Education & Parenting

Flour Sack upcycle

Flour Sack upcycle

Fascinating story from way back in the 1930s - you know how we love a good upcycling story - and this one harks back to pre 2nd World War - inspiring stuff! As poverty spread - the flour mills discovered that parents were making clothes for their children, dishcloths and…
DIY Table Cloth House

DIY Table Cloth House

Soooo, I adore homemade gifts for the kids. There is nothing more satisfying, than making something wonderful that the kids adore to play with! This day and age, many of us are tight for space, so there are limited number and type of toys that my kids can have. As…
Periodic Table Battle Ships

Periodic Table Battle Ships

Now, my kids are no where NEAR having to learn their Periodic Table... but when IT IS time to learn the Periodic Table, I think that this Battle Ship DIY game is simply GENIUS!! What a very clever idea for engaging with something that is essentially a chore to learn.…
Clay Heart Impressions

Clay Heart Impressions

This really is a GORGEOUS Heart Craft for Christmas. Learn how to make Clay Heart Impression ornaments. Simple, flexible and safe. When it comes to crafts clay is the perfect material.  We can remember the fun we had as children messing around with clay and this craft brought on the…
Big Cardboard Birds

Big Cardboard Birds

Looking to bring some colour to your garden or play room? These Cardboard Birds are the answer. If you haven't noticed we have been posting a lot about birds, specifically owls. We cant get enough. Today's craft continues in this trend in a very BIG way. While most of our crafts…
Skull String Art

Skull String Art

              When we were children we used to love these things. Any kind of string art goes down well in our books! Halloween always comes around quicker than you think and this skull string art board would look fantastic at any spooky party. Even…
Egg carton portrait

Egg carton portrait

Egg carton portrait Oh why didn't we think of this one? How everyday objects become craft materials - take the big old flat egg carton, you know the one that hold LOADS of eggs? (don't ask me how many, it's been a long day) and look at these fantastic portraits…
Egg Carton Frog Prince Craft

Egg Carton Frog Prince Craft

Well, here is a little guy that is going to make you smile, check out this adorable egg carton craft to go with the Frog Prince Fairy Tale!! I mean, isn't he simply adorable? I love it - so bright and cheerful and such a clever use of egg cartons.…
Earth Day Felt Book and Counting Book

Earth Day Felt Book and Counting Book

This Earth Day Felt Book is simply perfect for me.. it has WONDERFUL and AWESOME and BRILLIANT written all over it. Such a great way to discuss that we only have ONE EARTH... and all the things that we cherish about it, whilst also exploring numbers and counting. The felt…
Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppets Shadow Puppets are fabulous fun at the best of times, we have fond memories of our Dad making shadow puppets on the wall, with his hands! This sweet theatre stage set design, simple to produce for old bits of cardboard you have around the home,   with adorable simple…