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My daughter was given a candle making kit but it was tricky to judge how much wax to melt for the nu...
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Have fun decorating a terracotta pot with paint and Sharpie pens
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Re-use some bubble wrap packaging to make some fun prints with little ones
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Here's how to make a quick and easy metallic necklace by laminating aluminium foil
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Create a fun 3D butterfly picture by recycling cardboard tubes
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Here's a great 3D flower picture to make from a recycled cardboard tube and tissue paper
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We made some decorative last year using plastic craft eggs as moulds
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Here's a quick and easy laminated cake topper made from a child's drawing
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This metallic Easter egg card is easy to make
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Here's how to make a quick and easy homemade Easter bonnet for an Easter hat parade
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I always like my kids to make homemade thank you cards after birthdays
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Plaster of Paris is a fantastic craft material
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Cornflour clay is an interesting alternative to salt dough
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Here's how to make some quick and easy homemade chocolate Easter eggs
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My kids loved digging for dinosaur 'fossils' hidden in plaster of Paris
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I'm a fan of decorated juice (or milk) boxes at kids birthday parties
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Creating your own party bags (lolly bags / loot bags) adds a low cost fun touch to a birthday party ...
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My children really enjoyed ice painting
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We enjoyed making our own decorative stamped and decided to make our own gold coins in the same way...
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We loved Krista's but couldn't buy Tiny Teddies in the UK
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Recycle a jar kid and use rubber stamps in a different way to create your own decorated clay ornamen...
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Recycle some egg cartons to make your own decorated egg boxes
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Messy play activities - you either love them or hate them! Many parents prefer to leave the messy ac...
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Explore using Sharpies (coloured permanent markers) on aluminium foil or silver card to create a mar...
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Here's how to create an interesting 3D foil card
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Here's an easy homemade Valentine's card that looks very impressive
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Here's how to create a pretty spoon button butterfly with lots of different textures
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We loved Claire's and decided to make our own greetings card version
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Here's a great messy activity for young dinosaur fans - a dinosaur 'fossil' excavation
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Love is in the air! Valentine's Day is a fantastic time for fun craft activities with kids
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Here's a fun project for toddlers
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Little kings or queens will enjoy making and decorating their own crowns
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Here's how to make a colourful beaded collar for a favourite soft toy
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Here's how to make your own easy fairy door
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Create a fun squidgy bag aquarium and fill with interesting sea creatures
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Little helicopter fanatics will have fun making this collage helicopter picture with a bit of help f...
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We saw this fantastic paper plate weaving tutorial on and decided to make our own version using woo...
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Make your own reverse stencils from some glow stars and have fun creating a space scene
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Create an easy crown hair band for a little princess
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Make an easy sea themed card and have fun exploring making simple prints
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It's really easy to make a lovely personal greetings card out of any toddler artwork
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Here's a very easy hand print Thank You card - ideal for children not old enough to write their own ...
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Make some colourful pictures and spray on water to watch the colours spread and blend
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Create a 'liquid-free' winter wonderland snow globe to make a great festive decoration
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Create a pretty candle out of plaster of Paris
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Here's how to make an easy suncatcher Christmas tree bauble decoration - perfect for preschoolers! C...
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Make some cheap and easy Christmas bunting to add some festive decoration
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Tie dying is a really fun way to explore colour, patterns and textiles
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This is a fun Christmas craft to do with a group of children
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My daughter made one of these chocolate coin angel decorations at pre-school last year
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Here's how to make a superhero cape top
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Create some easy superhero cuffs to complete a great homemade superhero costume
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Here's how to make an easy superhero mask from felt - no sewing required! Time: 20 minutes A...
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Here's how to make some fun fairy toadstool wrapping paper using a potato print
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Here's how to make an easy fairy toadstool birthday card with felt and buttons
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Look out for pretty shaped leaves to make an easy card for someone special
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Create some easy clay shapes with a cookie cuter and have fun pressing beads and buttons in to decor...
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Here's how to make some cute rainbow theme party bags which cost very little and are easy to make
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Recycle some magazines to make a cute fish collage
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Here's how to make a very quick and easy witch's or wizard's cloak for a Halloween dress up costume...
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People often say that kids prefer the packaging to the actual present
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Create an easy spider web invite for a Halloween party
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Create some quick and easy chocolate Halloween bats - perfect for a Halloween party treat! Look out...
