childrens craft


Washi Decorated Toilet Roll Bracelets or Cuffs 8

Simple crafts are often the best and I love doing things that are easily replicated and fun for kids to make and these washi decorated toilet roll bracelets are the perfect kids craft.  I can never get enough of toilet roll crafts, such a versatile everyday material and something that we would throw away.

Washi Decorated Toilet Roll Bracelets or Cuffs

Cotton Pad Calla Lily Craft

Cotton Pad Calla Lily Craft 4

This simple cotton pad and q-tip Calla lily craft is a great kids craft is brought to you by Flowers for Everyone.   I am a big fan of flowers and love to have them in my house and this week the boys bought me a bunch of Calla lilies for the office, which inspired these stunning everlasting flower craft.  Most people will have everything they need to make these in their home already.


Simple Father’s Day card – Hap-pea Father’s Day 7

I absolutely adore this simple Father’s Day card that has been designed for you by my fab 11 year old Maxi.  It is perfect for adding a little colour to as he has or for you to colour in completely and I am sure that any Dad would love being wished a Hap-pea Father’s Day.  This card was inspired by the fact that MadDad is currently growing peas in the garden.

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Football Crafts or Soccer crafts for kids square

Football crafts or Soccer Crafts for the Euro’s 10

These football crafts or soccer crafts for my US readers are brought to you in conjunction with MandMDirect.com.  For those of you that don’t know, I have two football mad boys.  Maxi is a defender (and a very good one at that) and plays in a team and has since he was five years old.  His team is an ace bunch of lads who now play in Division one and finished in the top half, which is great for a team that started out in division four.   At the moment with the Euro’s on my house is everything football, when they are not watching it they are playing it.  So more »


shoebox table football

Shoebox table football/foosball table 20

My boys are football (soccer) mad.  They would play morning noon and night it they got the chance, but the British summer time doesn’t always play weather wise.  So I made this shoebox table football/foosball table game for the boys to play.  We do have a larger one, but it is in our friend’s garage as we just don’t have the space in the house!


Drawing for fun

Drawing for fun 10

Sometimes it can be hard getting my boys to do something creative.  At the moment, they rush home from school and are desperate to get out and play with their mate and if the weather is bad then they will ask if they can play on the XBox.    Sometimes I need something that they can do that is fast, fun and doesn’t take any planning and this is where drawing comes in. Drawing for fun.


A fabulous faux stained glass art activity for children. This is a fun and simple process art activity that is great for tweens and teens. With a fab tip for making sure the paint doesn't flake and for keeping clean up simple and easy.

Faux stained glass art for kids 11

I love creating with kids, making art for the sake of enjoyment is a wonderful this and this faux stained glass art for kids is a brilliant process art that can be adapted for kids of all ages. Faux stained glass art for kids My boys are 11 and nearly 10 and at the moment, they are loving anything to do with paint and this process art was no exception.   I can see this being a great activity to do with a group of kids on a larger scale using a huge piece of cardboard and black electricians tape. Materials Carboard – we used a cereal carton Tin foil Clear more »


Bleeding Tissue Paper Rain Art for Earth Day. This fab process art is great for getting kids crafting outside. Beautiful art made by kids using the bleeding tissue paper technique.

Bleeding Tissue Paper Rain Art for Earth Day 14

It seems to have done nothing but rain for months and months here in North Yorkshire and I decided to embrace the weather and produce this process art bleeding tissue paper rain art for Earth Day.  It was inspired by this beautiful snow day tissue art that I pinned and have been hoping for snow to do with the boys, but it has been the wetting winter on record in England, so we adapted it for rain.