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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 | 37 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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Nature Crafts: Bat Pencil Topper

| October 20, 2013 | 2 Comments
Nature Crafts: Bat Pencil Topper

Here is another VERY quick “Nature Craft” for you – we made a little Bat Pencil topper out of conkers last week. We have tons more Nature Crafts for you, as well as Conker Snakes, Conker Spiders and Conker Horses! Oooh and yes, more Conker Pencil Toppers from a couple of years ago, as well […]

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Unicorn Party Invites

| October 20, 2013 | 2 Comments
Unicorn Party Invites

Some of you may know, that Pip Squeak is turning FOUR soon! And she would like to have a Unicorn Party theme. That opens up lots of possiblities – unicorns (of course), rainbows, glitter etc. So to start our Unicorn party season off, we had to design and make our party invites! I try and […]

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Leaf Crafts for All Year

| October 16, 2013 | 12 Comments
Leaf Crafts for All Year

Leaves… glorious leaves. They are such a wonderful indicator of the Seasons – and in terms of leaves, the most glorious season is of course Autumn with all the beautiful Autumn colours. I love the reds and oranges and yellows. Beautiful. So we love doing leaf crafts too, celebrating wonderful nature all around us! As […]

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TP Rolls Unicorn Marionette

| October 16, 2013 | 11 Comments
TP Rolls Unicorn Marionette

It has been quite some time since our last TP Roll Marionette craft – we have made a Sausage Dog (which Pip Squeak ADORES), Autumn Birds and Giraffes in the past…. time for another one: Unicorns! As you can imagine, unicorns are pretty magical. And ever since the kids went on a “Unicorn Trail” at […]

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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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Wrapping Paper: Splat Painting

| October 12, 2013 | 3 Comments
Wrapping Paper: Splat Painting

Yes, the Birthday Season is upon us and with that we are once again in need of emergency Wrapping Paper – I never seem to be able to buy enough wrapping paper or get it in time.. so today we had a quick and fun DIY Wrapping Paper making session: Splat Painting! Great bit of […]

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Day of the Dead: Stone Skulls

| October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Day of the Dead: Stone Skulls

The Day of the Dead in early November (usually the 1st (for children) and 2nd of November (for adults)) is a tradition first started in Mexico, but now often celebrated in other Spanish speaking countries. It is the day to celebrate loved ones who have gone by, to remember them, talk about them – think […]

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Autumn Crafts: Horse Chestnut Snake (Kastanienschlange)

| October 8, 2013 | 13 Comments
Autumn Crafts: Horse Chestnut Snake (Kastanienschlange)

More Autumn Crafts for you – this is a real blast from the past for us: Conker Snakes… or Horse Chestnut Snakes or Kastanienschlangen… whatever you call these, they are another classic Autumn craft to do with kids. We love crafting with nature at this time of year. Going out and collecting conkers, acorns, leaves […]

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Day of the Dead: Skulls

| October 7, 2013 | 2 Comments
Day of the Dead: Skulls

You may have seen our Day of the Dead Skulls earlier in the week, where we looked at the meaning behind the Day of the Dead and created our own celebratory skulls made from stones. The kids loved the process and wanted to make MORE. So we had another quick go.. but this time painting […]

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Day of the Dead Crafts/ Dia De Los Muertos

| October 3, 2013 | 9 Comments
Day of the Dead Crafts/ Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos My kids have recently been quite fascinated by “death” (sorry, I think it is their age) and try and be as honest as possible with them. We thought that looking at Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) crafts could help them talk some more about it. I personally always […]

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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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