One of my favourite symbols of Christmas is the Nutcracker - so colourful and elegant in all his finery standing proudly on the mantel or hanging from the tree. So last weekend I chopped up a block of balsa wood into cubes and made a quick little child friendly nutcracker handmade stacking block toy to build and play with
I have immersed myself fully now in Christmas crafting! bring on the modge podge and glitter I say! My first Christmas craft tutorial to share is a pair of cute pom pom sweethearts, DIY Christmas decorations to add a little smile to your tree
Make a super cute and easy-to-make toilet roll owl to watch over your little sleepy heads! A super simple Fall craft that would look so cute and sweet hanging on a bedroom door or wall or even combined into a Fall or Christmas front door wreath
Do you have extra craft sticks lying around and wondering what to do with them? Remember the mollymoo popsicle stick dolls from last August? Well this is an exciting new spin on this ever popular classic craft that your kids are going to absolutely love making and playing with. My 3-year old recently entered a fun stage where he enjoys imaginative play and water play. So I tried encouraging both interests by making him these cute popsicle stick ice-skating dolls!
Up until about a month ago Molly, now age 8, was a card carrying member of the reluctant readers club. It was homework to her, a chore, a nag, something to get out of it she could. Now all I delightfully hear everyday is 'can I read mom?', 'is there time to read before bed?' and similar. She can't get enough and is flying through about two books at week. So great! So what has changed? Well El-Deafo is what changed!
I stumbled across some serious deliciousness this week, more fab finds, all building towards a collection of gorgeous gift ideas for Christmas (or should I not mention that word yet?!). My finds are proving very popular on Facebook and Pinterest over the past weeks, make sure to follow on along there too so you don't miss any daily finds... only a selection are featured here on the blog
And now for something completely different on MollyMoo! I'm not so hot in the kitchen department which is why you don't see many edible things here! - can't be masters of everything right!!! ahem Anyhoo I was sent this yummy Halloween Chocolate Biscuit Recipe by Love Irish Food earlier today and thought it looked SO good I would share it here on MollyMoo and make with Miss Molly during the holidays. Aprons at the ready!
I think I need help with all this toilet paper roll hoarding!! but the biggest response I get here on the blog and on facebook and pinterest is for my toilet roll crafts. Toilet roll crafts, or use kitchen paper tubes if you prefer, are the absolute best for frugal crafting at home and in classrooms. My parade of toilet roll crafts recently include some bats, cool as cucumber ninjas, yarn woven bracelets, halloween cats and one of my favourites... wiggly giggle octopus. Today I'm sharing how to make Sophisti-Cats - they're cool, snappy dressers and they LOVE to shop!
Looking for a spooky little Halloween Party craft this season? Well, I have the craft for you! Make your very own Batty Witch Party Hats using simple supplies like an ordinary birthday party hat and some card stock paper! I think this hat would be so much fun to wear for any Halloween party or if you throw your own spooky gathering, the kids could make these hats as a fun craft-activity!