Father’s Day Craft: Salt Dough Medal

 If you’re in need of a handmade Father’s Day gift then this salt dough medal does the trick – its our latest vid for Channel Mum. It’s easy enough for little ones to do, cheap to make and will make daddys everywhere feel like a champion on Father’s Day – win win win!

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Kid’s Craft: Pom Pom Shooters

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.

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Easy Spring Sun Catchers

Hooray for Spring and a bit of sunshine! We’ve been busy making these easy spring sun catchers for Channel Mum with the Little Buttons. They are very easy for little ones to make and you only need three craft materials.

Click on the video for the full tutorial and have a nosy through the huge resource of videos Channel Mum has on their site. There’s loads of great tips and advice and not just on being on a mum!

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Easter Crafting With Center Parcs

easter crafting with centre parcs


Happy Good Friday!

We are so excited to be teaming up with Center Parcs on some craft projects this Easter. We are HUGE fans of Center Parcs – in fact we’ve been to every Village and we’re going back for more in the summer! Our little ones love it.

We’ve created two nature inspired Easter crafts – some colourful bunny and egg sun catchers for younger ones and a leaf print Easter egg bag for older children.

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Half Term Makes: Cardboard Camera

Cardboard Camera DIY

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 ~

Half Term Makes: Paper Photo Frame

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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.

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Kids Activities: Salt Dough Decorations & Gift Tags

DIY salt dough decorations

  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.

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Decorating a Mache Snowman

easy mache snowman christmas centrepiece by Little Button Diaries

Fancy making a little snowman centerpiece? This is a really simple little Christmas project to do with kids – the mache snowman is already built (shhh) so all you need to do is decorate him. And you don’t even need to get your hands cold!

Head over to Hobbycraft for this easy tutorial.

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Kids Project: Wiggly Caterpillar Wall Art

wiggly caterpillar wall art

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.

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Life in Pictures

We had a lovely day last week at a photoshoot for our latest project. Lots of cake, mini kings and sugar-happy kids running wild in a village hall. There was so much to distract the tots that we even managed to have an actual conversation (although it was probably about the blog because that’s all we really talk about!).

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Hobbycraft’s School Projects

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Back to school already? We don’t even have school-age children but even for us that felt quick! We’ve been busy working with Hobbycraft as part of their school projects. They’ve got your kid’s art homework sorted! There is loads of inspiration and ideas on the hobbycraft blog for different topics, all aimed at different ages. Here’s our contribution:

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Felt Bookbag with Alien Friend

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We’re really excited to be in August’s issue of Docrafts Creativity Magazine. They interviewed us about blogging and crafting and featured an alien book bag we made for them. We thought we’d share how to make the bag with you.

You will need:

  • 3 A4 pieces of felt in 3 colours
  • Square of fabric for pocket
  • Mini pom poms
  • Scrap of felt
  • 2 X large googly eyes
  • Embroidery thread
  • Strong glue
  1. Begin by cutting out all your bag pieces:
  • Front & back piece: A4 size piece of felt
  • Side & bottom panels: 5cm wide x length of A4
  • Handles: 3.5cm wide by length of A4. Cut four handles out of two colours

2. Follow our tutorial to stitch the bag together.

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Hobbycraft’s Summer Mini Maker Competition

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We’re really excited to be working with Hobbycraft this month and judging their Summer Mini Maker Competition. If you’re between 3-8 years old and love making and creating then get crafting.

Once you’ve finished your masterpiece,  upload a photo to Hobbycraft’s website (with the help of a grown up). You could win £100 Hobbycraft vouchers and a craft hamper full of fabulous craft goodies (we REALLY want it!).

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Paracord Keyring

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If you’re looking for the latest craft craze this summer then look no further than paracord. Similar to friendship bracelets, this thick cord can be knotted into all sorts – bracelets, keyring or even dog leads. The technique is simple enough for kids to master and the cord comes in bright and fun colours. What’s not to love. To find out how to make this paracord tassel keyring visit our tutorial on the Hobbycraft site.

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Kids Activity: Father’s Day Cards

father's day cards little button diaries

There’s still time for your little ones to show how much your they love their dads with a homemade Father’s Day card. These four quick cards are all really easy for children to make with a few basic craft supplies. Visit Hobbycraft for the full tutorial, where you can also find our tutorial to make a clay tablet stand for the gadget-loving dad (homemade card AND present?! Lucky daddy!).

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