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 [...]
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 [...]
Last year I was really pleased with how the Paper Plate Easter Bonnet, inspired by Philip Treacy, turned out, so I turned to paper plates- one of my favourite kid’s crafting tools- when I needed to make one for this year’s parade. And all you need is glue, a large paper plate, some doilies and [...]
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 [...]
A really simple craft for children to make ahead of Mother’s Day is a tiny egg carton flower pot with pompom flowers.
green card or felt
playdough- air drying clay would work too
Cut your egg carton divots out.
Cut the card or felt into strips a [...]
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’ [...]