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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.


Stitched Salt Dough Christmas Star Decorations

These stitched salt dough Christmas star decorations are not only simple to make and look beautiful they also are perfect for working on kids’ fine motor skills. They are an ideal Christmas craft for making with a class or group of children as they are inexpensive and make great parent gifts to than on the Christmas tree at home.


How to make Stars out of Paper Bags

Making Christmas starts out of paper mags is a classic festive craft that I have been doing since I was really small. I grew up in an old Victorian terraced house with really high ceilings and each year we decorated it for the holiday season with paper decorations, crepe streamers, accordion-folded stars from leftover wallpaper or wrapping paper and stars made out of homemade paper bags or butchers paper. We started at the beginning of December and used them as party decorations for my birthday on December 20th my parents put the tree up in the window.


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 »


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.

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

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.


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.


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. We have something for beginners to experts here.


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.


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.


DIY Bath Melts that Foam 3

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!


Candle Making for Beginners 1

I love candles, they bring so much warmth and glowing light especially over our dark winters. However due to my candle addiction I was left with a lot of empty candle jars and rather than keep buying more candles, I decided to have a go at candle making and making my own container jar candles.


How to make a foldable Cardboard Box Tractor with Free Printables 3

How to make a foldable tractor out of a cardboard box with free printables is a paid collaboration with Halfords #ImaginationStation. One of my best ever gifts was a bike and this is the same for lots of children, but also kids LOVE cardboard boxes. So why not reuse the cardboard box that comes with your child bike and make a brilliant cardboard tractor, even better this cardboard box tractor folds flat for storage.


Pinecone Hedgehog

Pinecone Hedgehogs – An Autumn Kids Craft 27

How cute are these Pinecone Hedgehogs? Pinecones are just amazing.  Autumn has such beautiful bounty and one of our favourite crafts of the past was our pinecone owls and when we got them out recently Mini commented that pinecones look a little like hedgehogs, which is what inspired our pinecone hedgehogs.