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Conkers Crafts (aka Buckeye Crafts or Horse Chestnuts!)

| August 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
Conkers Crafts (aka Buckeye Crafts or Horse Chestnuts!)

Oooh this post has been a LONG TIME in the making – 5 years to be exact. Today is all about CONKERS (also known as Buckeye or Chestnuts and for me the German Kastanien). Crafting with Chestnuts/ Conkers (I am going to be so undecided as to which term to use throughout, so bear with […]

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Nature Crafts – Beach Drift Wood & Broken Shell Rattles

| August 7, 2015 | 4 Comments
Nature Crafts – Beach Drift Wood & Broken Shell Rattles

It is time for NATURE CRAFTS!! As you may (or may not) know, my two most favourite craft mateirals, are RECYCLABLES (such as TP Rolls) and Nature Finds. I love recycled crafts, as I love to “waste not want not” – i.e. make the most of the things we have around us. I love teaching […]

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Nature Crafts 101 – 20 Stunning Crafts Using Items Found in Nature

| August 1, 2015 | 8 Comments
Nature Crafts 101 – 20 Stunning Crafts Using Items Found in Nature

It is that time again – were 10 talented bloggers come together to share THEIR CRAFTS along a certain THEME!!! This time we are looking at Nature Crafts – your Nature Crafts 101 so to speak! If you kids love to collect things when out an about – be it sticks, stones, leaves or anything […]

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30+ Stunning Sunflower Crafts

| July 21, 2015 | 2 Comments
30+ Stunning Sunflower Crafts

Oh how we love love love this time of year! Everything is growing and looking full and plentiful. One thing we particularly adore are our homegrown sunflowers – standing tall, growing high and reaching for the sky! We planted our sunflower seeds all the way back in April. We nurtured the sunflowers seedlings and carefully […]

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10 Free Flower Colouring Pages

| June 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
10 Free Flower Colouring Pages

Our colouring page (mini) series continues. We have had great fun with the previous colouring pages – using them with water colours and turning them into suncatchers. Today, we have some Flower Colouring Pages for you – as there is a set of 10 simple colouring pages for your to choose from, I thought that […]

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Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Stone Crafts – Easy Ladybird Stones

Some of you may know, or may not know, that my kids have launched their very own YouTube channel! Hooray. It is all rather exciting and lots and lots of fun. Their channel is all about kids creating videos for kids – i.e. it is all about stuff for kids BY KIDS. Today, they (I) […]

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Bird Watching & Identification (FREE PRINTABLE)

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bird Watching & Identification (FREE PRINTABLE)

As Spring is in the air, and the weather gets warmer, the kids and I are spending more and more time outdoors. We have been watching the flowers blossom and the green leaves shoot. We have seen little birds building nests and hunting for worms for their young! I have to confess though, that I […]

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Pine Cone Crafts – Bird Feeders

| November 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Pine Cone Crafts – Bird Feeders

We are having “more fun with the birdies” this week, with yet MORE Bird Feeders the kids can make. They got really excited about the Cheerio Bird Feeders we made a few days ago and wanted to make MORE. Ever looking for new ideas and things to  try out, we thought we would give these […]

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15 Bird Feeder Crafts

| November 24, 2014 | 5 Comments
15 Bird Feeder Crafts

Welcome back to another Crafty Video with Ali from Kids Chaos and myself! This week, is more of an “ideas chat” (with simple instructions discussed!) as we discuss Bird Feeders! And looking after birds this Winter. The majority of the Bird Feeders discussed are quite simple and need little explanation. There are few things to […]

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Easy Bird Feeders – Cheerio Bird Feeders!

| November 23, 2014 | 5 Comments
Easy Bird Feeders – Cheerio Bird Feeders!

As Winter is drawing nearer, the leaves fall from the tree and the colder weather draws in, we turn some of our attention to the wildlife around us – in particularly our feather friends. Making bird feeders in Winter (or any time of year actually), is a fun and simple activity to do with Kids. […]

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Pine Cone Crafts – Snowy Owls

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
Pine Cone Crafts – Snowy Owls

Soooo you know that we adore pine cone crafts, right? And that we have rather a thing about OWLS? Well…. we have made pine cone owls before (which look lovely as little Christmas Tree Decorations). Now Pip Squeak has started school (she is in Reception), her teacher asked if I could come in and craft […]

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Chestnut Crafts – Animals (Mit Kastanien Basteln!)

| September 29, 2014 | 3 Comments
Chestnut Crafts – Animals (Mit Kastanien Basteln!)

I am quite aware that not everyone gets to collect these wonderful nature finds that are “conkers” in Autumn. What a pity – I have strong childhood memories of crafting with conkers and acorns and other autumn nature finds and is something that I am passionate about spreading the joy for. Large parts of Europe […]

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Fairy Houses Nature Craft

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fairy Houses Nature Craft

Oh how we love to get crafty with nature!! Such a great way to connect with your immediate surroundings! And one activity that my kids never seem to tire of, are our nature fairy houses. We have made many different nature houses before and each time we have adapted the fairy house to our immediate […]

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Tic Tac Toe – Stone Bees & Ladies Birds

| August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
Tic Tac Toe – Stone Bees & Ladies Birds

Today, we are sharing another little craft that we made for Poppy Cat and her friends. Poppy Cat loves to head outdoors. How about this craft and activity celebrating one of Poppy Cat’s favourite things to find the garden: Bees and Ladybirds. Then turn them into a game of Noughts & Crosses (Tic Tac Toe) […]

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