Archive of ‘DIY’ category

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…

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…

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