Pebble and scribble

Creative and fun craft ideas for children


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Fingerprint Christmas tree card

IMG_3914Here is Ted’s Christmas tree card, which he made a few weeks ago. He wanted to make one with fingerprints, like he had recently in school, and also cotton buds, which he dipped into paint. He had great fun with fingerprints, then while it was drying scoured our craft supplies for suitable decorations. Continue reading


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Ladybird nature picture

Ladybird

Ladybird

Here is Ted’s Ladybird picture made with petals, pebbles and sticks that he made during a Mini-beast adventure workshop at the start of the summer holidays at the wonderful Five a Day Market Garden, close to us. This was one of a number of really fun activities that the wonderful workshop leader Becca, did with the group. Check out the great things that Five a Day do at www.fiveaday.org.uk


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Milk bottle elephant

Milk bottle elephant

Milk bottle elephant

Here is Ted’s milk bottle Elmer the Elephant. We first made one of these together a year or two ago at our village toddler group, and it was our friend Hannah D who introduced us to this craft. I still can’t believe how a plastic milk bottle can be transformed into such a cute elephant.  Continue reading


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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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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