Rainbow Loom: Penguin Charm

rainbow loom penguin charm

One of the latest rainbow loom creations at our place is this cute penguin. He has attached himself to Little Miss’ clarinet case and makes it super easy for her to tell which case is hers at school when they all look the same! He was the work of an afternoon with the help of […]

Four for Friday: Angel Crafts

Four for Friday Angels crafts

It’s Friday again and my boy, Mr Happy, is home from school sick again. This seems to be a repeating pattern – although today’s fever is a lot easier to handle than last week’s gastro! In any case I was thinking about angels earlier today – perhaps dreaming that one would help with the housework! […]

Rainbow Loom: Tangled Garden Anklet

tangled garden anklet

One of the prettiest rainbow loom projects that Little Miss has made lately is this Tangled Garden Anklet. I love the bright rainbow colours! This is a project that doesn’t actually use a loom. You just need loom bands and a hook – even a crochet hook will work – so it might be a […]

Make a Loopy Flower Bow

ribbon rosette

My Little Miss has started Physie (short for Physical Culture) this year and went to her first meet a couple of weeks ago. Not long after that Think Bowtique became a sponsor here at The Crafty Mummy blog and offered to send me some ribbon to play with. “Perfect!”, I thought. I’ll make something to go […]

Cricut Explore – do I need one?

cricut explore

So I got this email the other day about the Cricut Explore and it got me thinking – probably thinking too hard! “Do I need one of these?” “Would I really use it?” “Would it actually cost me even more money in extras to make it work well?” These are just some of my questions! […]

How to Make Shabby Chic Flowers

Fabric Shabby Chic Flower Corsage handmade

Today I’m so pleased to welcome Renee from About The Garden. When Renee told me she had made lots of the pretties for her own wedding and wanted to share, I just couldn’t resist! Here is all about how she made her fabric flowers. I decided from the start, that my wedding was going to […]

Kids: Lego Marble Run

build a lego marble run

Another fun school holiday craft at our house was this Lego Marble Run! It is like a maze for a marble to roll through. To move the marble, you hold the tray and gently tilt it back and forth so that the marble rolls. It can be quite tricky to get it in the right […]

Rainbow Loom: Triple Fishtails

Triple Fishtail Loom Bracelet

There has been more and more looming happening around our house with the kids on school holidays and a second loom arriving for my boy. It is so cool to see the two of them engrossed for hours making things! Of course, that has meant we had to find a second box for storage as […]

Kids Games Craft: Catapults

Craft Stick Catapult

The coolest craft we created at Kids Games last week was a catapult from paddle pop sticks. When I was planning the craft activities, I spent some time looking at all the craft supplies that had been gathered over the years in the cupboard allocated to Kids Games. There were at least 3000 paddle-pop sticks […]