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A Dozen Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

A Dozen Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

There are endless egg decorating ideas for children on line but while I was looking for inspiration for my own child I discovered that there are some really quite grown up designs too.

Here are twelve which you might like to try and recreate yourself … some will have instructions to follow while some are purely to fuel your imagination.

*Look out for the HOMEMADE MOD PODGE recipe at the bottom of this article*

Watercolour Eggs from The Given Life

Watercolour Eggs

The beauty of this idea is that it spans all ages and abilities.

The stunning examples on the featured site use blown eggs but you could use hardboiled if you prefer.

Decorate your eggs using water colour paints diluted with plenty of water for a delicate look or try using water colour pens directly on to your egg then manipulate your image with a water brush for a different effect.

Remember the surface of an egg isn’t perfectly smooth and this will have an impact on your art.

For inspiration visit The Given Life

Shabby Chic Eggs from Sylwia Serwin

Shabby Chic Eggs

This website is not in English but it does include detailed pictures which give you the information that you need to recreate this elegant look.

If you have some metallic guilding wax in your crafty stash that would give an extra special finishing touch to this project.

For picture instructions on how to make this egg visit Sylwia Serwin

Sharpie Zentangle Doodle Eggs from Alisa Burke

Sharpie Zentangle Eggs

Zentangle is still extremely popular.

Simple black on white, using a Sharpie marker, gives an eye catching result but if you have brown eggs consider using a white pen for your design to get a kraft paper finish.

There’s no right or wrong here which is part of the appeal. Just set your doodling free.

The hugely talented Alisa Burke has some fabulous examples for you to take your inspiration from.

For instructions on how to create this look visit Alisa Burke ’s blog.

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs from Our Best Bites

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs from Our Best Bites

Did you know that if you boil an egg wrapped in a silk tie the fabric pattern will transfer on to the shell?

I didn’t!

Sara Wells will show you how in her step by step tutorial.

For further instructions visit Our Best Bites

Chalkboard Eggs from Oleander And Palm

Chalkboard Eggs from Oleander And Palm

I really must get myself some chalkboard paint because every idea that I write about which uses it really appeals to me.

You could use these as place settings and write names on them for your Easter dinner table or everyone at the table could decorate their own with chalk.

If you don’t fancy the mess of chalk you could achieve a similar effect using black acrylic paint for your base and either white acrylic paint or a pen for the design.

Visit Oleander And Palm for inspiration.

Decoupage Eggs from Honestly Yum

Decoupage Eggs from Honestly Yum

The tutorial I’ve included uses ostrich eggs but as these are a little tricky to get hold of while you are at the supermarket doing your weekly shop you can just buy a pack of chicken eggs. Erica does state though that the big eggs create a fabulous look so may be practise on your regular eggs first and then see if you can track down a more dramatic one.

These eggs look difficult to make but it’s easy to achieve this look.

You can also cut your image out of paper napkins or use craft stickers, making sure the sticker is small enough to mould around your egg.

For instructions on how to make these eggs visit Honestly Yum

Confetti Eggs from Alice And Lois

Confetti Eggs from Alice And Lois

Quick … easy … fun … and suitable for all ages.

For instructions, including a video, on how to achieve this look visit Alice And Lois

Unicorn Eggs from The Best Ideas For Kids

Unicorn Eggs from The Best Ideas For Kids

This tutorial is actually to make unicorn ornaments using baubles but it is so detailed that it would be a shame to skip it just because it doesn’t feature eggs … the same instructions would be perfect to make a unicorn egg sitting in an egg cup instead of hanging.

To check out the instructions visit The Best Ideas For Kids

*BONUS* Unicorn Poop Meringues from Forkly

Unicorn Poop Meringues from Forkly

Ok so this is completely off topic but while I was looking for unicorn eggs I found this fun meringue idea.

Top of the list to try in our house!

If you’d like to make your own visit Forkly

Glitter Eggs from Nifty Thrifty Bits

Glitter Eggs from Nifty Thrifty Bits

Who doesn’t love a little bit of glitz?

These eggs are simple to make with stunning results.

For further instructions visit Nifty Thrifty Bits

Mosaic Eggs from Sugar And Charm

Mosaic Eggs from Sugar And Charm

These mosaic eggs would look stunning presented in fancy egg cups on your window ledge.

There’s a bit more work involved in making them but the effect is well worth it.

