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Crafts with children – Autumn Hedgehog picture 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010

This is our latest craft picture with the kids. This is a giant wall picture that is mounted on the wall in our hallway. The hedgehog was made on A3 sized coloured paper marked with a permanent marker. Coloured tissue paper was cut into small pieces and glued onto the paper. The hedgehog was then […]

Greenlands Farm Village – Children’s Farm and Pottery

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Greenlands Farm village is in Lancashire near Junction 35 of the M6, just south of the Lake District. We visited during our holiday at Heysham near Morecambe. The village consists of a children’s farm, and indoor soft play area, a pottery and selection of shops including a farm shop and wine shop. On Sundays there […]

Seaside fun – Castle, Dragon, Face and Turtles

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

What does a castle, dragon, face and a turtle pianist have in common? Sand Sandcastle, Dragon sand sculpture, Sand-face and a Turtle playing a piano on the beach. Toddlers and sandcastles There is something about sand that kids love. I certainly used to enjoy playing in the sand when I was younger and my two […]

Underwater under-sea / aquarium picture – crafts with kids

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

This is our latest craft picture that I’ve made with the kids. As you can see this is an undersea / aquarium picture. The starfish is something that our youngest child had already made at nursery the rest were printed off for the children to glitter up or colour as appropriate. The use of pre-printed […]

Crafts with kids – Happy Easter

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Our latest wall picture. Our 2 year old son helped with this one painting plain sheets of paper with glitter paint which were later cut up to make the Easter eggs. The happy Easter banner was made from a craft kit bought from a local supermarket. Arts and Crafts Crafts with kids: Winter wall picture […]

Winter picture 2009 – crafts with kids

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

This years winter craft picture features a Snowman and Christmas Trees. This is a large wall picture about 1m square in our hall. I’ve already described how to create these in my other posts so look at Crafts with Kids: Large Christmas snow scene for details of how to create your own. Arts and Crafts […]

Christmas Fairs and Markets – Redditch, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham

Friday, November 20th, 2009

It’s that time again – when the afternoons are dark, the Christmas Lights are on and you can’t move through the crowds at the Christmas Markets and Fairs. The Christmas fairs and markets are a great place to find that unique present or home made gift, or just a good excuse to have a Bratwurst […]

Halloween flying bats to make with a child

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Celebrate Halloween with this easy to make flying bat decoration. It’s great fun to make with kids. The bat template for the bat shape is taken from Halloween colouring download (pdf) that I’d created previously. The bat shapes are on page 6 of the document. Simply: print the page onto coloured card (grey or purple […]

Handmade clock at The Bridge Cafe Service in Redditch.

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

We made this clock at Church today. Not your usual worship activity, but then it’s not a typical church service. This was made at the cafe service at The Bridge Ecumenical Church in Headless Cross, Redditch (formally known as St Luke’s Church). I’ve already written about the church cafe service. The theme was about making […]

Fun crafts with kids – Halloween Colouring

Friday, October 9th, 2009

I’ve created some pictures that can be printed and coloured-in. They can then be stuck on the wall as they are or cut-out, or made into hanging decorations.


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