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Pine Cone Crafts: Fire Starters

| February 15, 2014 | 0 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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How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

| February 12, 2014 | 14 Comments
How to Make Seed Bombs Recipe

Making this Seed Bombs Recipe is quick and easy – it is a great gardening for kids activity and also makes a good gift that kids can make. You can actually make these at any time of year, but you “use” the seed bombs depending on the flower type you have chosen – usually early […]

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Valentine’s Decorations – Dogwood Hearts

| January 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Valentine’s Decorations – Dogwood Hearts

Today we have Crystal form Crystal’s Tiny Treasures her lovely natural Valentine’s Decoration (if you like these, you may like Me and My Shadow’s Willow Tree hearts too!) . It is part of our 31 Days of Love series, which is slowly coming to an end (boo). Check out the  Valentine’s Cards, Valentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats shared previously! I’m so pleased to […]

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Valentine’s Decorations: Twig Heart Canvas

| January 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Valentine’s Decorations: Twig Heart Canvas

Today the lovely Ness from One Perfect Day  this gorgeous twig heart art with us today as the  31 Days of Love series continues – they make lovel Valentine’s Day Decorations. Check out previous posts, such as Valentine’s Cards , Valentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats! Hi, I’m Ness from One Perfect Day where we share fun and simple […]

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Valentine’s Gifts: Heart Stone Crafts

| January 14, 2014 | 5 Comments
Valentine’s Gifts: Heart Stone Crafts

As you know we love all Nature Crafts, especially Stone Crafts! And the upcoming Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to make some of these lovely Heart Stones. What I like the most about these stones, is that they are super tacticle. Slip them in your pocket and know that a loved one is there. […]

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Simple Lanterns

| November 6, 2013 | 9 Comments
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: Simple Lanterns

A super simple table centre piece, or mantle place decoration that the kids can help make for Thanksgiving – or just because. They are not permanent (think of them like flower arrangements), but pretty and oh so lovely! Making this a great Thanksgiving Craft for Kids! Materials: a jar or glass, white baking or grease […]

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Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

| October 28, 2013 | 7 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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Leaf Lanterns

| October 23, 2013 | 21 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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Leaf Crafts for All Year

| October 16, 2013 | 9 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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Autumn Crafts: Horse Chesnut Spiders (Kastanienspinne)

| October 14, 2013 | 14 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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Four Seasons Crafts: Autumn Nature Tree

| October 2, 2013 | 8 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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Nature Crafts: Angel

| September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Nature Crafts: Angel

I made this little Acorn Angel a couple of weeks ago, as part of an Autumn Nature Crafts session with the kids. The idea of crafting with nature, is that you collect everything you can find and then when you get home, see “if you can see shapes” in them. Does something remind you of […]

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Acorn Crafts – Nature Crafts for Autumn

| September 25, 2013 | 14 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 | 7 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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