Life In Pictures: Wilderness Wood

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Behind the scenes at Little Button HQ (we say that to sound fancy even though we are, in reality, two mums sitting at computers in pjs with gigantic mugs of tea), we’ve been busy for most on the year on a very big nature-inspired project that has meant we’ve had to drag the kids outside at every free opportunity come rain or shine. They have become so used to following us around woods looking for suitable sticks, leaves and rocks! They look a little bit like ducklings walking around and, to be honest, for them the novelty of outdoor crafting has well and truly worn off!

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Mini Makers: Cardboard House

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I was having a craft sort out the other day – I do this lots, with the aim of dramatically reducing all my craft crap. It doesn’t really work. I was chucking out some mount board (Why do I have mount board? I don’t need to mount anything! So to speak…) when I had an idea for a kids craft. A decorate-your-own-reusable-house-with-windows! Type thing. Not the catchiest of titles. But this is a super simple craft and one that kids can remake over and over again. You could also make it into an advent calendar for older children.

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Make your own Fuzzy Felt Activity Board

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Remember Fuzzy Felt?! Hours of fun (ok, maybe not quite hours) sticking little felt people and shapes onto boards to make pictures. My toddler has reached an age now when all she wants to do is make/paint/build/destroy stuff. That’s where we are at the moment. So I thought I would have a go at making my own fuzzy felt activity board. Amelie loves it, and the best thing is that its mess free!

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