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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Bake Trend: Cooking with kids

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We’ve been a bit quiet on the baking front recently because Laura tried to give up refined sugar (it lasted 1 hour and 49 minutes exactly #fail) and Tia is having major house renovations which has left her without a kitchen… and bathroom and living room… for a while. We’ve still been pinning things we’d like to make and since we have the kids around a bit due to the holiday we’ve got a few bakes to do with them so we thought we’d share them with you. Here are our top picks of things to whip up in the kitchen with the kiddiwinks:

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Nap Time Crafts: Leather Feathers

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If you have any scraps of leather lying around this is a really simple and quick DIY to make a lovely set of feather keyrings. Just find yourself a simple feather silhouette image online and widen the stem so that it’s big enough for your eyelet.

You will need:

  • scraps of gold & brown leather (about 15cm x 5cm)
  • 1cm gold eyelets
  • leather punch, or regular hole punch
  • hammer
  • masking tape
  • keyrings

1. Begin by drawing out a couple of feathers on paper. You can use the template I made for mine. Make sure that the stem of the feather (stem? stick? you know what I mean!) is wider than your eyelet. Cut the template out roughly, then cut the leather so that it is just a little bigger than the feather.

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Last Minute Valentines Nutella Pie Pops!

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In my obsessive middle-of-the-night pinning (pinterest is the only thing that keeps me awake whilst breast-feeding at 3am!)  I’ve recently seen several pins featuring Pie Pops. Oh yes! Move over cake –  PIE is now in lolly form. These little chocolatey hearts are perfect for Valentines – they’re super easy and only have three ingredients…if you use ready roll pastry. Okay, that may be cheating, but I have two kids. Its all about speed.

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Nap Time Crafts: Pinwheel hairclip

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There’s a big pinwheel obsession going on in our household right now. Whilst playing around making paper wheels in the garden, I realised it would be just as easy to make a felt version that would make an awesome hairclip (/brooch/hairband/hatpin/keyring..?). This is a great one if you only have a short space of time and requires very little equipment. I didn’t have a hairclip base so I ripped an ugly one apart. Very satisfying!

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