Category Archives: DIY

Great DIY gift: Wine beanies or I’ll call them Wineys…

Great DIY gift: Wine beanies or I’ll call them Wineys…
Great DIY gift: Wine beanies or I’ll call them Wineys…

A while back I had to make DIY Chirstmas gifts for Mother&Child Magazine. I had so much fun creating these, so I thought I’d add them to my gift ideas for this Christmas.

I just love DIY Christmas crafts! The idea of thoughtfully making something for someone with love, warms my heart. As gifts, the challenge for me was adding some gifts that people actually want and not only use on Christmas day so something not necessarily Christmassy that they will want to use during the whole year. 

Enters my first idea:

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DIY Unicorn Paper Fan *Guest Post*

DIY Unicorn Paper Fan *Guest Post*
DIY Unicorn Paper Fan *Guest Post*

This guest post was done by 11 year old Zarmeen! I get a lot of requests for guest posts of which I turn down most, but I had a look at Zarmeens blog and I must say I loved it. Go have a look for some lovely, child friendly crafts!


I am Zarmeen Zia. I am 11 years old. I love making arts, crafts and yummy treats. My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/Kids-DIY-with-Zarmeen-483236425411959/

My Instagram profile is https://www.instagram.com/kidsdiywithzarmeen/

I always enjoy sharing my craft tutorials. Today, I am sharing kids fun craft project DIY unicorn paper fan. You will find nothing expensive or difficult to try. 

Visit my blog https://kidsdiywithzarmeen.blogspot.com/

It is an easy kids fun craft project. Kids can make it easily. Let’s learn how to make it. 

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Woodland Creature Mask

Woodland Creature Mask
Woodland Creature Mask

A while back I started doing articles for Mother And Child Magazine. I created this Fox Mask for their woodland themed party. It was so much fun to do and really not too hard.

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Coloring Calendar 2019 Printable!!

Coloring Calendar 2019 Printable!!
Coloring Calendar 2019 Printable!!

I am so excited to share my Etsy Shop that I have re-opened with you. To celebrate, I made a printable Coloring Calendar yay! I had a brain wave while trying to figure out how to keep printing cost low for my followers when I thought of making it black and white coloring pages. Something to colour each month

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Gingerbreadhousekit SA Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

Gingerbreadhousekit SA Review and GIVEAWAY!!!
Gingerbreadhousekit SA Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

I have to be honest, when I received this kit in the post I was a little nervous. You see, I am not the best baker… as in NOT GOOD! My first reaction upon lifting the package was that it was a really heavy kit… score points number one. Opening it was even more of a surprise… Read the rest of this entry

DIY Felt Barnyard and Finger Puppets

DIY Felt Barnyard and Finger Puppets
DIY Felt Barnyard and Finger Puppets

Ok I have to confess… I LOVE a glue gun and there are few craft things I won’t put together with it. This barnyard and finger puppets are no different. I know it would probably look so much prettier if it was stitched together like this Peppa Pig that I did on a Read the rest of this entry

Great Father’s Day Gift and Card Ideas for Toddlers

Great Father’s Day Gift and Card Ideas for Toddlers
Great Father’s Day Gift and Card Ideas for Toddlers

I got some awesome Father’s Day card ideas on this page but I liked too much of them so I decided to make a special keepsakes box big enough to fit a lot of pages with lots of different messages. The kids had already made Dad special match boxes at a play group we attend so I thought I’d make it big enough to fit different kinds of objects. This project was so much fun and the kids loved it too!   Read the rest of this entry

Easy Craft Ideas From Unused Fabric *Guest Post*

Easy Craft Ideas From Unused Fabric *Guest Post*
Easy Craft Ideas From Unused Fabric *Guest Post*

Guest Post by Alise from Papilio Prints

Everybody has that one piece of fabric that’s connected too emotionally to throw away yet too old to be worn. They are mostly stacked at the bottom of the dresser drawers or in the darkest corners of the wardrobes, where it is most likely to be never seen again.

Holding on to clothes that we do not use prove to be a complete waste if one doesn’t believe in donating or selling them. So let’s bring out the old pieces of fabric and try some crafts.

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Sugru- My New Favourite Fixit Mouldable Glue

Sugru- My New Favourite Fixit Mouldable Glue
Sugru- My New Favourite Fixit Mouldable Glue

“You can fix it Mommy, because you’re Fixit.” Ive been named after one of my son’s favourite Transformers characters because I mostly manage to fix his broken toys. I have many different kinds of glues for different kinds of fixes close at hand as some of my DIY Mommy-must-haves. Sometimes however, I have to disappoint him with the news that a particular break can in fact, not even be fixed by his Fixit Mommy. That’s until I got this new awesome tester in the mail.  Read the rest of this entry

Quick & Easy Sensory Clay (microwave) & Printable colour chart!

Quick & Easy Sensory Clay (microwave) & Printable colour chart!
Quick & Easy Sensory Clay (microwave) & Printable colour chart!

I like this rough grainy clay as its good for sensory development for small toddlers and the shape of your characters stay in place much better when it has something rough to hold on to.

This recipe is so easy your kids can make it! I made this batch twice to make sure it doesn’t clump when making one big batch but maybe it will work for you? Let me know! 

You will need:

Sensory clay, rough textured clay, toddler activities, free colour chart printable.

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Microwave

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coarse salt 
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Food coloring

Step 1:

Sensory clay, rough textured clay, toddler activities, free colour chart printable.

Mix all the ingredients except the food coloring. 

Step 2:

Sensory clay, rough textured clay, toddler activities, free colour chart printable.

Separate the batch in two if you want more colors. 

Add the food coloring and put in microwave for 30seconds. If its not firm and still stick to your hands, put it back into the microwave for another 30secs. If it still sticks, add a little flour and repeat.

I ended up with 5 colors because I made the batch twice and then took a little of the blue and a little of the purple and added yellow to get that awesome stone grey colour. 

Enjoy! 


Having trouble figuring out the colours? Here’s a free printable colour chart!