Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Preview Apple Bookshelf

DIY Apple Themed Kids Book Shelf

Today I have a cute DIY to share with you, for building your very own kids book shelf, which I think fits really well with Autumn as it’s apple picking season, but would suitable all year round. We actually built this kids book shelf several years ago, when Mr Fox was just a baby, and […] Read more…

Preview Halloween Lego Duplo Ideas

Halloween Lego Duplo Ideas

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog over the past week, as my kids have been on their October half term holiday and I’ve taken some time out to spend quality time with them. But the good news is we did lots of fun Halloween activities over the break, which we will be sharing […] Read more…

Salt Dough Autumn Leaves

We have a vase with branches on the dresser in our hall, that I like to decorate for the different seasons. At Easter we had little eggs hanging in it, and over the summer our clothes peg dragon flies that we crafted. But it was time for a change for the Autumn, before the Christmas […] Read more…

DIY Cardboard Box TV

This week’s summer camp craft project is a little more complex, but it is a super fun one. We are going to make a TV out of a cereal box and cardboard tubes, and then draw a ‘film’ to show on the TV. Who is this activity suitable for? Older kids can help to make […] Read more…

DIY Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

DIY Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands

Following on from last week’s giant bubble science session, we made some small bubble wands too which are really fun and easy for kids to make themselves, and also make cute gifts. You could write out a bubble recipe to go with them, if you are giving them away (see my previous bubble post for […] Read more…

Mini Schultüte Treat Cones

Mini “Schultüte” Treat Cones

In Germany, we have a lovely tradition for starting school – kids get a large, cardboard cone called a “Schultüte”, filled with school supplies, little gifts and treats. When my youngest started school last year, he wanted to share this tradition with his new classmates at his Scottish school, so we made some mini “Schultüten” […] Read more…

Recycled Toilet Roll Cars

Welcome to Week 5 of our free virtual summer camp. Today we are going to be making cars out of recycled toilet rolls. You could also use other cardboard tubes, such as from kitchen paper towels, and cut them to size. This is a really fun craft, because the cards actually roll along and they […] Read more…

Surprise Drawing Activity

This week’s summer crafting activity is actually more of a drawing activity, but it’s a really fun one and there is no end to the creative variations you could think up for the surprise drawings we will be making. All you need is plain A4 paper and pens. Who is this activity suitable for? Older […] Read more…

Clothes Peg Dragonfly Craft

Clothes Peg Dragonfly

Welcome to Week 3 of our free virtual summer camp! Today we are going to be making dragonflies out of clothes pegs. This is an easy and fun crafts and kids can get as creative as they like when decorating them. And not only are they fun to make, but you can use them afterwards […] Read more…

Recycled Egg Carton Boats

Welcome to Week 2 of our virtual summer camp. This week in our crafting session, we will be making boats out of recycled egg cartons. There are two versions of boats you can make, with different masts using either drinking straws or skewers, and I will talk you through both versions. Who is this activity […] Read more…

Origami Monster Bookmarks

Origami Monster Bookmarks

Hallo everyone, and welcome to the first day of The Bear & The Fox Virtual Summer Camp! Today we have a crafting activity for you, and since many of you won’t have had much notice, I’ve chosen something that you just need paper, pens, scissors and some glue for. The activity we’ll be doing today, […] Read more…

DIY Floral Midsummer Crown

Handmade Floral Midsummer Crowns

The Summer Solstice and Midsummer are just around the corner. Last year we made our own floral Midsummer Crowns to celebrate. It’s really easy – all you need is wire and some foliage. You’ll also need something to cut the wire and the foliage with. We used eucalyptus leaves and some small white flowers (I […] Read more…

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