Like a lot of people I have a bit of an obsession with buying stationary and there are times when the cupboard here that is meant to be dedicated to the children’s crafting can look a bit like an overflowing stationary shop. So that I’m not just buying stuff and not using it I always try to create something with what we already have. Of course that’s not just my own (cute) stuff but the things that me and my husband have lying around from our work too – lots and lots of office supplies.

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I must admit that I’m a bit obsessed with paper bag crafts at the moment. Generally I try to use stuff that we have in the recycling bin where possible but if say, I were to buy a paper bag full of cookies in the supermarket then hey! Id have a craft material for free! The fact that I have more than one child means that umm… I need to by cookies quite often at the moment but hey I’m hardly finding that to be a hardship and I can’t say the kids have complained either. This cute craft is the perfect way for kids to practice their scissor skills and of course a snack and a cup of tea for parents seems more than appropriate.

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Since the round up of farm animal crafts for preschoolers that I shared the other week I’ve become a little obsessed with animal crafts as they’re so easy for kids to make and they look really cool. My kids decided that they fancied giving something new a go so we came up with this cute yogurt pot sheep craft, they’re currently in our dining room as part of our Easter decorations but they’re fun to make at any time of the year.

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Earth Day is only a couple of weeks away and I’ve seen so many fabulous Earth Day crafts recently I knew that I’d have to share some of my favourites with you! There are loads of fabulous Earth Day crafts for kids in this, with some fabulous planet crafts but also lots of sweet nature inspired crafts too.

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I love sensory play, actually my kids adore sensory play but I’m never going to be the mum that plonks her kids down in a bowl of baked beans in the name of messy play. Nope, never. I’ve shared a mess free autumn tree craft before and today I thought I’d update it with an Earth Day theme. It’s the perfect way for smaller kids to have some sensory fun without you having to panic about all the tidying involved.

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