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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Christmas craft for Toddlers- Christmas Tree Twigs

These pretty Christmas Twig Trees are a surprisingly easy Christmas craft to make, and are perfect to make with younger children as well. It also involves a little fresh air first as you will need to go and collect some twigs beforehand.                   What you’ll need: Twigs PVA glue Secateurs Lollipop stick Sequins Step One: To start your Christmas craft, use the secateurs to trim the twigs *GROWN UPS ONLY*. The longest piece should be around 9cm long, and you want around 8 pieces, getting smaller in size. Step Two: Next, take the lollipop […]

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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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