Archive of ‘DIY’ category

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…

Cupcake Case Daffodils

If you are looking for a last minute, easy Easter craft to do with the kids, I have just the thing for you! A bouquet of lovely Easter daffodils (in German they are known as ‘Osterglocken’, which translates as ‘Easter bells’), made from cupcake cases. All you need are: large cupcake cases in white and […] Read more…

Easy-peasy Origami Tulips

This weekend, we have Mothering Sunday coming up in the UK – or Mother’s Day, as everyone just calls it here now. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for kids to make for their Mamas, then why not give these origami tulips a go. They only involve a couple of folds and can […] Read more…

Valentines Popsicle Flowers

Valentine’s Day is coming up next week. We’ve never really celebrated it romantically, as a couple, but I love how the Finnish celebrate it as a day of friendship. This is the first year that Oskar has really understood properly what Valentine’s Day is, and he wanted to make some Valentines for his friends at […] Read more…

Easy-Peasy DIY Burns Night Napkin Holders

Burns Night is coming up this week, an annual beacon of light in the January gloom, when we take the opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s National Bard – a.k.a. an excuse to have a big, fancy, haggis slap up meal! Actually, unlike many other places in the world that celebrate Robert Burns, we eat haggis in […] Read more…

Folded Paper Angels

Less than a week to go until Christmas! If you are looking for an easy, last minute decoration idea or just something to keep the kids occupied and stop asking “how many sleeps now?” for even a short while, then look no further than these folded paper angels. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 pieces of […] Read more…

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