When you’re a child you see everything differently, you see the world with a sprinkle of imagination. A cardboard tube isn’t just a cardboard tube - it’s a wand, a pair of skis, a light saber. Likewise sticks aren’t just sticks, they make simple and engaging handmade stick dolls, fence posts for a fairy garden, or even a ladder to the moon! - there are no limits to what everyday ‘stuff’ can be. Today I am sharing how to make simple and cute stick dolls for hours of imaginative play and storytelling
#themacaronichallenge pasta crafts fun continues on this and 13 other blogs this week with these cute Cat Necklaces. Simple painted macaroni tubes with cute cat faces threaded on a piece of yarn make for the puuuuurfect accessory for you little fashionista! This is my latest craft created for PBS Crafts For Kids, my newest home twice a month xx Pop on over for the step by step tutorial and say hi xxx Molly absolutely loves the black and white one, she worn it to school every day last week and came home with orders for more, even a penguin one, from her class buddies! I'm hoping they'll forget all about that in a few days :)
Looking forward to warm, sunny weather ?!! or maybe you're lucky enough to be enjoying it right now!! Toilet roll crafts are always a favourite here on MollyMoo and today's TP Roll Dolls embrace everything that is great about recycled crafts, while celebrating summer sunshine and good times at the beach. So grab your paper tubes because we’re making a hula girl and her mermaid friend! fun fun fun! Click through for the tutorial
I have a new obsession... and it's not chocolate! It's weaving, I'm hooked and it's all thanks to Molly and a little kid's weaving frame I bought for €4 in Tiger a few weeks ago. I never tried it as a kid, so as soon as Molly had her weaving finished I had to have a go!! Now this isn't a craft tutorial - I'm only a rookie with one and a half weavings under my belt so who am I to share 'how to' weave tips! - instead this post is a recording of my first weaving, a place to share the beauty of this new craft and hopefully, possibly inspire you to try weaving too xx
This project totally brought me back to my primary school days, I thought I was 'the bees knees' one year when I made a macaroni necklace to give to my mom for mother's day... she wore it out socially for 'ages' of course xx This macaroni necklace craft Molly and I are sharing with you on the blog today is part of a Rockin' Art For Kids special #themacaronichallenge blog tour and giveaway. During this week the Rockin' Art Moms group I am a member of will be sharing some of our favourite pasta crafts and art projects projects on our Facebook pages.... and we welcome you to join in the fun too. Click through for all the deets
Only three more sleeps to the arrival of the Easter Bunny!! I just LOVE this time of year, and it is fast becoming my favourite crafting season. I love the brightness, the colours and the cuteness!! If you're looking for some last minute ideas for Easter crafts for kids then check out this new craft tutorial I've published on KidStuffWorld. Kids love making pom poms and with this step by step tutorial they will learn how to combine pom poms and attach felt feet to make the cutest bunny bottom for rummaging through the Easter chocolate stash!!
I'm getting ready to shoot the breeze tomorrow for a few screen days free by the coast with Miss8, but before I go I wanted to share a cute spring craft with you, a quick 10 minute bit of chicken paper crafting fun with balloons!!
This time of year is so inspirational, I love the fresh colours all around me now that Spring is really starting to take hold, breathing in all the fresh air and fresh ideas I can xx Here are a few ideas that took my fancy this week. Make sure you're following my Spring and Easter pinterest board for ooodles more inspiration daily
We're going away for a few days next week for the Easter holidays and I'm planning on bringing a few bits and pieces of materials with us for some evening crafting or for some screen-free distraction when it's raining - after all it is March in Ireland, so showers are inevitable!!! Simplicity will be our watchword so I road-tested this quick no-mess Easter Bunny paper weaving art activity today to check if it would be a winner. Click through to see how easy this is to replicate in your home