For instructions on how to make these pretty eggs visit Sugar And Charm

Cactus Eggs from Delia Creates

Cactus Eggs from Delia Creates

Cactus craft exploded on to the scene and shows no sign of losing poularity.

It would be a lot of fun to decorate your egg to look like a cactus … this idea is perfect for little ones but us big kids can add an extra bit of pizazz with our crafty imagination.

For inspiration on how to make yourself a prickle free cactus egg visit Delia Creates

String Easter Eggs from Craft Whack

String Easter Eggs from Craft Whack

To finish, and round off the dozen, I’m breaking the rules slightly … this isn’t an egg decorating idea but I think these string eggs would look fabulous as an Easter decoration either hanging up, sitting as a collection in a bowl or even on an egg cup.

Why not use glittery thread to make yours?

You could try using PVA glue if you already have some to hand rather than buying branded Elmers. You might have to experiment with your mix but it will be worth it.

For instructions on how to make string eggs visit Craft Whack

Home Made Mod Podge from Lulastic

Home Made Mod Podge from Lulastic

Mod Podge pops up in many online tutorials but it is expensive and not always readily available … you can make your own though and the fabulous Lucy AitkenRead will show you how.

For instructions on how to make your own basic Mod Podge, along with how to pimp it to make the gloss version, visit Lulastic

**If you use one of our featured egg decorating ideas why not post your crafty makes on our Facebook page or tag us in on Instagram … we’d love to see your results**

Handmade Gifts For Mother's Day

Handmade Gifts For Mother’s Day

I have to hold my hands up we love a bit of gluing and sticking in our house … and getting the paints out … and the needle and thread. To be fair we don’t need an excuse to get crafty. It’s something all ages can get involved with and you can craft along with your kids to make the most of the time you have together. I realise it’s not for everyone but you’ve read this far so I’m guessing you are interested.

Obviously many of you reading this will be the mum of the family however it would be fun to get the kids involved making something for their grandmas, nanas or grans. There are plenty of dads and grandparents who enjoy getting creative too so you still have time to whip up that surprise for mum.

Some of you may already have a stash of crafty goodies built up but if you are just starting out you don’t need to rush out and buy lots of supplies that you may never use again. The trick here is to think about how much you would have spent on a present and to consider whether you can use the materials again for something else. It’s also worth thinking about the things you already have that you might be able to use instead of the listed ingredients in the how tos.

Hand Print Coasters from Dwelling In Happiness.

Hand Print Coasters from Dwelling In Happiness

This is a great idea if your kids are very young and have a short attention span. The added bonus is that mistakes can be easily wiped away and you can have another go but don’t get too hung up on getting the perfect hand print as it needs to have that childish charm.

For instructions on how to make these coasters please visit Dwelling In Happiness

Painted Pebble Cactus from Best Ideas For Kids and Abbi Kirsten Collections.

Cactus Pebbles from The Best Ideas For Kids

The best thing about this idea is that it suits children from a young age right up to those of us who would rather not mention how old we actually are (uncomfortable cough). Your cactus design can be extermely simple or elaborate and fancy with added embellishments. Pop one cactus pebble in a small pot or make an arrangement with a collection. And don’t tell the mums I said this but you can always keep this idea up your sleeve for Father’s Day if you pick something else to do.

For instructions on how to make these cactus pebbles please visit The Best Ideas For Kids and Abbi Kirsten Collections.

Abbi Kirsten Collections

Embroidery Hoop Photo Display from Natalie Wright.

Embroidery Hoop Photo Display from Natalie Wright

I particularly love this idea. Some things crop up time and time again on the internet but I’ve never seen this before and I’m going to make it myself for my work room.

Take care to look for embroidery hoops that are not expensive branded ones but then watch out for the ones that are so cheap they have splintery bits of wood coming away.

I love the natural look in the example but you can also really go to town here and paint the hoops to match your recipient’s décor or even rip strips of pretty fabric and wrap it round the hoops which is explained in wonderful detail at Love The Bluebird.

Fabric wrapped hoop by Love The Bluebird

The great thing about this is that you can give it as a gift with a set of photos but the recipient can change the photos when they feel like it and it’s as easy as hanging out the washing. Mini pegs are inexpensive and readily available on eBay or in high street shops like Hobby Craft or The Works.

For instructions on how to make this photo display please visit Natalie Wright’s website.

