How to Make a Washcloth Bunny Rabbit

Posted under Easter, Nature and Animal Crafts

10Apr
how to make a washcloth bunny rabbit

How to make a Washcloth Bunny Rabbit Makes a lovely handmade gift idea for Easter or Springtime!     My teaching friends Jennie and Jemma were given a Washcloth Bunny Rabbit as an easter gift, and when he was three, I made Ned his very own pink one. He did love pink!   There is still time to make one for your…

How to Make a Fleece Bunny Rabbit for Easter or Spring.

Posted under Wool and Fleece

9Apr
mummy and baby bunnies

How to Make a Fleece Bunny Rabbit for Easter or Spring.   Here’s another simple wool fleece tutorial for you all, a sweet little bunny rabbit, just in time for Easter.  I love wool fleece. It’s one of my favourite mediums to work with- so so so many possibilities! How to make a fleece bunny- just follow these steps!  1….

Fimo Bunnies for Easter: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Easter, Spring

5Apr
fimo bunny family

Fimo Bunnies for Easter or Spring decorations If you are looking for a sweet but simple craft for Easter or springtime, why not try making your own fimo bunnies? They are just perfect for a tiny surprise gift on Easter morning, and small enough to pop in the post for a letterbox surprise for a friend too. They’d be great…

How to Make Homemade Chicken Toys

Posted under Wool and Fleece

4Apr
ned with fleece chicken 2

 How to Make Homemade Chicken Toys for Imaginative Play or a Nature Table Easter is gaining on us!  Are you a bit behind on your Easter crafting, or looking for some Easter-inspired craft for your nature table?  Here is an endearing wool fleece chicken you can make in about 20 minutes or so.  Why not make a little Easter chicken…

How to Make a Simple Paper Easter Egg Basket

Posted under Easter

30Mar
How to make a simple paper Easter Egg Basket

How to make a simple paper Easter Egg basket   Simple crafts do wonders in helping mamas to find their creative spark!  Even a simple creative task, such as this, proves that they CAN be creative!   During our old Moondew playgroup days, we only had limited time for crafty things.  The activity needed to be purposeful, beautiful and worthwhile…

How to make an Easter egg basket from paper: a how-to tutorial

Posted under Easter, Paper

29Mar
origami box for easter egg hunt

 How to make an Easter Egg basket from Paper With Easter only just over three weeks away, you might just be needing a quick and easy Easter Egg basket to make with your children in preparation. This one is made of paper, and was inspired by Ned’s Easter kindergarten gift from last year. You need two pieces of paper, one…

Make your own wool pom-pom filled Easter Tree

Posted under Wool and Fleece

11Mar
wool pompom tree

I love an Easter tree. Decorated blown eggs on a tree is such a sight to behold.  But last year, I saw an Easter tree I loved even more and this year, I’m so happy to share it with you.  Perhaps you might like to make something similar for home on a smaller scale? My son’s kindy invited all the…

Easter Crafting for Children and Families

Posted under Easter

27Mar

Here’s a whole lot of Easter-inspired crafty goodness and recipes for you. Why not try your hand at one of these projects over the weekend or in the Easter break? I just adore Bunny Pancake Art by Jenni Price Illustration.  Aren’t they gorgeous? Easter Chick Eggs by Kiboomu Easter Egg Cups by Attention2Detail DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland by Modern Parents…

Easter Handmade Gift Bag/Card

Posted under Easter

20Mar

Wednesday Wonderfuls  Easter is on its way. Oh yay! One of my favourite things ever is those little chocolate Easter eggs. Don’t they just taste so good? Here is a novel way to give a few as a gift, inside a handmade card. Cut a piece of cardboard 30cm by 11cm. This is large enough to hold a cellophane cookie…

How to make a Knot Chicken using wool fleece fibres

Posted under Wool and Fleece

13Oct

Sometimes, craft doesn’t have to be a big mammoth task. In fact, as a mother, we all quickly learn to cultivate the skill of making something out of thin air in 5 minutes flat! So how do we balance speed and beauty? For just because something is done quickly doesnt mean it has to look like or feel like a piece…

How to make Tissue Paper wrapped Easter eggs

Posted under Easter

4Apr

Hard boil a few eggs. (Tip: to stop them cracking, make sure the eggs are at room temperature.  Fill the pot with room temperature water, add the eggs and slowly bring to the boil.  Then reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes) Cut strips of tissue paper in all the colours of the rainbow. Fill a shallow dish with a…

Chicken in a Basket Game for playgroup, home or kindergarten use

Posted under Games

19Oct

Chicken in the Basket Game by Amber Greene When finishing my daily story, I always like to use a little transition game to help the children move gently and purposefully from the story to wash our hands for morning tea. This is my little hen game that I often use after “The Little Red Hen” Story. It is called ‘The…