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Free Summer Holiday Planner

Free Summer Holiday Planner is a paid collaborative post with Very designed to showcase their range of printers. Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them. Over the years I have veered from one camp to the other and the longer my children have spent in school the more I have come to love the time off over summer. However, I have one child that loves school routine and that is where the summer holiday planner came from.


Father’s Day Cards and Printables 5

Father’s Day Cards and Printables is a paid collaboration with Boomf. I know that these are DIY and handmade, but don’t worry if you are not a fan of crafts or want to buy this year’s father’s day cards – Boomf have you covered with their huge selection of cards perfect to say Happy Father’s Day. 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 more »


Adorable Father’s Day Cards to Make with Kids

We have loads of adorable Father’s Day Cards to Make with Kids. I know that these are DIY and handmade, If you have crafty kids then we have an adorable selection of DIY Father’s Day cards to inspire the whole family from simple free printable template cards for Dad or Pop to ones you can colour in.


Platinum Jubilee Colouring Pages 5

Let’s celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee this year with these free printable colouring pictures. 2022 marks 70 years of service by the Queen – she will be the first British Monarch to have seventy years on the throne and as sovereign of Great Britain and the commonwealth which is a remarkable achievement, making her the longest-serving monarch.


Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids 11

Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for kids? Well, look no further I have The Mad House’s complete resource of them all in one place for you here. As I do more I will make sure that they are added, so make sure you pin or bookmark this page. I love learning, creating, making and baking seasonally and these cute Easter Crafts and activities are the perfect activities to keep the kids busy over Easter. We have things suitable for kids of all ages, from toddlers and preschoolers through to teens and adults depending on skills and time available including Easter printable templates for a lot of the papercrafts.

Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids - Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for families? Well, look no further I have a complete resource of them all in one place for you, including DIY Crafts, Easter recipes, Egg Decorating, Cards and simple art activities for kids

Four Ideas For Exciting Children’s Birthday Parties Aged 10 to 15

Throwing a birthday party for your child can be a lot of work. But it can also be a lot of fun. If you are looking for some ideas to make your child’s birthday party extra special, you have come to the right place. This article will discuss four exciting themes that appeal to children aged 10 to 15. It will also provide tips on how to execute each theme successfully. So read on and get planning.


Platinum Jubilee Colouring Bookmarks 2

On the 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the Throne. This June we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Make a lasting souvenir of the Queen’s Jubilee with these Platinum Jubilee Colouring Bookmarks and enjoy celebrating the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.


Easter Bookmarks to Color 3

These super cute Easter bookmarks are perfect to color and celebrate the Easter Season. I have created these super cute secular Easter bookmarks for kids to color in four different designs. They are perfect to keep children occupied over the Easter holidays and also to give as a gift, a great alternative to Easter eggs with some colouring pencils as a treat. They make a great classroom to group activity.


Free Printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations 26

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. I have recently made an additional set of Queens Platmuim Jubilee Printables in the official colours using the approved logo. A beautiful purple and line drawing.


Free Printable Positive Affirmation Cards

These Free Printable Positive Affirmation Cards are a collaborative post in conjunction with Cricut. January can be a dark and long month especially after the sparkle and joy that is Christmas and I have a real love for positive affirmations. I have used them in my daily life since I got post-natal depression way back with my youngest Son. I love how positive thoughts can really change the feeling and direction of a day. So I have created positive affirmation quotes on free downloadable cards perfect to pop in a purse or wallet.


Kids Gingerbread House Craft with Free Printable Template

These Kids Gingerbread House Crafts are so easy that children can make them all on their own with our fab free templates. All You need to do is print off the template for Gingerbread House of choice and let your children decorate their very own 3D paper gingerbread houses this Christmas!


Free Printable Templates for Kids Christmas Cards

Us parents are always manic at this time of the year and that is where these free printable templates for kids Christmas cards come in. I have been making fingerprint Christmas cards with my children since they were tiny and it seems fun and exciting when you are only making one or two cards, but when you are making enough to send to everyone doing with a classroom of kids it can take some time. So all you have to so here is print off the card template and either add fingerprints or get the kids to colour them in.


The Benefits of an Adjustable Desk for Crafters

We received a Flexispot Standing Desk E8 in exchange for this post – The Benefits of an Adjustable Desk for Crafters. I was first introduced to adjustable desks in my life before children when I worked in Facilities for a large software company. We fitted out the whole R&D team in the UK with them and they were amazing, but the price made them an unsuitable option for the home.  Thankfully that was over 17 years ago and now they are an affordable option for the home. I would actually say that they are a brilliant investment and not a fad or trend not only in the workplace but also if you work more »


Fingerprint Christmas Cards 5

There is nothing nicer than receiving a handmade Christmas card, and even more so in today’s electronic age. They are a great way to get crafting with your children and fingerprint Christmas cards are a brilliant holiday craft perfect for doing with kids of all ages, plus the recipient will love to keep the holiday card as a keepsake. Happy Crafting!


Make your Own Homemade Christmas Crackers

I am a big fan of Christmas Crackers, I love the excitement and anticipation of pulling a cracker at Christmas. So why not make Christmas Day go with a bang by making your own Homemade Christmas crackers. They are a super simple craft, easy to make and you can add your own unique gifts, jokes and party hats in order to personalise your Christmas Day. I know it is super easy it is to pick up a ready-made box from any supermarket, however, in order to get gifts that my family will use and not just tat they are often expensive and really wasteful. I love how making crackers I know more »


How to dry orange slices. Dry orange slices in your home oven. A perfect activity for the festive season.

How to dry orange slices 8

I have always loved the look of dried orange slices and there are always loads at the Christmas markets, so I wanted to try making some myself. Making dried orange slices is so much easier than I thought it would be, it just takes a little time and they are really inexpensive too. Oh, and another plus is they make the house smell amazing when you bake them.