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5 MINS IN THE ART CUPBOARD

EASY KIDS CRAFT – D.I.Y HOLIDAY JARS

By June 5, 2017 CRAFT, KID WRANGLING

I am a magpie when it comes to the beach – I’ll pick up any old thing and my kids now do the same. We come home with pockets full of pebbles, shells and pretty looking garbage.

In an effort to organise the ‘treasure’ before it takes over our flat, I have started curating our little collections into memory jars.

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JUICY LITTLE VALENTINE HEARTS

By February 11, 2017 FOOD

This idea came to me while scoffing an M&S fruit salad on the bus and I’ve been waiting for the perfect situation to give it a try. Hello Valentine’s Day! Add a little extra love to someone’s fruit salad today…

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  • Some red grapes – make sure they aren’t too circular, you want really long egg-shaped ones, which make better heart shapes.

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PASS-THE-PARCEL WATERMELON STYLEE

By August 3, 2016 PARTIES

Pimp your game of pass-the-parcel by adding a watermelon layer! Or try it on a gift for a fruit lover. You could even add more fruity layers – yellow with black stripes followed by white, for a banana or pink paper followed by white with black spots, for a dragon fruit!

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9 CRAFTY BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR KIDS

By April 8, 2016 KID WRANGLING

How are the school holidays going for you? After visiting Kidzania London yesterday aka Capitalism The Theme Park!, I am yearning for the sweet release of the school bell on Tuesday morning. So if you’ve run out of ideas to keep the kids entertained try these easy, crafty projects that use everyday bits and pieces that you can find at home or at the supermarket.

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5 MIN IN THE ART CUPBOARD – MAKE A TOILET ROLL REINDEER

By December 5, 2015 CRAFT, KID WRANGLING

Apparently all reindeer with antlers are lady reindeer, which makes sense seeing as these ladies need to multi-task. You can make your own Rhonda The Red Nosed Reindeer with just a toilet roll, white paint, some coloured pens and twigs.

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Reindeer by Elliot (3 years old) and Emma (34 years old).

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