preschool age and between 3yrs and 4yrs old. We were definitely going to do some unicorn cookie decorating, but I wanted something else too. And up popped Emilia Keriene in my “Ping […]

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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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Chicken Doorstop Pattern – a Great Gift Idea

| November 6, 2013 | 10 Comments
Chicken Doorstop Pattern – a Great Gift Idea

Well.. I know many of you are familiar with our “juggling chooks”. They are a super easy sewing projects and look much trickier and impressive than they are…. I love that you just upcycle some old clothes and fabrics and hey presto you have a great craft and a super cute gift for kids. Make […]

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Simple Lanterns

| November 6, 2013 | 9 Comments
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Simple Lanterns

A super simple table centre piece, or mantle place decoration that the kids can help make for Thanksgiving – or just because. They are not permanent (think of them like flower arrangements), but pretty and oh so lovely! Making this a great Thanksgiving Craft for Kids! Materials: a jar or glass, white baking or grease […]

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Toilet Roll Santa (Nikolo)

| November 1, 2013 | 8 Comments
Toilet Roll Santa (Nikolo)

The Toilet Roll Craft Mania continues. Clearly we either have too many toilet rolls in our house! But we still adore crafting with them, as they are ever the thrifty craft material for kids. So. After our Toilet Roll Rudolph and our Toilet Roll Snowmen, we now have a Toilet Roll Santa to share. In […]

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Toilet Roll Snowman

| October 30, 2013 | 22 Comments
Toilet Roll Snowman

There isn’t an inch of snow in sight yet.. in fact, we never really get much snow here… but the kids where drawing the “school Christmas cards” this week and came home wanting to make snowmen…. so snowmen it was and what else than a TOILET ROLL SNOWMAN! You know us and loo rolls.. can’t […]

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Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

| October 28, 2013 | 8 Comments
Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

The “daily creativity” Posts are all about simple activities to inspire and nurture your kids to get arty. They are about exploration and having a go. About the kids just having fun and discovering things for themselves. Hopefully giving them a “tool kit” of experiences to draw back on, as their art exploration develops. The […]

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Edible Sparklers

| October 25, 2013 | 11 Comments
Edible Sparklers

We have been meaning to make edible sparklers for like FOREVER. They are great for as a bonfire night activity or for New Year’s Eve or for the 4th of July. Any celebration involving fireworks, and your edible sparkler is the obvious treat for kids to make!! There  all sorts of different types too – […]

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Leaf Lanterns

| October 23, 2013 | 26 Comments
Leaf Lanterns

We first made these Leaf Lanterns about three years ago at German Toddler Group – one of the other carers with tons of group crafting experience showed us how to make them. And I totally fell in love! Especially as they were SO easy to make and even the little ones could enjoy joining in. […]

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