Crafts with Kids: Make a Castle

With children on holiday for the summer it’s good to have some projects planned to keep them busy.  This is a great craft project to make with children.  You can get them involved in making the castle and then afterwards they have a fun and inexpensive toy. You start with some cardboard boxes and from these create the basic shape of your castle.  I suggest … Continue reading Crafts with Kids: Make a Castle

Make a Decorative Wire Heart

These wire and bead hearts make great christmas decorations but are also sweet little gifts for children to make for newlyweds. They’re really easy to make.  You start by creating a basic heart shape by tying wire. Once you’re happy with the shape using a thinner wire wrap wire in a non uniform way around the heart, threading small beads onto the wire You keep … Continue reading Make a Decorative Wire Heart

International Friendship Day

The International Day of Friendship is a UN initiative not to be confused with the friendship day created by Facebook.  This one has much more worthy ambitions! The date has been assigned to recognise  the relevance and importance of friendship as a  in the lives of human beings around the world. And in today’s world with challenges, crises and conflict the date has been designed … Continue reading International Friendship Day

Happy Birthday to the Creator of Peter Rabbit

Today celebrates the birthday of English writer, illustrator and conservationist Helen Beatrix Potter.  Born on this day in 1866 she is famous as the creator of children’s characters and story books. Amongst her most famous being Peter Rabbit; Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle  and my favourite Jemima Puddle-Duck. A great website for small children you’ll find a load of resources on hop, skip and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Creator of Peter Rabbit

Call for Budding Artists – The Great British Postcard Competition

Whether you sketch, doodle, draw or paint the Great British Postcard Competition is now open for entries.  The organisers are looking for a unique perspective on the UK. Head judge is John Lyndon (Johnny Rotten) so I’m guessing they’re after something a bit different. If you fancy entering you can find details here – https://www.prostudio.saxoprint.co.uk/the-great-british-postcard-competition/ They also have a selection of entries in the online … Continue reading Call for Budding Artists – The Great British Postcard Competition

Don’t Step on a Bee Day

Founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy the national day was designed to draw attention to the importance of bees in our eco system and to the dangers they currently face. They encourage people to plant herbs and flowers that attract bees, reduce the use of harmful pesticides and generally think about creating bee friendly gardens – http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/dont-step-on-a-bee-day/ So to honour the day in a craft … Continue reading Don’t Step on a Bee Day

Free Alice Activity Book for Kids

Whether you are looking for some little activity books for a children’s birthday party or to keep the ankle biters occupied at a wedding here’s a free Alice themed activity book for children. A word search, maze and some pages for colouring in or drawing, you could even add a few extra with some of the Disney printables. Alice Activity Book Continue reading Free Alice Activity Book for Kids