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Here's how to create an autumn leaves suncatcher decoration
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Here's how to make an interesting bronze-effect sculpture using
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These magical mermaid mirrors are made by setting a small mirror into a shell
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Bats, witches, ghosts, black cats, skeletons, pumpkins
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My kids love collecting conkers which have fallen from horse chestnut trees in the UK Autumn
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Create some funky porcupines, hedgehogs or echidnas from clay and some colourful craft supplies
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Here's how to make your own bird's nest out of straw
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Here's how to make a cushion out of an old TShirt
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Create some cute little chicks with their own nests
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This hedgehog felt tip pen holder is fun and easy to make
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Create a cast of a leaf in plaster of Paris
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Here's how to create an impressive flower shaped tealight candle holder out of plaster of Paris
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Hubble bubble, toil and trouble! Have fun making your own foaming and frothing witch's brew
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Create a nature mobile to hang indoors or outdoors
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Create an easy 3D vehicle from a child's drawing on a piece of cardboard
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Make an interesting box full of cereal, rice, grains or other store cupboard foods to drive toy truc...
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Here's how to make an easy winding rescue helicopter for toddlers or preschoolers out of recycled ma...
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Create your own easy papier mache bowl from scraps of coloured paper
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Papier mâché is lots of fun
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Create your own dinosaur world in a glass or jar
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Create a fun bag out of a pair of old trousers or shorts
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We were invited to a "silly hats" birthday party and needed to come up with some last minute dress u...
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Here's how to make a crocodile costume from a cardboard box and egg carton
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Here's an easy and effective way to make a 'days of the week' wheel for preschoolers
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This is a fun activity for a group of children to do together - perfect for a rainy day! Our giant c...
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Make your own snail pets using old snail shells you have collected
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Have fun making your own glitter petal perfume
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Here's how to make a cheap and easy tiger mask from felt - no sewing required! Time: 20 minut...
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Here's how to make a lion mask out of felt - no sewing required! Time: 30 minutes plus drying...
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Here's how to make an easy loom bracelet for beginners
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These frozen white chocolate strawberry pops are easy for kids to make
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Here's how to create your own paper plate barometer or weather chart
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Create your own colourful necklaces or medallions using Hama beads (or other melting beads)
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Create a colourful rainbow fridge magnet - perfect for displaying kids artwork on the fridge
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These rainbow glue trail pictures are a fun way to explore shapes and texture
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These squidgy rainbow bags are a no mess 'messy play' activity, perfect for Under 5's on a rainy day...
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Create your own galactic glow decorations
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These pretty puppets are very cheap, easy and fun to make
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Have fun creating your own stained glass effect window art
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Create some easy ribbon wands and have fun shaking, waving and dancing with them
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What does the fox say? Have fun working out your answer with this easy no-sew felt fox mask
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Here's a quick and fun introduction to weaving for preschoolers using an unusual loom
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Create a colourful money box from a coffee can and some patterned sticky plastic
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This is a fun project for any chocolate lover
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Next time you've finished with a big cardboard box, have fun using it to make some unusual prints
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These paper plate snapper puppets are quick, easy and lots of fun for toddlers and preschoolers to m...
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A pack of paper plates is a 'must have' in any kids craft materials box
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I have a drawer where I keep odd socks, hoping that their matching partner will turn up
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Create a mini greenhouse from an old plastic drink bottle - it's a great way to get kids interested ...
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If you've got a garden and are planting any vegetables, have fun creating a bright scarecrow with a ...
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Create some cute homemade lion wrapping paper using potato prints
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Create some eggs from plaster of Paris and have fun decorating them
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Have fun using scraps of interesting fabric and other materials to create a texture collage
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Have fun creating your own pirate treasure map and give it an aged look by staining with tea
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Create your very own farmyard or jungle for a windowsill and watch the grass grow
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Have some messy sensory fun with these shaving foam doodle boards
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Create your own easy wibble wobble egg
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It's much more special to give Mum a homemade present or handmade card on Mother's Day, rather than ...
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Create a funny potato head with cress or grass hair
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Have fun creating and playing with some colourful rainbow foamy bubbles
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With cute bunnies and chicks, pretty flowers and lots of chocolate, Easter is a great time to get cr...
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When I was younger I loved the book 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and the idea of mixing up potions...
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This is a cheat's birthday cake for those who really want to make their child's birthday cake but ar...
