Easy Peasy Christmas Truffles

Christmas truffles

If, like us, you’re looking for a quick edible gift idea to give to a hard-to-buy-for family member then these truffles are exactly what you need. They’re easy enough to make with kids and are utterly mouthwateringly delicious. They’d also be a great teacher’s present and would go down well in any staff room!

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Pumpkin Carving with Iceland Foods

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We’re well and truly in the Halloween spirit and have been busily making costumes and buying numerous pumpkins ready to carve next week. Iceland asked if we wanted to throw a little Halloween bash with our Buttons, try their new party food and show them how to style up a pumpkin with tots.

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Mini Makers: Shrinkie Keyrings

shrink plastic keyrings tutorial

We absolutely LOVE shrink plastic, as you may have seen if you have flicked through our crafts. As it’s nearly the end of the summer holidays, we thought we would show you how to make these cute shrink plastic key rings with your kids. They’re a great quick craft if you’re in need of an activity to fill the time before school starts again.

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Tasty Toast Toppings

If your toddlers are anything like ours, they’ll be thinking about what’s for lunch as soon as they’ve put their breakfast spoon down. We always struggle answering the inevitable question of “what’s for lunch?” so we our latest Channel Mum video we came up with four tasty toast toppings to fill up hungry bunnies. They’re a sneaky way of adding in a few extra greens into their tummies without them even noticing.

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Father’s Day Craft: Salt Dough Medal

 If you’re in need of a handmade Father’s Day gift then this salt dough medal does the trick – its our latest vid for Channel Mum. It’s easy enough for little ones to do, cheap to make and will make daddys everywhere feel like a champion on Father’s Day – win win win!

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Kid’s Craft: Pom Pom Shooters

We had a huge amount of fun filming our latest Channel Mum Vlog! These pom pom shooters take about 5 minutes to make and cost next to nothing. They’re great to keep kids occupied. You may be picking up pom poms for months but it’s worth the fun (honest!). We’d love to hear how your shooters go too if you give them a go.

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3 Quick Summer Desserts for Kids

Finding healthy desserts and snacks for kids in the summer can be a bit of a challenge.  We have 3 ice cream-obsessed girls who spend their afternoons demanding mini milks! So, we did a bit of research for our latest vlog for Channel Mum and have come up with three quick, healthy desserts for kids: frozen yoghurt fruit bites,  fruit jellies and an amazing totally guilt-free ice cream. Seriously – it has to be tried to be believed!

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Craft for Kids: Peg Monsters

We thought we’d share with you these little monsters we made with our kids last week – the monsters talk by pinching the peg open. They’re quick, easy and require very little materials. Whoop! Watch our video tutorial above or read on for the tutorial.

You will need:

  • Wooden clothes peg
  • Coloured card
  • Felt tip pens
  • Double sided tape
  • Scrap of white card

Measure the opening part of the peg. Draw a line to this length onto the coloured card. Draw a monster face around it. The line will become the mouth and must fill the face. Colour the monster in.

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Kids Craft Hacks

Our latest vlog for Channel Mum features our top hacks for crafting with kids – all the tips and tricks we’ve discovered. If you have any handy tips that you’ve come across we’d love to know what they are in the comments below. Share the love!

~ Tia & Laura xx ~

Easy Spring Sun Catchers

Hooray for Spring and a bit of sunshine! We’ve been busy making these easy spring sun catchers for Channel Mum with the Little Buttons. They are very easy for little ones to make and you only need three craft materials.

Click on the video for the full tutorial and have a nosy through the huge resource of videos Channel Mum has on their site. There’s loads of great tips and advice and not just on being on a mum!

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A Channel Mum Introduction

Happy Easter everyone! Last month we joined Channel Mum, the first (and friendliest) YouTube community for mums. We’re very happy to be part of this network, which has loads of tips, tricks, recipes and parenting advice from lots of mums. It’s funny, honest and useful – so if you’re a mum and haven’t checked it out yet, you should!

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