I want to share our Christmas Wrapping ideas for this year. I love wrapping Christmas presents with brown paper. Brown kraft paper is always something that I have a roll off so is perfect for emergency gift wrapping. I have to say that this was inspired by Heather from Growing Spaces Fun Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas. More specifically the Beard one.
Parenting is hard at the best of times, but parenting during Christmas can be a real challenge. Kids can be super excited and as parents we are trying top organise a fabulous family Christmas making it even more of a challenge. So here are some tips to keep things running smoothly over the festive period.
These Christmas Dinner Hacks are brought to you in partnership with Bacofoil. I LOVE Christmas Dinner. it is a real family affair in The Mad House with MadDad doing most of the prep and cooking and we me and the boys making the most of his delicious food.
I am a big fan of homemade Christmas decorations and these glow in the dark clay snowflake ornaments are super simple to make and kids love them.
The adult colouring craze doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon and neither does the love for Christmas jumpers. So why not combine the two with these fantastic ugly Christmas sweater colouring pages.
One of my favorite things about Christmas is festive food. It is the perfect time to enjoy food with your family that you do not have for the rest of the year. I love how food cements family traditions and that we all love getting together in the kitchen to enjoy great food at Christmas.
Christmas is the perfect time for getting creative as a family and we have a great selection of Christmas decorations, crafts and gifts that kids can make.
I love Christmas and the Advent. I really want to celebrate advent and use the time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and make it about giving and have a joy filled time with my family. I want advent to be about more than just opening a door on an advent calendar and getting a piece of chocolate, I want it to be a time where we cement our family traditions and give joy to other people.
I love candles and I love Christmas. Add the two together and you have these beautiful DIY Christmas tree luminaries made from air drying clay. These have been inspired by some I saw here. We are big fans of holiday keepsakes and these festive luminaries for battery operated tea lights would make the perfect gift or a treasured keepsake to bring out year after year.
Is there anything better than losing yourself in a good book? Well, why not keep your place in that good book with our fantastic winter colouring bookmarks.
These DIY Clay Star Cadle Holders were inspired by some we saw when we were on our recent holiday in Holland. I knew then that we could recreate them using our FIMO Air Light (microwavable) clay and finally got around to making them this week. We made our DIY clay star candle holders the perfect size for an old box of red Christmas tree candles which were my mum’s (the size that does in our twirling angel. We have had these candles for the last five years but never used them as we didn’t have ant suitably sized candle holders for them. 30 minutes with the boys and we have more than enough and more »
Kid-made Christmas ornaments are wonderful keepsakes and these DIY fingerprint snowmen Christmas ornaments are great for making memories and as a keepsake for your Christmas tree.
This Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe with a Twist with a twist is brought to you in conjunction with The Royal Mint and their special silver six pence who commissioned us to share our Stir Up Sunday traditions. Growing up in my house Christmas dinner was a family event which always culminated with a fantastic flaming Christmas pudding and the hunt for the sixpence. I love that we have carried that tradition on.
I am delighted to share with you these free advent acts of kindness printables. This year we have gone with an adorable bauble design. Wow, I can not believe that we have been doing acts of kindness at advent for the last three years!
Advent is the perfect for focusing on the joy of the season, but it can also seem really commercial. A couple of years ago we started our Advent acts of kindness, an alternative advent for kids to try and refocus this time away from receiving to giving. Lasy year we made a Reverse Advent Calendar.
These nail varnish marbled coasters were inspired by some eggs that we marbled a couple of years ago. It is a great kids craft for older children. I did this with Mini who is ten and he loved it. In fact, he now wants to marble anything that isn’t tied down, so I am going to get some mugs.
This simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland is a super fun and simple kids craft perfect for the festive season. I really love using washi tape with children as it is simple to tear or cut. low-tac so they can remove and restick it and it comes in so many colours and patterns. The washi tape Christmas Trees can be used to decorate cards but also look perfect strung together to make a washi tape Christmas trees garland or bunting. Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland Materials Cereal box Washi tape, we used red and green 1/8 inch paper punch Thread – we used a green shoelace Scissors Ruler Pencil How more »
I think you will go a long way to find anything better than a kid-made christmas card, so I am delighted to be sharing with you a months worth of fantastic Christmas cards all made by children, along with full instructions for making them with your own children.
Is it sacrilege to be mentioning the C word in July? The c-word you ask, yes, Christmas. When do you start thinking and preparing for Christmas? I tend to do some preparation in January and then start thinking about it when I see the summer sales.
We are on a roll with our confetti crafts this week. We are getting prepared for New Years Celebrations here with these toilet roll confetti poppers, but they are also perfect for weddings, 4th July or any other celebration. They are super simple to make and the kids love them.