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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