Crafts

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…

Two painted fairy houses nestled in a buddleia tree stump

#30DaysWild – Creating fairy houses for imaginative play

​My girls love fairies and looking for fairy houses in the woods. We decided to create our own little fairy village in the garden. These little fairy houses are simple…

A homemade butterfly feeder in the garden

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

We don’t see many butterflies in our garden although I’ve spotted caterpillars on the nettles a few times. I’m quite keen to attract some more butterflies to the garden if…

A leaf print (left) and a dragon doodle using the outline of the leaf print (right)

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

Leaf printing is a fun way to create nature art. There are various different ways of doing leaf printing. My girls enjoy painting leaves and then pressing them face down…

Two cardboard masks covered in leaves, grass and flowers

#30DaysWild – Making nature masks

Our #30DaysWild activities have been restricted to the garden lately due to my big girl being unwell. These nature masks are simple to make and decorate with natural items found…

A starry night glitter jar

Making a starry night glitter jar

I’ve been meaning to make a calm-down glitter jar with the girls for quite a while now ever since reading Life with Baby Kicks’ post on the one she made…

The finished butterfly with leaves and petals stuck to the wings and a border of sticky back plastic around the butterfly shape which is used to stick it to the window

#30DaysWild – Making a nature butterfly suncatcher

We’ve had another day indoors with a poorly Jessica so have been bringing nature inside once again for our wild activities. We’ve made suncatchers before using sticky-back plastic and tissue…