Body Scrub from LemonLimeAdventures.

Rise And Shine Body Scrub from Lemon Lime Adventures

Even if making this zingy sugar scrub isn’t really up your street it’s still well worth clicking through to this lady’s site and having a mooch around. It is packed with stacks of fun and educational stuff to do with your kids. Make yourself a cuppa because it’s easy to lose yourself in time.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Loving It Vegan

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Loving It Vegan

We found this recipe when we were looking for something different to make. I’m lactose intolerant so a vegan recipe is ideal for me but that doesn’t mean you can’t substitute your usual ingredients the way I do when I flip a standard recipe using non dairy milk or margarine. You also need to keep in mind that All Purpose Flour is plain flour in the UK and we substituted black treacle for the dark molasses stated in the recipe.

My little one and hubby don’t like walnuts so we have played around and substituted them for various things including more dried fruit, flaked almonds or pecans which aren’t as strong as the offending walnuts.

These need to be made as close to delivery as you can as they are soft set cookies … if you don’t make them to give as a gift then make them anyway because they are delicious.

For the oatmeal raisin cookie recipe please visit Loving It Vegan.

Button Picture from Teacups And Glitter.

Button Picture from Teacups And Glitter

This is another one of those that can be as basic or ornate as you want depending on the age of the crafter and the materials you have at your disposal. The example here from Teacups And Glitter is lovely and uses a pretty piece of paper to make the button design pop. However if you have a very young child or a limited budget you could just as easily draw a shape on to a small canvas and stick the buttons on to that. How about yellow buttons in the shape of the sun with “You are my sunshine” written on by your child.

Chalkboard Plant Pots from Who Arted?

Chalkboard Plant Pots from Who Arted?

This is another one that really appeals to me. This has so many things going for it. For a start the painting is easy for a younger child, then your child can use their own writing to embellish the pot and you can give the pot with a plant in it.

However if you don’t want to buy blackboard paint you don’t have to … simply let your child loose with their paints, acrylics will stick to the terracotta nicely, and let their imaginations run wild.

For more details on how to paint these pots visit Who Arted?

Luminaries from A Parenting Production

Luminaries from A Parenting Production

This idea is perfect for little ones. You can re-use pretty glass jars that have had jam or pickle in, just give them a good wash out, and use coloured tissue paper to suit your budget. This tutorial uses Mod Podge which is a fab product to have in your stash if you are a prolific crafter but if you just dabble then water down some PVA glue. The strength of the PVA/water mix will depend on the quality of your tissue paper so you will need to experiment but 50/50 is a good place to start. For older children or adults try cutting out shapes from black card, like a flower or a fairy, and sticking it to the side of the jar to create a cool effect.

Battery operated tea lights are a must here. They are now inexpensive and easy to get hold of and have a good life span. If you are in the UK you can get them from places like eBay, Wilkos, B&Q, Hobbycraft and highstreet discount shops.

Battery operated tea lights

Visit A Parenting Production for more details on how to make this candle holder.

Tea Cup Candles from Bridal Musings featuring Jenna of Lucky Sixpence Events

Tea Cup Candles from Bridal Musings featuring Jenna of Lucky Sixpence Events

This isn’t a new idea but it is a classic. You don’t need to use a tea cup, although they do look stunning, check through your local charity shops for interesting alternative pots. Make sure they don’t have cracks in them as they are going to get quite hot.

This tutorial uses soy candle flakes which produces no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants making them less likely to aggravate allergies. They also produce less soot.

For detailed instructions please visit Bridal Musings.

* Unfortunately none of the links Bridal Musings have included for Jenna, at Lucky Sixpence, in their tutorial are currently active so Jenna if you see our post please get in touch and we will be happy to add a link to your new site here.

Photo Cube from All Parenting

Photo Cube from All Parenting

This tutorial uses a really cool photo transfer technique and the Mod Podge brand crops up again. It’s worth pointing out that Mod Podge is well thought of if you are going to do plenty of crafting and spending money on it is a good investment because it does an excellent job however if this is a one off make simply have six gloss photos printed and trim them to fit then stick them on to the cube with a decent glue. Once everything is thoroughly dried you can still use fine sandpaper to carefully distress your edges.

For more details visit All Parenting.

Shabby Chic Union Flag Cushion from Craft Cotton Blog

Shabby Chic Union Flag Cushion from Craft Cotton Blog

You will need a sewing machine for this but a teenager can tackle it on their own and basically it is just sewing straight lines so if your younger child is sensible they could have a go with adult supervision.