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I always like getting my kids involved in the preparations for a birthday party
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Create some easy homemade medals to award in your own mini Olympics or give one to "Best Mum in the ...
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Buttons are wonderful craft materials
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Create some little ladybird pets out of clay and buttons
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Children can help prepare these novelty shaped pizza slices - perfect for a party! Time: 10 ...
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We recently visited the in Oxford and loved the dinosaur footprint trail in the grounds of the muse...
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Here's a quick and easy idea to make a heart greeting card - perfect for an unusual homemade Valenti...
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Have fun creating your own butterfly wings for a fun dress up costume accessory
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Here's a quick and easy craft idea for a rainy day - popsicle stick planes
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Making gifts, toys and accessories by sewing, knitting or weaving can be fun and very rewarding...
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Open up this card to find lots of glittery hearts which spring out
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Try making an easy homemade dice out of clay
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Create a cheap homemade weaving board out of old fruit or vegetable net packaging and a needle from ...
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Create a cute little mouse friend out of a pine cone
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If you're ever staying at a hotel or spa with disposable fabric slippers, hold on to them and have f...
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Create some special handmade chocolates for a loved one this Valentine's Day
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Create an easy heart shaped bookmark out of red felt for a loved one
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Making a decoupage box is an easy way to make some smart presentation for a gift
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Transform a wardrobe or chest of drawers by making some fairy toadstool cupboard knobs
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These decorated oaty cookies are hands-on baking fun for little ones
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Craft punches with novelty shapes are fantastic fun for kids of all ages
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Here's an easy handprint butterfly
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Fingerprint bumble bees are fun for preschoolers to create
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Create a cute fairy toadstool out of an old champagne cork to put in a fairy garden
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Create an easy felt board and magnet board out of an old biscuit tin
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A fun counting activity for the beach
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Here are some quick and easy outdoor decorations to brighten up a tree over the festive season
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Try making a printing stamp to make a big batch of cards easily
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This fun monster card makes an ideal birthday card for a toddler or preschooler
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A friend made some very cute Santa hand decorations which we thought looked fun and so we made o...
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A very quick and easy star card, ideal for preschoolers or toddlers to make
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Here are some super quick and easy Christmas decorations to brighten up your Christmas tree
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If you have kids who love making Christmas decorations, try this little angel made from a wooden...
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Create your own Christmas T-Shirt featuring a cute reindeer with handprint antlers
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Here's a fluffy snowman to make a homemade Christmas card or festive window decoration
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Here's a cheap and easy Christmas decoration to brighten up any window
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Here's how to wrap a present up like a Christmas cracker
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Here's a quick and easy activity to keep kids busy at a restaurant
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Here's a quick, cheap and easy activity for a rainy day
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Tear scraps of colourful paper to create this bright Christmas tree Christmas card
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Create a cool recycled bracelet by making your own beads out of an old magazine
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Personalise plain party bags or gift bags by sticking on a shape cut out from your kids' own pri...
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Create a play Passport for a make-believe adventure or bring along for a favourite toy on a real air...
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Pick up a selection of bright nail varnishes from a discount store and have fun painting stones...
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Ahoy there! Here's how to make a pirates' treasure chest out of corrugated cardboard
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Create an easy ice cream seller's hat and have fun making a pretend ice cream shop in the garden
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Create a shell encrusted crown for a little mermaid - the perfect dress up accessory for a sea-t...
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This snappy crab headband makes a great Under The Sea dress up costume
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Create a racing car tube track for toy cars and watch them whizz across a hard floor
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Every witch needs her own cauldron
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This springy catapult frog is an easy craft for preschoolers
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If your child likes making outfits and dressing up dolls, this doll's Halloween witch costume wi...
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I have lived in Brisbane for three years but have only just discovered the amazing warehouse - ...
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Have fun creating this wreath decoration to brighten up your door at Halloween
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These floating boats are very easy to make and provide lots of fun on a summer day
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This Halloween bat mask is quick to make as no sewing is required
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These yummy mini pizzas are a great way for kids to get creative in the kitchen
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Create this easy floating ghost to decorate a window for Halloween
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My daughter has been avidly collecting the Woolworths Aussie Animals collector cards that are gi...
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We've been clearing out the garage and this old yoga mat ended up in the "throw out" pile
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Halloween lanterns are traditionally carved out of pumpkins in North America or turnips in Irel...
