Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Gift Idea for Dads: Joke Jar

We have Father’s Day coming up in the UK in a few weeks time, so I thought I would share a great DIY gift idea that kids can easily make themselves (this would obviously also make a great gift for mums who like jokes). Oskar actually made this for his dad last Christmas, so we […] Read more…

Painting Eggs with Little Brian Paint Sticks [AD]

With Easter only a week away, let’s talk some more about decorating eggs. In Germany, decorating hard boiled Easter eggs is pretty much a national obsession. You wouldn’t believe the amount of different kinds of egg dying and egg decorating kits available in the shops. Here’s just a small selection of what was available in […] Read more…

Easter Bunny Treat Bags

Today I have a really cute and easy Easter craft for you. We are having some friends over on Easter Sunday, so I wanted to make some little treats for everyone. These could also double up as table decorations, or would also work great as prizes in an Easter egg hunt. Here’s what you’ll need: […] Read more…

Easter Egg Tree

It’s less than a month to go until Easter, time to get decorating! In the last years we’ve often been away over Easter, so haven’t gone to that much effort, but after our big trip in February we’re having Easter at home for a change. In Germany, people like to decorate the trees and bushes […] Read more…

Easy-peasy Origami Cat Tutorial

Konnichiwa! We’ve got a very exciting trip coming up. My husband is working in Tokyo for three months, so I’m taking the boys over to see him in a couple of weeks, over February half term break. It will be my fourth trip to Japan (my husband and I actually met in Japanese night class, […] Read more…

Recycled Cardboard Box Rocket Ship

So, Christmas is behind us, the kids were inundated with gifts, and what are they playing with the most? Cardboard boxes! There us just something inherently attractive for kids, about letting their imagination run wild with cardboard boxed as a blank canvas – the bigger the boxes, the better. My boys particularly love building rocket […] Read more…

Recycled Christmas Card Gift Tags

So, yesterday we took down the Christmas decorations. My 4 year old was really upset that Christmas is finally over for another year. To cheer him up, I thought we could do a fun craft activity, so we recycled all the Christmas cards we had just taken down, and made them in to gift tags […] Read more…

Tissue Paper Stars

Today, I have a Christmassy craft to share with you. It’s really easy to make, so one to get the kids involved with. All you need is some cellophane paper, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick. Step 1 – Cut your cellophane paper into eight same sized rectangles. You can use all colours or […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Window Pictures

Looking for a last minute Hallowe’en craft activity to do with your kids? Look no further! These Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin window pictures are quick and easy to make, and you’ll have them up in your windows for Hallowe’en in no time! Here’s what you’ll need: A4 sheet of black crafting paper of thin card A4 sheet […] Read more…

Autumn Leaf Art

Autumn is in full swing here in Edinburgh, and this past weekend we did our first round of Autumn crafting. Earlier last week, during a visit to our local park, we collected pockets full of colourful leaves which we then pressed under a big pile of heavy books (or you could use a flower press […] Read more…

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