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planted daffodils

I absolutely love spring bulbs, and planting and arranging them can be so much fun, and such a lovely creative experience for both adult and child. what you need... spring bulbs tea cups flower pots empty clean jam jars vases water soil moss what to do... depending on...

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pressed rose valentines card

Will you be my Valentine? using beautiful pressed roses for Valentines cards for a loved one... what you need... rose heavy old books paper card craft glue what you do... this activity takes some preparation, you will need to have pressed the roses a while before...

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rose confetti

Have you ever loved a rose? with musical script confetti cones,filled with dried rose petals for a lovely celebration of love... what you need... dried roses A4 photocopied music script scissors sellotape what to do... peal away the petals from the stems of the dried...

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eucalyptus garland

Create a beautiful natural garland of eucalyptus to hang through you home... what you need... eucalyptus stems scissors florists wire what to do... lay out your eucalyptus on the table and arrange the stems take the stems and lay out in a straight one after the other,...

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eucalyptus crown

...pretend to be a pixie, and tip toe through the woods. All you need to make a simple eucalyptus crown for your little one. what you need... stems of eucalyptus scissors gardening twine what to do... choose enough stems that will go around your child's head wrap two...

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eucalyptus wreath

So simple but yet so pretty...a very easy way to create a lovely eucalyptus wreath what you need... eucalyptus stems metal clothes hanger florists wire or gardening twine what to do... shape the clothes hanger to a circle shape, or whatever shape you like really, if...

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Eucalyptus Candle Holders

...dear eucalyptus, you may be simple but to me you are the most beautiful, so i choose you to be my inspiration for January.. I hope you have as much fun exploring these eucalyptus inspired blogs as we have creating them for you and your child to explore. what you...

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flapjacks

Woweeee without a doubt making these delicious banana flapjacks definitely felt like we were ready to embrace the energy needed to take on 2018, and not only were they super simple to make they were totally yummy to nibble on too... what you need... 1 banana 450g...

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Jelly

Sometimes, sometimes...if you dress up as spider man and stand on a chair in the larder for long enough searching for snacks, you might just come across some life changing ingredients!!! wibbling and wobbling our way into 2018 with some fun with Jelly. what you...

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Christmas Star Crowns

To be a sparkle queen this Christmas create this glittery crown which can double up as a pretty garland too... what you need... glitter sequins pre cut stars ribbon sticky dots scissors glue what to do... cut ribbon to required length attach the stars to the ribbon...

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Making Christmas Baubles

This is such a fun activity for little kiddies to get involves in....practising their transferring skills with all things pretty to fill a bauble to place on the Christmas Tree. A gorgeous activity, with simply lovely results... what you need... empty plastic baubles...

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Christmas Animal Biscuits

Delicious and simple, Christmas Biscuits that your kiddies will want to make over and over again... what you need... 225g self raising flour 1/2 tsp of ground ginger 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon 115g caster sugar 115g butter softened 1 egg beaten winter animal or...

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Fir Cone Decorations

A beautiful craft activity, using fir cones found in woodland walks and lots of gorgeous glitter and sequins. What you need... collection of fir cones ribbon or string runny glue glitter sequins plate scissors What to do... roll your fir cone in the runny glue then...

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leaf hedgehog collage

Autumn walks, through mountains of leaves is what every childhood should be made of...i think one of may favourite things is to watch the colours of Autumn take over our countryside and fill our land with beautiful reds,oranges and yellows. It is such a spectacle and...

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Apple Crisps

My parents live in Wiltshire, surrounded by fruit trees in their garden. So this half term, while we were visiting, we collected lots of apples from the trees and fallen ones from the garden all hidden amongst the leaves , nestled in the flower beds. I have always...

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Oil Pastels and Water Colours

This activity turned out to be so much more effective than at first I thought it would be, not only did my kiddies love it but was amazed at how messing around with black oil pastels, creating strong markings on paper, to then delicately paint over with a variety of...

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Banana Cake Muffins

I seem to have been so tied up in Directory requests and admin, that the opportunity to write up my creative blog posts have been sitting on my to do list for far too long now!!! It's been a juggle of moving house, moving city, moving country, moving 3 kiddies to a...

