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Creative and fun craft ideas for children


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Autumn quince prints

Quince flower picture

Quince flower picture

We have got a quince tree growing up a fence in our garden, and with the recent windy weather have got windfall quince that we have collected from the ground. They are fantastic for printing with, because when you cut across them, inside there is the perfect shape of a flower. It seemed an ideal Autumn craft, so Ted and I went outside and gathered up an armful to make our prints with. Continue reading


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Autumn craft ideas

Autumn leaf bugs from http://www.petitandsmall.com

Autumn is here, and with it the wonderful golden colours as the trees change colour and start to drop their leaves. Walks are exciting, the ground carpeted with golden leaves, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the chance to find and bring home treasure –  leaves, conkers, acorn shells…. We always go out with a bag and seem to come home laden with our collection. Ted and I have been thinking about things to make, and have found lots of really inspiring Autumn craft ideas for children to do – these are eleven of our favourites, we hope you love them as much as we do. We really can’t wait to get making some of these ourselves.   Continue reading


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Paint it like Pollock

Ted's painting like Jackson Pollock

Ted’s painting like Jackson Pollock

These paintings inspired by Jackson Pollock were made by Ted a few weeks ago just after he announced those three little words that most parents don’t want to hear, and no, it wasn’t “I hate you”, it was “I can’t paint.” I was about to say, “Really, seriously, who gave you that idea? Of course you can.” – but the look on his face said don’t challenge me, I know I can’t. Obviously for a fleeting moment I worried that perhaps we were making too much at home, was it possible to be too creative? Continue reading


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Mini brick sculptures

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Ted’s brick sculptures

Ted made these mini brick sculptures all by himself this weekend and I am so excited to post them here to share them with you. He was very clear about what he wanted to make and how he would make them and came up with the idea all on his own. He enlisted me to help search round our garden for broken pieces of red brick, and we collected a fair amount Continue reading


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Spot picture – inspired by Damien Hirst

Spot picture

Spot picture

Here is Ted’s Spot Picture, inspired by the Spot Paintings by Damien Hirst. This was great fun to do but also started quite an in depth chat about art made by real artists. Ted and I were looking at paintings in art books and he was fascinated by pictures of Damien Hirst’s Spot paintings and couldn’t believe that someone had actually painted spots. He wanted to have a go himself. Continue reading