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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…


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…

Autumn craft pasta necklaces

Painted pasta necklace Autumn craft

The weather has turned chilly & damp here in Kent and we are enjoying more cozy crafting activities like this easy Autumn craft: painted pasta necklaces. What you need to make this Autumn craft: pasta tubes (we used elicoidali – a bit like rigatoni, a giant form of macaroni with ridges – perfect for little…

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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

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…

KBN Learn with Play book

Learn with Play: A book like no other!

I have some exciting news… Hodge Podge Craft is co-author of KBN Learn With Play (along with over 90 other awesome bloggers).  I am hugely proud to be a part of this amazing one-of-a-kind book, which has over 150 fun and easy learning activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. *affiliate links are included…

How to make a dinosaur garden PIN

How to make a dinosaur garden

I’m so pleased that lovely Kate from Crafts on Sea is going to show us how to make a Dinosaur Garden today! Kate Williams blogs at Crafts on Sea and is a stay at home mum to two small superheros. They like dressing up as Batman and Robin, crafts where they can get messy and…

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