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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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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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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