Archive of ‘DIY’ category

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…

DIY Recycled Toilet Roll Castle

DIY Recycled Toilet Roll Castle

Today we have an easy craft to share with use that uses recycled materials. My 5 year old was studying castle at school and had to draw or create a castle, and he decided he wanted to make one from cardboard. We raided our recycling bin to see what we could find, and came out […] Read more…

Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud

Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud

We have a lovely little craft activity to share with you today. Everyone is all about the rainbows right now, and my youngest has been studying weather at school too. So when he asked if we could do some crafting, I raided our craft materials box to come up with an easy weather related craft […] Read more…

Easy Peasy DIY Cardboard Castle Doorway

Easy-Peasy DIY Castle Entrance

How are we all doing with keeping the kids entertained at home? I joined a couple of Facebook groups when the lockdown started, to get some fresh ideas on how to entertain the kids. I don’t know about you, but some of the groups I am in seem to have moved on from sharing simple […] Read more…

Easy-Peasy Paper Plate Easter Baskets

There’s less than a week to go until Easter Sunday, so we’ve been cranking up the Easter activities in our house. Today we are going to show you how to make your own Easter basket. It’s a super easy way to make one, all you need is a stapler and a plain paper plate (maybe […] Read more…

Stained Glass Easter Eggs

With the kids on lockdown from school, we are being sent daily tasks for them from school. Alongside all the reading, writing and maths, we’ve also been sent some fun creative tasks.  My P1 this week had the art task of creating an image of an Easter egg – this could be drawn, painted or […] Read more…

Easter Decor DIY Wire Bunny Ears

DIY Easter Decor: Wire Bunny Ears

Easter is one of my favourite times of year, and we usually start Easter Sunday with a special breakfast. Here’s an easy-peasy idea for adding a bit of festive decor to your Easter breakfast table, all you need is some wire. I made these bunny ears a couple of years ago, and they always come […] Read more…

Studio Ghibli DIY Soot Sprites

DIY Studio Ghibli Soot Sprites

I can’t believe that this time last year we were in Japan! Such a fantastic experience, and the boys keep asking when we can go back. One of the many highlights of our trip, was our visit to the Ghibli Museum, which I wrote about already a wee while ago. For those who haven’t heard […] Read more…

Easy Peasy Valentine Garland

If you thought paper chains were just for Christmas, think again! With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, here’s an easy peasy paper heart chain you can make in under half an hour. All you need is some A4 thin card or craft paper in two or more colours. I used 125g/m² craft paper in three different […] Read more…

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