Crafts

papier-mâché hot air balloon with Playmobil figures inside the cardboard basket

Crafting with kids: Making a papier-mâché hot air balloon

This month’s #BostikBlogger craft theme is flying. We’ve done a few crafts before which fit this theme. We’ve made clothes-peg aeroplanes as part of our Up in the Sky themed…

The finished basket filled with shredded tissue paper and painted eggs

Crafting with kids: making a simple Easter basket

With today being the first day of Lent, the countdown to Easter has begun. This month’s #BostikBlogger craft box has inspired us to decorate some polystyrene eggs and make a…

A house made from a shoebox, complete with people and furniture

Creating miniature furniture for our shoebox house

Last week I shared how my girls and I made a house from a shoebox. Naturally once the house was complete, the next step was to add some furniture. Jessica…

A house made from a shoebox with some paper people in front

Crafting with kids: creating a shoebox house

A few weeks ago, Jessica asked if we could do “some making” and make a house. My first thought was to do a simple paper fold house that she could…

The finished craft stick photo frame surrounded by heart shapes

Framed with love – how to make a simple craft-stick photo frame

I enjoyed being one of the Tots100 #BostikBloggers last year and am so happy to be able to continue doing it this year. Each month, I will be sent a…

A red paper lantern with gold glitter decoration

A simple paper lantern craft for Chinese New Year

My attention is mainly focused on Christmas at the moment, but our crafting is looking a little further ahead. The theme for this month’s #BostikBlogger craft box is Chinese New…

An autumn wreath made with colourful leaves, conkers and a pine cone hanging on a door

Creating an autumn wreath – a simple preschooler craft

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. I love all the colours of the leaves on the trees and finding acorn cups and shiny conkers. We’ve collected quite a…

Three monster puppets made from felt, craft sticks, googly eyes, feathers, pipe cleaners and foam shapes

Simple monster puppets – a fun craft for preschoolers

My girls love putting on shows with their toys. When this month’s monster-themed #BostikBlogger craft box arrived, I knew just what we could make with the contents. These simple monster…

A pencil pot decorated with foam shapes and stars (left) and a pencil pot made with fabric wrapped pot decorated with buttons (right)

Simple pencil pots – a quick and easy back to school craft

My girls love to draw and having pencils and pens handy is a must in our house. This month’s #BostikBlogger theme is “Back to School.” A pencil pot is always…

A unicorn horn made from felt, ribbon and artificial flowers

Unicorn horn crafts for adults and children

One of the things Jessica requested when we put together our summer activity list was to make a unicorn horn. I had fun making her a pretty unicorn horn headband.…