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A shortcut for crafting with children

I don’t mind admitting that I’m not particularly great at art and crafts. Which is unfortunate, when you have children who love it. When we do make something crafty, we all find it more rewarding if we produce something that looks great. As my art skills are rarely up to drawing something for the girls to colour in, we have to look for other options. I’d never heard of SVG files until recently, but they’re a dream for creating something pretty with the children. What are SVG files? SVG is an acronym for Scalable Vector Graphics. This quite literally means…

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The homework rescue mission and the 3D jungle

Libby arrived home from school on Friday with homework as usual. The only slight departure from the norm was that the homework was due in on Monday. We had an incredibly busy weekend planned, and of course the homework involved craft – she had to make a jungle. And I had no craft supplies. A lucky coincidence Just as I decided to make Libby rip a piece of paper out of a pad and draw her jungle, the postman arrived. In a strange twist of fate that made me think I should buy a lottery ticket, he brought us a box of…

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Make a peacock easy craft for toddlers

We’re loving working with Bostik this year to create various craft items based on a theme each month. We’ve already made a Valentine’s card with matching envelope and an Easter table decoration. The theme this month is birds and flying objects. I decided to make an easy peacock. I wanted to find something that was nice and simple for the girls to get involved with, but something that they would be proud of. Peacock craft – the inspiration One of the items that Bostik sent for us this month was a packet of foam pads. These are great for toddlers…

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Craft for toddlers – when you forgot to buy a card

I know it’s difficult to believe, but sometimes I’m a bit disorganised. I know, you wouldn’t believe it from my polished exterior. When it comes to birthdays and special occasions, I tend to make sure I get a gift in plenty of time. But for some reason, I never get around to buying a card. At Christmas I don’t send them at all. What to do when you forgot to buy a card In this day and age, there’s always a garage open. I really could pop out and buy a rubbish one. But having been the proud recipient of…

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