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The finished Easter basket filled with pink glittery eggs

Easter crafts: creating an Easter basket with glittery eggs

The daffodils are popping up, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is on the way. This month’s #BostikBlogger craft box provided the perfect inspiration for some Easter crafts. My girls had a wonderful afternoon making Easter baskets out of craft foam and filling them with glittery eggs. The baskets are simple to make, although young children will need some adult help with making the basket.… Read more

Sophie's gallery on the Children's Art Galleries site

Children’s Art Galleries – saving and storing your children’s creations

Both my girls love to draw, “do making” and generally get creative. Jessica, in particular, can be quite prolific. Every day she brings home new pictures for me in her school bag. I keep a few key pieces in the girls’ artwork folders but I can’t keep it all.  Sometimes I take photos of the children’s creations but it’s difficult to keep track of them in amongst all the other photos I take.… Read more

A heart made from scrunched up tissue paper and glue

Tissue paper hearts – a simple Valentine’s craft for kids

Getting crafty with cardboard, tissue paper and glue is the perfect way to spend a rainy winter’s afternoon. Having a theme often helps provide inspiration for crafts. With Valentine’s Day coming up, our craft activities have been all about hearts. This year we are part of the Tots100 #BostikBlogger family. We were sent a box of crafts from Craft Merrily to help us get creative.… Read more

Tissue paper “stained glass” Christmas decorations

One of my favourite crafts to do with my girls is creating “stained glass” decorations using tissue paper and sticky-back plastic.  It takes a little time to set up but is a lovely simple craft for the girls to do and can be adapted to fit different themes and season.  This time, we made a Christmas tree and star to decorate the windows for Christmas.… Read more

Making clothes peg dolls

With all the lovely weather we’ve been having this summer, we’ve spent very little time indoors doing crafts.  Last week we had a couple of rainy days though, and used it as an opportunity to make some clothes peg dolls.

Three dolls made from clothes pegs, pipe cleaners and scraps of wool and fabric

These little dolls are simple to make – although my girls needed a little assistance with a few of them steps.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie with their cousins posing inside Madame Gazelle's schoolroom at Peppa Pig World

The Friday Focus 26/08/16 – Family time

This week has been all about spending time with family. My twin sister and nieces came to stay for a few days at the beginning of this week and the four cousins have, as always, had a wonderful time together. Jessica was very sad when they had to go back home again though!… Read more

Arts and crafts with kids: our wishlist from The Works

My girls love to sit down together and do some “making” and we often have themed craft weeks to help give me ideas for projects that we can work on together.  As a result, our craft cupboard needs to be kept well stocked with all the little things that we use regularly.   The Works is one of our go-to places for refilling our craft cupboard; they have a fabulous selection of kids’ craft supplies which are great value.… Read more

Insect themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Insect-themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Our latest craft theme was insects and we’ve been busy creating various mini-beasts out of paper plates, egg cartons, craft sticks and other materials.  Here you can find out how to make all the different mini-beasts in our insect-themed crafts.  Some of them are fairly simple to make with just a little assistance needed; others are a bit more complicated – but they’ve all been a lot of fun to make.… Read more

Four cousins creating a nature collage in the garden in Spring

Creating a nature collage in the garden – the Spring edition

Earlier in the year, we created a nature collage in the garden and with the girls’ twin cousins visiting from Luxembourg and Grandma planning a lunch for everyone in the garden, it seemed a good opportunity to repeat it.

Creating a nature collage in the garden - one of our favourite outdoor activities

The thing I love most about this activity is how easy it is to set up.  I taped two large sheets of coloured card inside the tuff spot, drizzled PVA glue across them and then left the girls to find whatever objects they wanted to stick to the cardboard.… Read more

Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

The flowers are starting to appear in our garden and our crafts lately have been all about spring flowers too – creating a flower crown, making flowery pictures and creating our own mini garden as part of our spring crafts sessions.  Here’s our latest mini creations:

Spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers - Little Hearts, Big Love

Paper plate spring flower crown

This pretty spring flower crown is easy to make – although little ones may need an adult to do the first part for them.… Read more