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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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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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Four Seasons Crafts: Autumn Nature Tree

| October 2, 2013 | 10 Comments
Four Seasons Crafts: Autumn Nature Tree

  We love this time of year! If you haven’t noticed yet we have gone Autumn Craft Mad!!! There are sooo many beautiful shapes and textures and colours out there at the moment: from Horse Chestnuts (aka conkers) to pine cones to the wonderful colours of Autumn Leaves. I mean just take a look at […]

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Crafty Creatures Review & Giveaway

| September 27, 2013 | 48 Comments
Crafty Creatures Review & Giveaway

You probably know me already and know that I do love a good craft book, especially one aimed at kids which is also DOABLE for kids… there are so many kids books out there, which are not always that suited. Crafty Creatures is JUST RIGHT. Here is what I thought of it: What do you […]

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How to Play Conkers (Horse Chestnuts)

| September 25, 2013 | 4 Comments
How to Play Conkers (Horse Chestnuts)

  Playing Conkers (or Horse Chestnuts to the rest of the world) is a VERY British “school boy” game to play. I always imaging, boys in shorts (yes in Autumn), with scraped knees playing this games with the humble Horse Chestnut. But of course ANYONE can play conkers and I did too as a child. […]

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Acorn Crafts – Nature Crafts for Autumn

| September 25, 2013 | 16 Comments
Acorn Crafts – Nature Crafts for Autumn

I have been going on about Nature Crafts for Autumn for the last couple of weeks now… I simply adore getting the kids to craft with acorns and chestnuts and pine cones. They get to hunt for them in the park and bring them home for some lovely textured crafting. At the same time, they […]

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Nature Crafts for Autumn

| September 23, 2013 | 8 Comments
Nature Crafts for Autumn

Autumn is a BEAUTIFUL time of year for crafting with nature. There are so many Nature Crafts out there to be inspired by and it is a wonderful time of year to get the kids involved in collecting and making. Using nature to craft with is wonderful on so many ways – the kids get […]

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