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How to Make a Papier Mache Erupting Volcano for the Science Fair

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
How to Make a Papier Mache Erupting Volcano for the Science Fair

Today we are sharing our very own Papier Mache Erupting Volcano, it was a relatively “quick project” that we made in a “last minute” hurry to celebrate my son’s “Hawaiian Day” at school. My son has been learning all about the Hawaiian Volcanoes – in particularly Mauna Loa and was very excited to recreate a volcanic […]

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2 Finger Finger Knitting

| July 8, 2015 | 2 Comments
2 Finger Finger Knitting

Last summer my kids learnt how to finger knit! Yay. It tooks a while and a few sessions (a couple of month apart) and then suddenly it clicked and they were away. Then I remembered that you can actually finger knit using only 2 fingers (doh!!). How silly of me. Of course.. though the resulting […]

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Easy Origami Swan – a great intro to Origami

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Easy Origami Swan – a great intro to Origami

Welcome back to another day of PAPER CRAFTS!! We have a whole set of EASY ORIGAMI patterns for you to try out either for yourself or the kids – a great way to give origami a go and discover that it isn’t as hard as it looks! Today we have this wonderful and of course […]

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DIY Spilled Coffee Prank for April Fool’s Day

| February 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
DIY Spilled Coffee Prank for April Fool’s Day

My kids are starting to get old enough to appreciate the fun of “teasing” or “tricking” people – of course, we always emphasise that you need to keep it friendly and nice – and that tricky any one should be fun and not hurtful or disappointing. So with April Fool’s Day coming up, I thought […]

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Duct Tape Rose Pens – How To

| February 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
Duct Tape Rose Pens – How To

Here is a little craft, that I have been meaning to share with you for aaaaaages. We were given some little Duct Tape rose pens by the peeps at Hobbycraft and I knew I had to make some more. Love using any “old pens” that are lying around and tarting them in relative minutes and […]

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Rainbow Looms: Double Fishtail using your Fingers

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rainbow Looms: Double Fishtail using your Fingers

So..  after we shared out Inverted Fishtail video you last week, we finally got around to continue the rainbow loom craze in our house, with this slightly simpler loom band patter – the double fishtail – using your fingers. Finger looming is super popular in our house, as my kids are only 6 and 4yrs […]

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Juice Carton Crafts – Simple Snack Box

| May 1, 2014 | 2 Comments
Juice Carton Crafts – Simple Snack Box

We do love a challenge! And we challenged ourselves to come up with a variety of Juice Carton crafts! The great thing about juice cartons (or milk cartons for that matter0 are it’s distinct properties: they are waterproof and they usally have a certain elongated shape (and often the little trianglur house shape “on top”). […]

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How to Finger Knit

| March 19, 2014 | 18 Comments
How to Finger Knit

So… my kids see me knitting and crocheting on a semi regular basis and are soooo keen to learn. Red Ted is 6yrs old and Pip Squeak is 4yrs old. I think Red Ted is JUST old enough to learn how to knit, but Pip Squeak is still a little young. So I thought we […]

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Carrot Cupcake Decorations

| March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Carrot Cupcake Decorations

We love baking over at Life at The Zoo… Cooking with kids is something that I am passionate about, but also need to make more time for. We also like to make things FUN. So we took our easy basic Carrot Cake recipe, turned it into muffins AND then decorated them with little ready roll […]

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Pine Cone Crafts: Fire Starters

| February 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Pine Cone Crafts: Fire Starters

We are always on the look out for clever crafts and this pine cone craft is just one of these – turn your pinecones into fire starters.  I spotted this in A Green Guide to Country Crafts a few weeks ago. A lovely book, which takes you back to traditional crafting -from soap making to, […]

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Fruit Leather Recipe

| October 20, 2013 | 20 Comments
Fruit Leather Recipe

I recently saw some Pumpkin Fruit Leather over on Google+ and thought yes! It is about time we made some! Especially since we also love to “want not waste not” – i.e. use everything we have and we also love to forage (we have a great Foraging Tips and Tricks video AND links for you). […]

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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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Bath Bomb Recipe – Gifts Kids Can Make

| September 11, 2013 | 76 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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How To… Make a Dimensional Magic Scroll Frame

| March 8, 2013 | 2 Comments
How To… Make a Dimensional Magic Scroll Frame

Well hallo there! I’m Amy, from Mod Podge Rocks. If you’ve never heard of Mod Podge, it’s the world’s best decoupage medium (in my humble opinion). I love the stuff, so I started a blog about it. It’s one of the easiest craft products you’ll ever use, so come visit me any time to learn […]

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