For more information visit The Craft Cotton Blog.

Mini Canvas from Eliston Button.

Mini Canvas from Eliston Button

This is literally one of those ideas you can just have fun with. It is perfect for all ages and all levels of crafty stash. The basic mini canvas and stand are available in the UK on eBay or in high street shops like The Works for as little as two pounds.

This beautiful example from Eliston Button shows you what can be done. You can see how it was done here.

So there you go. Whether you make these things for Mother’s Day or save them for a birthday that’s coming up I hope you have a lot of fun making them.

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

This week’s feature is inspired by my brother in law’s recent cardboard box castle,
made with my niece for her school project.
Of course being in the business that we are we have access to plenty of waste boxes but if you are stuck you can call at local shops and ask if they have any used ones going spare …
DIY stores are a good place to try.

12 Fun Things To Do With Cardboard Boxes

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Giant Castle
GIANT CASTLE – For Princesses Or Knights
from The Busy Budgeting Mama
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Super Hero Car
SUPER HERO CAR
from So You Think You’re Crafty
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Princess Bed
PRINCESS BED
from The Pursuit Of Craft
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Pirate Ship
PIRATE SHIP
from ikatbag
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Collapsible Play House
COLLAPSIBLE PLAY HOUSE
from Bambino Goodies
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Cardboard Train
CARDBOARD TRAIN
from Apartment Therapy
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Icecream Shop
ICECREAM SHOP
from Childhood 101
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Aeroplane
AEROPLANE – With Video Tutorial
from Salsa Pie
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Car
CAR
from Craftulate
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Play Kitchen
PLAY KITCHEN
from Willary Blogspot
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Rocket Kitchen
ROCKET
from Cardboard Rocket
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Dinosaur
DINOSAUR
from Rainy Day Mum
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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12 Hand Made Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost up on us here in the Uk and so today we’re taking a look at some ideas
for hand made gifts that the kids can create to make dad’s day.

12 Hand Made Gift Ideas For Father's Day

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Foot Print Key Ring
FOOTPRINT KEY RING
from No Time For Flash Cards
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Decorate A Mug
DECORATE A MUG
from Not Quite Susie
CLICK HERE to find out how to do this
Visit Yellow Moon to buy mugs
and for the porcelain pens to decorate them

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Simple Margherita Pizza
SIMPLE MARGHERITA PIZZA
from BBC Good Food
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Add your own toppings to make dad’s favourite

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Memory Jar
MEMORY JAR
from Sugar Bean Bakers
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Include a mini jotter pad and pen with the jar to get dad started
He can write down the things he does with his kids
or all the memories he wants to look back and remember

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Tie Shaped Biscuits
TIE SHAPED BISCUITS
from Some What Simple
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Father's Day Questionnaire
FATHER’S DAY QUESTIONNAIRE
from Daffodil Designs
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Use the prompts suggested by Daffodil Designs
or use questions relevant to your own dad

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Fast Food Cupcakes
FAST FOOD CUPCAKES
from Bakerella
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Eagle eyed readers will spot that we featured this in our
12 Eye Catching Cup Cake Designs To Try At Home article
but we think they would make a fun treat for Father’s Day too

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Origami Shirt And Tie
ORIGAMI SHIRT AND TIE
from She Knows
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this

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BBQ Cupcakes
BBQ CUPCAKES
from Two Busy Blondes
CLICK HERE to find out how to make these

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I Love You This Much
I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH
from All Parenting
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
Customise the message to suit your dad
“Here’s a Father’s Day Hug”
“Daddy I love you this much”

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Make A Money Box
MAKE A MONEY BOX
from My Kid Craft
CLICK HERE to find out how to make this
You can use gravy granule tubs
or the tubs Pringle style crisps come in
and use paint, glitter and stickers to jazz it up

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Child's Footprint Inside Dad's Footprint
CHILD’S FOOTPRINT INSIDE DAD’S
This is such a lovely idea but I can’t find the original source
If you originally posted this idea please contact us and we will credit you

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12 Eye Catching Cup Cake Designs To Try At Home

We love making cupcakes in our house but to be honest we don’t get round to icing them very often … the temptation to munch them straight from the oven is usually too much! So I thought it would be fun to have a look for some ideas to do with your children or for them.

