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A Mum of two lively boys, balancing family fun, a career and a little writing and editing on the side.
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Not all young children like having a mask on their face
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20 days ago
Wrapping the wool to make a cute little lamb is great for developing fine motor skills and you creat...
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21 days ago
This is a cute little card that could be used for any occasion
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22 days ago
Turn an empty plastic milk carton into a colourful patchwork elephant
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25 days ago
Cloud dough is usually made with flour and baby oil
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33 days ago
Ice cubes float on water because they are lighter
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36 days ago
Little bubble blowers aren't always the easiest for little ones to use, but bubbles are so much ...
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36 days ago
Small, plain white wall tiles can be picked up cheaply from hardware stores and can be transformed w...
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39 days ago
This is an easy recipe that even young children can get involved it
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48 days ago
Spare buttons can be used as inspiration for many crafts
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49 days ago
My son gets really excited when we try new painting techniques
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54 days ago
Banana milkshakes are a fun activity with little mess and a delicious result
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55 days ago
These hearts are easy to create and kids can use them to make great cards for loved ones
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57 days ago
Transform some simple paper hearts into a Valentine decoration with this easy paper craft tutorial
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57 days ago
Simple, speedy and sparkly, your little ones can whip a card in no time with just a little glitter a...
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64 days ago
This is one of the most fun and messy painting activities I've tried out with my son
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64 days ago
Give a glue and stick craft a little extra dimension by creating a pocket and padding with tissue
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64 days ago
Whether it's Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day or just because you love someone, these...
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64 days ago
Tiny tots painting is all about the experience and less about the end result
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76 days ago
These handprints could be used to decorate a card for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day or just for so...
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87 days ago
Most cards have their decoration on the outside
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92 days ago
Making friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was a young teenager
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99 days ago
Every so often when we get the paints out, my son declares that he want's to make something very...
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99 days ago
Salt dough is versatile and easy to make into many creations
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99 days ago
A simple science project for older kids or just a fun game for younger ones
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100 days ago
Washi tape is essentially just sticky tape but with a pattern on the outside
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106 days ago
Pick Up Sticks is a game I loved as a child and it has all kinds of names all over the world
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106 days ago
These gift tags make a cute way to add a little something different to a gift tag
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116 days ago
This is the perfect Christmas baking activity to do with kids of all ages
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117 days ago
In the run up to Christmas there is often the need for some simple costumes
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123 days ago
It's always a good idea to have a few super simple crafty ideas that can be set up in seconds and ar...
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124 days ago
A super simple craft for little fingers that will help develop fine motor skills
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132 days ago
Once dried, these orange slices make a lovely decoration for Christmas
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133 days ago
A traditional orange pomander will involve various spices and several weeks to dry
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136 days ago
If you're out on a country walk with your kids, why not add some fun by looking for pine cones
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137 days ago
These handprint snowmen are simple to make and so perfect for making a good number of personalised C...
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138 days ago
Making your own wrapping paper for presents will ensure your gift looks extra special and personalis...
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139 days ago
My son had a great time going to the local plant nursery today to choose a real Christmas tree
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139 days ago
Paper plates are a must have staple in my kid's craft box
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147 days ago
I'm always on the look out for different painting, printing or stamping techniques to add a litt...
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147 days ago
My three year old loves to bake but his attention can wander
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147 days ago
Watercolour paper has a lovely texture and the paints are easy to use and simple to wash up afte...
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149 days ago
A totally mess free craft, pipe cleaners are perfect for turning into bracelets
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155 days ago
I love crafts that I can do with my three year old son that can then be played with afterwards
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155 days ago
Your kids will have more than a spoonful of fun creating and customising their own little spoon peop...
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168 days ago
This is a simple Halloween craft for pre school children
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169 days ago
Any little boy or girl will love making and playing with this shiny robot
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170 days ago
A great paper plate craft which involves painting, cutting and sticking to create an arching cat...
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176 days ago
A simple paper plate is ideal for painting as a pumpkin and you can go one step further and make it ...
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176 days ago
Try something a little different by creating this melted Hama bead bowl
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176 days ago
If you're looking for a quick and mess free Halloween craft for young kids then this little paper gh...
