Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Loo roll bee
July 7, 2011 – 2:44 am | One Comment
Loo roll bee

Loo rolls are great to make characters and animals with children. We made a bee with a loo roll, acrylic paint, adhesive tape and a strip of flexible bolster wood. First we covered one of …

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Alphabet printing craft: A for Apple
July 5, 2011 – 3:44 am | One Comment
Alphabet printing craft: A for Apple

A for Apples is another alphabet craft from the past. Apple printing has remained one of our favourite activities and we usually revisit in autumn when the abundance of the seasonal fruit fills …

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Children’s crafts: L for ladybird
June 30, 2011 – 2:30 am | No Comment
Children’s crafts: L for ladybird

This is a craft from the past, back when my son was learning the alphabet. In one of my few attempts to put some order in the piles of stuff we have accumulated during years …

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Shoebox ball game
June 21, 2011 – 11:06 pm | 6 Comments
Shoebox ball game

Shoe boxes are fantastic to craft. With a little imagination you can make anything out of boxes and we have. Among the rest we made bookshelves, storage boxes of many shapes and sizes and a …

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MAKEDO helps you make do with stuff around you
June 20, 2011 – 7:46 am | No Comment
MAKEDO helps you make do with stuff around you

We love making things out of stuff around us. Working out how to connect things together is part of the fun, but often glue and tape are just not enough to convert your idea into …

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Wooden pegs crocodile
June 8, 2011 – 9:21 am | One Comment
Wooden pegs crocodile

Lately I have grown fond of making things with broken wooden pegs. After the success of our rocking chair decorated with comics we made a raft, which actually floats, and a not so scary crocodile. …

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Recycled crafts: how to build a toy catamaran
May 31, 2011 – 2:17 pm | 3 Comments
Recycled crafts: how to build a toy catamaran

Our craft this week is a fun construction that actually floats and it’s bound to provide hours of fun in the water on windy days. We made a catamaran with two small plastic bottles, one …

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Magical nightlights by White Rabbit England
May 26, 2011 – 2:03 am | No Comment
Magical nightlights by White Rabbit England

I love the modern twist of the toadstool night lamps by White Rabbit England. I have had a browse through their catalogue after seeing the animal nightlights. The bone china White Rabbit nightlight, the …

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Recycled crafts: magazine napkin rings
May 25, 2011 – 12:25 am | One Comment
Recycled crafts: magazine napkin rings

To complete our magazine themed table set this week we make some napkin rings with a kitchen roll tube and magazine cuttings. First we cut the tube into rings of the same height and we cut …

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Recycled crafts: cereal box flower & Mickey Mouse
May 18, 2011 – 3:55 am | One Comment
Recycled crafts: cereal box flower & Mickey Mouse

I started this craft with the idea of making flowers using the colourful cereal packaging we have collected and some wooden sticks. I made one to try it out and then suggested to make some …

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Learn through play: read the book, grow the vegetables and cook the food
May 16, 2011 – 2:35 am | No Comment
Learn through play: read the book, grow the vegetables and cook the food

I have recently come across some fabulous activity books by The Secret Seed Society that encourage healthy eating  by getting children hands on to grow their own vegetables.  These books are beautifully illustrated and have …

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Printable craft projects by Fantastic Toys
May 3, 2011 – 2:07 am | One Comment
Printable craft projects by Fantastic Toys

For a paper craft addict like me the recent Etsy find was a breath of fresh air. The most adorable paper craft projects from Fantastic Toys turn cardstock into the cutest toys. All you need …

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