Mosaic hanging decorations and jewellery with recycled lids!

A recipe for children’s jewellery and hanging decorations Take some lids, the kind you would normally throw away (milk & juice bottle,  jam jar…) Buy some tile adhesive (white creamy stuff, same consistency as peanut butter – pre-mixed in a tub from Pound / Dollar store or mix your own from powdered tile adhesive from […] Read more...

Make mosaic cement foot prints and hand prints

This is a great activity which creates wonderful memories of babies & children’s footprints at various stages of life – you can go to town and do the whole family, including your pets! We have just done them as a memento of when Isabella started school. Her footprint will be a stepping stone. Toby’s hand […] Read more...

Fun, Farms & Crafternoons

Just a few pics of our last few days… Stems of the chard we harvested from our community farm where we go every Saturday to weed, water, pick and picnic! Amazing colours and very delicious, especially made with this recipe for Sicilan chard(being half Sicilian, rather appropriate too!). I love this picture Isabella drew of […] Read more...

My mosaic stones featured on Crafty Crow

Have you experienced the Crafty Crow yet? I just love this blog. It is the hugest archive of creative projects for children (big and little!) with regular features on recycling and nature. It has a massive readership amongst people doing arts and crafts with children (parents, teachers) and today, one of my mosaic projects for […] Read more...

Crafty suncatchers, emerging butterflies and an amazing mosaic loo!!

I like all things glittery and shiny (had you guessed?!) and hanging pretty things in trees just does it for me. Here’s a quick crafty activity I did with the kids the other day – a winner on all fronts as its easy, involves recycling stuff you would normally throw away and you can hang […] Read more...

Daddy portrait t-shirts

This little craft project didn’t go up before the event, so that sneaky eyes could not see. I am not sure where the idea came from last year to do a t-shirt with pictures of daddy drawn by little hands. I think one day, Isabella and Toby sat at their drawing table and spontaneously drew […] Read more...

Mosaic stones and hanging mosaic tiles

In my quest to make mosaic a toddler friendly art and craft I have  used lots of different materials that have no sharp edges (I made a long list of these materials here). I was really excited to discover these soft glass tiles recently which has launched our toddler / little children mosaic into new […] Read more...

Handprints revisited

Recording the hand prints of our wee ones is such an impulse, don’t you find? I guess most of us have done the almost obligatory hand (and feet!) in the paint splodge paintings with our children at various sizes. Or plaster of Paris…or even casting them in that gooey putty that sets in minutes and […] Read more...