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Advent is Here! – Festive Friday

Welcome back to Festive Friday. If you haven’t entered your Back to Basics Festive Family Photo to win ¬£100 worth of John Lewis vouchers, you have one more week to do so; get a move on! This weekend sees the start of advent, tomorrow we are going to see the... read more

Recycled Crafts – Christmas Lanterns from Food Cans!

I love recycled crafts and upcycling ‘rubbish’ and I adore anything which involves getting my tools out and twinkly candle light! This is a craft for older children, adults or both together!   You Will Need washed and dried ring pull tins acrylic... read more

Christmas Craft – Toilet Roll Carollers

Here’s a quick and easy Christmas craft to use up toilet roll tubes! I’ve made these before and this year’s trend towards a slimmer tube did cause me some consternation, but I think the mix of stouter and skinnier carollers works well! You will need:... read more

Oink Oink! The NatWest Piggy Banks for Kids are back!

I was delighted to hear that NatWest are relaunching their Piggy Banks to encourage children to start saving; my lot were so fed up when they opened their bank accounts years ago and found that they had been discontinued! (In fact, I think one of them is a bit miffed... read more

Trick or Treat? Bah, Humbug!

I’m not a fan of Trick or Treating, encouraging children to obtain treats with menaces seems like storing up trouble to me! I do, however, love Halloween – it marks the beginning of the light festivals which offer us flickering warmth, glitter and glow as... read more

How to Build a Mini Den – Easy After School Craft

Morrisons have teamed up with Play England to provide a selection of simple activity ideas to keep your children busy without costing the earth. They may well be heading back to school now after the long summer break, but children still spend most of their time at... read more

A Homemade Kite and a Crafty Competition with eBay!

We picked our first blackberries last weekend and we could almost see those cool, sunshiny autumn days peering over the horizon. I love autumn with its tumbling colours, harvest fruits, crisp mornings, welly boots and gusty wind. It’s time for me to do some... read more

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! – Olympic Crafts

With the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee coming up fast and with rain pouring from the sky all weekend¬† it seemed an ideal opportunity for a bit of crafting. I tried to come up with something that they could all have a go at if they were around and... read more

Quick Craft – Cotton Wool Lamb

We’ve been crafting like crazy, he can’t get enough of it and I am not going to say no! This one started very simply and adapted itself to his needs. You will need: A few cotton wool balls, cardboard, glue stick, googly eyes, match sticks We decided we... read more

Quick Craft – Bubble Painting Easter Chicks

This is so simple and so satisfying. It can get very messy so it is usually very popular with children and I have even had success with those who are not keen on getting their hands dirty! You will need: brightly coloured poster paint in yellow, water, washing up... read more

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