Foraging expert Fiona Bird shows how being a good beachcomber can not only really help the environmental problem of ocean pollution, but also help make some brilliant eco-friendly art… For a long time, people thought getting rid of waste at sea was a good idea, but it isn’t and isRead More →

Arts and crafts activities don’t have to be done indoors! Take it outside and enjoy getting creative with nature. Decorate a tree You will need •Ribbon or string •Scissors •Natural objects such as twigs. Leaves, dried fruit, feathers •Coloured wool and beads 1.Get creative! Use your natural objects to makeRead More →

Thaumatropes (Thaw-Ma-Tropes) were a popular toy in the nineteenth century. They create an illusion by spinning two images together, which tricks your eye into seeing them as one picture… What you need Piece of card Circular Template (like a glass or cup) to draw around Scissors Pens and pencils StickRead More →

With the expert guidance of Tracey Radford, you can turn everyday cardboard into incredible, yet simple, craft projects. You’ll never look at an empty egg carton in the same way again… Hoppity, hoppity, hoppity hop, but where’s she hopping to? Ruby’s quite forgetful and hasn’t got a clue! Roughly cutRead More →

Move over elf on the shelf, a new festive craze has come to town in the form of the Santa Cam… Santa’s new little helper’s purpose is to provide a window into our homes from the North Pole so the big man in red and his elves can keep anRead More →

Come Christmas time, you may think that you don’t have time to make your own cards. Not the case! This adorable robin card is so quick and easy – you can let the kids make them while you sit down for a well-deserved break! You will need Thin white cardRead More →

Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 (5-11 February) is highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’ inviting everyone – children, young people and adults – to come together and celebrate the unique qualities and strengths in themselves and others. Helping your child build self-esteem and recognise both their own unique strengths andRead More →

Transform an old pair of tights into an adorable sausage dog. Easy to make, it requires very little sewing and can be made by children of any age especially if the eyes and ears are glued on. We used old mittens for ears, but children’s socks would work equally well.Read More →