Arts & Crafts: Painted rocks

You have probably heard of this craze (unless you have been hiding under a rock!) painted rocks have caused a storm on Facebook. Most towns have a local painted rocks page set up. So what is this craze all about? Well, adults and kids have been painting pebbles with various colourful designs, they then hide…

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Keeping kids entertained in the school holidays

We’ve reached that time of year – school’s out for summer! No more school runs to contend with, the possibility of sleeping in is bliss. But what do you do when they mutter those two little words: “I’m bored!”? It can be very hard as parents and carers, whether we like it or not we…

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Arts & crafts: Flower crowns

Summer is well and truly here in the UK, the sun has been shining for weeks, schools are almost out and many families will be looking forward to holidays. It is also festival season – I happen to love a good festival and have put together a very simple guide telling you how to make…

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Arts & Crafts: Marbling

I have always loved the effects created by marbling, I can remember doing it at infant school to go on the front of a scrapbook, I am pretty sure at the time we used inks in water. I have had a go myself at a couple of techniques with my kids. We have tried the…

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Arts & Crafts Round-up: How to crochet

Oh how I wish I could crochet! It is not through lack of trying, I have watched tutorials on YouTube but have never got passed the basic chain stitch. I have friends who are brilliant at it and have offered to teach me and I think I’ll have to take them up on that offer.…

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Arts & Crafts Round-up: Nature crafts

We’ve reached that time of year where the weather, fingers crossed, seems to be improving and hopefully we’ll all get to spend a bit more time in the great outdoors. It got me thinking about what sort of activities I could do with my kids whilst we’re outside, so I started searching for some nature…

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