The days of running yourself in to the ground trying to be super mum are long gone so if you don’t have time to bake your own cakes (or you don’t really like baking) don’t stress about it just pop to your local supermarket and buy a pack of inexpensive fairy cakes then enjoy the fun part … icing them.

12 Eye Catching Cup Cake Designs To Try At Home

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE CUPCAKES
from Easy Baked
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Colourful Caterpillar
COLOURFUL CATERILLAR
from The Two Savvy Sisters
Sadly this blog has been taken down but the idea is
a good one so we haven’t removed it from our post.

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Honey Cupcakes
HONEY CUPCAKES
from UK TV Good Food Channel
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Fast Food Cupcake
FAST FOOD CUPCAKES
from Bakerella
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Gruffalo Cupcakes
GRUFFALO CUPCAKES
from Sun Hats And Wellie Boots
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Apple And Worm Cupcakes
APPLE AND WORM CUPCAKES
from All The Small Things
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Rubber Ducks Cupcakes
RUBBER DUCK CUPCAKES
from Saucy Sprinkles
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Cupcakes On Cupcakes
CUPCAKES ON CUPCAKES
from Baked perfection
Research suggests that Asda, Morrisons and Tesco stock Reese mini cups
CLICK HERE for instructions

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Sunflower Cupcakes
SUNFLOWER CUPCAKES
from Baked Bree
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Hootie Cupcakes
HOOTIE CUPCAKES
from A Thrifty Mom
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Ladybird Cupcakes
LADYBIRD CUPCAKES
from Cupcake Blog
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

You don’t have to pipe grass
simply smooth your green icing over the top of the cup cake

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Cookie Monster Cupcakes
COOKIE MONSTER CUPCAKES
from My Chocolate
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Making Sugar Roses
MAKING SUGAR ROSES
from Party Animal Online
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Bows Silicone Icing Mould
BOWS SILICONE ICING MOULD
from Katy Sue Designs
CLICK HERE to find out more about them
To watch a tutorial on how to use them CLICK HERE

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Roses Silicone Icing Mould By Blossom Sugar Art
ROSES SILICONE ICING MOULD BY BLOSSOM SUGAR ART
from Windsor Cake Craft
CLICK HERE to find out more about them
To watch a tutorial on how to use them CLICK HERE

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Leaf Cutters
LEAF CUTTERS
from Lakeland
CLICK HERE to find out more about them

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Woodland Cupcakes
WOODLAND CUPCAKES
from Cake Central
There are no instructions on how to make these
but they are lovely to look at for inspiration
CLICK HERE to visit the site to see more of their designs

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18 Pirate Treasures

Ahoy there matey … cast your eye over our pirate treasure which includes things to make, do, buy and eat.

18 Pirate Treasures

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Salt Dough Pirate Coins
SALT DOUGH PIRATE COINS
from Hodge Podge Crafts
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Paper Plate Pirate
PAPER PLATE PIRATE
from Easy Preschool Crafts For Kids
CLICK HERE to find out how to make one

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Pirate Themed Party
PIRATE THEMED PARTY
from Notable Nest
CLICK HERE to find out more

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Parrot
PARROT
from Tippy Toe Crafts
CLICK HERE to find out how to make one

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Pirate Bedding And Themed Bedroom Accessories
PIRATE BEDDING AND THEMED BEDROOM ACCESSORIES
from Children’s Rooms
CLICK HERE to take a look at the complete range

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Pirate Ship Birthday Cake With Step By Step Instructions
PIRATE SHIP BIRTHDAY CAKE with step by step instructions
from Hodge Podge Craft
CLICK HERE to find out how to make one

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Pirate Cake
PIRATE CAKE
from Veena Art Of Cakes
CLICK HERE to find out how to make one

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Pirate Hat
PIRATE HAT
from Pritt World
CLICK HERE to find out how to make one

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Jake And The Neverland Pirate Free Colouring Pages
FREE COLOURING PAGES – JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES
from Coloring Book
CLICK HERE to see the collection

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Free Colouring Pages
FREE COLOURING PAGES – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
from Coloring Book
CLICK HERE to see the collection

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Pirate Tooth Pick Flags - for cupcakes or sandwiches
PIRATE TOOTH PICK FLAGS – for cupcakes or sandwiches
from My Paper Planet
CLICK HERE to find out how to make them

