I love taking photographs and was challenged by Bonusprint to attempt to take print-worthy photographs on my smartphone and I want to share with you the results and some simple photo displays we created.
Kid made suncatchers are a favorite of mine no matter what season, but they are especially stunning when the low sun shines through them in Autumn (or fall depending on where you are in the world). Plus autumnal colours are so warming and delightful to work with.
Have you seen Pete’s Dragon with the children yet? It is one of the summer’s must-see films from Disney and I have a fabulous selection of Pete’s Dragon colouring and activity pages for you to download.
How cute are these Polymer Clay Monsters? Polymer clay is a fantastic crafting material and one that both of my boys enjoy using at 10 and 11 and as a Mum I love that I can bake the clay in my oven at home and then we have a lasting creation. So when we were asked by Slumberdown to create a #MiteyCreation it was what the boys wanted to use.
Do you love sunflowers? I have a great sunflower colouring page for you here. With the heatwave we are currently having it feels like summer is finally here after what has been a long wet winter and spring in the UK. I for one am looking forward to seeing sunflowers.
This summer is all about making memories with my family and I am working with fab® ice lollies and it’s to help you have a fun family summer. Sometimes all you need to do to make something more memorable and fun is to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, and that it what this is all about. We love movies; there is something wonderful about sitting together as a family and enjoying a film, so here are five ways to make movie night memorable.
Pokemon is one of the things that has spanned the generations when it comes to childhood. If you were a kid in the 80’s then I bet you loved Pokemon and wanted a Pokemon Themed Party. With the new Pokemon Go app, Pokemon fever has hit, so you might be looking for DIY Pokemon party ideas.
Have you or your children seen The Angry Bird movie yet? I haven’t, but the Husbeast took the boys and they LOVED it. So much so we put together this fab collection of Angry Bird Crafts and activities perfect for kids.
Do you kids love Stick Man? When my boys were younger they obsessed over Julia Donaldson books and I loved them too. We have an abiding love for Stickman and his Stick Family too. We are big fans of books and activities that encourage exploration and love the collaboration between Stick Man and the Forestry Commission with the Stick Man Trail.
As you might know, I am a huge fan of colouring in for adults. I find it relaxing and helps me switch off from the intensity of everyday life. I have been working with the wonderful Tasha from Tasha Goddard Illustrates since the beginning of my journey into adult colouring and I am delighted to be sharing with you a free Happy Weekend colouring page, but even more exciting some amazing greetings cards by Cardooo which are illustrated by Tasha.
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.
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.
There is something magical about fairy gardens. To have your own little world with fairies, plants, moss, doors furniture and a little bit of pixie dust. As an adult, I have a huge love for fairy gardens and I know that they enchant most children too. They are also a great way to encourage children to garden.
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.
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 »
Did you see our Yoda Best Dad Father’s Day cards? Well, I loved them so much that I asked Leslieanne to make some Yoda Best Teacher Cards. I am a stickler when it comes to thank you cards and I always encourage the boys to do homemade teacher cards.
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!
Today I am sharing with you a free irreverent adult colouring page. Home is where the gin is! Or if gin isn’t your thing, then I have an alternative version that says home is where the heart is.
This can not be the only household where we have competitions to see who can do the best Yoda Impressions or the only Star Wars obsessed home. So with Father’s Day on the horizon I have teamed up with the fab Leslieanne again to bring you these Yoda Best Daddy and Yoda Best Dad Colouring Cards.
Personalised notebooks.Since the boys were first at school we have always made a teacher gift for their teachers both at Christmas and at the end of the school year. This year we decided to make a button apple canvas teacher gift.