Handmade Christmas Gift

This is a bit of recycled blog post as I originally posted this in February but I thought it might be an idea for a last minute Christmas gift or failing that a Christmas craft project to keep the children busy whilst they’re off school. Perfect for a family member or friend with young-ish children – why not create a personalised board game. You’ll find … Continue reading Handmade Christmas Gift

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

‘Calvin and Hobbes’ authored by Bill Waterson was launched on November 18, 1985. Calvin and Hobbes follows the adventures of the mischievous  Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes, alive to him, but not to anyone else. Bill Waterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, is renowned for his views on licensing and commodification of art- he refused all offers of t-shirts, posters, buy ins etc … Continue reading Calvin and Hobbes

Halloween Table Centre Piece

Last year I created a haunted house for our Halloween centre piece so this year I decided to go for something a bit different so we have a witches shoes decoration. To make you’ll need cardboard, masking tape, newspapers, PVA glue, paints and coloured paper Start but making some shoes from cardboard – there’s no set pattern as it is easier to shape this as … Continue reading Halloween Table Centre Piece

Time for a Scrumdiddlyumptious Celebration

What better reason to dust off that old copy of Mathilda, the Big friendly Giant or Danny, the Champion of the World than a day dedicated to the ultimate children’s writer – Roald Dahl Day. A man who gave us a rich array of memorable and amusing character and invented words many of which have entered everyday language and are now included in the Oxford … Continue reading Time for a Scrumdiddlyumptious Celebration

Home made monster money boxes

Great Children’s Craft Idea – Make Your Own Money Box

I’m sure everyone made one of these when they were at school but with the children off school for summer holidays I thought it was a good reminder of a simple and extremely messy craft for rainy days. You start with a balloon – I made two so used different shape balloons to give a distinctive look to each when finished.  As you want the … Continue reading Great Children’s Craft Idea – Make Your Own Money Box

Easter Present

My favourite Easter present from last year wasn’t a chocolate creation – it was a gift made by my youngest nephew a bunny fridge magnet. You can buy the magnetic paper sheets from most craft type stores or Amazon have a good range, including those that you can run through your inkjet printer at home. Its a great idea to make very personalised gifts and … Continue reading Easter Present