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Fishing Rods

My boys always love finding sticks and branches and foraging for things when we go out for walks. Recently we found some gorgeously smooth driftwood branches, it just so happened i had some string in my bag!!! ( as you do!!!) so we set about making very simple fishing...

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Cheesy Breadsticks

I'm always looking out for new tasty snacks to feed my little boys forever hungry tummies, and rather than constantly buying a multitude of multicoloured, animal covered, £ spending offerings, we decided to make these together!!! and despite the fact they very much...

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Simple Scones

There's nothing more simple yet satisfying than the humble scone...we love making scones in our house. From cheesy ones, to plain ones to more savoury ones with dried tomatoes and herbs!!!! all delicious and all equally fun for a young child to make. what you need......

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Yummy Meringues

Whats better than homemade meringues mixed with delicious freshly picked raspberries...delicious!!! what you need... 3 medium eggs 175g caster sugar electric whisk tablespoons baking sheet parchment paper what to do... preheat the oven to 110c whisk the egg whites...

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Homemade Lemonade

I don't think there is anything more refreshing than a glass of delicious homemade lemonade on a warm summers day. It quenches your thirst like no other drink, and dances so delicately in a glass its almost irresistible. what you need... 1 cup of sugar 6 cups of water...

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Healthy Frozen Smoothies

Refreshing, healthy and delicious, not to mention the fun you will have creating these...with a beautiful soft pink tone in colour, these will look so gorgeous in any summer celebration setting. what you need... 1 lemon zest and juice 1 large cup of raspberries 2 tbsp...

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Printing with flowers for Father’s Day Card

A very simple and seasonal art activity...fun and can't really go wrong!!! lovely to do in the garden on a sunny summers day amongst the flowers!!! Best to choose flowers with relatively strong stems, and cut down to about 5 inch's long and a wide flower head as they...

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Pretty Cupcakes for Father’s Day

With Father's day fast approaching, why not treat that special man in your life with a beautiful summer picnic. Being inspired from the gardens around us, source some edible flowers that can be used to decorate cakes or added to lovely summer recipes for an extra...

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Summer Flower Pressing

This sweet little activity takes me back to my childhood...wondering through the meadows of wildflowers beside my old family home, the smell of summer and feeling the heat upon my little freckley face...picking flowers and making my way home to find big old heavy...

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Summer Posie Arranging

Love this gorgeous little activity...so easily could be thought of as something an adult should be in control of, but with this beautiful activity allow your little one the opportunity and the freedom to create their very own lovely summer posie's. They can't really...

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Summer Flower Crowns

Well what with all this glorious weather we have been having this week, it certainly feels like summer is on it's way!!!! With the sun shining and the gardens beginning to explode with beautiful colours and scents of summer flowers, I felt inspired to create a child...

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Easter Tree and Bunting

I think Easter Tree’s are one of my favourite things to have decorating the home at Easter time. Bringing nature indoors, with l ovely blossom branches, and decorating with pastel wooden eggs or decorations of your choice… what you need… blossom branches or twigs from...

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Refreshing Smoothies for a well earned break

Smoothies are always a success in our household, not only are they refreshing but its a good yet simple way of getting all that yummy fruit and goodness into your little one, which can be well disguised with fruits they love. what you need… milk banana handful of...

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Fun Easter Cupcakes

what you need… using a simple cupcake mix: 110g softened butter 110g caster sugar 110g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 medium eggs 1tsp vanilla extract yellow butter icing mini eggs 100’s and 1000’s cupcake cases what to do… preheat the oven to 180c pop...

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Avocado loaf for tea time treats for friends this Easter

This is a lovely simple recipe, making an alternative to banana cake, and certainly a lovely gift to give to a friend or offer at a tea party. What you need… This recipe makes 2 loaves, one for a friend and one for you!!!! 325g plain flour 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of...

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pretty little Easter treats

This is similar to the previous recipe, however, avoiding the currants and decorating the biscuits once cooked!!! They make gorgeous little treats for an Easter tea party with friends. what you need: 85g butter 85g caster sugar 1 lemon zest 170g plain flour 1/2...

