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Jack and the Beanstalk at The Roses Theatre Tewkesbury

As you may remember at the start of this month my good cause was to help support my local theatre with their Panto Jack and the Beanstalk.  They were asking for the help of the local community to help them knit a Beanstalk to decorate as much of the theatre as possible. Being a town … Read more

Christmas TRH & Book Advent

Chrismtas toilet roll holder advent

There are so many great ideas on the internet but two of my favourite craft blogs RedTedArt and HereComeTheGirls. They have really inspired me to combine a couple of their ideas to create a new one: a Christmas Advent Craft to encourage reading. I adore RedTedArt’s toilet roll holder crafts (TRH Santa, Reindeer, and Snowmen) and was … Read more

Christmas Photo Shoot

Christmas family photo shoot

A nice photo can make a lovely gift at Christmas and in this day and age you can do so much with the images – canvas, calendars, cups, keyrings, magnets, t-shirts, baubles and so on. I tend to buy the school picture every year at this time of year, but with the children being in … Read more

Star Badges

Some days you just want a simple activity to keep the kids entertained. What I love about this Star Badge Craft is that it is so versatile. We made them for their Dad for his birthday, but could easily have been applied to Father’s day, as a Christmas Craft, or even a Teacher leaving gift … Read more

Christmas time at ThomasLand

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that my 3rd son (who is 5) has been best mates with a lad since they were around 2 years old. Recently his friend has moved away (last October) and so they no longer see each other. His friend turned 5 … Read more

Personalised Kids Craft Christmas Cards

I originally had this idea that I could make some stamps and it would make writing Christmas Cards easier, as my 5 year old could just stamp his name! First of all I wrote the names on paper in bubble writing and cut them out. Next I took a potato and cut it in half. … Read more

Christmas with the Children

My children have been off school because 2 of them were sick and there is a 48 hour rule to prevent them spreading it around. Obviously this meant that they were bouncing off the walls and doing my swede in needing a bit of educational stimulation. You may have noticed that we looked at the Nativity … Read more