Coney Island, Baby!

Fun fairs have always placed a part in the life of the Rag Tags- growing up in the North East close to Whitley Bay’s Spanish City, immortalized in Dire Straights ‘Tunnel of Love‘, visiting the annual Hoppings at Newcastle’s Town Moor, or working a summer job next door to Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach. So on a visit to New York a few years ago, having been to … Continue reading Coney Island, Baby!

Día de Muertos: Day of the Dead

Day of The Dead

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos or sometimes known as Día de los Muertos)  is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the country, but also in other countries around the world, in particular the US. It is a three day celebration of past families and friends, beginning on October 31st, and ending on November 2nd. On All Hallows Eve, children make an altar to invite … Continue reading Day of The Dead

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

Halloween is coming!

Well, when we were children, Halloween meant carving out a turnip…(that’s a Northern thing and a lot harder than these new fangled Pumpkins…) Nowadays the American Trick or Treat has become a tradition here in the UK. Here at Ragtag Towers we tend to get more excited about our props than the visiting kids do…keep watching for some of our ideas for Halloween decorating but … Continue reading Halloween is coming!

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

Create Your Own Easter Bunny

Easter crafting means lots of Easter Egg and bunny rabbit projects so I thought I’d kick off the theme with a rabbit soft toy – perfect for a little one at this time of year. You’ll only need a few materials to create your own little bunny so let’s get started! Tools and Materials Scissors Material – base colour for the rabbit, pink for the … Continue reading Create Your Own Easter Bunny

Easter Egg Hunt Signs (5th April)

If you’re planning an egg hunt this year here’s some free printables to decorate your garden.   Printables for the Alice themed signs can be downloaded here – Easter Egg Hunt Signs And if you’s like a more polished finished to your signs here’s a few from some very talented bloggers… Lia Griffith – https://liagriffith.com/easter-egg-hunt-printables/ And from Illistyle – http://www.illistyle.com/crafts/easter-egg-hunt-directional-signs-for-kids/ Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt Signs (5th April)