It’s nearly Father’s Day, which means that hard working mothers everywhere get an extra day of work. Hoorah! So we decided to make a little personalised mug using Sharpie pens. My 4 year old spends every free moment drawing, she loves it. So I was pleased with myself when I had the idea to decorate a mug for her Daddy. He’ll love it, and it only cost £2. Boom!
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.
Oh my goodness this could possibly be the most fun project we have ever done! These giant bubbles are AWESOME. Easy to make, quick and endless hours of squealing joy. Even if you don’t have kids (they pop them too quick!). Bear in mind the bubble wand will dribble its goo everywhere so this is one project that is definitely more suited for outdoors. We made a video tutorial for Channel Mum – click to watch above or read on for the full tutorial.
I wanted to make a teddy bear cake for Lilah’s 2nd birthday. When she was born she had to wear leg braces for 6 months, which pushed her legs out so that she looked like a little teddy. We’ve called her Lilah bear ever since, silly as it may sound – it’s just stuck. So it had to be a bear cake. She likes dinosaurs more but I wasn’t about to attempt that!
These Easter egg cosies make the perfect seasonal addition to your breakfast table. We were asked by Brother Sewing Machines to take part in their Brother Crafts Challenge to create an Easter project that children can sew. These little egg cosies are easy for kids to make from felt and are a great first sewing machine project (though you could sew them by hand too).
We’ve done a lot of Easter making recently! We’ll be posting lots of bunny related crafts so keep your eyes and carrots peeled over the next week for some Easter inspiration. First up, we worked with Hobbycraft to create 2 easter themed bonnets for kids and an egg carton wreath – all are easy and fun for kids to make with a little paper and double sided tape. For our full tutorials visit our page on the Hobbycraft site.
Smile it’s the weekend!! The final project of our week of half term makes is this cardboard camera. It only uses a few household materials and is a nice way to recycle bottle tops. For our full tutorial make your way over to the Hobbycraft Blog!
~ Laura & Tia xx ~
Part 3 of our Half Term Super Quick Projects is this simple cardboard watch. This is a great introduction to telling the time, it’s easy for kids to make and all you need are a few simple supplies. Hop over to the Hobbycraft Blog to see how to make one yourself.
~ Laura & Tia xx ~
Today’s half-term makes are these wall hangings, made using paper weaving. They are really easy to make and even pre-schoolers can give it a try. All you need is an assortment of paper, card and stickers to get you started. For our full tutorial head over to Hobbycraft blog.
~ Laura & Tia xx ~
Entertaining kids over half term can be challenging (read: horrendous). But have no fear, or… have less fear! Because we’re here to offer you some super quick makes to entertain the littles. We’ll be giving you one a day for half term and all you need is some paper, card and a few other basic craft bits.
At nearly 3, Harper is at the age where the build-up to Christmas is very exciting. She seems to talk about Father Christmas non-stop and has been checking the chimney to see if he can get down it. As such, we’ve had a few crafternoons lately that have had a festive theme. Recently, we made a batch of salt dough decorations and had a lovely time decorating them.
Now the weather has turned cold and drizzly we’ve been doing a lot more indoor craft activities with our Little Buttons as, let’s face it, the park is just too freezing to be hanging around in. We thought we’d start sharing the art activities we get up to as the Buttons seem to really be enjoying them. All of them only need a little bit of prep and use materials you should be able to find around the house. The first one we tried was ice painting.
We’ve been going to a local art class, Story Carousel, for a few months now, and have really been enjoying the different bundle of art we come home with every week – from puppets and masks to musical instruments and story props. The very talented Lorna, who runs Story Carousel, is brilliant at coming up with creative projects week-in, week-out, and is always on hand to grab Grayson when he’s crawling into the giant sensory bin, which is handy when Harper and I are covered in glue, glitter and paint. We asked her to come up with an easy project to do with kids, which would make a brilliant Christmas gift idea. Over to Lorna with how to make a printed picture with your little ones.
If you’re looking for a boredom squashing activity to fill a rainy afternoon then this wiggly giant caterpillar will hit the spot. Children can get messy painting and printing the caterpillar. Then just piece him together and get wiggling. For our full tutorial munch your way over to the Hobbycraft Blog.