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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... read more

Red Ted Art – The Book. Interview, Review and Giveaway!

Maggy Woodley, the brains and brawn behind high-profile and incredibly successful craft blog Red Ted Art, has a book coming out next week! We were delighted to be offered a sneaky peek and my children have a list as long as my arm of projects they want to have a go at... read more

How to Grow Cress Caterpillars

I took part in another Google+ hangout with Red Ted Art and a whole raft of UK craft bloggers last night. I love these hangouts, seeing other people’s crafty creations really inspires me. Last night we shared ideas for using up egg boxes and Maggy’s... read more

Making Easter Bonnets for Boys and Girls!

Making Easter bonnets is one of those traditional activities which make me smile; I love the markers as we move through the year which herald the beginning of each new season! Although they are too old for bonnets now at 15 and 16, my biggest boys have come up with... read more

Fabric Flowers – Crafting with Older Children

One of the things I enjoy about the long winter months is curling up on the sofa with a good magazine and there are LOADS of new ones around at the moment. The front cover of ‘Making’ magazine (‘beautiful crafts for your home’) caught my eye... read more

Gardening with Kids in February

The sun finally came out at the weekend, just as half term was drawing to a close. We spent all of Sunday pottering in the garden and it was good! This week is a good time to finish fruit tree pruning, as usual we have left it to the very last minute but cherry and... read more

Stone Craft – A Village for The Little People

This is an updated version of a post which first appeared on Thinly Spread back in the Spring of 2011. When Maggy at Red Ted Art asked me to join in with a Google+ Stone Craft Hangout this week, a Hangout which fell upon my girl’s thirteenth birthday, we thought... read more

Valentine’s Craft – Fingerprint Love Hearts

A quick and easy last minute Valentine’s craft for your sweetheart! We love fingerprinting and these couldn’t be simpler. Using your forefinger and some pearlised poster paint (I always put some paint onto a sponge and then push my finger into it as that... read more

How to Make a Valentine’s Wreath

Our Clover Pom Pom maker has been in use again, this time to make a Valentine’s wreath! How to Make a Valentine’s Wreath However you prefer to make your Pom Poms, whether that be cardboard circles, a fork, your fingers or the lovely speedy Pom Pom maker,... read more

Easter Craft – Easy Peasy Chick

I know Easter is a while off yet but we were in the mood for a bit of Springtime at the weekend and an Easter craft seemed to fit the bill (pun intended). I like the way mine is looking a little afraid and his is looking a bit wicked! To Make  Easter Chicks You will... read more

How to Make Ice Lanterns

Christmas Eve calls for a little bit of extra ‘Ohhhh’ as the magic builds and ice lanterns are a show stopper. They couldn’t be easier to make and they cost nothing! Wrap up warm and head out for a foraging walk to collect berries, holly, ivy and... read more

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