Toddler Father’s Day Craft: 3D Card For The Suited & Booted Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, if you’re other half is anything like mine it is impossible to guess what they want. I’ve always had the same with my dad as well, so this year I’ve decided Lily and I will make a few bits. Starting with this cute little 3D card, perfect for those suited and booted dads out there! Here’s how I did it: What You Need 2 pieces of coloured paper Scissors 2 buttons/large sequins PVA glue Bits and bobs to decorate Step 1. Now bit of a disclaimer, I always pride myself on my toddler […]

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Fingerprint Easter Card: Toddler Friendly Arts & Crafts

Another craft for another occasion! We love an excuse to get the arts and crafts box out.  Actually boxES- we now have two, plus a large section of Lily’s wardrobe dedicated to crafts. Who would have though it a year ago! This week we’ve been making Easter cards. I must admit I’ve never bought an Easter card for anyone and I’m pretty sure I haven’t received one either. But we thought we would make some as a nice arts and crafts activity. As usual this was totally toddler friendly so you’re not left sticking and gluing too much whilst your […]

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Mother’s Day Craft: Footprint Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! It’s come round so quick! If you haven’t got a present yet for your Mum, or if you’re a Dad reading this and you haven’t got anything on behalf of the kids for your other half yet…Do not fear. This simple yet thoughtful craft is easy to make and will make the receiver very happy. Here is how you make a beautiful bunch of Footprint Flowers, we gave these to Joe’s mum and she loved them. And if you don’t fancy this craft, or are looking for another, you can see my Mother’s Day Medal […]

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Mother’s Day Craft: World’s Best Grandma Medal

Another month and another occasion drawing nearer… this time it’s one of my favourites- Mother’s Day! I love Mother’s Day as it’s the start of spring, the days are starting to feel a bit brighter, flowers are starting to show their faces, and it’s a day to give your mum a good spoiling. As a mum myself I love getting spoilt too! As Lily and I have discovered a love for all things arts and crafts I decided this year to MAKE my mum’s presents rather than buy them. Plus what Grandma doesn’t adore a homemade gift from their darling […]

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Toddler Valentine’s Craft: “I love you…this much!”

Love is in the air! It’s February finally..hasn’t January dragged on! We had a quiet month of crafting after December’s Christmas crafts galore. We have done some crafting but I haven’t got round to posting them yet. So here we are approaching Valentine’s day, and who else would a little girl make a Valentine’s present for other than her Daddy. It isn’t our smartest craft, but I think it’s the sweetest. Joe said it’s the nicest present he has ever received. Here’s how we did it: What You Need: 1x sheet of craft paper (any colour but we went for […]

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Arts & Crafts For Toddlers: Christmas Tree Ornament

I love arts and crafts, and I love a homemade Christmas tree decoration, they may not always be the most delicate of things, but they certainly mean the most. Here’s how Lily and I made a fun Christmas tree ornament for our tree. What you need: 2x empty toilet rolls scissors green and brown paint paintbrushes ruler PVA glue decorations (sequins/pom poms/glitter) hole punch ribbon/sparkly pipe cleaner Step One: Step one: Take two empty toilet rolls. Cut both length-ways to make two long curved pieces of the card. Cut along the rolls again to make 5 pieces of identical thickness.   […]

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Review: Toucan Box Subscription

It’s no secret Lily and I love a bit of quality time creating our little masterpieces. So when I saw the Toucan Box subscription I was instantly intrigued. What is the Toucan Box? A monthly subscription posted to your door addressed to your child, containing crafting materials and a booklet with instructions on how to make something. The booklet also contains colouring in pages, puzzles and more. How much is it? I got my first box free with O2 Priority Moments, and I have a couple of codes for a free box if anyone is interested. After that they are charged […]

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Best Buys: My Poundland Bargains

This weeks purchase was down to a little spur of the moment trip to Poundland on my lunch break. As you may have noticed from my previous posts Lily and I have been really enjoying our creative play at the moment. However as newbies to arts and crafts we have little in terms of crafting materials in the house. So yesterday on my lunch break I decided to pop in to Poundland and see what was there. What I love about Poundland is you can really get some great items for children. I always stock up around Lily’s birthday, Christmas, […]

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Embracing Messy Play: How I Even Learnt To Love Glitter

Anyone who knows me, and especially my husband knows that we aren’t exactly fans of mess. So one of the challenges we have faced is knowing how to relax when it comes to Lily getting a creative, and partaking in messy play. This was also the case when we were weaning Lily. We needed to accept that sometimes there would be some carrot on our cream carpet. But most recently it has been embracing all things arty- painting, colouring, crafting, even playdoh. As a very unartistic person I have neglected doing much messy play with Lily. Instead opting for building blocks, […]

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