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World Book Day Craft: Easy Bookmarks

| February 19, 2014 | 4 Comments
World Book Day Craft: Easy Bookmarks

We love our books and what better way to celebrate our love for our books with a craft on World Book Day. The kids were keen to make something that related to ALL of their books. Mmmmmh, so I needed something that could easily be repeated for a number of our favourite books, without of […]

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Fairy Tale Crafts: 3 Little Pigs

| February 5, 2014 | 23 Comments
Fairy Tale Crafts: 3 Little Pigs

Just as I decide to focus a little more on fairy tales and nusery rhymes and look at what fun Fairy Tale Crafts we can do, Red Ted comes home from school telling me that they are “doing fairy tales”. Perfect timing then! Crafts for Fairy Tales are a great way of bringing the story […]

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Toilet Roll Nativity – The Camel

| December 23, 2013 | 6 Comments
Toilet Roll Nativity – The Camel

Some of you may have seen our TP Roll Three Kings from a while back. Red Ted LOVES them and brings them out all the time for playing. Once we set up our “real nativity”, Red Ted shouted “we need a TP Roll Camel, pleeeeaaase can we make a camel?” How could I refuse such […]

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Christmas Jumper Craft Idea

| December 9, 2013 | 7 Comments
Christmas Jumper Craft Idea

If you are living in the UK, you may know that this week is Christmas Jumper Day – a day to celebrate Christmas and raise money for Save The Children. And the lovely people at Westfield are donating £10 for anyone that writes about Christmas Jumper Day and includes a Selfie (see below) of them […]

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Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

| December 4, 2013 | 13 Comments
Christmas Card Ideas for Kids

We love all getting crafty for the kids and we love sending friends and family homemade Christmas cards every year. As the number of the kids’ friends grow, I think it is nice to get THEM to make their own cards – that way it is personal and thoughtful, but also, they don’t get tempted […]

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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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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 | 24 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 | 1 Comment
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 | 10 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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