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Microwave Mug Cake and Cookie Recipes

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

I wanted to run some kind of cooking / baking activity with the Cub Scouts, however we meet at a community centre which does not have a kitchen. I therefore turned to some Microwave recipes. I tried a few different recipes and in the end decided on two cakes and one biscuit recipe. These are […]

Crafts – Christmas Picture (Christmas Tree and Snowman)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

This years Christmas craft picture is a large Christmas Tree and Snowman. This giant craft picture is the first we’ve made since I mounted a dedicated craft board to the wall. The board is a piece of MDF that I got had the local B&Q to cut to size. The board is much better than […]

Crafts with kids – 3D snowflake Christmas decoration

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Make your own 3D snowflake using only plain paper, sellotape and staples. This is inspired by the Wiki How guide to making a 3D snowflake. My first attempt didn’t work out too well as the cuts were not uniform between the different points of the snow flake. So I created a template to make it […]

Make your own Easter Chicken

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Create your own Easter Chicken using the following templates. These are easy for children to make, although an adult may need to help with cutting the shapes out first. There are two files. One is a Open Document Graphics file which can be edited using either LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org both of which are available for […]

Cooking with kids – Mackerel Goujons (sustainable fish)

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This is a nice easy fish recipe that you can involve young children with. It’s also made with Mackerel which is considered one of the more sustainably caught fish. For the reasons that this is so important see The End of the Line – the problem of overfishing (also see Buying and cooking fresh and […]

Winter craft picture – House silhouette, snow, snowman and Christmas tree

Monday, December 13th, 2010

This Winter’s craft picture is now complete. We change our picture each season so whilst it’s nice to include Christmas elements in the picture this picture needs to last beyond the rest of the house Christmas decorations. This year we went for a house silhouette with snow, a Christmas tree and a snowman created with […]

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 […]

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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