Do you like origami and love to learn about Chinese culture? Then this is the right place for you – check out this awesome looking ang pow origami dog! The first day of the Chinese New Year 2018 falls on the 16th February which is the Year of the Earth Dog. The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. It is one of the most important days for Chinese culture. It marks the new year and we welcome the good fortune into the home by hanging lots of decorations!
Fuzzikins Craft Dozy Dogs is a craft set for young children to colour their adorable doggy family and to make them accessories for a good night’s sleep. This is for aged five and above.
Thanks to Baker Ross, we often receive great craft kits from them and this month, we have received a range of Father’s Day themed kits and summer themed craft kits. We were provided wooden keyrings, wooden toolbox desk tidy kits, papier Mache farm animal pack, wood clay, giant bamboo leaves, lotus heads, powder paint fluorescent colours and scoubidou strings.
Yay, it’s another week of the Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party! This linky will occur every fortnight and the linky will be open until 25th March 2016 so you have plenty of time to link up! This week I am featuring Easter crafts.
A few weeks ago, we went along with the Aiming High group hosted by the Staffordshire County Council to a pottery painting class at the Crackpotz Ceramic Café. This was my children’s first time painting pottery and they were both very excited.
It was not far from our home and it didn’t take us long to reach there but having lived here for a while, I had not been to this small village in the countryside before. It was delightfully peaceful too!
After we arrived, both children were asked to choose the ceramic pottery they would like to decorate. Ms C went for cat while Mr K went for shark. Next they started painting it.
This is my sixth challenge as a Bostik Blogger and this month’s theme is Monster. I have received a crafting box packed with coloured paper, pompoms, felts, Blu Tack glu dots, Blu Tack white glue and many more.
My daughter asked if we could make a monster bag. So after much research online and checking the materials that we have available, I decided to make a Cookie Monster bag using Duck Tape.
This is my fifth challenge as a Bostik Blogger and this month’s theme is Scrapbooking. I have received a crafting box packed with coloured paper, ribbons, buttons, Blu Tack Pink, Blu Tack foam pads and many more.
As this month’s theme is scrapbooking, I decided to make two individual First Year scrapbooks for both of my children. Each page would be filled with a photo of them for each month. I would then get both of my children involved by having them design their front cover.
A huge welcome to week 12 of the Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party! Last week we saw quite a lot of Easter crafts link ups. No doubt Easter is coming soon! This week I am featuring the cute and adorable rabbit.
A huge welcome to Week 10 of the Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party! Last week, I went to attend a craft event where I got to learn two simple crafts made from fabric and so this week I am going to feature fabric ideas.
This coming Mother’s day (15th March 2015), why not try to make a home-made card with your children. It is fun and also a lovely personal touch. Last week, while I was tidying my drawer I found an old magazine (Practical Parenting & Pregnancy) from March 2013. Flipping through the magazine, I found this Let’s Make section where they show how to make a tulip card. This craft idea is from Little Children’s Book of Things to Do from Usborne.
Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 Saying bye bye to the Brother Horse and welcoming the Year of the gentle Goat/Sheep. This year, we have been making a lot of sheep crafts. Do take a look at our CNY Pinterest board! To help keep us busy this half term, we decided to make a goat from a wooden spoon. This year happens to be the Wood Goat year. So what better than making a craft out of wood!
Last Tuesday, we had our Lichfield Mandarin Club’s Chinese New Year celebration and one of the party snacks was fortune cookies. They are my son’s favourite and he even kept all the strips of papers as he really hopes that they will come true!
This is my second challenge as a Bostik Blogger and this month’s theme is Valentine’s Day. I have received a crafting box packed with hearts, jewels and red papers. I decided to make a Valentine’s Day hanging hearts decoration for my husband with my children’s help. Before I made this, I printed out our family photo and stuck it on a firm red card before cutting a heart shape.
Crafting is something I love to do with my children and also when young guests here. It keeps them entertained and gives them something to take home. Baker Ross have well packed craft kits that cater for all age groups with plenty to share. So last week, we invited our friends around to our house to do spring craft and make a Mothers Day gift before we went to watch Big Hero 6.
I am so thrilled to join in Multicultural Kids Blogs’ first annual series on Chinese New Year. Today I am sharing this Chinese New Year spiral craft. This spiral craft is great for decoration for teaching your children to recognise the Chinese New Year auspicious words. This is very simple to make.