You can decorate them however you like – how much FUN!
We are stepping things up a little today with this fab reindeer head project! Love this guy …
Look what we made today …
All you will need are some old boxes (any cardboard would do), a few little gems from the craft box (think pom poms, glitter, confetti, star stickers) and some wooden pegs.
Simply cut out* cardboard triangles (you can get a bit fancy here if you like), colour in or paint, glue on decorations of your choice and clip wooden peg to the bottom.
* Obviously littler ones would need assistance with cutting out but the rest is manageable for any age from toddlers to grown ups.
We know you love some loo roll craft as much as we do so here is another fab idea to use up all those rolls!
Follow this tutorial to whip up your own googly eyed darlings, just like these.
Imagine how much fun your little ones could have building a decorating their own cardboard box house, just like this one?
Grab some of your recycling, some glue and your imaginations. If you want more inspiration you can follow these guidelines.
Happy building! x
These ‘make your own’ satchel bags arrived in our little store a couple of weeks ago and, although they are designed for kids around the age of 8 to complete, I have been busting to get my hands on one ever since.
The kit includes everything needed to make one fabulous chunky felt satchel. All the pieces are pre-cut so all you need is your hands, some time and enthusiasm.
All up I spent about an hour stitching the whole thing together. I found the whole project very relaxing and somewhat therapeutic! So THAT is what all my sewing friends are going on about! I even let my 7 year old help me with some of the stitching, but mostly I just hid in the corner, stitching, stitching …
The 7 year old is terribly happy to take ownership of the bag. Here’s a bit of a dodgy shot of him in his jammies modelling his new crafty satchel that is already now home to all his favourite colouring in books and textas.
Not only is this a fab gift for primary school age kids but I also think it’s a lovely idea for a mama (or papa) to make one for, or with, their younger kids.
We are giving this one the DOUBLE THUMBS UP!
Collect leaves and or flowers of all shapes and sizes. Dry for a few days between the pages of a heavy book or in a flower press. If you don’t have time for the drying process, green leaves will also work however may not sit quite as flat on the page.
Play around with the shapes of the leaves until you find a design that works. Glue leaves into place and add details such as eyes, arms or legs. For older kids you can also introduce the writing element to this activity.
And here is the not-so-express version … just in case you want to fill in the afternoon. How fabulous do these look? Love.
This will only take a sec! Grab your roll of aluminium foil, let the kids unroll a loooooong strip, shape it to accommodate a stream of water, add kids and some small boats, animals or cars and off you go! Easy peasy.
Here is a fab way to curb those “I’m bored” complaints from the kids and also to keep your own wishlist fresh in your mind.
Have everyone in your family list their wishes and dreams of places they’d like to go, things they’d like to do.
Pop each card into a jar or box and then randomly select.
You might want two jars – one with big picture dreams like “Visit Disneyland” and one with more readily achievable day to day goals like “Go to the Zoo” or “Eat Yum Cha”.
Another option is to have a jar for each family member and kids can select one of their cards as a reward for good behaviour.
Kids want to get their hands into some paint? Here are some fab hand painting ideas that dont take too long. All you’ll need is some little hands, paint and an artline pen. If you want to get really fancy, you’ll also need a little bit of ribbon and some pebbles or sand. Enjoy!