2017 Sew a Softie Tutorial Roundup

  We were involved in Sew a Softie Month which was organised by Trixi From Colored Buttons. I have comprised a list of and the links to the sewing tutorials that were involved in this project. This list contains heaps of easy sewing projects and free patterns for you and your kids to try. Dachshund […]


Toilet Roll Peacock

We love toilet-roll crafts and has to be one of my favourites! Follow the instructions below to see how easy and simple it is to make this gorgeous peacock. What you need: Toilet roll Scissors 2 Googly eyes hot glue Yellow paper Green paint Blue paint Yellow paint Paint brushes     Cut a toilet roll […]


How to Make a Pom Pom Spider

In this video, we make a pom pom spider which you can use as a puppet for your next stop motion animation. Watch the video below to see how we put the spider together. Free template download here. Now, it is up to you to come up with your own story and bring your pom […]


How to Make a Popsicle Stick Turtle

  This craft needs a little bit of prep before you can make a turtle with your kids. You will need to soak and bend the popsicle sticks and allow them to dry before you begin. We are having so much fun coming up with different characters to create with bendy popsicle sticks, but I […]


How to Make a Dachshund Softie

July is “Sew a Softie Month,” organised by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. This year, I decided to make something I loved as a child, a very-1970’s brown and yellow dachshund soft toy. I thought it would be sweet to make a similar one with my daughter. Plus, I’ve been holding on to some daisy fabric I […]


How to Make a Jellyfish from Craft Sticks

I was thinking about making a jellyfish from crafts sticks and gave it a go. I attempted so many different versions, using a bunch of different materials, but the characters I was creating just wouldn’’t look like jellyfish! Then I had a breakthrough! Why didn’t I bend the craft stick!  So, I tried it out […]


How to Make This Koala Finger Puppet With a Free Template

This cute homemade koala finger puppet is a quick and easy craft for kids to make and a fun toy for them to play with later. Start by printing the free template on some cardstock. Next, colour the koala in and then cut it out. Glue the koala’s face together, then turn it over and […]


How to Make a Paper Cup Crab

These paper cup crabs are so fun and super easy to make. Their googly eyes give them heaps of character and they animate well. This craft would be a great project for any sea-themed educational project or just a fun summer activity for kids. What you need: Paper cups Red card stock Googly eyes Scissors […]

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