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TP Roll Binoculars with Poppy Cat

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
TP Roll Binoculars with Poppy Cat

If you are a Poppy Cat fan, you will know, that Poppy Cat and her friends LOVE to explore.. they love to go on adventures and discover things around them. They love the big and the small.. and there is nothing better than going on a bug or butterfly hunt. We thought, we would make […]

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Paper Cup Party Popper Craft

| May 26, 2014
Paper Cup Party Popper Craft

We love quick and easy crafts – crafts that you can do in 5 minutes, but that give the kids hours of fun. When my father bought us a take away coffee and then said “want to keep the cups”, I said “no”.. and then “actually, yes” (darn, why did you ask… more things for […]

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T-Shirt Revamp (How To)

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
T-Shirt Revamp (How  To)

I have named this post a T-shirt revamp “how to” and now going through my “how to photos”, I realise there is that much “how to” to talk about.. as the process really is quite easy. I LOVE what we did with my son’s old white and rather dirty Polo Shirts. You see, Red Ted, […]

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Vintage Bunting – Upcycling old Maps

| May 10, 2014
Vintage Bunting – Upcycling old Maps

Welcoming my next Guest Post, as our celebrating the  UK Blogging Awards the  “BiBs”  continues, I am taking the opportunity to show case some of my fellow nominees! As it is now time to vote for your favourite crafty (Brit) blog…  This year, I am in crafts and outstanding categories (thank you for those of you who […]

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Gifts Kids Can Make: Jar Lid Picture Frames

| May 9, 2014
Gifts Kids Can Make: Jar Lid Picture Frames

Our mini Guest Post series continues…. celebrating the  UK Blogging Awards time –  “BiBs” , I am taking the opportunity to show case some of my fellow nominees! As it is now time to vote for your favourite crafty (Brit) blog…  This year, I am in crafts and outstanding categories (thank you for those of you who […]

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Poppy Cat Crafts: TP Roll Puppets

| April 28, 2014 | 4 Comments
Poppy Cat Crafts: TP Roll Puppets

Hooray, we do love Poppy Cat! And we are rather excited to say that over the coming months we will be regularly creating some special crafts to go with Poppy Cat and her friends hooray. The creators of Poppy Cat asked us to help “make everyday adventures more extraordinary” and as we LOVE using every […]

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Quick Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies – East Crafts for Kids

| March 4, 2014 | 9 Comments
Quick Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies – East Crafts for Kids

Here is probably one of my quickest TP Roll Crafts yet (well, this one and our TP Roll Doodle Owl) – both make the most of the toilet paper roll’s natural colour – so there is no painting or decorating required first. Just a snip and glue and a little pen and done: you have […]

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Fairy Tale Crafts: 3 Little Pigs

| February 5, 2014 | 22 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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Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

| December 18, 2013 | 22 Comments
Recycled Crayons: Gifts Kids Can Make

Well, we are rapidly approaching those “last few days” to Christmas and are finishing off most of our Christmas Crafts for Kids, as well as Kids Christmas Cards. Both children said they wanted to make a gift for their friends.. so FINALLY (it only took me about 3 years to do so), we made recycled […]

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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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Day of the Dead: Skulls

| October 7, 2013 | 0 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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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

| September 2, 2013 | 4 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

I am running a short series of Halloween Costumes that kids can make. There is nothing like BEING prepared.. but if you are NOT prepared, then these costumes should STILL come in handy, as they are quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make. I was tasked by the UK newspaper The Times […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

Continuing on our Halloween Costumes crafty season, we have a Frankenstein Costume to share. If you really want to hide this Halloween and for no-one to recognise you, make a Frankenstein mask out of a paper bag.  Paper bags come in all shapes and sizes, try and find one that fits you perfectly or cut […]

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Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

| July 31, 2013 | 15 Comments
Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

So. This little egg carton craft – our treasure box – came about all “by accident”. We were on holiday and Pip Squeak needed a new set of hair bands and hair clips… so off I went and bought her some. When we got home we needed to keep them safe. Someone grabbed an egg […]

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