£5 Christmas Stop-Motion Gift Box – Fab Fun & Easy For Kids
Dec13

£5 Christmas Stop-Motion Gift Box – Fab Fun & Easy For Kids

Make your own stop-motion Christmas story with the Sainsbury’s Story Studio app & animation kit Sainsburys thought we might like to try this kit out, and being as we’ve been making stop-motion clips for years I thought it was pretty much a no-brainer. Though if I’m honest, I was a bit unsure as to what the £5 could really be worth spending on, being as we tend to do them with a camera and playmobil or LEGO for free....

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Life Is Messy – 7 Steps to stay sane with Messy Play.
Jun13

Life Is Messy – 7 Steps to stay sane with Messy Play.

I’m raising four children, and in my (*counts quickly* *recounts as surely it can’t be THAT much* *sighs*…) 17 years of experience at this parenting malarky, I’ve learned the odd nugget or two of wisdom along the way. And one of the first things that pops up with traumatised parents of suddenly-active toddlers is messy play. That once calm and well-ordered house (let’s face it, babies aren’t capable...

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Make an Oh-So-Easy Holiday Scrapbook – careful, it’s addictive.
Jun11

Make an Oh-So-Easy Holiday Scrapbook – careful, it’s addictive.

Holiday photos are always special. I mean, ALL photos are, but there’s something about holiday photos, and their ability to transport you back to a time and a place, and oddly recreate that warm sense of happiness. But like all our digital content, how often do we stop and take a look at it? I remember when I was a kid, a rainy afternoon could always be filled by pulling the photo album’s off the shelves and poring through...

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Winter Craft – Make a snow cloud mobile. #BostikBlogger
Nov27

Winter Craft – Make a snow cloud mobile. #BostikBlogger

Here’s quick and easy guide on how to Make a snow cloud mobile. Because you KNOW you want to try this. If I can do it, anyone can – and it’s SO pretty :) What you need – We used a Hama Mobile ring, but any circle base will do Thread White paper scissors glitter glue & sticky pads What you do – 1 – Create your snowflakes – I used four tea-plate-sized, and four mug-sized circles. Go wild...

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Our Halloween Crafts – costumes for soft toys. Yes Really. #BostikBlogger
Oct20

Our Halloween Crafts – costumes for soft toys. Yes Really. #BostikBlogger

We kept things simple this year – Bear is always keen to do crafts, but it’s rare we have time in a  week for a big long craft session. So I find that we end up doing more if we keep things quick and simple – if I know we’ll be done in 30 minutes, I;m less reluctant to start getting all the craft stuff out of it’s various ooks and crannies (roll on the new craft table. One week to go!). So we started off...

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Make Your Own Garden Tool Belt Tutorial
Jun08

Make Your Own Garden Tool Belt Tutorial

Absolutely simple, easy-to-follow Garden Tool Belt Tutorial for not-very-good-at-sewing sewers. I’m not generally known as a ‘crafter’. But how far could I go wrong with just a metre of fabric to be used? We’re aren’t talking major needlework on a grand scale here. So, as I’d already fallen in love with the Rayna Apple fabric, and with it’s fabulous green flowers design it was so patently...

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