Crafts

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…

A Nativity scene in a shoebox showing Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in the manger; a shepherd with his sheep; a King and an angel

The Nativity in a shoebox: a fun Christmas craft

One of my favourite Christmas decorations is our Nativity scene. My girls love playing with the figures although I have to make sure they are careful not to break them.…

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.…

A butterfly life cycle picture made from leaf shapes, pipe cleaners, butterfly stickers and sequins

Creating a butterfly life cycle picture

We’ve been learning about the life cycle of various insects recently as part of our #30DaysWild activities. The butterfly life cycle is always a favourite one for children to learn…

Two fairy wands made from sticks and decorated with glittery pipe-cleaners, roses, hawksbeard, sweetpea and leaves

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

My girls love making fairy wands from sticks. They are so simple to make and far prettier than any fairy wand I’ve ever seen in a shop. Each fairy wand…