D.I.Y. Fishing Game

I was so impressed that my daughter Emily came up with this creative game all by herself that I had to share it with you! She invented a fishing game using her magnetic building blocks, a dressing gown belt and a hanger, and it was a huge hit with her brother Frankie! They played it […]

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Fairy doors

Is your little one obsessed with fairies & magical fairy doors? My almost 6 year old absolutely loves Wishenpoof & all things fairy related and has asked for this as a theme for her birthday party. After a bit of googling I came across these: I am planning a fairy door hunt in the garden […]

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Mud Kitchen

The kids mud kitchen had become neglected and under-used so me & Emily decided to give it a spruce up! Here are the before & after pictures: Even I want to play with it now! As soon as the kids are up they want to go in the garden to make mud pies! Here’s what […]

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Dolly Peg Crafts

These were my daughters lovely idea to use cupcake cases to make dolls skirts. It’s super easy & the end result is great! All you need is *dolly pegs, wool, *pretty cupcake cases, a sharpie, glue & some *colourful sequins. Happy crafting! I love that they can be used to decorate the edge of a […]

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Cardboard Crafts

So everyone knows that a cardboard box is the best toy a child could get right?! Well check out these awesome creations that are guaranteed to result in hours of creative play. Not only does the finished product create hours of fun, but the joy is also in the making! I loved making and decorating […]

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D.I.Y Teacher Gifts

Stuck for ideas for an end of year teacher gift? Want something personal and homemade? Why not try these hand painted pots or take a look at some of my other favorite ideas from pinterest. These were made using a plain white ceramic plant pot like this: I used ceramic paint pens for the writing […]

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Personalised family art

I love doodling cartoons of family members & decided to turn them into a Killough family picture to frame. I love how it turned out & have since made others as gratefully received personalised gifts. Why not give it a go? If you don’t fancy drawing, how about this idea from Buttonbella on etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/488179147/button-family-frame-family-button-art?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lp.d2.v1&share_time=1519306298000

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Reading Nooks for Kids

With a little imagination any small corner of your home can be turned into an inviting reading corner for children and adults alike. This is my first attempt using these pictures shelves from Homebase https://www.homebase.co.uk/photo-shelf-white-matt-90cm_p484420 It also adds a splash of colour and interest to an otherwise plain wall. It really encourages the kids to […]

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Ceramic Plate Painting for Kids

I had no idea I could do ceramic painting at home until I came across the idea on pinterest. I got my inspiration from these pins: –https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/297800594114746984/ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/297800594114747045/ The kids have enjoyed the ceramic painting studios you can visit so being able to do it at home was an exciting prospect. I wasn’t convinced that […]

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