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Have fun making your own beads out of clay and make a necklace or bracelet
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Create this scary Halloween hand to put in the middle of a trick or treat bowl or Halloween part...
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Kids will love creating and using this spooky Halloween hand wash
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Here's a cheap and easy activity for Under 5's using recycled materials
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This is a quick and easy craft to make a pretend mobile phone
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This cute blackboard box for is cheap and easy to make
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This is a quick and easy threading activity, perfect for little hands
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This game is a mixture of and , played on a egg carton 'board' with shell and nut playing piece...
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This felt ladybird mask is easy to make and no sewing is required
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My daughter loves jigsaw puzzles and wanted to make her own
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Here's a quick but satisfying project to make a pleated fan with a wooden clothes peg handle
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These yummy bite-sized frozen smoothie pops are so easy that even little kids can make them with...
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Create this easy felt butterfly mask for a pretty dress-up accessory
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Create this cute little whale purse to store tiny treasures
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My daughter spotted a picture of someone biking through paint in and was desperate to have a go...
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These frozen chocolatey kiwi pops taste amazing
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This cute little 'fairy bread' starfish makes a tasty treat or would be fun party food at a birt...
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Budding fashion designers can go wild creating these fun peg people dolls out of wooden clothes ...
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This is a fun messy paint activity for toddlers and preschoolers
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Here's a super quick and easy idea for a homemade Father's Day gift which costs very little
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Mould your own themed soap to make hand washing much more fun
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Sometimes the simplest projects are the most fun
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This simple kaleidoscope is cheap and fun to make
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Have fun on a sunny day on the beach exploring shadows and angles with these shadow faces
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Ready for some very silly fun? This sea creature jelly hunt is easy to set up
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Making your own glitter snow globes is loads of fun and easy to do
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Paper plate balloon tennis - a great indoor activity for a rainy day! The rackets are cheap and ...
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Here's a super cheap and easy dolls house using recycled materials
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If you liked , try the frozen version to make a refreshing healthy treat on a hot summer day
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These snazzy superhero masks are fun to make and wear
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Pop up cards are easy to make and are sure to surprise a special friend on ther birthday
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These cheeky chocolates are easy to create and make a fun treat or a party food feature at a the...
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with wax onto paper were historically made to reproduce commemorative plaques in churches
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This is a fun messy sensory activity, best done outside on a sunny day
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This little 3D cardboard mouse makes a cute pet for a toddler
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This bright jellyfish card is perfect for a first birthday
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Have fun playing with food to make these funny paper plate puppets
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You could make this cute felt ladybird bag as a gift for a young child or it would be an ideal e...
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This cute lion card will make any little boy or girl roar on their birthday! The lion is made fr...
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These fizzing bottle boats may not break any speed records but are fun to make and play with
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Have fun learning to tell the time by making your own paper plate clock
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Bring a hint of Italy to your kitchen with these pretty gelato fridge magnets and use them to st...
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"A mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam A windmill with a mouse in and he wasn't grousin'...
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Making and playing with rainbow rice is a fun sensory play activity for Under 5s
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Have fun creating your own explorer kit and going on a bug hunt in your garden or local park
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were traditionally made for rituals and ceremonies
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Hand printed tea towels make special gifts which can be easily posted to a grandparent or friend...
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Here's a very easy recipe to make a stretchy play dough that doesn't dry out quickly
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This little horse greeting card has lots of interesting textures
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Have fun creating a swimming pool for a favourite doll
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This is a fun activity for little ones as it's messy and noisy too
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Bath puffs make great printing tools for little hands as they are easy to grab and hold
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Making your own sidewalk chalk is lots of fun
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This colourful sensory activity will appeal to anyone who likes messing, mixing and making potio...
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Up, up and away! This is a fun activity to make your own paper batik hot air balloon picture
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These cute snails are a hands-on messy baking activity
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Making your own sidewalk chalk paint at home from old stubs of chalk is cheap and easy
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Zip zap zoom! These watermelon wizard wands are easy to make with children and are fun for a par...
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This is a cheap and easy introduction to which produces beautiful results by kids of any age
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Making things with plaster of Paris is surprisingly easy and not as messy as you might think
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This is a fun craft to make a stained glass effect suncatcher which will brighten up any window...
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Finger knitting only needs some yarn and a pair of hands so it's a great activity for a long jou...
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If you liked making with paint on paper, why not try creating your own beach bodies next time y...
