As we head into half-term I have been thinking about the Teacher’s Gifts needed for the end of term. Handy then that Maggy at Red Ted Art put down a Coffee Stirrer/Lollipop Stick craft challenge this week, which gave me the idea for my contribution to our Craft Hangout.
I made plant markers from the [...]
The thing that I cherish more than anything on Mother’s Day are the cards and handmade gifts that The Girls give me. On the same basis, I work hard with our Girls to make something that DH will cherish for Father’s Day. It’s an important lesson for them to learn: that a gift that is [...]
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 been a dreadful year for growing things: the weather has put everything back. So it was only last week that we finally got round to dealing with our spring planting. In particular, we planted some sunflower seeds- provided by Center Parcs- as part of this month’s Tots 100 Challenge whilst also incorporating recycling as an [...]
Pipecleaners are such great crafting tools when what you need is a simple outline shape. Take how to make a shamrock from a pipecleaner. Although this post seems lengthy, in reality each shamrock takes seconds to make once you’ve perfected the technique so is ideal for last minute St Patrick’s Day crafting, such as this [...]
We do quite a bit of travelling now that we have discovered Home Exchanges. Naturally this requires the packing of some toys, and toys can take up a fair amount of valuable packing space, so of course I have a board on Pinterest specifically for travel toy ideas.
One that caught my eye was this [...]
How to make a pompom flower from a stick and a pompom*.
What I love about this craft is it’s simplicity. They genuinely look sweet and rustic and pretty. Yet they also have many, many applications.
The purple ones would make great thistles for anything Scottish-themed- St Andrews’ [...]