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How To Make Paper Roses

Easy Paper Roses for your love or for you! Today is my daughter's fifteenth birthday, I brought her home on 14th February 2000 so it seems very appropriate that most of us are going to see her perform in Romeo and Juliet this evening - my Valentine's baby! In her...

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How to Make Paper Pom Poms

Thinly Spread, along with several other European children's activities blogs, is taking part in the fabulous Countdown to Christmas organised by Cerys at Rainy Day Mum. Every Monday for the next four weeks will have a different theme which we will all be interpreting...

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Recycled Christmas Card Crafts for Festive Friday

This week I have mostly been cooking Christmas stuff and photographing it and I have had a LOVELY time! In between making fudge, baking cakes and rustling up a pie or two we've been making these! I'd love to see what you've been up to, do add your festive posts to the...

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How to Make Bath Bombs for Christmas

Welcome to Week 2 of #FestiveFriday - I am reliably informed that there are now only six weeks until Christmas so I am very keen to see all your creative Christmas ideas, do share any on the Linky at the bottom of this post! This week we have been making bath bombs,...

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Halloween Crafts – Mason Jar Lanterns

Halloween in my house is an excuse to get ALL the candles out and start the sparkle and these mason jar lanterns seem like a good place to start. I've lost count of the number of  lanterns we've made over the years, they appear in the Spring, at Easter, Halloween and...

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Salt Painting

Salt painting is one of those childhood crafts which are totally absorbing, the ones which stick in your mind. I remember very clearly marbling paper in Junior 2 when I was about seven and finger painting when I was in nursery aged three. One of my fondest memories...

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Driftwood Craft – Noughts and Crosses

We spend a lot of time on Chesil Beach and it is a brilliant place for driftwood and pebble collectors like us. The driftwood we find is bleached and smooth and comes in all shapes and sizes. We wonder where it came from and how far it has travelled to reach us and we...

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How to Make Easter Bonnets

I do love an Easter parade, I like all the pagan undertones as the bonnets with their bunnies and chicks and all the symbols of new life, fertility and abundance adorn heads across the land! We make Easter bonnets and crowns every year so it is becoming a challenge to...

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Easy Easter Crafts with Yellow Moon

I know not all of you are happy crafters and that one or two of you are very willing but just a little bit terrified, this is where Yellow Moon comes in! Easter crafts needn't be scary, you don't have to know how to blow an egg, the recipe for papier-mâché or what to...

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Last Minute Valentine’s – Quick and Easy!

Mr TS and I don't really 'do' Valentine's - I know he's mine and he knows I'm his and that's all that matters. I do, however, like a quick and easy last minute Valentine's craft/bake/card, here are some of my favourites from my own back catalogue followed by a few by...

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How to Make Tin Can Lanterns for Festive Friday

I love the twinkle and sparkle of Christmas and am a total fairy light addict but there is nothing quite like the soft glow and gentle glimmer of candle light. For this week's Festive Friday I have been hammering tins again, this time making tin can lanterns to light...

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Apple Day – Apple Crafts and Apple Pie

Today is Apple Day! Originated in 1990 by Common Ground, apple day has grown to be a celebration of English apples, orchards and mellow fruitfulness. Apple Day events have sprung up around the country where you can try your hand at apple pressing, drink freshly...

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Garden Crafts – Meet the Little Folk!

Half term passed in a whirl of social activity and revision. Surprisingly the weather wasn't bad so we didn't spend much time crafting indoors apart from on that one torrential day when Bonus Boy asked for modelling clay and we spent a happy hour making mini monsters....

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How to Make Pond Jelly – Cooking with Kids!

Bonus Boy and I indulged ourselves a bit yesterday and made some pond jelly! It's very easy to make and, if you like jelly, delicious to eat. I loathe the stuff personally but he loves it! To Make Pond Jelly You Will Need A small to medium glass bowl One packet of...

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Ten Simple Easter Crafts

Easter is almost upon us! Three of my children break up today and the fourth tomorrow and there are a few crafty plans being kicked around already - Teen Two has a brilliant craft/science/music thing up his sleeve if he can carry it off! Today I bring you a selection...

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What to Make with Polystyrene Easter Eggs – Fabric Mâché

My daughter and I spent a happy hour making fabric mâché baubles at Christmas so it seemed to be a natural progression to do the same at Easter! This time we used polystyrene Easter eggs and raided our fabric stash to make these beauties. They really couldn't be...

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