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Glue Resist Art Project for Kids – Pumpkin 25

We love glue resist art projects, one of our favourites was the watercolor leaf garland we made last Autumn and this year we decided to try a variation using black paper for our glue resist pumpkins which is the perfect pumpkin art project for this fall season. This black glue pumpkin art project is perfect for kids of all ages from preschoolers to adults. I mean who doesn’t love seasonal crafts?

Glue resist art project for kids pumpkins

How to Make the Perfect Den

Today I am delighted to be sharing with you how to make the perfect Den. This post is in celebration of A Year of Nature Craft and Play (Harper Collins). A brand new book by gardening expert Catherine Hughes and well-being author Becky Goddard-Hill (who I am delighted to call a friend).  In it, they share a host of nature craft and play ideas following the seasons. They also include nature-based science experiments and gardening projects as well as exploration and mindfulness activities.


Fall/Autumn Activities, Crafts and Food Roundup

This Fall/Autumn Activities, Crafts and Food Roundup is a showcase for all my favourite Autumn things to do with kids and as a family. One of the things I love best about where I live is the distinct change in seasons and being able to celebrate what those seasons bring and mean. Autumn here is a riot of colours, smells and feelings. Woodsmoke from fires and bonfires leaves as beautiful as flowers and crisp apples ripe for cooking and eating.


Great DIY Photo Gifts for Grandparents

Great DIY Photo Gifts for Grandparents is a paid collaborative post with Snappy Snaps photo printing. During these last few years being apart from the people that really matter has really helped me focus on the moments that matter. The things that have made a real impact in our lives are often small moments and so much of the joy comes from sharing those moments with people that they will bring joy to aswell.


Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkins

I have asked my friend Mel from Sugar Bowl Crafts to share with us how to make her easy DIY fabric pumpkins. Seasonal decorating is becoming more and more popular in the UK and this simple craft activity of stuffed fabric pumpkins is a fun Autumn craft. What I love about this is that you can adapt the colours to coordinate with your home and they are super simple and fun to make.


Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour square

Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour 6

I don’t know about you, but the darker nights are perfect for curling up with a good book and these free printable autumn bookmarks to colour (or fall bookmarks to color if you are from across the pond) are just perfect.  They would make the perfect addition to any book you might gift too.


Get Crafty with These Oddbods-Inspired Accessories for School 1

Get Crafty with These Oddbods-Inspired Accessories for School is a collaborative post with Oddbods in celebration of their fab back to school contest. I love crafting with children and I also love stationery, so I have developed some fun accessories that you can make with your kids to get ready for school.


Simple Rock Painting Ideas for Kids 2

Rock painting has become a massive craft trend over the years, if you haven’t heard of it you must have been living under a rock! I love it as you can make something beautiful and then leave it for other people to find or gift them as paperweights or even place them in the garden. Sometimes our children just need some inspiration so I have gathered together some simple rock painting ideas for kids along with some fabulous art materials to make it even easier.


Memory Stones – An alternative to Scrapbooks 19

We wote the event and date on one side and then they boys drew an image to represent the time on the other. This is Maxi’s airplane. We used Glotto Metallic Pens, which we received from YellowMoon. They are brilliant on the stones and really stand out. We are keeping our stones in a kilner jar, one for each of the boys and I hope to have two full jars at the end of the holidays, so I can varnish them and place them in the garden.


Free Printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations 1

These fab free printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations are perfect for celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee, throughout 2022. The focal point will be the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June which is an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June to celebrate The Queen’s 70 years of service.


25+ Activities for Celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with Kids! 1

An amazing collection of crafts, recipes and activities for celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee with Kids with themes based on Union jacks, castles and King and Queens to help celebrate and commemorate our Queen’s historic reign of 70 years.


Simple Olympic Crafts for Kids 3

These simple Olympic crafts for Kids are perfect for getting in to the spirit of the games. There is something magical about the Olympic Games and when they were in the UK in 2012 it really captured everyone’s imagination. These simple crafts are a great way to capitalised on your children’s interest in the Olympic games and have some fun with crafts.


Free Father’s Day Cards and Printables 4

Is there anything better than a homemade card and I have been through my archives to find you a fabulous selection of free Father’s Day cards for you to print and give to the kids. I do love a freebie and even more, I love a homemade card, so if you combine the two you have free father’s day cards and printables and you are on to a winner.  Over the years I have had some fabulous cards and printables designed and I wanted to round them up so you can see them all in one place.


DIY Hand Sanitiser Label on My Cricut 1

I love using brown glass bottles in my home, they are chic, simple and brilliant to personalise which is how this DIY Hand Sanitiser Label came to be made. It seems that hand sanitiser is here for the long term and instead of buying small bottles and being left with lots of plastic wastage, we have moved on to buying a large bottle and decanting it into brown glass jars and small handheld bottles for individuals.


How To Add images and SVG Files To Cricut Design Space 1

I am a big fan of my Cricut machines and use them all the time. One of the things I love is I can add my own designs to print, or cut and print. Or alternatively, I can buy SGV’s and add them easily too. You can even add your kid’s artwork to design space and print and cut that. I know – super clever. But How do you add images and files to Cricut Design Space? Well, I have you covered with a simple how-to:


How to make Cake Case Daffodils 36

These Cake Case Flowers sit on a shelf above my desk and bring me so much joy. I love real flowers, I really do, but there is nothing that makes me smile more than the handmade ones that grace my desk which have over time been made by my boys.  They are often so simple to make, but they last forever and these cake case daffodils are so simple to make, but look amazing.  Even better this is a mess-free craft.


DIY knot headband (Alice band)

I kept seeing knot headbands or Alice bands everywhere, but they are so expensive and I kept thinking I could make my own. The trend for knot headbands was with us last year and I think that it is here to stay for a while and will look fabulous with chunky knitted jumpers and is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face on windy days.