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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
These simple Olympic crafts for Kids are perfect for getting into the spirit of the games and it is Paris 2024 this year. There is something magical about the Olympic Games and when they were in the UK in 2012 and the London olympics 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.