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Treat your teacher to a gift from the Feast for the Senses range from Crabtree & Evelyn

Say thank you to your child's teacher with a  special treat from the fabulous Crabtree & Evelyn Feast for the Senses Christmas gift collection. They sure do put the hours in with our kids throughout the year, so it's nice to give something back to them before everybody heads off for the long-awaited Christmas Holidays. We are on the countdown now, as we battle coughs and colds and the impact of my daughter's first full term in school is having on her energy levels (she… Read More

Bubble Wrap Santa Christmas Craft for Kids

Add a quirky new twist to a class Cardboard Tube Santa Craft. Make his beard from Bubble Wrap.  Big brother was building his birthday Lego. So to  help distract little brother and little sister from their birthday envy (and to give big brother a rare bit of peace and quiet), we set to work on a Santa craft, for the School Christmas Tree Decoration competition. All entrants must be made from recyclables, so think egg cartons, cardboard tubes, cereal boxes and our favourite Bubble Wrap… Read More

Christmas Tree For Kids

It can seem like a lot of work making Christmas cards for the whole class.  But with good planning and realistic expectations, it is totally achievable. It's also a great way to fill a few cold after-school afternoons, when you are all stuck indoors. When you are only 4 years old and faced with making and writing 22 Christmas cards for your classmates, the simpler they are, the better it is for everybody involved. And  being that 4 year old's mum, means being realistic about… Read More

Snowman Cutting Collage for kids reluctant to use scissors

Does your child need to work on their scissor skills? Challenge them to cut out and make this fun Snowman Collage.  My daughter is reluctant to use a pair of scissors at home and in school. We attended her first parent teacher meeting recently and whilst she is flying in most areas, she lacks confidence and the correct technique during cutting exercises. Her teacher asked us to practice with her more at home, to help boost her confidence in this important area. To help engage… Read More

10 recipes for festive cookies

Do you like to try new Christmas Cookie Recipes? We love any excuse to bake cookies. There are so many different kinds of holiday cookies to try, or perhaps you have a special family recipe you bake each year? This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Here are ten delicious and Christmas Cookie ideas for you to try out: We are baking and sending these fun Christmas Cookie Decorating Kits this year. Do you know what Santa's Favorite Cookies are? Bake him some of these yummy… Read More

11 Santa Crafts for Kids to make in the Holidays

Do your kids still believe in Santa Claus? If they do, or even if they don't, these Santa crafts are really fun to make this Holiday season! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Nobody has actually seen Santa Claus, but we are have a picture of him in our minds. To keep the magic alive for your kids this Holidays, why not have a go at some of these fabulous Santa Crafts. Make some Felt Santa ornaments for your Christmas tree or have go… Read More

Kids Crafts 101 Inspirational Junk Modelling Projects

Do your kids like to turn recyclables into something special? We are feeling inspired to bring out our Making Box again this week, after our recent stint as a Guest Judge for @kidscrafts101 over on Instagram. Set up by the fabulous ladies behind Red Ted Art and Incredibusy. Kids Crafts 101 invites people to tag their awesome arts and crafts activities with the hashtag #kidscrafts101 over on Instagram. A weekly Guest Judge is then invited to pick their Top 9 posts from the week. We… Read More

Christmas Crafts for siblings to do together

There is something extra special about sitting down together to make crafts in the run up to Christmas. Whether it is making Christmas Cards for family and friends or new Ornaments for our Christmas Tree. There is always a happy sense of anticipation in the air of good times to come. And it's a great excuse to turn up the Christmas tunes and eat lots of mince pies together. We love to make new Christmas crafts each year and bring out our previously made treasures… Read More

Bubble Wrap Christmas Tree Cards for Kids to make

A fun new colourful idea for your kids Christmas cards. Bubble Wrap Christmas Trees with added sparkle. Do you like to receive home-made Christmas cards? We certainly do and we love to make them for our family and friends as well. To help inspire your this year with your own cards we are taking part in the  Kid Made Christmas Card series hosted by Mum in the Madhouse. I always keep our Christmas card designs simple and achievable for all of my kids to get involved… Read More

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Bake Cookies and make Gift Tags with your kids. Give to your friends and family this Christmas. We enjoy making and baking together all through the year. But there is something special about sitting down together to prepare for Christmas. We have already made a start on our Christmas Cards and made a few new Baubles for our Christmas Tree. Now 's time to start thinking about our Christmas baking priorities (we HAVE to make a Gingerbread House this year!) and our DIY Christmas Gifts. This… Read More