Pebble and scribble

Creative and fun craft ideas for children


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Number sorting icecube tray

Sorting numbers

Sorting numbers

I can’t resist an opportunity to look at and buy interesting craft materials and am something of a squirrel with a large stash of materials that I know we will find useful one day soon. A couple of weeks ago we popped into The Works and saw these colourful number buttons. I just knew there would be lots of different things that we could do and make with these. Continue reading


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Under the sea: mixed-media picture

Under the sea

Under the sea

Today has been one of those very wet Bank Holiday Mondays, when it has rained constantly from the moment we got up. We would all really like to have been somewhere warm, preferably at the seaside. So, inspired by thoughts of warmer weather, and the sea, Ted made this picture of under the sea. Continue reading


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Tissue paper hand plaques

Tissue paper hand plaques

Tissue paper hand plaques

These plaques of Ted’s hands started out as coasters as a gift for Father’s Day. We are posting them now because, well, they worked better as something to frame and have on the wall rather than for putting drinks on and also Ted was so excited that he couldn’t wait until Father’s Day to show them to his dad – so here they are.  Continue reading


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Funny face money box

Sticking on mouth

Sticking on mouth

We had just finished a tube of Pringles, and as we often do, kept the packaging thinking we could make something with it – and here it is, a funny face money box. The shape and having an easy to open lid top seemed to make it ideal for a money box – the coins make a great sounds as they drop through the slot into the tube and it is easy for little hands to take off the lid.  Continue reading


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Colour treasure hunt paper bag book

Colour treasure hunt book

Colour treasure hunt book

We have become real fans of paper bag books, Ted loves playing with the Counting Paper Bag book we made recently so we thought we would make another paper bag book – here it is – hope you like it. In our house, we love treasure hunts and hide and seek games. We thought the paper bag book format would be great for a colour treasure hunt book. Continue reading


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Stick and fircone creatures

Fircone creature

Fircone creature

We love making people and animals out of sticks, fircones, pebbles – things that we find outside – here are a few of our most recent ones. These are really quick and fun to do, and are great for helping young children develop confidence with their drawing skills and their imagination too. Continue reading