Thursday, 8 October 2015

Nature Walk Crafts

Hands up who loves Autumn??
I love the colours of the leaves, the crisp air, the due drops on the spider weds and the beautiful jewels that mothers natures brings with her in Autumn.
We collect conkers, acorns, leaves and pine cones when ever we get a chance. The kids love searching for the biggest ones and we really enjoyed making things with our latest finds.

This is just one example of what you can do with Nature walk/scavenger hunt finds. If your looking for something to help the creative juices going on your walks check out me FREE Autumn scavenger hunt printable {here}

We made these little guys using some of what we found. Acorns, chestnuts and matches. You could use toothpicks if you don't have matches. I used a metal skewer to make the holes first to make it easier for the match sticks to go in. Then we drew the faces on with a sharpie. We had hours of fun making all kinds of things. 

Now, go get your wellies on and get outside with your little ones and start collecting.
Adventure awaits!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Life Lately {I'm still here}

Life has been a crazy mess with the last three weeks. I've not been able to get on the computer to blog and just about to keep up with things on my phone. You see, three weeks ago I woke up and when I stood up to get on with my day, I was falling around the place like a drunk mess. I was the scariest thing that I have even experienced. This went on for days. I won't bore you with the silly details but after lots of tests, bloods and wires stuck to me, it turns out I've got vertigo. Vertigo SUCKS!!

{miss J stole this pic of me when I was resting. cheeky!!}

When I get a bad bout of it I can't move. Lying down or sitting up, everything spins. And as for looking at a computer screen, forget about it. My poor eyes couldn't focus on anything. But I've got it sorted now, for the most part and I'm back at it. The kids have been great too.they have been bringing me drinks and snacks when I can't get up and tiding up their toys.That stopped once I get back on my feet though. Typical kids, right? 

I've got some lovely posts that I've been working on when things were holding still. We collected lots of autumn jewels {conkers, acorns, beautiful leaves} and we made some pretty cool things you can all do too.

If you want to keep up with us on a more daily basis head on over to Instagram. I'm on there quite a bit { i swear I don't have a problem} and would love to connect with my readers. 

Have a great week friends!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow {Autumn craft}

Happy Hump Day Friends!
I've got another quick and easy craft here for you today. I love working with popsicle sticks. They're so easy to use. Not too fiddly for little ones either. We've made a Christmas Crib {here} using them too. But today we're working on an autumn scarecrow.

You will need:
8 fat popsicle sticks
coloured paper

Cut a piece of card a little shorter than your sticks.
Glue 7 of the sticks onto the card.
Cut stripes of the coloured paper to look like hair.
Glue this to the ends of the last stick.
Take the last stick and glue it on top of the other at an angle to look like a hat.
Paint your hat brown or whatever colour your little heart desires.
Cut out the eyes and nose and glue them down.
Cut out a flower shape and glue in place with a coloured jewel.
Draw on a big smile and your done.

You can out these on a book shelf or a window sill but I'm going to stick some magnets to the back of mine and put the on the fridge.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Tissue Paper Trees {autumn craft}

Hello Friends!!
Hope your all enjoying this lovely Autumn weather. I'm certainly enjoying the crisp, fresh air the this time of year brings. I've got another quick and simple craft to keep you little ones busy on the evenings. Have you noticed that the evenings are getting shorter??

We love the Autumn colours and what better why to show them off then with a lovely autumn tree. 

You will need: 
Coloured Tissue
Drawing paper
Crafty kid

Draw the outline of a tree on an A4 page.
Get your child to tear up the tissue paper. This was the favourite part for my little man. 
Then start gluing the pieces to the paper.
It's that simple.

Crafts don't have to be complicated to be fun and if your kids are having fun, that's the most important thing. Right??

Friday, 4 September 2015

Favourite Things Friday

Happy Friday Friends!
The first full week of school is done and dusted in our house and we are all exhausted. My little guy has needed a nap most days after preschool. He just has so much fun there, that he can't handle it. Poor thing. Miss J has survived her first week with a new teacher. She was really scared to see what she was like after having the same teacher for two years running. But it turns out she's lovely. My mind is resting a little easier now that I know she like her. We've been busy crafting and having some fun in the cool autumn air. I just love this time of year. Anyway, enough talking. Here are this weeks favourite pins.

And that's it for another week. I hope you enjoy looking through these. Be sure to pin them if your on pinterest. You can follow along with me on any of my social media accounts {links below}. I would just love to connect with you.

Have a great weekend!!

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