Wren’s Ammonite Ribbon Twirler Tutorial

Wren’s Ammonite Ribbon Twirler Tutorial

aWren is always interested in what I’m making. The other day, she was looking at some samples of coil work that I had made for a tutorial and started swishing one of them about, like a ribbon twirler. We both decided that it would be fun to make one with proper...
Weaving Christmas Stars Tutorial

Weaving Christmas Stars Tutorial

I have finally found time to write a tutorial for the woven stars, that I made at the end of October. Although I originally made these with handmade cordage, I have worked the tutorial with yarn, to make it easier for children. If you can’t get hold of any...
Woven Easter Placemats Tutorial

Woven Easter Placemats Tutorial

This woven easter placemat tutorial, is a great way to introduce kids to weaving and all that you need to do it, is some coloured paper, scissors, ruler, pencil and glue stick. If you haven’t got any paper the same size as ours, don’t be put off. The...
How to make Felt Beads

How to make Felt Beads

I thought that I would share this little tutorial on how to make felt beads. They’re really easy to make and are also a great way to use up little scraps of felt. Older children will be able to make these for themselves, or you could make up a bagful of these,...
Making Advent Peg Dolls

Making Advent Peg Dolls

Making wooden dolls, has been a favourite craft in our house since we started making them last year. Since then, my kids and I have created lots of little characters. Some are just for decoration and others get played with everyday, but all had the same humble...
Using Charcoal for Paints and Dyes

Using Charcoal for Paints and Dyes

An experiment with natural dyes turned into a fun activity for Wren (my two year old) this week, as she found out how to make charcoal paint. I had been experimenting with making heather dye for a few days, but having left it rather late in the season, was only...