How to make a mason jar shaker card

DIY mason jar shaker card with washi tape confetti

The perfect ‘Thank You’ card This home-made mason jar shaker card has an extra little secret – you can lift the lid and take out the messages inside! Perfect as a ‘thank you’ card for teachers, you can personalise it any way you like, and the kids can add their…

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Mauritian Beef Rissoles Recipe

Moreish rissoles de boeuf – pastries the whole family will love These delicious beef rissoles are proof positive that great food doesn’t need complicated recipes with hundreds of ingredients. Just flaky shortcrust pastry with a simple beef filling, you can whip up a batch in minutes. Beef rissoles are sooooo…

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How to Make a Magic Wand Out of a Stick!

Painted diy Harry Potter wand in rainbow colours

DIY Harry Potter wand There’s one thing that every Potterhead needs to make their life complete, and it’s not a door into JK Rowling’s head (though a window might be cool). It is, of course, their very own Harry Potter wand. You could buy one, but where’s the fun –…

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How to Make a Giant Bubble Wand

Girl making giant bubbles using home-made bubble mix recipe and wands

A DIY ‘Tri-String’ Giant Bubble Wand Making a giant bubble wand is the easiest thing in the world, and all you really need are a few sticks and some string! These kid-made tri-string wands make the biggest bubbles I’ve ever seen – the kids won’t be able to resist playing…

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Best Ever Giant Bubble Mix Recipe

Giant bubbles made with diy bubble mix recipe and wands

Home-made Bubble Mix Recipe for Long-Lasting, Super-Strong Bubbles Our home-made giant bubble mix recipe comes in two flavours – quick and easy for bubbles ‘now, now, now!’, or (with just a few extra ingredients) frankly brilliant for the biggest, strongest, longest-lasting bubbles you’ve ever seen! Together with our diy giant…

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Grapat Free-Play Box Review

Playing in a Grapat Free-Play Box Focus. Do you ever wish your kids had more of it? That they would concentrate more fully on the activity in front of them, rather than being constantly distracted by a million other little things? One answer is a play frame, and there is…

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How to make a magical twig ball lantern

Close up of DIY twig ball lantern with multi-colour LED lights

DIY twig Ball Lantern Whether you love fairytale multicolour twinkles or a soft, golden firefly glow, a twig ball lantern can add a really enchanting touch to a party, wedding, or festival. No party to decorate for? Hang them in a corner of your garden to add a touch of…

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Hazel Village soft toys – review

A Hazel Village friend Woodland animals and children go together like jam on toast – and never more so than when the animals in question are the charming, quirky, soft and cuddly organic cotton toys from Brooklyn company, Hazel Village. So when the equally charming Yoyo & Flo asked if…

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Peaceable Kingdom Board Game – Co-operative Play

‘Race to the Treasure’ Board Game Review Peaceable Kingdom board games are a different kind of board game to what you might be used to. Have you ever wondered why we get kids to play board games that pit them tooth and nail against one another, when we’re otherwise so…

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Eco Glitter Lino Printing with Kids

close up of eco glitter in shades of blue, green and silver ocean colours

An Earth Day Art Activity For this year’s Earth Day, we used our new environmentally-friendly eco glitter, sent to us by the lovely people at Eco Glitter Fun, to make these super-sparkly lino printed fishes. Read on to see how we did it and to find out more about our…

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