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This is a simple roller printing activity using a cylinder and foam shapes
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This is a fun weaving activity which costs next to nothing
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This very messy activity makes a range of amazing sensory materials out of just a few ingredient...
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Here's a cheap, easy and fun activity for Under 5s to practise fine motor skills
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Here's a simple craft idea for Father's Day to make a stylish felt "D for Daddy" bookmark Tim...
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These fizzy bath bombs are fun to make and even more fun to use
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This is a simple activity for young children to make a pretty hanging shell decoration
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This is a very fun messy play activity which will amaze children of all ages
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This activity is loads of fun for anyone who likes aliens, mess and making things explode
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This is a great fun messy painting activity for kids who love cars
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Getting creative with kids doesn't always have to be messy
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Here's an easy scavenger hunt game to play on a long aeroplane journey for under 10s
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This cat silhouette greeting card uses joss paper as a background
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This is a fun activity to do on the beach which doesn't cost anything
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We are lucky to have a macadamia tree in our garden which drops nuts in beautiful hard shells
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This is a quick and easy gift box
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Goop is a cheap and easy sensory activity
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This striking fish greeting card has interesting textures and vibrant colours
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Why not make a envelope to match a homemade greeting card or special letter? You can pick a plai...
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This bright parrot in a leafy jungle card is fun to make
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These cast plaster heart charms are fun to make and would make a great gift for Mother's Day or ...
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This heart shaped coaster is just the thing to brighten up a tray for breakfast in bed on Mother...
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Casting plaster of Paris in a silicone baking mold is surprisingly easy
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This activity is loads of fun for any age but can get very messy so is best done outside on a su...
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This is a fun snappy crab greeting card with lots of interesting textures
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Here's a fun Animal Footprint Game for young children which explores counting, sizes, shapes, co...
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Make your own invisible ink and watch your invisible creation re-appear again when heated, as if...
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I originally saw these fantastic apple and marshmallow smiles on the website
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Have fun decorating play dough pretend ice creams and sell them in a make-believe ice cream shop...
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This sparkly play dough is cheap and fun to make as well as play with
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Here's a cute sea turtle picture to make next time you're on the beach
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This is a fun picture to make and to play with
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This sheep photo frame is surprisingly easy and cheap to make
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This pretty fairy card is easy to make and is an ideal birthday card for a best friend
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This pirate ship birthday card is just the thing to make for someone special
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This mermaid birthday card is fun to make and will make any birthday girl or boy smile
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This robot card is fun to make and is an ideal birthday card or Father's Day card
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Create your own mat by weaving strips of coloured paper
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This bright Easter wreath is easy to make and perfect to brighten up your front door over the ho...
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These retro marshmallow top hats are fun to make and are an easy treat for a birthday party
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If you haven't tried making cloud dough before you must have a go
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Next time you take a trip to the beach, why not use your bucket to collect beach debris and make...
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These easy paper chains are fun to make and perfect for brightening up a room for a party
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This is an easy activity to make a cute bunny Easter basket
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This is a fun project to make a pretty dried flower placemat
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This is a fun and easy activity to make a planet wall decoration to brighten up any room
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This dramatic bird mask is fun to make and once finished is ideal for imaginative play or as par...
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This is a fun activity for kids of any age
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This is a messy activity to do outdoors on a sunny day
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This activity is lots of fun for all ages
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My daughter loves riding her bike and really wanted to get a bike helmet for her doll
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Here's a great way to recycle your old crayon stubs
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This colourful picture is a fun way to explore techniques, colours and textures
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This mini aquarium is a fun and easy activity for a rainy day
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These colourful window cards make great Thank You or Birthday cards
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Living in Brisbane, I love the exotic flowering trees which add colour across the city
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Here's a fun project to create your own doll's supermarket
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Every busy doll needs a weekend escape! This project is a fun and easy way to create a stylish holid...
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Reusable shopping bags are popular to cut down on plastic waste
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This is a fun and easy greeting card to make
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This super heli spinner is quick, cheap and easy to make and will amaze children young and old
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Hand puppets are lots of fun to make and to play with afterwards
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I always think it's nice for children to make their own wrapping paper and cards when going to a bir...
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Got a budding fashion designer? Or maybe you just need something cheap and fun to do indoors on ...
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This is an easy art project for all ages and produces beautiful end results
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Calling all explorers! These colourful telescopes are cheap, quick and easy to make
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