For the last few years we’ve had a star at the top of our tree. This year though, our tree will be topped with a very special angel – our little heart angel Jessica who died in April. Last year Jessica enjoyed helping me make figures for a shoebox Nativity… View Post

Crafting with kids: 3 simple Christmas card ideas

Crafting with kids: 3 simple Christmas card ideas

Homemade Christmas cards are always nice. For this month’s #BostikBlogger craft, Sophie and I have had fun making a few Christmas cards. We’ve used three different designs for our cards, each of which are simple for children to make.     Ribbon Christmas trees You will need: Folded card Ribbon… View Post

Crafting with kids: Making a robot helmet

Crafting with kids: Making a robot helmet

Cardboard boxes are brilliant for imaginative play. They can be turned into so many different things, depending on the size – a car, a boat, a doll’s house. We’ve used a cardboard box as the starting point for this month’s #BostikBlogger craft. Our theme for this month is “robots”.  This… View Post

Crafting with kids – egg box flowers

Crafting with kids – egg box flowers

Sophie and I have been inspired by nature with our crafting over the last few weeks. These simple egg box flowers are easy for preschoolers to make with a little adult help to cut out the egg box and flower shapes.     You will need: An egg box Craft… View Post

Crafting with kids – a toilet roll dragon with …

Crafting with kids – a toilet roll dragon with a nest of eggs

This month’s #BostikBlogger craft theme is fantasy creatures. Fairies are usually the first choice when it comes to fantasy creatures. Having made some craft stick fairies last month though, we decided to go for dragons instead. Sophie and I have had fun making a toilet roll dragon sitting on a… View Post

Crafting with kids: craft stick flower fairies

Crafting with kids: craft stick flower fairies

This is a craft that has a special place in my heart. It is the last craft that I did with Jessica before she passed away. She and Sophie always loved fairies and making things that they could use in imaginative play. As part our #BostikBlogger crafts last year we… View Post

Crafting with kids: Making a papier-mâché hot …

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 crafts and last year we made craft stick parrots. This time, we thought we’d try making a papier-mâché hot air… View Post