It’s been three months since we moved house now so I thought I’d give a little update of how things are going. This is the second time we’ve moved within a year and it’s fair to say moving house is something I’m hoping not to be doing again for a little while! While our last home was only 15 years old our ‘new’ place is over 150 years old and was one of those places that the estate agent tells you how nice it will because it’s had some work doing to it. By which I mean a lot of work. A particular highlight for me was after we bought it we went for an extra look round it and discovered a big hole in the dining room wall where a fireplace could be. Except it was just a wall that had been hiding behind a cupboard with some ‘potential’. Eek. Anyway! Here’s how we’ve got on so far!

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Fish crafts for kids are great – they’re perfect if you’re looking at ocean or under the sea crafts or if you need a craft that’s got a bit of a summer theme but most of all most of them are really easy to make which mean that they’re perfect for all ages and abilities. We love fish crafts for kids so today I’m sharing some of m favourites – I hope you love them too!

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Fidget spinners seem to be going absolutely crazy at the moment. We live in a rural area so normally when I hear about trends I think they won’t hit us quite so badly but this week there’s been fidget spinners starting to appear in my son’s classroom and I’ve heard several mums in the playground talking about them too! Whether you like a bit of an engineering challenge, don’t fancy buying a fidget spinner yourself or just fancy a craft that your kids will really get into (you know you’ll be the cool parent with this one!) DIY fidget spinner toys are a great idea. I’ve hunted out some great tutorials, both from blogs and youtube (because sometimes I know it helps to see what you’re doing!) so I’m sure they’ll be a fidget toy tutorial in this list that you’ll love. Some of these DIY fidget spinner tutorials are obviously way too hard for young kids (umm, check out the iphone one) but they do look amazing while others like the one by Red Ted Art are far more achievable.

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A quick little post from me today as I was just looking through some old photos and found this sweet paper plate sea collage that my daughter made – how could I forget to share this?! It was inspired by a sea collage we’d seen out on a walk that week and while it’s super simple it’s also super cute too. As is often the case here it’s made with things that we already had around the house, no news there as I very rarely get any advance warning from the kids!

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Being a crafts blogger it’s no big shock that we do quite a lot of crafting at home and I’m always trying to think of new stuff we can do. The flip side of that though is that I’m not always prepared for my kids to want to get creative, we don’t have loads of craft shops locally that we can buy supplies from and actually if I’m honest then when I’m feeling a bit knackered I’m not as bursting with ideas as I could be. For that reason I’m really excited to be working with Trunkaroo today to share about our experience of their monthly subscription service for kids. Trunkaroo’s boxes are focused on STEAM activities – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and knowing our interest in all things sea based they sent us their Ocean Tales box which contains loads of easy ocean activities for kids, but how would we get on?

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