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.
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.
My boys are football (soccer) mad. They would play morning noon and night it they got the chance, but the British summer time doesn’t always play weather wise. So I made this shoebox table football/foosball table game for the boys to play. We do have a larger one, but it is in our friend’s garage as we just don’t have the space in the house!
Last year we visited the poppy installation at the Tower of London, which really got the boys interested in Poppies and their significance. Also Maxi has been studying the first world war in topic this term, so poppy crafts for remembrance have been at the forefront of our mind. We have been busy crafting with poppies ourself and I thought I would share 11 Poppy crafts for remembrance day.
Cup weaving is a simple craft perfect for using up scraps of yarn and the results are so impressive. We are going through a real phase of yarn craft at the moment. It is a great way of improving fine motor skills and using up scraps of wool. Cup weaving is a great fun craft and perfect for using paper cups.
Have you seen Disney Pixar’s Inside Out? If not you HAVE to go and see it. We loved it. It was a huge hit with us all in The Mad House and I have NOT been paid to say that! As soon as I saw it I could see so many crafts and activities to link to it. I love that it explores emotions and it inspired me to make these Inside Out stress balls.
Sticks, when is a stick not a stick? Well a stick can be and often is everything in this house. You can find a pile of sticks at the front door as my boys pick up sticks wherever we go and this “treasure” is part of childhood and I love it! But I also love doing something with these sticks and we decided to practice some fine motor skills and make some yarn wrapped sticks.
Don’t you just love how children see the world differently to us adults. This summer activity was inspired by my childrens love of water and by a walk on the beach watching the surfers with them. This is a great activity where you can make a mini surfboard with your child and their sprinkle of imagination will provide them with hours of fun. Even better they are made with something you would normally throw out. Read on to find out how to make a toy surfboard or windsurf board that floats!
We are minions mad here. We have loved the cheeky adorable minions since the first time we encountered them! Today we have a fab free minions colouring book printable to share with you. perfect for after you have seen The Minions Movie! We also have a fab round up of Minion crafts and activities to share.
Super easy DIY monster bookmarks. We share a step by step tutorial to make colourful big nose monster bookmarks for your readers. Mini is an avid reader. He devours books in no time and also reads before bed, so we decided to have a go at making some of our own bookmarks. We have seen the corner monster bookmarks everywhere and we wanted to try something different, so we decided to make Big Nose Monster Bookmarks, inspired by the “Wot no” Kilroy drawings I used to doodle as a youth!