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36 Awesome Christmas Ornaments

November 16, 2016 Helen 1

Deck the halls with bells of holly and decorate your home with these 36 Awesome Christmas Ornaments! There really is something for everyone in this collection of Christmas ornaments, decorations and keepsakes with all of […]

Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft

November 3, 2016 Hels Bells 7

Winter is on its way and snow is expected to follow. Well that’s what my kids think and if yours are anything like mine, then they’ll be super excited by the prospect of snow. Unfortuantely, there’s […]

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 […]

Recycled Frog Craft for Kids

August 17, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Our Recycled Frog Craft for Kids inspired by the super duper fun book Oi Frog. Have you read it yet? My kids LOVE Oi Frog! Its simple story line is just plain silly and fun, with an emphasis […]

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 1

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Max and Marla

November 5, 2015 Helen 0

Max and Marla is a gorgeous story about Max and his pet owl Marla. A simple story with a strong message: to become a ‘true Olympian’ it takes teamwork, perseverance and most importantly, friendship. Max and Marla with […]

Leaf Chalk Art

October 27, 2015 Helen 1

Leaf Chalk Art is an incredibly simple art activity for kids and a super way to extend those autumnal nature walks, where the kids inevitably return with an arm full of gorgeous yellow, orange and red leaves. […]

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 […]

Rainbow Small World Play

August 2, 2015 Helen 0

My girls love small world play and frequently challenge me to come up with new and exciting ideas. Angel requested something “magical” and after seeing a my little pony play scene from The Imgaination Tree, […]

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 […]

Nurturing your Child’s Creativity

June 27, 2015 Helen 0

Creativity extends beyond the arts and crafts. It’s a way of thinking. A way of doing. It’s that special little something that drives your child from milestone to milestone, to explore and experiment; combining their […]

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. […]

Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft

March 13, 2015 Helen 7

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 […]

Love Rocks

January 21, 2015 Helen 0

We spent the first day of 2015 making footprints in the sand, chasing waves and collecting stones off the beach; coming away with at least a pocket full (or two) of special finds. Within the […]

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 […]