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178 days ago
Hama beads are tiny little plastic beads that you melt to create all kinds of creations
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194 days ago
This is such a simple fun food craft for Halloween and healthy too
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197 days ago
Here's how to make a very quick, healthy and fun snack for kids
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201 days ago
Anything that involves noise is a hit with my pre school son and the louder the better
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211 days ago
This is a sweet alternative to a regular birthday card
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211 days ago
If your kids are anything like mine, they need a snack after nursery or school to keep them goin...
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212 days ago
Making games from recycled materials means you have fun creating and then playing without breaking t...
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213 days ago
This cute little pig is very wiggly and and great for creating little imaginary games
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224 days ago
Making hand and foot prints with paint is often one of the first creative activities parents do ...
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224 days ago
My son had a great time making this castle and King from recycled plastic at one of 's kids activity...
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227 days ago
Babies learn by exploring the world around them
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231 days ago
Music can lift the soul and make everyone happy
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236 days ago
This is an easy alternative to using a traditional paintbrush
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237 days ago
Create your own 3D paper ocean
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258 days ago
Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes
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258 days ago
I'm always looking for interesting techniques and textures for my toddler to experiment with whe...
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265 days ago
Simple to make, these paper Chinese lanterns look great
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280 days ago
Introducing a straw and paint together made me slightly nervous as my toddler is not always the ...
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286 days ago
These fabulous flapjacks are easy to make with young children as you can throw everything in a bowl ...
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287 days ago
Creativity and learning about the world around you isn't just for toddlers
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290 days ago
This is something fun that you can make for your child but it's even better if they can get invo...
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290 days ago
My toddler's face lights up whenever bubbles are involved
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290 days ago
Toddlers love to glue and stick
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298 days ago
Printing and stamping is a fun way to make unusual patterns
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310 days ago
Growing flowers or vegetables from seeds is a good way to introduce children to gardening
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311 days ago
This is definitely a creative activity to be done outside
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314 days ago
My son is going to a birthday party and the present we have bought is a book about a fish called...
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318 days ago
On a sunny day it's lovely to sit outside at a park and make a daisy chain
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319 days ago
Whether you have bought or made a gift for someone special, you can go one step further by creating ...
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319 days ago
It's easy and cheap to create this sensory experience for pre school children and you'll be surp...
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320 days ago
Be the King or Queen of the castle with this simple crown made from a paper plate
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331 days ago
Dressing up and making costumes is lots of fun
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331 days ago
Developing fine motor skills in pre school children is an essential foundation for many other sk...
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336 days ago
Lino cutting and printing dates back to the early 1900's when artists in Germany used the techni...
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341 days ago
Coconut ice is incredibly sweet and a delicious little treat
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342 days ago
This is a fun painting activity that involves getting out and about as well as fun at home
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342 days ago
Paper plates are cheap, versatile and great to make into lots of crafts
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343 days ago
What could be better on a hot summer's day than a beautiful fan to gently keep you cool
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344 days ago
Crafts that can also be a toy are a double bonus
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346 days ago
This is a simple papercraft to make a hot air balloon
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347 days ago
These are a simple and yummy treat
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349 days ago
All the rage in the 70s, tie dye is still a great way to create some interesting designs and mak...
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350 days ago
Making collages from magazines can be simplified for pre schoolers
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354 days ago
This is a cheap and easy way to decorate your own ceramics without having to buy specialised cer...
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357 days ago
is a classic but there are lots of other fruits and vegetables you can experiment with
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357 days ago
Little party hats add to the atmosphere at any birthday
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357 days ago
Older children will be able to create these coffee filter flowers themselves
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361 days ago
It's a bit tricky to make mini pom poms in the
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361 days ago
Understanding the weather can be made into fun activities
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364 days ago
Tissue paper is inexpensive and can be found in lots of vibrant colours
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365 days ago
Anyone with young children soon learn that the humble toilet roll tube can provide endless fun
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366 days ago
There are so many games you can play with a simple little ball
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368 days ago
These sweetie jars are an easy activity that even young children can assemble
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368 days ago
Run run as fast as you can
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371 days ago
This is a great guessing game for kids of all ages
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373 days ago
This is a simple craft for under 5s to enjoy and the materials cost next to nothing
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374 days ago
These mini pizzas are quick and simple to make
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376 days ago
My toddler loves to paint with brushes, sponges and best of all fingers and hands
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376 days ago
It's always fun to try something different
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376 days ago
This is a simple craft for pre school children and has the added bonus of becoming a toy too
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378 days ago
These napkins rings are simple to make and cost very little
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379 days ago
This is an unusual way to make some unique jewellery
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380 days ago
Here are some links to other sites you might find interesting
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381 days ago
Having a reusable shopping bag is more environmentally friendly than plastic bags
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383 days ago
With their big jolly faces and funny noses, clowns are a great craft to create from a simple pa...
