Archive of ‘DIY’ category

Easy DIY Dreamcatcher

Just over a year ago, my older boy and I went on a weekend retreat together, which included some craft sessions where we were challenged to create something with the things we had collected on a nature walk. He really wanted to make a dreamcatcher to decorate with his feathers and pinecones. There are plenty […] Read more…

Easy-Peasy Bunny Ears

The countdown is on! Only a week to go until Maundy Thursday, and the start to the Easter weekend. So, before taking a short blogging break over the Easter holidays, to spend some quality time with my kids, I had to of course share a couple of Easter related posts with you – starting with […] Read more…

Would you like a donut?

Long before Mr Panda entered our picture book library and started asking if anyone would like a donut (see my recent book recommendations for 2 year olds for more info on this book!), the boys had requested some donuts for their play kitchen. And who can blame them – donuts are pretty much a staple […] Read more…

Mini pillow from an old favourite sweatshirt

In the past, I’ve shared a tutorial on how I sewed a memory quilt out of my elder son’s old baby clothes. Today I’m going to show you an even simpler idea, of how to repurpose old children’s clothes you can’t get yourself to let go of, in three simple steps! Though in this case, […] Read more…

Slotted Cardboard Dinohouse (or Dollhouse)

When my elder son said to me a while ago, we needed to build a house for our dinosaurs, what was I going to do? Of course, I had to rise to the challenge! We still had a couple of empty moving boxes kicking about that would be perfect for this. But I didn’t want yet […] Read more…

You’ve Got Mail! DIY Mini Post Office

I’ve been getting quite a few questions about the little grocery store in our playroom, that keeps popping up in my Instagram feed, so I thought I would write a post about it and how we revamped it. I’ve previously blogged about it on my museum blog, but I’m in the process of redesigning that and […] Read more…

Snowman Decoration

If you’re looking for some last minute Christmas decorations to make with the kids, we spent this afternoon making an army of little snowmen after school. For each snowman you will need: one 5cm styrofoam ball one 6cm styrofoam ball one empty (and clean!) carton from a mini yoghurt or fromage frais (here in Berlin […] Read more…

Christmas Fun with Fuse Beads

It must be at least over a year, that I’ve had a big box of fuse beads sitting on my window sill. Untouched. You know, those little plastic beads that you make pictures out of and iron them to fuse together. They were everywhere, so on a whim I bought a box full, and then never […] Read more…

Make Your Own Christmas Tree Blanket

Happy St Nicholas Day everyone! So, with December now in full swing, it’s time to talk about Christmas trees. In Germany, traditionally you don’t put your tree up until Christmas Eve, which is how we used to do it when I lived at home – and how my parents still do it. The Husband, on the […] Read more…

Xmas crafts book review & DIY Advent calendar

So, the countdown to Advent and the pre-Christmas period is on! If it feels to you like it’s come early this year, then you’d be right – the 27th November is the earliest possible date the first Advent Sunday can fall on. It may give you less time to get things in order, but on […] Read more…

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