Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Teddy Bear colouring sheets

Unfortunately, I don't really get a chance to blog but sometimes I need somewhere to file away things I've created.

Like these teddy bear colouring sheets. I designed them for a toddler group I help run, but it's good to share.

Birthday teddy
Teddy Birthday Colouring Sheet

Christmas teddy bear
A teddy bear in a santa hat colouring sheet
Colouring sheet for Christmas. Teddy in the snow wearing a Santa hat, mittens and a scarf. 

As always, please only use for good not evil.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Yogurt bottle vases and Easter bunnies

On our trip to the supermarket, the girls wanted to try some of those yogurt drinks in little bottles. I was reluctant as I wasn't sure they'd like them, but it turns out they do.

The empty containers just screamed out to be decorated. So we dug out the Sharpies and the seven year old made a lovely rainbow vase.

Craft of the day. Decorating yogurt drink bottles with Sharpies

Then both girls worked together to make Easter bunnies with paper ears and wool pom-pom tails.

Decorating bottles
Decorating bottles That's their craft thirst satisfied for today.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Paper Flowers, a simple Mother's Day craft

It was my turn to bring the craft to our toddler group this week and the theme was Mothers, for Mother's Day. So I created a paper flower craft.

Paper flowers for Mother's Day

 It had to be simple because the majority of the group are two and three years old, so it's a basic glue stick and one piece of sticky tape make.

 How to make: I cut out flower shapes in a range of colours and sizes, some small circles for the middle of the flower, a leaf shape and a pipe cleaner for the stalk.
Paper flowers for Mother's DayPaper flowers for Mother's DayPaper flowers for Mother's Day

The flowers were then layered on top of each other and stuck with a glue stick to make the flower, the green pipe cleaner was stuck on with sticky tape and the leaves again with the glue stick.

I went a bit fancy with my test version and stuck another flower shape on the back to cover up the pipe cleaner but it didn't work with the preschoolers, as they weren't fussed about having a neat finish.

Anyway, as an easy under fives craft it worked fantastically, so I thought I'd share. Happy Mother's Day.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Vacation Countdown

Back in the summer I put together a countdown chart for our vacation to Florida.

It's a two week countdown or as it was known in our house "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Mickey!!! "

I'm happy to share it, if you want to print it off for your own fridge.

Print here

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Yum-Munch Cakes

Yum-Munch Cakes by Snowfairy
Yum-Munch Cakes, a photo by Snowfairy on Flickr.

My cousin is a talented cake crafter and is just setting up her own business and asked me to design a logo for Yum-Munch Cakes.

This is the final design she chose.

Once again it reminded how I love the process of creating, the ideas, the challenge of battling with a design as it just won't work. If only I had time in my day to turn my hobby into a money making scheme...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Welcome to the home of the future

My brother has just moved to New York and this is a their moving house card.

Why robots? Because it is the home of the future, and also there is a too complicated back story why we are called Holbots.

Holbots, at your service

Friday, 10 February 2012

Valentine's penguins

Valentines purple penguin

We had 20 minutes spare this morning before school, so we made a couple of Valentine's penguins.

Penguins are just the perfect creature for Valentines, it's cold, it's winter, they're cute and in our house they are purple.