Simple Autumn Crafts for Kids

Half term is just around the corner, and it can’t come soon enough! Both my kids are exhausted after school and more often than not just want to stay indoors rather than take a trip to the beach or the park. However being indoors from 3 till 6 every day means finding things to entertain them with, and thankfully they’re…

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Raskog Craft Trolley Ikea Hack

My kids have tonnes of craft supplies. If they’re lucky I even let them use them! I’m kidding, but tidying up after craft sessions is one of my most hated tasks! Thankfully for the last three months or so the task has been a lot easier; the sessions themselves a lot less messy generally because everything is neatly organised and…

How to put together a Kids Arts and Crafts trolley using the Ikea Raskog Trolley and a few other bits!

Win: Pirates & Pom Poms Children’s craft book

When I was due to go on Maternity leave with Athena I had a really long list of things I would do ‘when I’m home with the baby for a year’. Needless to say many of them are still not finished (or even started) and she’s three in a few months! I wasn’t as naive when Arlo was due so…

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Craft: DIY baby book caddy

   You need: a wooden magazine rack, paint & paintbrushes and some old newspaper and some kitchen roll to rest your paint brush on whilst you sip your tea.  Total cost: £5.20 for two! The racks were a pound each at a boot sale, brushes were a pound for a pack of 5 at Poundland and are so plasticy I…

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Craft: No-Sew cot protector for babies that chew!

  As soon as Athena could pull herself up on her cot she started to chew along the top bar like a little beaver. I looked online for the plastic sleeves that clip on to the rails, but a) they don’t seem to be available in many places and b) they are expensive for what they are! I also read…

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Craft: DIY tassel garland

A little while ago I shared the picture wall in Athena’s nursery in my ‘On the Walls’ post and today I’m sharing how to make one of the easiest and quickest DIY’s ever, a tissue paper tassel garland! You need: Ribbon (or string), scissors, tissue paper in your choice of colours. Decide how many tassels you want, you need one…

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