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Matchbox Crafts: Camera Art Set

| November 12, 2014 | 3 Comments
Matchbox Crafts: Camera Art Set

I have been DYING to share this little matchbox craft since the SUMMER holidays with you. Red Ted and I made them one afternoon whilst his sister was out visiting friend. Firstly, I love ANYTHING involving matchboxes (I think I may have some happy “dinky” childhood memories of crafting with them – check out our […]

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Frozen Crafts – Olaf Cork Ornament

| November 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
Frozen Crafts – Olaf Cork Ornament

Soooo we were making “snowmen” ornaments the other day (check out our Rainbow Snowmen Ornaments here)… and had JUST finished them all off… when I suddenly thought.. hey… I want to build a snooooowoman…..! In which case we NEED and Olaf Snowman Ornament too.. and hey presto, 10 minutes (or so) later, I had whipped […]

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Easy Salt Dough Recipe: Toy Bakery

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Easy Salt Dough Recipe: Toy Bakery

Yes, you can tell that we have been busy with salt dough recently, right?! It is easy to make up a big batch of either plain or coloured salt dough and then store it for a couple of weeks and use it up a bit at a time. Today, we used the traditional plain salt […]

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Tin Can Drums

| June 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Tin Can Drums

We in that kind of 5 minute crafts mood… quick and fun crafts you can do with the kids, that will result (hopefully) in hours of play. Here are some simple Tin Can Drums you can make with or for the kids! And this little tin can drum is a (modified) version from the lovely […]

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Tin Can Crafts: Stilts

| May 21, 2014
Tin Can Crafts: Stilts

This week we have been looking at what you can make from a tin cans. One of the classic tin can crafts for kids – are these fun Stilts. Pip Squeak (4) and I have had great fun making them and both the kids have loved using the stilts. It is really interesting watching them play […]

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Cardboard Box Crafts: Computer

| May 7, 2014
Cardboard Box Crafts: Computer

Continuing our celebration of the UK Blogging Awards “BiBs”, we have another lovely guest poster from the Craft Category today. For me, events like the BiBs, is an opportunity to explore and celebrate my peer group and get excited about all things crafty. So I have asked some of the “competition” if they would like to […]

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Kids Crafts: Balloon Juggling Ball for 4th July

| June 20, 2012 | 26 Comments
Kids Crafts: Balloon Juggling Ball for 4th July

DIY juggling balls made from balloons and rice are on the agenda today! They also double us as great homemade stress balls, so make a good gift for Dad. This idea came from my neighbour’s (who blogs over at The Good Life Bloggers) 9yrs old son – the balloon juggling balls have been around a […]

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4th of July: Papercup & Ball Game

| May 23, 2012 | 9 Comments
4th of July: Papercup & Ball Game

Welcome back to this week’s kid crafts and I have a classic kids crafts for you today – our paper cup and ball game – it is a great introduction to Origami or paper folding activities for young children. I did this post for Pre K and K Sharing and you can see all the photos […]

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How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

| February 17, 2012 | 21 Comments
How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

Welcome. As you know, our Dolls’ House is an ongoing project. As I add room by room and detail for detail. I was very pleased with the shell sink and the shower I showed you last time and we had lots of fun decorating the house for Christmas! Today I have  simple bed pattern. I […]

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Quick Craft Post: Cardboard Box Doll’s Bed

| December 23, 2011 | 4 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Cardboard Box Doll’s Bed

A quick craft post to share Pip Squeak’s doll’s bed that she will receive this Christmas. Finally, it is finished – though not sure why it took so long, it was really quick to make: The Bed One pretty cardboard box (this one contained the gingerbread houses that we made) All I did was cut […]

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How to… Make A Cardboard Dolls House

| December 23, 2011 | 42 Comments
How to… Make A Cardboard Dolls House

This week, I wanted to “show off” our Cardboard Dolls House. There are MANY ways of course of making your own dolls house and this is just how we made it.. A while back, I bought some little wooden dolls for Pip Squeak’s birthday, as well as a random set of kitchen furniture. It was […]

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Review: VUPbaby – Melissa & Doug Beads

| November 14, 2011 | 3 Comments
Review: VUPbaby – Melissa & Doug Beads

Ever since we received our very first set of Hama Beads, I have discovered, that my kids simply *love beads* and it led to our Salt Dough Bead creation. Beads beads beads it is.. and we have even made some out of paper mache and sand! As much as we (I?) like making beads, the […]

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How to.. make a Sock Monkey

| September 30, 2011 | 29 Comments
How to.. make a Sock Monkey

Welcome back to this week’s “How to… Make A  Sock Monkey”. The Sock Monkey Pattern has been around a long long time. Originally it was designed by the Nelson Knitting Company. They came up with a way of making use of two whole socks to make a cute cheeky little monkey. The Sock Monkey Pattern […]

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