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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…

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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…

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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…

Robert Burns Night Napkin Holder DIY Preview

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…

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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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A Christmas Stick Tree

Last year, Oskar’s school had a big craft afternoon at the beginning of Advent, to decorate the school, and on the last day before the holidays they were then able to take home anything they had made. At the end of the Christmas season, I did what any self respecting blogger would do, and deconstructed […] Read more…

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Festive Play Dough Play Mats + a Giveaway

It’s that time of year, where we like to huddle round the kitchen table on the dark winter afternoons, and get our arts and crafts on. Both my boys really love play dough. Oskar recently recreated some Ancient Egyptian canopic jars, that he had been learning about in school, out of play dough! And Mr […] Read more…

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Easy-Peasy DIY Cheese Box Lantern

It’s only a few days to go until the festival of St Martin. Not a festival that is celebrated in Scotland, but it’s very popular in Germany and luckily the German Church in Edinburgh commemorates it every year, so the boys don’t need to miss out. I’ve written in depth before, about the history of […] Read more…

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Easy DIY Bat Costume

I’ve been very fortunate so far with my kids’ choices of Hallowe’en costumes. A couple of years ago, Oskar wanted to be a snail, and most years he’s been happy to just throw on his Spider-man costume from H&M. This year, he wants to be a Bat. There’s a local supermarket chain offering bat costumes for […] Read more…

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Easy-Peasy Music Shakers

We’ve been really lucky with the weather in Edinburgh, since moving back three months ago. Lots of blue skies in summer and golden sunshine in Autumn. But, of course, we do also get rainy days, and in a quest to stop the kids begging for Netflix all day, it’s good to have some quick and […] Read more…

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