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Posted on April 17, 2014

Konnie Huq’s Cuddly Easter Bunnies

Craft/ Netflix Stream Team

The lovely Konnie Huq and people at Netflix have put together this awesome craft to make cuddly Easter bunnies that I just had to share with you.

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Cuddly Easter Bunnies

Materials you’ll need:

An old glove
Two buttons
Needle & thread
Glue
Ribbon
Cotton wool balls
Scissors

STEP 1
Step 1 – Take your old glove and cut along the dotted white line

STEP 2
Step 2 – Use your needle and thread, and sew on two buttons for eyes then stitch an X for the nose

STEP 3

Step 3 – Turn your bunny inside out and stitch along the cut edge, leaving enough of a gap to stuff

STEP 4

Step 4 – Turn your bunny back out and stuff with wadding, then finish stitching to close the gap

STEP 5

Step 5 – To finish, stick a cotton wool ball on the back with multipurpose glue for the bunny’s tail. Tie a ribbon round the ear or neck and bend the longer ear down.

STEP 6

This is such a great idea to do with the kids this Easter weekend. Anything cuddly goes down well in this house and we love having a go at seasonal crafts. You can see our pretty Easter baskets here and our Easter bunny masks here.

Posted on April 9, 2014

Pretty Easter Baskets

Craft

Last week Boo was set a challenge to make something either useful or decorative out of an old plastic bottle by her school Eco-team. As soon as she mentioned it I remembered these Easter baskets from My Little Three and Me that I had seen when doing one of my round up posts; I mentioned them to Boo and she loved the idea so that’s just what we did.

We basically followed the instructions that Emma at My Little Three and Me gives but we added our own little touches as Boo had some fab ideas of her own 🙂

Pretty Easter Baskets

What we used…

  • 4 pint plastic milk bottle (washed and dried)
  • scissors
  • coloured paper
  • guillotine
  • acrylic paints
  • glue
  • chicks and chocolate eggs for decoration

How we made it…

  1. First we cut out our basket and handle from the old milk bottle.
  2. Boo then painted daisies on the handle and set aside to dry.
  3. We cut out tulips and stems from the coloured paper and glued them to the milk bottle.
  4. Boo then painted grass around the bottom of the milk bottle and set aside to dry.
  5. Whilst the basket was drying Boo sliced up some green paper using the guillotine and then placed it inside the basket to make it look like grass.
  6. Once everything was dry I stapled the handle on to the basket and voila our very own pretty Easter basket 🙂

pretty Easter baskets

Boo really enjoyed making this basket and she is really hoping that she wins the challenge at school this week. The whole class will be voting on the best item made, I’d say she was in with a pretty good chance 😉

If you are looking for more crafts; do go and visit My Little Three & Me as Emma has an incredible blog full of amazing crafts 🙂

Thanks for the inspiration Emma x

Posted on May 11, 2013

3M Pinata Challenge

Craft/ sponsored

3M have recently launched Post-it Notes Colour Cubes, packs of Post-it Notes in a range of vibrant hues. What better way to show them off than for us to get crafty with them? 3M challenged us to decorate a pinata and we happily accepted! Head over to the Post-it UK facebook page for lots more fab and colourful ideas 🙂

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Lots of lovely 3M Post-it’s

We were sent lots of lovely 3M Post-it’s for our challenge and of course the all important pinata!

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Pinata we had to decorate

When it first arrived I had absolutely no idea what to do with it to be quite honest and then I saw what Red Ted Art had done with theirs and had a little chat with Maggy on twitter for a bit of inspiration. Boo came up with the idea in the end; kids are always best at these things aren’t they so together we came up with our design! We had lots of fun making it and can’t wait to fill it with treats at our  barbecue next weekend 🙂

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Boo starts to decorate.

Boo started by sticking on yellow post-it’s to create a ‘circle’ in the middle of the pinata. We were very surprised at how sticky they actually are and Boo found it really easy to do!

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It’s coming along nicely 😉

We then started at the outside of the pinata and worked our way in to the middle creating different colour layers. This was Boo’s idea to use different colours; had it been left to me it would have just been one solid colour as I’m a little OCD when it comes to things like this but I managed to keep my mouth shut and let the creativity of my daughter continue 😉

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Our finished Pinata – do you know what it is?

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We asked Bugs what it was and he said ‘flower’ so it can’t be that bad if a 2 yr old can guess 😉

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Our pretty flower pinata 🙂

So there you have it… We made a pretty pinata flower! Boo is really very pleased with it and cannot wait to fill it with treats next weekend! Using Post-it’s is such a fab & easy way and we have a big bundle of post-it’s that we are going to use to get creative with some other things too!

This post is sponsored by 3M.

Posted on March 27, 2013

Making an Easter Bunny Mask.

Craft/ Toddlers

I love doing a bit of crafting with Boo – she takes it so seriously and everything has to be perfect; so when Scotch got it touch a couple of weeks a go and challenged us to make a bunny mask using some of their products I jumped at the chance! Any excuse to spend a bit of time with my daughter and another blog post covered… win win 😉

Scotch sent us a range of their fab products – we knew they’d be fab even before they arrived as we reviewed some for them at Christmas time too!

Lots of fab Scotch products!

Lots of fab Scotch products!

What you will need to make this bunny mask –

  • Bunny Mask template (we downloaded ours here)
  • cereal box
  • glue
  • scissors
  • Scotch expressions tape
  • cotton wool
  • plastic stick

First we stuck our bunny mask template on to our cereal box…

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easter bunny mask template

Then using little bits of purple Scotch expressions tape we filled in the ears – the expressions tape is brilliant, if you get it in the wrong place you can just pick it off and restick it and you can write on it too…

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We then did the same using other colour tapes for the nose and cheeks…

Teal nose :)

Teal nose 🙂

Pink cheeks ;)

Pink cheeks 😉

Then we glued on bits of cotton wool to make our very own fluffy Easter Bunny Mask 🙂

Our Easter Bunny Mask

Then we drew him some whiskers back on as he kinda lost those when we covered his cheeks up with tape; covered a plastic stick with pink tape and stuck that to the back of the card so Boo has a stick mask and there you have it… a fab Easter Bunny Mask!

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What crafting will you be doing with your little ones this Easter?

3M Scotch set us a challenge to create some Everyday Magic at Easter with the kids by working on an Easter craft challenge using the Scotch Brand products.

Posted on October 8, 2012

Make Your Own Hand Print Spider!

Craft/ Halloween/ Toddlers

Not only is this a brilliant Halloween craft and decoration it makes a fantastic keepsake to remember just how small your little one’s hands were… We learnt how to do this at our local toddler group in 2008 and I just wanted to share it with you all! 🙂

Boo’s Spider – Halloween 2008

This is really super easy and fun to make!

What you will need…

Paper or card

Black fingerpaint

Googly eyes

Glue

Scissors

Cotton (to hang)

How…

Cover your child’s hands in black finger paint and get them to print one at a time, side by side so that the palms overlap. Wait until this dries and then cut round the hand prints; make sure you cut off the thumbs so that your spider only has eight legs 😉

Stick on your googly eyes and attach some string/cotton to the back!

There you have it; an adorable hand print spider decoration! Why not do one for every member of your family 🙂

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