3 Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Kids

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So we had a grand idea last week that it would be great to make a video of three really quick pumpkin ideas for kids, that don’t involve having to dig all it’s guts out. We’d not made any of these before pressing record so some were treats and some were definitely trick(y) and left us a little hot and bothered. And a bit sweaty. See our little video below for the ideas we tried and tested!

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How to Make Slime!

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How have been crafting/blogging for four years and never made slime! It is the best kids craft we’ve ever made, full STOP. It’s really easy to make with food colouring, PVA and contact lens solution. Which sounds odd, doesn’t it. Here’s our little how-to video, or read on for the step by step tutorial.

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What’s In Our Make Up Bags?

We’re pretty sure Zoella and Fleur De Force are quaking in their really trendy ankle boots right now with our latest Channel Mum vlog. It’s the video you’ve all been waiting for. We’re revealing the secrets of how we look so ‘damn fabulous’. What’s in our make up bags? A lot of crap, it turns out! As you’ll see quite frankly our make up is in a shameful state. Before kids, when we both lived in London and had disposable incomes we used to whittle away our lunch hours in the Selfridges make-up department. Alas, things are quite different now.

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Back To School

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Hands up who’s got the back to school blues and has spent the weekend ironing labels into clothes?!

If you’ve got a child starting school in the next couple of weeks? Do you feel as disorganised, totally unprepared and confused as we did/do? Well don’t worry, because you’re not alone and we have loads of advice and tips for you right here! Get yourself a cup of tea and come and join us as we ramble on about school stuff for longer than we meant to

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DIY Poppy Troll Hair

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We’re five days into the holidays so hands up who’s watched Trolls more than three times already (or is that just us?!). As we’re all a bit gaga about Trolls we made a really simple Poppy troll hair so you can whip it back and forth and be happy!

All you need is pink netting, felt, a plastic hairband, glue and about ten minutes!

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What’s In Our Bags?

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Hands up who’s nosey like we are and always want to know what other mums have stashed away in their bags? We alway thinks that other mums must have some secret gem of a tantrum tamer in the depths of their rucksacks or a magical wand to entertain everyone effortlessly.

Besides the receipts, rice cake crumbs and a stack of broken pencils we lug around (as well as about 15 lip balms…) we also have some bag essentials that we thought we’d share with you guys! As you never know one of the things might work as a magic wand on your tots!

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Mini Makers: Shaving Foam Marbling

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Oh. My. Days. We recently discovered the easiest and most addictive way to marble. Shaving foam and food colouring and BAM you’ve got yourself a full marbling kit. For free! We love it and kids love it because it involves mess!  And we even made a little vid to show you how:

You SEE?! Once you start marbling you won’t be able to stop!

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DIY Fidget Spinners

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If you’re a parent in the UK with a kid at school, you’ll probably already know this but school kids in this country have gone totally crazy for fidget spinners. We’re slightly behind the curve with this DIY but it took us a few attempts to perfect it and we’re very happy with the result. This is a super easy craft requiring only a few supplies – unlike a lot of the other fidget spinners tutorials we found!

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Easter Party Ideas

If you’re throwing an Easter Party for your kids and are looking for some quick and easy ideas then you need to watch this video! We’ve had a few bunny-themed parties so we thought we’d share our ideas for party games, decor, activities and Easter food. See below for related links to tutorials and ideas.

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World Book Day: Cat In The Hat Costume

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“you find magic wherever you look. sit back and relax. all you need is a book” – Dr. Seuss

World Book Day is just round the corner. To get ready and not have a last minute costume panic (!) we made this Cat in the Hat outfit. It’s no-sew and can be made in half an hour with basic materials, which makes it a win in our books! Print out the handy template for the cat’s bow and follow the simple steps shown in our video tutorial.

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Mini Makers: 3 Quick Christmas Makes

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Yes, we do look ridiculous. It’s the one look we can pull off. But it’s nearly Christmas and we’re all getting super excited. If you’re looking for festive ways to entertain the kiddies then we’ve got three really simple makes that will keep them entertained till the Big Day.

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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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Super Quick Bat Costume

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KAPOW. This costume is super super easy. You can whip it up in 20 minutes flat and all you need is a bin liner, some felt, elastic and a couple of pipe cleaners. Our little ones were so enthralled with it that they flapped around the garden for a whole hour pretending to save the world. See our video tutorial for how to make it below. If you like it, please give us a little like on You Tube and share the love!

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GBBO Picture Pancakes

Ok, we’re big fans of The Great British Bake Off and always down tools at 8pm on Wednesday, mainly so we have two hands to eat cake or biscuits (actually cake AND biscuits) whilst watching it. Last week their technical challenge was to make lacey pancakes and we both thought that looked easy peasy. Surely, it’s just drawing a picture in a frying pan right?

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Mini Makers: Shrinkie Keyrings

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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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