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Rocking Pirate Ship
ROCKING PIRATE SHIP
from Children’s Rooms
CLICK HERE for more information

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Skull And Cross Bones Ice Cube Tray
SKULL AND CROSS BONES ICE CUBE TRAY
from Amazon
CLICK HERE to find out more about it

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Pirate Treasure Hunt
PIRATE TREASURE HUNT
from Jenny’s Scrapbooking Haven
This is inspiration rather than a how to but still well worth a look
CLICK HERE to find out more about it

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Pirate Treasure Chest
PIRATE TREASURE CHEST
from Instructables
CLICK HERE to find out how to make it

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Cardboard Tube Pirate
CARDBOARD TUBE PIRATE
from Red Ted Art
CLICK HERE to find out how to make one

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Pirate Hand Print
PIRATE HAND PRINT
from Fun Hand Print Art
CLICK HERE to find out more about it

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Galleon Acrylic Safety Mirror
GALLEON ACRYLIC SAFETY MIRROR
from Children’s Rooms
CLICK HERE to find out more about it

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Make Your Own Play Food

Kids love role play games and play food gives you a wealth of different scenarios to explore from a shop to a café to a picnic in the park.

You can buy play food of course but making your own is fun and if you get the kids involved they will enjoy creating something that they can use in their games later.

If you have a picky eater it just might help encourage them to try something new.

We have chosen projects that you can make along side your children, some that you can make for them to play with and some that they will be able to tackle on their own.

Don’t rush out and buy new materials to make your play food with … have a look and see what you’ve got in the cupboard first as you might be able to use something you already have instead.

If you are making salt dough remember you can use the cheapest flour that you can find.

Scroll down the page to check out all the foods …
there were too many to feature in our compilation photo.

Make Your Own Play Food

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Salt Dough Bread
SALT DOUGH BREAD
from Coffee And Vanilla
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Cardboard Pizza
CARDBOARD PIZZA
from The Crafty Crow
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Sponge Cake
SPONGE CAKE
from Inner Child Fun
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Victoria Sandwich Cake
VICTORIA SANDWICH CAKE
from Here come the Girls
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Cardboard Cookies / Biscuits
CARDBOARD COOKIES / BISCUITS
from Green Owl Art
CLICK HERE to see how to make them

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Cardboard Cookies / Biscuits
CARDBOARD GINGERBREAD MEN
from Inner Child Food
CLICK HERE to see how to make them

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Felt Icecream
FELT ICECREAM
from One Creative Mommy
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Fast Food Burger With Salad
FAST FOOD BURGER WITH SALAD
from Crafty Moods
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Pretend Fast Food
PRETEND FAST FOOD
from Home Eco Nanay
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Crochet Cupcakes
CROCHET CUPCAKES
from Bitter Sweet
CLICK HERE to see how to make them

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Knitted Strawberries
KNITTED STRAWBERRIES
from ODDknit
CLICK HERE to see how to make them

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Felt Ravioli Pasta (sew)
FELT RAVIOLI PASTA – SEW
from One Crafty Mumma
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

You don’t need to use a sewing machine
You can hand sew using running stitch in stead
If you need help with running stitch click here http://bit.ly/1nrqcic

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Felt Ravioli Pasta (no sew)
FELT RAVIOLI PASTA – NO SEW
from One Inch World
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Felt Farfalle Pasta (Bow Ties)
FELT FARFALLE PASTA
from One Inch World
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Felt Tagliatelle Pasta
FELT TAGLIATELLE PASTA
from Inner Child Food
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Paper Plate Pies
PAPER PLATE PIES
from Early Learning
CLICK HERE to see how to make them

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Paper Plate Fruit
PAPER PLATE FRUIT
from All Free Kids Crafts
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Paper Plate Apple
PAPER PLATE APPLE
from Huppie Mama
CLICK HERE to see how to make it

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Marzipan Fruits
MARZIPAN FRUITS
from Dessertolicious
CLICK HERE to see how to make them

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Salt Dough Play Food
SALT DOUGH PLAY FOOD
from Adventures At Play
No instructions but some good ideas
CLICK HERE for inspiration

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The Dragonfly Dozen

This week’s combo features the dragonfly … often forgotten in favour of the butterfly. There are things to do and make along with things to eat and we’ve tried to cover a wide age range. See what you think …

