Archive of ‘DIY’ category

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…

Paper Fortune Cookies

With Chinese New Year coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to make some fortune cookies. I know you can buy them at our local Chinese supermarket, but there’s so much plastic packaging involved and I can’t eat them anyway as they are full of wheat. So instead, we’ve made some out […] Read more…

Christmas Crafts Round-up

In Edinburgh, the Christmas holidays start tomorrow, which means keeping the kids entertained when excitement is already high. If you are still looking for some activities to do with your kids in the run up to the big day, check out some of my past Christmas posts here on the blog: Tissue Paper Stars Folded […] Read more…

Lolly Stick Reindeer

The countdown to Christmas is on! If you’re looking for some easy Christmas crafts to do with the kids, look no further than these cute lolly stick reindeer: If you prefer step by step instructions, then read on! First of all, you will need: 3 lolly sticks brown paint (I used a quick drying paint […] Read more…

Paper Bag Stars

Today I have another super easy craft idea to share with you that you can get the kids involved in – it’s the most genius way to make Christmas star decorations! Credit where credit is due, it was actually my aunt who showed us how to make these, when we were visiting my parents in Germany […] Read more…

Pine Cone Wreath

Have you spent the Autumn months foraging for nature’s bounty with your kids? Acorns, conkers, leaves, pine cones – you name it, we’ve collected it. Here’s an idea for creating a beautiful pine cone wreath to decorate your home with for the winter season ahead. You can get the kids involved with the painting or […] Read more…

Recycled Crafts: Apple Gift Boxes

If you love crafting, and you love reusing recyclable materials, then today’s tutorial is definitely one for you. These cute apple gift boxes are perfect for packaging up little gifts or treats at this time of year. They are super quick and easy to make, but they do include a craft knife, so definitely one […] Read more…

How to Carve a Turnip Lantern

Just a week to go until Hallowe’en! We have been busy visiting pumpkin patches, picking pumpkins and carving pumpkin lanterns. But as I mentioned in my post from a wee while back, about the Celtic origins of Hallowe’en, it’s actually turnips that were traditionally carved in to lanterns in Scotland. Having sustained quite a few […] Read more…

Halloween Crafts: Vampire Bat

The October holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh, so I have two kids to entertain all week, and so far we have thrown ourselves in to crafting and baking. We made some really cute vampire bats out of empty toilet rolls (an idea I picked up from Mr Fox’s nursery last year), and […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Rosettes

We love Hallowe’en at our house, and usually have some kind of Hallowe’en party or gathering. A few years ago, we went all out and had a costume competition and a pumpkin carving contest, and I created some prize rosettes for the winners. These are really easy to make, and you could get the kids […] Read more…

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