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Paper Plate Love Birds

January 9, 2017 Helen 1

It’s the season of LOVE and we’re getting our Valentine’s craft on with these adorable paper plate love birds. They are so easy to make and kids can get really creative with their designs; adding colour […]

16 Kids Valentine Heart Craft Ideas

January 3, 2017 Helen 0

From an arty crafty perspective, Valentine’s is one of my favourite seasons –  I just adore the excess of hearts and today I intend to share that love with a gorgeous collection of unique and colourful […]

No Sew Felt Owl Finger Puppets

September 29, 2016 Hels Bells 22

Wowee where do I begin? These adorable Owl Finger Puppets have gone down a storm in my owl mad household. For one, they’re NO-SEW, which makes them incredibly easy to make and can be put […]

Button Spider Easy Kids Craft

September 25, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Our button spider is not only cute, it’s quick and easy too, making it an ideal Halloween kid craft for little fingers. They can be personalised with different colours to give them some character. As you […]

Clay Footprint Keepsake

September 19, 2016 Hels Bells 0

My baby boy is 6 months! Where has the time gone…? I’m a huge fan of keepsake crafts, more so now that my girls are older. They love looking back at their clay keepsakes, comparing […]

Yarn Trinket Bowls

September 18, 2016 Hels Bells 0

These Yarn Trinket Bowls are our quirkiest craft to date. And you’re going to LOVE how they came to be…. During a clay modelling session, my toddler abruptly ran off in mid-flow and returned with […]

20 Easy Halloween Crafts

September 12, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Halloween is on the horizon and soon the monsters, ghouls and all things spooky will come out to play. Well I say spooky, I don’t actually believe that Halloween has to be spooky – especially […]

Paper Plate Scarecrow

August 31, 2016 Hels Bells 0

When it comes to craft materials, I am a self confessed hoarder of anything that ‘could’ be reused later on. And that ‘later on’ could be days, weeks or even years! The kids love rummaging […]

25 Owl Crafts for Kids

August 30, 2016 Hels Bells 1

I love Autumn for many different reasons. It’s the season of trees, leaves, woolly jumpers and OWL crafts! Yes that’s right – OWL crafts! They are quite literally everywhere. Pop onto any crafty facebook page or check out […]

Cardboard Tube Apple Trees

August 22, 2016 Hels Bells 0

When it comes to toddler crafts, there’s one golden rule to follow – Keep.It.Simple And toddler craft doesn’t get easier than these charming little cardboard tube apple trees. You wouldn’t believe how much play and activity […]

Recycle Owl Craft Jar

August 15, 2016 Hels Bells 0

This little owl craft jar is all about making recycling fun. We use jars for for our paintbrushes, sequins, buttons, pom-poms and  anything else that will fit in a jar! They’re just so handy! And […]

Tissue Paper Rainbow Fish

August 11, 2016 Hels Bells 0

I’m sure you’re already familiar with the picture book ‘Rainbow Fish?’ If not, it’s a really sweet book that’s established itself as a preschool classic. The illustrations are stunning, inspiring this simple Tissue Paper Rainbow Fish. Used […]

50 Nature Crafts for Kids

August 10, 2016 Helen 0

Why are sticks and stones so irresistible to kids? Beach, woods, park or a simple walk to shops – it doesn’t matter where my children go, they will ALWAYS return home with a pocket or two […]

Paper Plate Dinosaur

July 31, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Following a recent visit to the Natural History Museum in London, the girls became dino mad! We’ve read a ton of books about dinosaurs. We’ve watched documentaries about them and pretended to be stomping chomping T-Rex’s […]

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

December 10, 2015 Helen 0

Cupcake liners have become an unexpected favourite when it comes to crafting and the inspiration for these charming cupcake liner Christmas Trees came from my five-year-old, who turned stacking the cupcake liners into a game. […]

Paper Plate Baubles

December 9, 2015 Helen 8

This year, my kids are totally into making their own Christmas decorations, which means everything is shiny, sparkly and very colourful! Inspired by several readings of Elmer’s Christmas, the kids put together these gorgeous paper plate […]

The Thing About Yetis

November 25, 2015 Helen 0

The Thing about Yetis is a ridiculously cute picture book by Vin Vogel. My children fell in love with the fluffy, sometimes ‘crabby’ character with all its amusing expressions and antics. It’s an easy book for young […]

Toddler Christmas Trees

November 20, 2015 Helen 0

Here’s a toddler craft that’s all about the process and my goodness, our toddler Christmas trees have so much to offer! exploration of paint and colour, playing with different materials to decorate their trees and […]

Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflakes

November 14, 2015 Helen 0

I cannot believe how easy these Homemade Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflake Ornaments are to make! When I stumbled across Happy Hooligans stunning White Clay Dough Ornaments, I had to try it out with Angel and […]

