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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes you want to give a fathers day card to someone who is the Father figure in your life, but someone that you don’t necessarily call Dad which inspired me to create these free Rosette father’s Day card printables for Dad’s, Granddad’s and Step-Dads. There is even a blank one for you to personalise as needed.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
As we approach April 22nd are you looking for some fabulous Earth Day crafts for kids that helps them show support for the Earth and show how to support the environment and highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet. If you’re on the hunt for some fun and easy Earth Day crafts for kids, we have you covered and one small way we can be Earth-conscious is by using recycled materials whenever possible when making crafts with our kids.
I am a big fan of DIY beauty treatments and this DIY Salt Scrub with essential oils is exfoliating and moisturising. It is simple to make and really effective yet gentle on the skin and free from any nasties. Plus you can personalise it with your favourite essential oil. I made this version with Sweet Orange Oil, which smells divine and is perfectly unisex and added some non-water based colouring to make it orange.
Our DIY bath oil is made with moisturising rice bran oil which is known for its ability to cleanse, soften, moisturise, soothe, nourish, and smooth the skin. Pour our DIY Foaming Bath Oil into a hot bath and enjoy a fragrant, foaming and skin-softening bath fragranced with essential oils or emulsify by using a scrunchie or sponge in the shower or bath. I made our latest batch with sweet orange essential oil and it is delicious.
DIY Bath Melts that foam is a paid collaborative post with Aromantic Natural Skin Care who are a provider of everything you need to make your own skincare products including fabulous kits like the foaming bath and shower kit I have used to make my foaming Bath Melts. These DIY bath melts are small bars made with moisturising cocoa butter. Toss them into a hot bath to melt, and enjoy a fragrant, foaming and skin-softening bath!
There is nothing better for Mother’s Day than a gift from the heart and as a Mum, this free printable mother’s day coupon book is my idea of heaven in a coupon. Mother’s Day has always been the day that my children take charge of the gift-giving and I would take an item of this coupon that a physical gift any day.