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5 recycled art & craft ideas for kids using cards

Today I’m delighted to welcome Lesley at Decorque Cards (check out her blog here), who is guest posting about recycled art & crafts using greetings cards.  Over to Lesley… You plan out what seems like an endless array of activities to keep the kids entertained during the summer, yet still hear the words ‘I’m bored’…

Summertime art and craft for kids
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Summertime art and craft for kids

Today I’m sharing 10 ideas for Summertime art and craft for kids from last week’s #Pintorials linky and around the web. These are perfect for doing outside in the sunshine where mess doesn’t matter – enjoy! Summertime art and craft for kids: Flying rocket craft from Sand in my Toes Messy craft ideas for kids from…

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A scavenger hunt exploring texture in nature

This scavenger hunt is inspired by nature and the myriad textures found outdoors.  It’s a great way to get kids excited about going for a walk and exploring the natural world around them. For this scavenger hunt, you will need: This free printable scavenger hunt list (click to download an A4 pdf) A pen or…

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Family Christmas traditions (some crafty, some not)!

I LOVE Christmas.  I mean seriously LOVE IT.  I think it’s because my parents (Mum especially) always made a huge deal out of it when we were growing up and had lots of traditions that were (and still are!) repeated year on year.  Mister Podge had his own family Christmas traditions and now that we…

DIY alternative advent calendar
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DIY Alternative Advent Calendar

Last year we made this DIY alternative advent calendar using paper cups which was a big hit with the boys! This year I wanted to do something similar (i.e. activities instead of chocolate), but by recycling Christmas cards from last year into tiny boxes with Christmas activities inside them.   To make a DIY alternative…

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