Crafts

Paint inside a ziplock page with white marks where a picture has been 'drawn' on

Ziplock bag painting

I love painting with my girls but sometimes I’m just not in the right frame of mind for dealing with the mess that it generates. Ziplock bag painting seemed to…

Papery Peep – March

This year I’ve set myself a reading target of one book a month and so far I’m managing to stay on track with this. This month’s #BringBackPaper papery challenge from…

Jessica's finished paper plate aquarium

Paper Plate Aquarium

Paper plates are a key item in our craft box. They are so useful as a paint palette whenever Jessica is doing painting or as the basis of a craft…

Jessica making a craft-stick rabbit

Lolly-stick animals

Our latest mini creations project has been making different animals using coloured lolly-sticks, coloured card, foam shapes and googly eyes.     Spending time indoors invariably leads to Jessica wanting…

Jessica holding up a frog mask made from a paper plate

Paper plate crafts

Recent craft sessions in the Little Hearts, Big Love household have mostly been centred around paper plates. We usually have a few painted ones lying around having been used as…

Jessica with her soapy "snowman"

Making a snowman using soap

One of the tags for #SnapHappyBritMums this month was frost/ice/snow. With no sign of any of these, it inspired me to have some messy play time with Jessica and make…

Three beads on beading to make a necklace

Craft Project – Beaded Necklace

I love doing beading and one of my favourite things to make is this pretty necklace. It is fairly quick and simple to make and makes a perfect gift for…

Two cushions with Jessica and Sophie's names on

Craft Project – Name Cushion

One of my latest craft projects has involved making a couple of cushions with the girls’ names on them. I love how pretty these cushions are. The middle panel could…

The finished birthday card for Godmummy Katy

Making birthday cards

Jessica loves sticking and helping to make birthday cards. It was Godmummy Katy’s birthday recently and so we got the card, stickers and colouring pencils out for Jessica to help…

Jessica playing with her sock puppets

Making Sock Puppets

One of the recent CBeebies magazines contained a Mr Tumble sock puppet craft kit. This proved to be very useful in providing Jessica with some distraction during the ferry journey…