Cinnamon Scented Play Dough

cinnamon play dough recipe

Our tutorial for Brighton Mums this month is this quick and easy Christmas present idea for your little one or their chums. This cinnamon scented play dough is simple to make and can be packaged up with festive cookie cutters.

Basic ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
  • Food colouring
  • Ground cinnamon

Begin by mixing all the ingredients together in a pan over a low heat, making sure you stir continuously. The dough will start off as a soupy slush  and begin to thicken. Keep cooking until it clumps in the centre then remove from the heat and allow it to cool.

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Charming Brighton: Make Some Shrink Jewellery

shrink plastic charms tutorial

Be of where you live to your jewellery with these super easy shrink plastic charms. Hop over to to see how we made them.


 Tia & Laura x

Pina Colada Ice Lollies

pina colada ice lolly recipe

These pina colada ice lollies are our latest recipe for Brighton Mums. Made with fresh fruit, coconut milk and a touch of rum (if desired), they are the perfect accompaniment to the lovely sunny weather we’re having.

For the full recipe visit our post over at Brighton Mums.


~ Laura & Tia xx ~

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Crispy Marshmallow Heart Skewers

rice krispy  skewers

For this month’s project for Brighton Mums we decided to make a summery treat perfect for BBQs and picnics. It’s a really quick and simple recipe for crispy marshmallow fruit skewers. Head over to Brighton Mums for the full recipe.



~ Laura & Tia xx ~

Two Sunny Day Craft Projects

The sun is finally here! We hope the weather is glorious where you are. We’ve got our sandals and sun cream on and we’re off to let our Little Buttons play with pebbles at the beach – a relatively new hobby which seems to give them hours of fun.

Our latest tutorials for Hobbycraft and Brighton Mums are now online. This month we made a festival-ready tassel necklace for Hobbycraft and a really cute strawberry bag for toddlers for Brighton Mums.

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Exciting News & Easter Goodies

how to make your own toy bunny tutorial

We’re really happy to announce that, as of today, we are going to be regular bloggers on the Hobbycraft website! This is so exciting for us as Hobbycraft is our absolute favourite place on the planet (we’ve happily whiled away many a Saturday in there with bored husbands sitting outside!)! The craft superstore have an excellent blog full of different craft tutorials. We will be bringing you monthly craft projects and our first one is this cute Easter bunny rattle. For the full tutorial hop over to Hobbycraft’s site.

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