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Creative and fun craft ideas for children


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Hand painted bauble

IMG_4092Ted has had a wonderful time in school in the run up to Christmas, thanks to his fantastic teacher and assistants. They have had loads of great ideas – here is another of Ted’s Christmas tree decorations that he made in School for this Christmas. He was so excited to show it to us and put it on our tree himself. I love the idea of personalising  a Christmas tree bauble like this.


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Clothes peg reindeer

Clothes peg reindeer

Clothes peg reindeer

Well, it might be weeks until Christmas, but in our house, we have already been thinking lots about it  – Christine and I are running some Christmas Craft workshops over the next few weeks, which we are very very excited about. Plus – Ted has already started asking how many sleeps it is until Christmas, so already in our house we are rather in the mood for Christmas. I made this little clothes peg reindeer yesterday, and Ted loved it so much he thought I must include it in the workshop next week. Here is how to make your own. Continue reading


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Chinese Dragon

Ted and his Chinese Dragon

Ted and his Chinese Dragon

Here is Ted’s very own Chinese dragon that he made last week to celebrate Chinese New Year. He had great fun making the dragons, and even more fun dancing them around the house. We added fluffy feathers for a bit of drama and colour and of course googly eyes. To make the body of the dragons we used cake cases threaded onto a pipe cleaner, which meant the dragons moved around in a similar way to the much much larger ones we had looked at on the computer.  Continue reading


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Mini ice window

Mini ice window

Mini ice window

Here is the mini ice window that Ted made over Christmas. He loved making the ice baubles we had made and wanted to see how it would work on a larger scale, like a mini window or light catcher. Here it is and I think it worked really well. It was a fun activity to do on a cold winter day, and Ted hung it out on a wonderful sunny day, so the sun shone through the flowers. Continue reading


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Clothes peg snowmen

Clothes peg snowmen

Clothes peg snowmen

Here are Ted’s super cute cothespeg snowmen. We have been wanting to make some clothes peg snowmen for ages, and just before Christmas we finally got round to making them. They were simple and great fun to make, and we have been using them as book marks and paper clips. They look really sweet and all have their own personality and character. Ted was thrilled with them, wrapped them with woolly scarves and gave them each winter hats.  Continue reading


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Ice baubles

Iced bauble

Ice bauble

This is a really fun craft to do with kids, which was suggested to me by my great friend Hannah D. Although it can be done at any time of year, and we have done it a several times so far, I think it is extra special at Christmas. We made these one afternoon last December, and Ted was so excited the next morning when we got them out of the freezer and hung them up.  Continue reading


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Christmas clothes peg craft ideas

Super cute reindeer from http://www.scissorsandspoons.com

I have always loved making Christmas decorations, from as early as I can remember. My parents still have some of my first Christmas decorations that I made at school,  which they lovingly put onto their tree each year. We enjoy making things with clothes pegs, and Ted has asked to make a clothes peg snow man for our Christmas tree. I found lots of totally inspiring Christmas clothes peg crafts, and here is a round up of our favourites. There is something for everyone, we hope you find something that inspires you if you fancy making something in the run up to Christmas. Continue reading


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Home made advent calender

Home made advent calender

Home made advent calender

Here is my home-made advent calender for Ted, which I have been secretly making for him over the past week. I can’t wait to show it to him, and have put it up along our stairs ready for him to find when he returns home from school. I really wanted Ted to have an advent calender made especially for him, and for each day to provide something fun to do or make as we count the days in Advent towards Christmas. Continue reading