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Delicious Easter Biscuit Recipe

With the holidays very much in full swing and Easter just around the corner, now is the time to turn your hands and ideas towards creative adventures to do with your little ones. This delicious Easter biscuit recipe, is simple to make and totally scrummy to eat!!! A...

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Mothers day card

I love Mother’s Day, a special day just for me….and, of course remembering all those awesome Mother’s out there who have been overwhelmed with the love a child gives you. It’s the perfect time to stop and think and believe in what a totally incredible job it is that...

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blossom

With glimmers of the spring sunshine on our faces and the pinks of delicate blossom dancing in our sight, inspiration is creeping in as we know that the promise of brighter days lie ahead. Allow your child to explore this sweet little creative idea, that quite simply...

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tissue paper hyacinths

We have the most stunning hyacinth bulbs blooming in our kitchen right now. The smell is out of this world delicious and the colour is sooooooo vibrant and fresh and bright, I can’t help but smile every time I walk in the kitchen. I think a hyacinth has to be one of...

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planting spring bulbs

Spring is slowly creeping in, with the small bursts of colour and brightness that we so need after a Winter. As soon as I sense spring is in the air, I head straight to the garden centre for inspiration. I love garden centres, and I am lucky enough to have a gorgeous...

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bubbly hearts

what you need… pink paper or card hearts cut out white paint washing up liquid water straw bowl what you do… mix the white paint and washing up liquid with a bit of water in the bowl with the straw blow the bubbles, add more white paint if not coloured enough and too...

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Valentines day card

what you need… A4 card folded in half cut out card heart shape blue tak pencil with rubber on the end pink, white and red paints what to do… blue tak the cut out heart to the front of your card with your pencil, using the rubber end, dip it into the paint and print,...

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Valentines crown

what you need… red and pink card scissors strip of card for the head band, long enough to wrap around a child’s head glue stapler what to do… cut out a variety of different sized hearts, of different coloured reds and pinks using the glue, stick the hearts down onto...

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strawberry heart kebabs

These were super popular after school snack, gobbled up nearly as quickly as it took to make…strawberry heart kebabs are a must have healthy feed for the little loves in your life… what you need… strawberries kebab sticks knife what to do… cut away the green stalk, in...

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Marshmallow hearts

This is such a fun activity, and the outcome is deliciously sweet and yummy and looks fab too!!! what you need… marshmallows (we found some heart shaped ones!!!) icing sprinkles or different colours straws or kebab sticks or cocktail sticks 3 small bowls what to do…...

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Watermelon Hearts

These gorgeous watermelon hearts are a doddle to make and refreshingly yummy to eat, making them the perfect healthy treat this Valentines. what you need… small watermelon heart cookie cutter sharp knife (for adult use only!!!) what to do… as a very sharp knife will...

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Little Love Bugs

Ooooooo I just love Valentines Day and all the love love love that goes with it!!! the clashing of reds and pinks, the flowers, and the absolute need to just slow down and really appreciate your loved ones, big and small. I have collected a few of my favourite...

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lemon drizzle cake

In preparation for a little tea party last weekend, we found this delicious recipe and set to making possibly the yummiest lemon drizzle cake I've ever tasted. It went down an absolute treat, and was so fun to make with lots of child lead opportunities, such as...

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chocolate cake

It is my reckoning and deciding this year, that all new years resolutions should almost definitely begin in February. After all the Christmas magic and the sparkle of excitement the meanders through the weeks leading up to and after, it would almost be unhealthy to...

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wrapping paper

This is such a lovely creative activity and the perfect way to get some more Christmas sparkle into your life...making that Christmas gift even more personal. what you need... roll of brown paper scissors Christmas shape cookie cutters silver paint glitter what to...

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Mince Pies

These are possibly the most easy of mince pies to make...with little children longing to get baking this Christmas time, keep things simple and don't stress yourself out by making the perfect mince meat or the best pastry. I believe that's why 'ready made' was made!!!...

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glitter shape gift tags

These are so sweet and the perfect tag to any gift this christmas!!!! what you need... card christmas cookie cutters silver paint glitter scissors ribbon/raffia/string/twine holepunch what to do... press your christmas shape into the paint press down onto your paper...

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