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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.


Top 7 Activities for Kids at Home 1

Top 7 Activities for Children while They Are Stuck at Home In 2021, the reality is quite ambiguous. The pandemic is not over yet, some adults have not stopped working remotely, and summer will bring back all the children from schools to homes. Since COVID is still out, not all parents are ready to let their loved ones leave the house. But what child wants to spend the warmest time of the year surrounded by four walls? Right, there are not so many of them.


Advent Calendar Activities with Free Printable 4

Celebrate the build-up to Christmas with these fabulous advent calendar activities for Kids and Printable Activity Advent Calendar. This really is the cutest way to pass the days during advent and to reinforce family values at this special time of year and is full of Christmas activities and Christmas crafts.


Free Printable Christmas Star Ornaments with Templates

Free Printable Christmas Star Ornaments with Templates is a paid collaborative post with Epson as I am #EpsonAbassador. I wanted to really put the EcoTank ET-7700 through its paces this month, so I designed a free star decoration inspired by the ones I used to make as a child from the previous years Christmas cards. These printable Christmas star ornaments are perfect to add to a Christmas tree and lovely homemade Christmas ornaments.


Fingerprint heart ornaments 49

These adorable simple fingerprint heart ornaments are made using baking soda clay and are perfect for valentine’s day. They are a really easy kid craft and inexpensive to make and make great valentines keepsakes or gifts.  We are using ours as part of our valentines cards but they also make ace Christmas ornaments or for Mother’s Day.


DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings 5

As my boys’ get older encouraging them to be creative is becoming harder and hard but they both loved making these DIY etched wooden heart keyrings perhaps it had something to do with the fact that they were using a burning tool!  I am warning you this is so addictive we now want to etch everything that is wooden! So hold on to your hats folks as this is a great craft for older kids and adults alike.

DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings

The best DIY fidget spinners on the web for children to make

12 of the Best DIY Fidget Spinners on the web for kids 16

Have your kids joined the fidget spinner or fidget toy craze yet?  If they have then they will love this post with great DIY fidget spinners for you to make.  I have long had a love for fidget toys, especially as Mini is on the spectrum and they are really great at helping keep him calm and also help hm concentrate better.  So I have no issue with the new craze for all things fidget.  In fact, we have found them a sanity saver in the Mad House.


Kid Made Christmas Card Series 24

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 month’s worth of fantastic Christmas cards all made by children, along with full instructions for making them with your own children. These DIY Christmas card ideas are perfect for doing with a group of children especially KS! and preschoolers. Although there is something for kids of all ages here.

Over 30 kid-made christmas cards. A super selection of christmas cards that are perfect for kids of all ages to make.

Washi Decorated Toilet Roll Bracelets or Cuffs

Washi Decorated Toilet Roll Bracelets or Cuffs 9

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.


Rainbow rainmaker or rainstick – Cardboard tube craft 22

We love crafts that can be made from recyclables and this rainbow rainmaker is a great cardboard tube craft, plus is a great home made musical instrument.  There are lots of ways to adapt this project depending on the age of your kids, however, we decided to use some of my massive stash of washi tape and make our rainmaker a rainbow of colours.


The Ultimate Free adult colouring pages roundup 12

As you know if you are a regular follower, we LOVE free adult colouring pages here and feature some every month of so.  We are delighted to be able to work with some fantastic talent to produce exclusive pages for you all to download at no cost.   Adult colouring books might be the latest trend, but this one is proven to be good for you as according to psychologists it that relaxes the amygdala, the fear center of the brain and allows your mind to get the rest it needs.  We have rounded up all our fantastic free adult colouring pages into one place for you.   As we add more more »

The Ultimate Free adult colouring pages roundup

Fab Father’s Day Cards 13

There is nothing better than receiving a kids made card and Father’s Day is no exception.  I love getting creative with the MiniMads and coming up with ideas for this years card for MadDad.  The boys love their father and there is something about watching the Husbeast with his boys that makes me go weak at the knees.