National Winnie the Pooh Day

Today is National Winnie the Pooh day, celebrating the fact that A.A. Milne was born on this date in 1882.  All children are familiar with Pooh, generally through Walt Disney cartoons but if you have little ones it’s definitely worth checking out Milne’s poetry – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Now-Are-Six-Winnie-Pooh/dp/1405229934 And you can’t celebrate Pooh without mentioning the beautifully crafted illustrations of E.H. Shepard One of my favourites is the … Continue reading National Winnie the Pooh Day

Make a Pom Pom Wreath for Christmas

No Christmas is complete without a wreath or two to deck your home.  This wreath is easy to make and a great craft project to do with children. All you need to get started is A couple of pieces of cardboard the size of the wreath you want to create or why not upcycle an old cardboard box Scissors Pom Pom maker (you can pick … Continue reading Make a Pom Pom Wreath for Christmas

Easy to Make Advent Calendar – FREE Printable

This advent calendar is easy to make and looks great – especially if you’re opting for a simplified colour scheme. Start by printing off the templates for the pockets Once you have all the pockets cut them out  and attach double sided tape to the flaps.  Before you peel the tape fold the pockets into shape.  Once scored peel the tape and make up the … Continue reading Easy to Make Advent Calendar – FREE Printable

Tea Advent Calendar – Free Printable

As we head towards the festive month it’s time to sort out advent calendars.  This year I’ve decided to make one to open at work as well as home so decided to create a Tea advent, perfect for that mid morning break. To make all you’ll need is a selection of different teas, paper, access to a printer, double sided tape, scissors and something to … Continue reading Tea Advent Calendar – Free Printable

Happy Halloween

Thought I’d do a round up of my recent Hallloween posts in case you missed any of them and also share some of favourites from other bloggers…… Recent Posts Favourites from other bloggers….. Makeup ideas from Good Housekeeping – https://tinyurl.com/yb7p4zv Pop Sugar’s Cheap costume ideas for teens – https://tinyurl.com/ycgusxk5 Party games ideas from the Balance – https://tinyurl.com/y7ezlu5g and finally from the BBC some party food ideas – https://tinyurl.com/y8asvrz   … Continue reading Happy Halloween

Make an Easy Halloween Cake

If you’re looking for ideas for a really simple Halloween Cake, forget about fancy icing and trying to construct pumpkin shapes and why not just add a few little extras to your favourite bake? I love cooking but baking really isn’t my thing so I stuck with a simple chocolate and cola cake – guaranteed to be moist and decorated it with swirls of chocolate icing, … Continue reading Make an Easy Halloween Cake

Easy to Make Halloween Bookmark

If you’re looking for a kids craft idea here’s a really easy to make paper folding bookmark.  I’ve gone for Halloween themed designs but you could transform these into any characters. You start with a square of paper, I cut mine from A4.  Start by folding the square in half diagonally. Open up your paper into a square and then fold in half the opposite … Continue reading Easy to Make Halloween Bookmark