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Maori Inspired Percussion Sticks

I while back I found some instruction booklets issues by the New Zealand government from the 1970’s instructing teachers  about traditional Maori childrens games.  I found this fascinating and decided to have a go at making our own version of some of the games.   424 more words

Kids Crafts

Phonic Fishing Fun !

Trying to help our littlest one with her letter sounds we decided to go back to basics. We  made a ‘CVC’ fishing game – I’m not a teacher but I believe CVC means the little 3 letter words made up of a consonant, then a vowel, then a consonant,  such as ‘c-a-t’ or ‘m-o-p’. 550 more words

Kids Crafts

Hello world!

Those who know me will know that I love my dogs, and that I am always thinking about new ways to make them happy.  In the past I have made toys and cushions etc.  277 more words

Things To Make

How To Fold a Towel Giraffe

How to Make a Towel Giraffe

I’ve had a few google hits from people looking for instructions on how to fold a towel giraffe, so I thought I should write a post on that.  1,093 more words


Tapestry Time

I’m making a tapestry.

For once, it is actually a tapestry in the usual sense, in that I’m embroidering on an uneven square of canvas. Though perhaps someone will tell me that a ‘proper’ tapestry is woven, not embroidered. 208 more words

Things To Make

DIY: Plate Spinning

This creative idea is so much fun and gives great results. 

Have you ever heard of plate spinning. Its the arty process of creating splattered paint pieces using a salad spinner. 148 more words