The Dragonfly Dozen - 12 things to do, make and eat

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Clothes Peg Dragonflies
CLOTHES PEG DRAGONFLIES
from First Palette
CLICK HERE for more information

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Plastic Bottle Dragonfly
PLASTIC BOTTLE DRAGONFLY
from Crafts For All Seasons
If you don’t want to use a glow stick you can use a slim torch
CLICK HERE for more information

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Bella Girl's Single Bedding
BELLA GIRL’S SINGLE BEDDING
from Children’s Rooms
CLICK HERE for more information

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Dragonfly Cupcake
DRAGONFLY CUPCAKE
from Cravin Cake
CLICK HERE for more information

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Learn To Draw A Dragonfly
LEARN TO DRAW A DRAGONFLY
with How To Draw Animals
CLICK HERE for more information

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Fondant Dragonfly
FONDANT DRAGONFLY
from Black Betty’s Lab
The text is not in English but the picture tutorial is good
Worth a look if you like to model with clay or fondant
CLICK HERE for more information

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Bead Dragonfly
BEAD DRAGONFLY
from Spoonful
CLICK HERE for more information

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Healthy Dragonfly
HEALTHY DRAGONFLY
from The Art Of Nutrition
CLICK HERE for more information

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Bottle Top Dragonfly
BOTTLE TOP DRAGONFLY
from Handmade Charlotte
CLICK HERE for more information

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Dragonfly Crochet Pattern
DRAGONFLY CROCHET PATTERN
from Damn It Janet
CLICK HERE for more information

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Dragonfly Wind Charm Kit
DRAGONFLY WIND CHARM KIT
from Amazon
CLICK HERE for more information

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Pattern For A Pony Bead Dragonfly
PATTERN FOR A PONY BEAD DRAGONFLY
from DLTK
CLICK HERE for more information

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6 Fun Things To Do With Your Kids In A Garden With Limited Space

Now spring has sprung it’s great to get out in to the garden with the kids and enjoy some fresh air. But what if you don’t have a garden or if yours is small? Here are some ideas …

6 Fun Things To Do In A Garden With Limited Space

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 Plastic Milk Carton Planters
 PLASTIC MILK CARTON PLANTERS
from Total Class Creative Blog
More information …

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 DIY Washable Pavement Chalk Paint
 DIY WASHABLE PAVEMENT CHALK PAINT
from Marvelous Mommy
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 Mini Garden
 MAKE A MINIATURE GARDEN
from Nurture Store
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 Daisy Chain Crown
 DAISY CHAIN CROWN
from Naturally Educational
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 Paint Your own Flower Pots
 PAINT YOUR OWN FLOWER POTS
from Paint Cut Paste
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 Grow Fruit And Veg In A Container
 GROW FRUIT AND VEG IN A CONTAINER
from Spoons N Spades
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10 Fun Ways To Re Use Your Empty Plastic Milk Cartons

I have to be honest I started researching this post purely because I saw a photo on Pinterest of the igloo and thought it was really cool but I didn’t have any idea just how many clever things you can do with your empty plastic milk cartons. I love the hanging storage idea … our house is stuffed with craft goodies that this would be perfect for and it would be really useful in hubby’s allotment shed too. There are too many fab things to feature so here are ten of my favourite …

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 Plastic Milk Carton Igloo
 PLASTIC MILK CARTON IGLOO
from Earth Wise Harmony
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 Plastic Milk Carton Storage
 PLASTIC MILK CARTON STORAGE
from Sew many Ways
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 Plastic Milk Carton Window Decorations
 WINDOW DECORATIONS MADE FROM PLASTIC MILK CARTONS
from Alpha Mom
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 Plastic Milk Carton Bird Feeder
 BIRD FEEDER MADE WITH A PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE
from She Knows
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 DIY lunch box
 DIY LUNCH BOX – UNEXPECTED USE FOR A PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE
from Creme De la Craft
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 Craft Storage
 CRAFT STORAGE USING PLASTIC MILK CONTAINERS
from Crowd Formers
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 Toy Scoop
 TOY SCOOP
from Crafty Journal
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 Plant Labels
 PLANT LABELS
from Mr Brown Thumb
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 Plastic Milk Jug Watering Can
 PLASTIC MILK JUG WATERING CAN
from Karimas Crafts
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 Plastic Milk Jug Monsters
 PLASTIC MILK JUG MONSTERS
from Danielle’s Place
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