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Creative and fun craft ideas for children

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Christmas clothes peg bookmark

IMG_4111Today, Ted has been in the mood to make all things Christmas – pretty much all day, so there are going to be a host of Christmas posts coming up soon. He has wanted to make some secret presents for his Dad, and this is one of the first – we made these Christmas clothes peg book marks together as they are pretty tricky for little fingers. Ted is trying to keep them a surprise until the big day itself. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day crafts for kids

With mothers day only a couple of weeks away, I started thinking about gifts that Ted could make for his grandparents. There is something extra special about a gift that has been made especially for you, particularly by grand children. We have found loads of lovely ideas for mother’s day gifts for children to make – here are just a few of our favorites to give you some inspiration.  Continue reading

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Advent calender ideas

Oh, it is almost the first of December and the countdown to Christmas will truly begin in our household. What a wonderful way to celebrate advent, with your very own hand made and personalised advent calender – here is a round up of our top ten favourites that are sure to inspire. They are amazing advent calender ideas to make with or for your little ones. There is just about time to get making before the 1st of December. 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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Gifts for teachers

Butterfly clothes peg paper clip

Butterfly clothes peg paper clip

I can’t believe how quickly the summer holidays are flying by, and that in just a week Ted will be starting school. While I was looking through some photos I found these of some gifts that Ted made at the end of the summer term for his pre school teachers. Continue reading