Calling all crafting moms!! you just have to check out this nifty method of converting your children's drawings into really cool DIY stamps. Your kids will love creating cards, notes for friends, wrapping paper or gift tags with their own diy stamps!
Sending Happy New Year wishes to you all. My sincerest thanks to you for reading and being part in my little (blog) story and journey. Here’s a to a fun fun year ahead xx Above illustration is one of a set of new little ‘Molly’ characters I’ve created for the ‘Explore, Make & Play with [&hellip
Getting ready to publish the first MollyMoo ebook very shortly I have been exploring all options for self publishing for the past few weeks and months. On of my favourite platforms is Blurb, who offer a very accessible online platform for publishing print books, magazines and e-books for me, you and everyone, in an affordable and easy way. I love the concept of self-publishing, being in control of the look and feel of your book, creating memorable shelf-ready photo book gifts for grandparents, family and friends, or creating a hardbound book of your children's stories and illustrations - how cool would that be! I've been using Blurb to create mini photo books of Molly's birthdays, the next one will be 'a year of playdates' and for her tenth birthday I plan on making one of all her gorgeous artwork and drawings from when she first held a chubby little crayon.... precious keepsakes for her as she grows up, instead of boxes of loose photos, or a CD of all my iphone photos
I have been wanting to try simple printmaking with Molly for months after seeing Art Bar's cardboard box animals earlier this year. Barbara's project was fantastic beyond belief and definitely one of my favourite art ideas for kids pinned this year. So Molly and I finally got to enjoy a bit of downtime at the weekend to experiment with cardboard, paint, and bits and bobs from around the house, and this is what happened
A little free printables treat for the beginning of all things festive! A sweet reindeer gift box, or treat box, depending on what special surprise you want to hide inside. I love sharing printables here on MollyMoo as a great big Thank You for your continued support for all things MollyMoo and… because cuteness just ‘has’ to be shared!!
When I imagine Christmas, I always think of Christmas trees, twinkly lights, and angels. Knowing that Michelle loves sharing fairy crafts here at MollyMoo, I thought you would appreciate today’s angel craft too! These little paper cup angels are super sweet and simple to make. Perfect for adding a bit of holiday cheer during the day and giving your home a lovely warm and angelic cozy glow at night
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