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)

Winslow Homer: Happy Birthday

We have different reasons for liking Winslow Homer here at Ragtag Towers… An American artist, born on 24th February 1836 in Boston, Homer has ties to our  home county of Northumberland.  In spring 1881 at the age 45, he travelled to the UK and settled in the fishing village of Cullercoats (a village between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth)  where he stayed for 18 months. During the … Continue reading Winslow Homer: Happy Birthday

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