Category Archives for craft for kids

Upcycling Granny’s Tee shirts

This was a good project, even though we didn’t end up with the rug that the instructions promised (I think the warp may have been too loose to begin with and then too tight to end with), George now has … Continue reading

03. August 2012 by Roze
Categories: craft for kids, Learning a new skill, recycling, Upcycling | Leave a comment

Sun Prints

Inspired by the wonderful work of Susan Derges (using light sensitive paper, she captures patterns of light as it travels through water), George and I finally cracked open his birthday pack of sun print paper and carried out a few experiments of … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by Roze
Categories: craft for kids, printing, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

Painting trees and doodling

Easter brought us lots of treats, which means lots of thank you cards. We spent some of the money sent for Easter Egg buying on two of the most beautifully illustrated books; ‘A river of words‘ by Jen Bryant and … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Homemade cards, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

Flower Fossils

A lovely way to spend an early Sunday morning; out collecting fresh leaves and flowers from the garden whilst the rest of the street slumbers. Enjoying the sunshine and thinking about the tiles I was soon going to make at … Continue reading

13. March 2012 by Roze
Categories: craft for kids, Gardening, Handmade tiles, Simple Pleasures | 6 comments

The Spring Collection

It’s been a bit chilly lately. The boys have all learnt the sheer comfort that can only come from snuggling up to a warm, furry soft, hot water bottle and I’ve been thinking of how we can plan ahead during … Continue reading

15. February 2012 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, card making, Coloured pencils, craft for kids, cutting out paper, Drawing, Homemade cards, Simple Pleasures, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

Lantern making

This was a relaxing and easy project from last Sunday. I cut some fresh willow from the garden and we spent two industrious hours contentedly bending, fixing, sticking and trimming. The inspiration came from Fiona Danks and Jo Schofields’ book … Continue reading

21. January 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, craft for kids, Fun, Lanterns, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

Made to play

The boys were lucky this Christmas and received a lot of Lego kits which didn’t leave much time for crafting. However, since I discovered www.madebyjoel.com I’ve been wanting to try out some of Joel’s ideas (his book is entitled made to play) so … Continue reading

02. January 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, craft for kids, Fun, making birds, Toys to make | Leave a comment

Making without goal or purpose in mind

It was too wet to go to the park after school today so we arrived home early. With half an hour to fill, we set up a printing session, with no goal or purpose in mind, just to be and … Continue reading

08. November 2011 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, craft for kids, printing, Simple Pleasures, Stamping, Wellbeing | 2 comments

Making paper

Having caught George on numerous occasions trying to make his own paper in his room and using lots of my liquid soap and face cream in the process, I thought it might be a good idea for us both to … Continue reading

16. October 2011 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, craft for kids, Fun, paper making, school holiday projects | Leave a comment

Boys’ art

More birthdays mean more card making, I wonder how many cards we send each year. I had a few suggestions up my sleeve for what the theme could be this time but not one the boys was impressed with what … Continue reading

12. October 2011 by Roze
Categories: birthdays, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Fun, Homemade cards, Illustrations | 2 comments

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