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384 days ago
You can buy magnetic fishing toys for children but it's much more fun to make your own
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384 days ago
This is a lovely sticky activity to decorate eggs for Easter with tissue paper Time: 10 - 15 ...
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387 days ago
This is an unusual way to add some detail to a homemade greeting card
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388 days ago
These fish are easy to make and give your child the chance to paint, glue, stick and even glitte...
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389 days ago
Not only does this chicken look great but you can rock her back and forth and it looks like she'...
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395 days ago
Boiled eggs and soldiers are a favourite teatime treat
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396 days ago
The centrifugal force of a salad spinner is an unusual way to create interesting artwork
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400 days ago
Papier Mâché isn't just about strips of paper but can also be made into a pulp for modelling and...
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401 days ago
is a great way to make impressive stamps and there are lots of things you can make from them
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402 days ago
A bookmark is an easy present to make for someone special who loves to read
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402 days ago
This is one of the activities my toddler has enjoyed most on our crafting adventures
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403 days ago
Painting with marbles is surprisingly not too messy and still lots of fun for pre schoolers
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403 days ago
Papier mâché is easy to do but requires a bit of patience
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405 days ago
This is a great recipe to make with children
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406 days ago
Inspired by the beautiful and delicate looking tissue paper pom poms from I thought these could...
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410 days ago
Toddlers love to paint and you can quickly accumulate a stack of their works of art and not know...
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410 days ago
Once children grow out of pre school crafts, they really like making something for themselves
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410 days ago
One simple way to decorate eggs for Easter is to give them a base colour before jazzing them up...
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411 days ago
This is a simple project for children who are confident and safe with scissors
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413 days ago
Whether you call them an ice lolly, popsicle or ice pop they're an easy treat you can make at ho...
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414 days ago
Wax crayon resist pictures are easy to create and involve two things that little kids love - crayo...
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415 days ago
Finger and hand print painting can be turned into lots of fun pictures
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415 days ago
This is a very simple card that children can make
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417 days ago
Liberally sloshing around paint is fun just by itself but if you're looking for something a litt...
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418 days ago
It's always great to have a recipe that can be made from start to finish by young children with ...
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418 days ago
Finger painting is so much fun and can be turned into fun designs when you tired of thinking of ...
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418 days ago
This is one of the most simple Easter baskets you can create and so perfect as an activity with ...
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419 days ago
This is an unusual alternative to papier mâché and is suited to older children who have more nim...
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421 days ago
These jazzy straws would look great at a birthday party
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422 days ago
Sensory play is great for development of children at all ages and something that babies will lov...
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422 days ago
Growing cress is a great way to introduce young children to planting
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424 days ago
This is a simple craft that can done with little scribblers or older children can create more in...
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425 days ago
Fairy cakes may not be as big, bold and outlandish as their American cousin the cupcake, but the...
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426 days ago
Pom pom Easter chicks are cute, fluffy and make a lovely decoration for Easter
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427 days ago
Pom poms don't just have their place on a woolly hat but can be made into fun things to
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429 days ago
Before you know it, your baby is a toddler and your toddler a teenager
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429 days ago
There's plenty of time for fancy colour coordinated Christmas trees before you have children or ...
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430 days ago
There's something very appealing about pom poms
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430 days ago
My mum always seemed to come up with great ideas to keep my sister and I amused on rainy days wh...
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432 days ago
Salt dough is cheap and easy to make
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433 days ago
My 2
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434 days ago
It's really easy to be creative with your kids without having to spend a fortune on arts and cra...
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434 days ago
 
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