Prepare for the festivities with fun projects for kids! From making a gingerbread house to diy wrapping paper, from cardboard tube elves to handmade Christmas tree ornaments.
During lockdowns, with children at home, creative activities multiplied in order to keep me and them busy and to limit their screen time. Here is a summary of them.
My make is a piece of a wonderful collective craft project held by the Museum of Zoology Cambridge, the Patchwork Map Project. My share is a crochet spider on its web on a mini-quilt.
Bring me a bright large T-shirt, I will make a bag out of it! How-to in the post.
An easy-to-make, cheap Neverland masquerade for your children in occasion of the forthcoming Carnival and the World Book Day.
Lovely personalised hand-made items for decorating a nursery room or a cute gift for a newborn.
Food play sets for imaginative play. Pizza, typical Italian first courses, eggs, meatballs, sausages and delicious cakes. Handmade by crocheting, with felt or by modelling salt dough.
Rag dolls, their outfits and accessories are a priceless open-ended toy and a cute handmade gift idea. I repurposed upholstery fabric samples in a cosy patchwork couch, perfect for rag dolls.
Get all your family ready for trick-or-treating or a Halloween parties with DIY, quick and upcycling ideas for Halloween costumes and accessories.
Waiting for my second child, I involved my elder son in making frames decorated with Minnie bow, Goofy hat and Donald Duck headgear, simply recycling cardboard and old newspapers using the paper-mache technique. They can be used as a photo frame or a nameplate...
Recycle an old single bed sheet into a monk tunic, with hood and cowl. If you don't have a brown flat sheet, don't worry, the fabric dye can do a miracle!
I saw plain paper mache letters at a craft shop and they immediately inspired me... They can be a lovely gift for a newborn as well as a cute child room decoration.
It is incredible as fairy and ballerina outfits fascinate girls since they are very young, actually some moms too, who didn't resist to make one for her little one...
The Ancient Roman costume, a truly classic, is one of the quickest-to-make costume among the do-it-yourself ones...