Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve!!  It feels like only yesterday I was thinking I had all the time in the world before the big day but it’s crept up ever so quickly!  This year is an exciting one, not only is it Lottie’s first christmas with us, it’s the first year that both Maisy and Bella really understand about the magic of santa and have been so excited.  So today we have spent this morning building a gingerbread house ready to be on the centre of the table tomorrow! We attempted a rockyroad house earlier on on December and it was a…

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4 Simple Christmas Crafts For Toddlers

We’ve been getting in the christmas spirit with some seasonal crafty recently, I am sharing with 4 simple christmas crafts which are great for toddlers and preschoolers to get stuck in with. They’re super simple and made with materials I am sure you will already have hidden in the craft box.   First up are these lollipop stick decorations; I’ve simply glued 4 colourful lollipop sticks together in the shape of a star using silicone glue as alot stronger. Allow to dry and then the kids can decorate with anything you have in the house – glitter, beads even stickers. We’ve used a mixture of…

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Christmas santa salt dough handprints

I wanted to have a go at some home made christmas decorations. I’m not the most crafty of people so I wanted something pretty simple that looks good and the children could join in. So we went for some santa salt dough handprints with a christmassy feel! First up I made the salt dough using:  1 cup of plain flour  1 cup of salt  half a cup of water  I just threw the ingredients into a bowl and gave them a good stir, once it started to come together I turned the mixture out onto a work surface and kneaded until it was a smooth kind…

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Halloween Activities For Toddlers

Halloween is just around the corner and as alway the kids have been up to all sorts of fun activities to get them them in the spooky spirit. These are my 5 fun Halloween activities for toddlers. Halloween Cakes I picked up some orange flavour frosting in asda the other day and a bunch of halloween decorations the kids loved making these spidery cone cakes. Having a cupcake in a cone makes it so much easier for little hands to handle, they get a lot less sticky.  We also made these little fairy cakes using a white chocolate button and…

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Tissue paper stained glass windows

Yesterday was just one of those days the kids were up at 5, yes 5am! so I woke up in a grump, by about 7 they realised it wasn’t the bet idea they’ve ever had and were knackered (very grumpy household). After and hour or two of them whining and fighting over just about everything and anything they could, I needed to think of something quick and easy to entertain them while I sorted Lottie out. Preferably something that didn’t involve too much mess Arts and crafts can often bring me out in a cold sweat but I’d seen this on…

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