If you are of my generation you will remember the scene in Karate Kid II where a Chinese Drum is used to great effect in the climax of the story. Actually I’ve just checked Wikipedia and seen that the one in the movie is a Den-Den Daiko, which is Japanese, but pellet drums exist across [...]
I bought a jigsaw from a charity shop recently only to find that there was a piece missing. Yes I could have returned it but at 50p it wasn’t worth the effort, so my thoughts turned to crafts suing puzzle pieces and what I could make with them.
If you stare at puzzle pieces for [...]
A few weeks ago I ordered a book about cleaning teeth after reading about it in a Sunday Supplement. I don’t imagine I’m the only parent who has trouble getting my children to brush their teeth, so the concept of the book really appealed. Open Wide, What’s Inside is written by a dentist who came [...]
LBG’s Show and Tell this week was ‘Travel by Sea’. This was a challenge briefly until we took a better look at this month’s Discovery Table, all of which was made from recycled materials, in honour of Earth Day. On the table was a rocking yacht we made from a paper plate earlier [...]
A while ago Molly Moo published a picture of the most fabulous Papier-mâché Hen that she had made at her Papier-mâché course. This precipitated a Hen Craft Challenge which I agreed to take part in, although frankly I was never going to match up to Her Craftyness’s high standards.
I used a cereal packet to do [...]
It’s St George’s Day this week, and time for us to celebrate our Saint’s Day.
In the words of LBG, the story goes as follows:
‘the people had to give all their princesses away so that the dragons wouldn’t attack the villages. Then one day they ran out of [...]