Magical Stick Wands

October 25, 2015 Helen 0

With a small amount of prep the day before, we devised the perfect craft for Angel to do with her best friend during their play date. The girls had a blast from start to finish […]

Day of the Dead Mask

October 24, 2015 Helen 0

When our ChalkOla chalk makers arrived through the post, i’m not sure who was more excited – me or the kids! The bright neon colours are so inviting and inspired an abundance of creative ideas. Having learnt about […]

Paper Plate Owl

August 14, 2015 Helen 4

If you take a look around the blog, you may notice that we LOVE colour – the brighter the bolder the better! And my kids paper plate owls are certainly colourful, and probably the craziest looking […]

Owl Suncatcher

August 10, 2015 Helen 1

There’s a certain irony about making a suncatcher on a rainy day, but that’s exactly what we did! Our impromptu owl suncatchers were a huge hit with the kids and coupled with a reading of ‘I’m […]

Paper Plate Triceratops

August 2, 2015 Helen 5

    Right now, our household is dinosaur mad! we’ve been reading about dinosaurs, watching dinosaur programmes and making lots and lots of dinosaurs, and this paper plate triceratops is a firm favourite. I love […]

20 Amazing Animal Paper Plate Crafts

July 27, 2015 Helen 2

I love animal paper plate crafts and the aim of the this round-up is to leave you feeling super inspired and wanting to do each of every one of this amazing collection! They’re all easy […]

Paper Plate Flower

June 30, 2015 Helen 0

Today we’ve created a Paper Plate Flower Picture and there’s so much to love about this craft. It’s simple, colourful, offers an opportunity for children to practice their cutting skills. The tissue paper centre adds […]

Paper Plate Snail

June 27, 2015 Helen 2

Inspired by Sue Hendra’s charming story  ‘Norman The Slug with the Silly Shell’, our Paper Plate Snail is all about letting imaginations sparkle to create snails with very silly shells. Paint zig-zags, spots, splats or stripes. […]

Candy Wrapper Butterflies

April 17, 2015 Helen 2

As part of the #junkplay challenge we’ve put together this simple craft using recycled candy wrappers!  I’m a huge fan of simple crafts and our Candy Wrapper Butterflies do not involve any sticking, painting or anything else remotely […]

Messy Handprint Bowl

April 3, 2015 Helen 0

Kids art and crafts come hand in hand with mess and of course, messy hands! I have many photos of my kids covered in paint, mud, flour, chocolate…and the list goes on. I’m sure you […]

Toadstool Fairy Garden

March 25, 2015 Helen 5

This charming Toadstool Fairy Garden is the perfect craft to stimulate imaginations and encourage small world play. Made from a recycled egg carton, kids can take their Toadstool Fairy Garden for a play anywhere! Angel hers […]

Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft

March 13, 2015 Helen 6

When it comes to simple preschool crafts, the humble toilet roll often takes centre stage –  who doesn’t have the odd paper roll to hand? Our Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft is perfect for younger children. […]

Recycled Plastic Bag Flower

March 1, 2015 Helen 1

Our gorgeous recycled plastic bag flower has been created as part of the 60 Day Junk Play Challenge hosted by Best Toys 4 Toddlers. The Junk Play Challenge is all about recycling common materials usually destined by […]

Upcycled Magazine Bangle

February 11, 2015 Helen 2

I have to say, we LOVE how our upcycled magazine bangle turned out. It’s the perfect craft for giving some old costume jewellery a new lease of life; for kids to get creative and make something […]

Paper Plate Heart Crown

January 31, 2015 Helen 0

Angel declared herself a queen the other day and since every queen needs a crown, we created our rather super Paper Plate Heart Crown! with just a few materials, this craft couldn’t be easier. Great for […]

Clay Heart Fingerprint Keepsake

January 28, 2015 Helen 4

As a mummy to girls with a three and a half year age gap, I’m well aware that time passes quickly and as such, I love to create everlasting keepsakes. Cakes is 14 months old […]

Valentine Heart Suncatcher

January 25, 2015 Helen 6

This year, for some unusual reason I cannot explain, Valentine’s day has captured Angel’s imagination (maybe it’s do with all the lovely crafts about!), she’s requested to make everything from Valentine’s cards to Valentine’s Jewellery; her […]

Paper Roll Penguin

January 24, 2015 Helen 0

What is about Penguins that make them so adorable? We love a good penguin craft and our easy peasy Paper Roll Penguins, with their heart shaped faces definitely have the ‘cute’ factor! Paper Roll Penguin: Materials […]

Paper Roll Cats

January 20, 2015 Helen 0

Paper toilet rolls are just awesome. We have used the humble loo roll in so many of our crafts and always find something new to make. Today we’ve created a family of paper roll cats! […]

Paper Plate Lion

January 19, 2015 Helen 0

Our Paper Plate Lion is not only cute, but really easy and fun to make! Using a range of scrap materials, preschoolers can explore and experiment with different textures to create a wacky and wild lion’s […]