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Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

| December 18, 2013 | 24 Comments
Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

Well, we are rapidly approaching those “last few days” to Christmas and are finishing off most of our Christmas Crafts for Kids, as well as Kids Christmas Cards. Both children said they wanted to make a gift for their friends.. so FINALLY (it only took me about 3 years to do so), we made recycled […]

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Gifts Kids Can Make: Decorated Candles

| November 27, 2013 | 4 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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Egg Cozy Hat Pattern

| November 16, 2013 | 3 Comments
Egg Cozy Hat Pattern

I taught myself to crochet a couple of years ago. And the key things with things like crochet or knitting is to keep at it. So every so often, I find mini crochet projects to keep me up to speed. I was busy putting together a Breakfast Hamper Gift set (great for New Mums or […]

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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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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 | 32 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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Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts Kids Can Make

| September 11, 2013 | 42 Comments
Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts Kids Can Make

We have been planning to make Bath Bombs since the beginning of the year. After all, they are such a great gift for Mother’s Day. But clearly didn’t get round to it (again – so much to do, so much to make, not enough time!). One of the reasons, is that many Bath Bomb Recipes […]

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Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make

| September 9, 2013 | 8 Comments
Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make

 Here is a post that I have been meaning to share for AAAAGES, part of the recent “Gifts That Kids Can Make” series of ideas: Crayon Rocks. These make excellent paper weights and are a lovely gift to any family friend of relative. As you can see we have made several. Not only do they […]

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Felt Heart Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

| August 28, 2013 | 11 Comments
Felt Heart Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

We love it when our craft session ends in gifts that kids can make… these adorable little felt heart crafts are just that – turn them into key rings or zipper pulls on your school bags and you have a lovely little gift to give to a relative or a friend. We are craft mad […]

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Lavender Sugar – Gifts Kids Can Make

| July 24, 2013 | 14 Comments
Lavender Sugar – Gifts Kids Can Make

Lavender Sugar is a super simple “craft” you can do with the kids. Or just make it on your own! If you are involving the children, they can help pick and dry the lavender and then learn all about measuring! It is so simple, you will wonder why you haven’t made any before! We prefer […]

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Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

| June 8, 2013 | 6 Comments
Puzzle Coasters – Gifts Kids Can Make

If you are looking to recycle old puzzles or for gifts kids can make – be it for Father’s Day or Christmas – check out these simple but lovely coasts. I think coasters make a great “gift for dad” in general and there many variations on them. And they are super simple to make! Materials: […]

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Hama Bead Bowl – Gifts Kids Can Make

| June 2, 2013 | 14 Comments
Hama Bead Bowl – Gifts Kids Can Make

If you are on Pinterest you will have already seen these wonderful HAMA BEAD bowls. A great little craft that kids can make as Father’s Day gift or Mother’s Day gift or a friend. The idea originally came from Danish Blogger Wooz and I have seen many copies of it since and have been wanting to […]

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Craft Sticks Bookmark Gift

| May 23, 2013 | 8 Comments
Craft Sticks Bookmark Gift

So.. I had dinner to cook for the kids and I had a handful of craft sticks. So I gave these to the kids, a bunch of pens and some googly eyes, whilst I sorted their dinner. And we got.. these adorable Craft Sticks Bookmarks. They would be a FABULOUS little gift for Father’s Day […]

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Butterfly Canvas Craft

| April 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
Butterfly Canvas Craft

Spring really IS taking it’s time to arrive this year, isn’t it?! If you a tired of the cold, wet and dreary weather, why not take the opportunity to brighten up your home and bring a little Spring indoors? Here are some ideas for you and your family to enjoy! Butterfly Art Materials: a plain […]

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