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    Crafting with the kids: Valentine’s Day Cards

    Now that Christmas is out of the way we need to start concentrating on the next holiday season: Valentine’s Day. My 4 year old although quite little she knows everything about it all. Last year she even received a proper Valentine’s Day card  from one nursery friends. His name was Rio and Kara apparently loved playing the mummy and daddy game – which I am also hoping that was not more than that! Anyway….out of the blue the other day she asked me when is Valentine’s Day. She probably heard something on TV I am thinking. And then she said she wants to do crafting and some cards for her…

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    Christmas Crafts,  Crafts

    Making Crepe Paper Christmas Trees

    This years Christmas crafts seem to have a theme: crepe paper! So while making the Christmas wreath i thought that a good idea was to make Christmas trees as well. My eldest liked them and she even had a go on producing a small version one.   Materials: white thick drawing paper; gold&silver crepe paper; transparent glue; double stick tape; shiny gold yellow string; scissors; Method: Make the cone out of the thick drawing paper. Stick the side with double side sticky paper. Cut any extra paper so that your cone can sit on the table. If you are happy with the shape start cutting long streams of gold and silver (…

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    Christmas Crafts,  Crafts

    Snowman and Christmas Tree Cards

    As my new status is a stay at home mum i promised myself and my eldest daughter Kara that i will do more crafting with her. She loves it a lot and misses the crafting she was doing whileshe was at nursery. While browsing the Pinterest I found lots and lots of Christmas cards crafts so decided that this year we should make our own. We only made three but we love them. Materials: coloured cards: blue, red,orange,green,white; glue; glitter glue; scissorrs; feathers; 2 goggly eyes glittery stars, flowers,leaf coloured foam Fold an A4 coloured card in two and use one side for the crafting. Cut three circles from the…

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    Crafting: Easter Basket

    I promised myself and to my 4 year old daughter that I will try and be more “crafty”. We both went last week to Wilkinson and bought lots of bits to help us with crafting. We have fun although its a bit hard to keep Kara concentrated on one project. She wants to move very fast from one project to another. We are both still getting she to do things together though and I’m sure bit by bit we will get better at crafting and at working together. So last week we crafted our first ever “Easter basket”. It’s not perfect by far but we (K and I) crafted it…