I was asked to take part in the Christmas Stocking Blogger Challenge in conjunction with Turtle Mat, and of course I said yes. Christmas and crafting with a competition too! I’m really pleased with our finished stocking, read on to find out how we got on!
I love Halloween, and this year with a little more free time on my hands, I’ve gone all out! The kids have loved helping with these simple Halloween crafts to decorate the house in time for our little party. Here are 4 simple ideas for making Halloween inspired decorations that the kids can get involved with.
With Halloween around the corner, it’s a great excuse to do some ghost crafts. I’ve been meaning to try out some ghosts for a few years, but just never got around to it. So this is my first attempt, and I was really pleased with the outcome. I have a feeling ghost crafts will be featuring in our Halloween celebrations for years to come!
This is a very simple how to. This ribbon hair band can be made with only a few tools, and all the necessary materials are easily obtainable at your local haberdashery or fabric shop. It made my little princess very happy!
This is an easy craft idea for decorating blown eggs as Humpty Dumpty. Something fun that the kids can do which doesn’t involve chocolate over the Easter period! Best to leave the blowing of the eggs to an adult or older children though as it can be a bit tricky.
A great and inexpensive crafty project to do with the kids making wooden spoon and felt animals using simple materials that are easily obtainable.
I’m always on the search for crafts that I can do with the kids, they seem to love it, but ssh! don’t tell them I think I enjoy it more!
For me making things from clay gives me a great sense of achievement. To make something so beautiful from such a boring cheap raw material is such a pleasure. It’s really simple to do, but the reason not more people are doing it is you need a kiln. The other materials are relatively inexpensive. However there are more and more people that have a kiln, and you may be lucky enough to find a local potter that will let you use theirs for a small fee. Here is how I make my ceramic plaques…..