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!
A couple of weekends ago I visited a local carnival and had such fun watching the kids play ring toss games. Inspired by my love of hedgehog crafts, and knowing Michelle's kinda keen too :) I thought it would be fun to make a hedgehog ring toss game diy!
I don't think it's any secret that we love cuteness around here. There’s something about rosy cheeks and big bright eyes that just tickles our fancy every time. If you like simple and cute crafts then you’re in luck! This paper plate crafted desk tidy is just for you. Perfect for girlie girls of all ages, it’s sweet, easy to make, and fun to hang beside your child's bed or homework desk to keep those all important 'things'
I must confess I am in love with these little guys!! the easiest and goofiest of halloween cardboard box spiders made with pipe cleaners, googly eyes and paper. It's been a good week for crafting in MollyMooLand - after my modem was unceremoniously 'zapped' in a crazy lightening storm last friday week I have been devoid of broadband access at home and just focused on doing rather than talking about doing for the week. I should do this more often!! :)
Get in the mood for Halloween this year with these goofy, not-so-spooky, bat buddies. This 5minute Halloween craft for kids couldn't be any easier - these toilet roll bat buddies can be re-created in three simple steps - fold, glue and draw.
How to make the perfect nature crafted fairy bed from willow twigs and twine - It's absolute fairy season here on MollyMoo! all the fairies are preparing their homes for autumn and winter, and planning their activities for spending a little more time indoors, so MissMolly and I are helping out by making them a nice comfie fairy bed to sleep on. We got this idea when walking through Bamboo Boreen in an estate garden during our August holidays, and just 'had' to bring some willow home with us
It’s been all things fairies in our house for the past few weeks, after a little bit of a lull Molly has been intensely writing notes to her bedroom fairies, and sitting by their doors for a whispered chat before bed most nights. So sweet. So in celebration of our love for our special winged friends I have two fairy crafts for your kids – starting with how to make cute wine cork fairies to hold in their handie, keep in their pocket or hang from their bed post xx