Category: Activities, crafts & baking

Homemade gifts for kids to make

When it comes to Christmas, I think it’s nice for the kids to get involved with making cards and presents – especially for grandparents and teachers.

In this busy festive season, time is of the essence – plus I know my little ones are fiercely independent and like to do as much as they can themselves. You want homemade gifts that look nice but are fairly easy for children to make. Here’s a round-up of some of the gifts that we have made in the past, plus a few new ideas.

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Easter Craft Round Up

It’s almost Easter, and with two weeks of school holidays upon us, you might be looking for some activities to entertain the kids. Here’s some of the Easter crafts we have made in previous years.

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How to Make: Clay Jewellery Bowls

These jewellery bowls are really easy to make and would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day or a birthday!

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Aside from the drying time in between stages, they are quite quick to make and children can roll, cut out, decorate and paint the clay themselves – although young children may need help with the rolling and cutting! (more…)

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How to Make Christmas Shopping Bags

Do your Christmas shopping in style (and save on the plastic bag tax) with your own personalised bag. We made these bags as some pre-christmas presents so they could be used in the run up to the big day, but they would also look nice holding gifts under the tree.

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Halloween Fun

Looking for some inspiration for Halloween? Try a few of these activities for a spooky celebration.

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1. Carve some pumpkins. Younger kids can draw faces onto the pumpkins for the grown ups to carve. Izzy drew lots of little teeth on hers just to make it hard for me! Instead of candles, you could use battery operated tea lights or glow sticks.

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