Mini Makers: Superhero Badge Father’s Day Card

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All dads are superheroes. To our kids, their Daddys can do anything, fix anything, make anything and we love watching their little eyes twinkle with a love and wonder you only get when you’re 5. So with Father’s Day on Sunday we thought we’d get our littles together to make a quick superhero card complete with a BADGE.  As everyone loves a badge, right? We used shrink plastic, which is so much fun to do with kids as it doesn’t take long for the magic to work and they love watching it wriggle and curl.

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9 Ways to Get Creative With Cardboard

9 ways to get creative with cardboard

A few weeks ago, along with the super Oh Creative Day, we launched a new Instagram account @get.creative.with as a way to encourage families to get crafting together. Each week has a new theme and guest judge and this week it was our turn. We chose CARDBOARD as our theme, and oh my, we were not disappointed with the super ways people got creative with it.

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Ikea Lampshade Hack

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We love a hack over at Little Button Diaries HQ (does that make us sound fancy? Like we have big offices and staff and stuff? hmm) and this one is super peasy. I’ve had this adorable amazing wrapping paper from dotcomgiftshop for a while and wanted to make a paper lampshade out of it. But to be honest, I’m no origami pro and I kept messing it up and wasting the paper.

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Half Term Makes: Cardboard Watch

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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 ~

Concertina Card

DIY concertina birthday card


My oldest and one of my loveliest friends, Esther, celebrated her birthday last week so I wanted to make her an extra-special card. I thought the idea of a little package as a card would make a nice surprise in the post. Here’s a little how-to video on how to make it, and the full instructions are below.

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Craft Trends: #5 Watercolours

We’re loving the trend for marbling and watercolour at the moment – gone are the associations of pasty landscapes and washed out flowers – watercolour has taken on a vibrant new lease of life. There are lots of tutorials out there showing you how to create watercolour and marble effect cards, fabric and ceramics.

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Kids Project: 4 Simple Mother’s Day Cards

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Hooray, its nearly Mother’s Day! We might get a lie in (8.15?) and everything. If your kids are looking for some easy card ideas (hint hint), why not see if they would like to make one of these super simple cards. Each one is suitable for beginners and take about an hour to complete. For the full tutorial with video, head over to our post on Hobbycraft.

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Nap Time Crafts: Simple glitter card

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Want a simple and super (super) quick card? This one takes about 10 minutes to make (plus drying time). When Harper turned 1 we decided to make her a little card from her best buddy Amelie. Kids love to get involved with a bit of glittler and glue.

You will need:
Card stock
Pencil
Glue
glitter

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Applique Hand Print Card

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With Father’s Day just around the corner there is still time to muster up a crafty card. This sewing project is a perfect way to give a personalised gift as it captures the handprints of your children. The sewing can be done by an adult or by older children with supervision.

This simple card features appliqued fabric cut to the shape of your child’s had and attached to a card.

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Nap Time Crafts: Mini Envelope Card

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I love making my own cards. Its cheaper, more personal and doesn’t involve me having to push my double buggy all the way into town to panic-buy a crap card. I thought I’d share this mini envelope card I made for George’s birthday as it took no time at all to make and its really easy. Perfect for when the babies are asleep (although, for me, that seems to have stopped entirely. They never sleep. I never sleep. I can barely type).

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Shrink Plastic Valentines Card: A Nap Time Craft

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Valentines day is peeking its ugly (sorry, beautiful…) head around the corner once more. The time when we’re forced against our will to be romantic, bleurgh. Okay, so I’m not the biggest fan. But I just bought some shrink plastic and I had an idea for a card so I thought I would suck it up and make a nice card for Mr Button.

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