This toilet roll swan is simple and inexpensive to make, why not make lots and you could paint them all different colours too! They make wonderful small world toys and are perfect for linking to the traditional fairytale, The Ugly Duckling. You will need: toilet rolls scissors glue paint – I used white and orange
Here’s a lovely and tasty apple cake recipe. It’s easy to make and delicious hot or cold! Serves: 9-12 Ingredients: 3/4 cup margarine or soft butter 1 cup sugar 11/2 cups self raising flour 2 eggs, beaten 4 apples (cooking or eating) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon sugar Method: Heat oven to 180⁰C/Gas Mark 4.
Children have a natural affinity with nature. Spending time outdoors in green spaces and observing nature, is great for our physical and mental well-being, not to mention being perfect for fun, informal learning. Here are 12 fun facts about nature for every month of the year. From January through to December, there’s wonderful bitesize learning
Making gingerbread Christmas tree decorations is a lovely festive project to get little ones involved in the run-up to Christmas. The decorations are perfect for children to gift family and friends. I used to make batches with my children for their teachers as thank you gifts at Christmas. Find step-by-step instructions below. I hope you
These cheesy turnip cakes are delicious and simple to make. They make a great snack on their own, or as part of a meal. They are also the perfect accompaniment to the traditional fairytale, The Enormous Turnip! Ingredients: 12 small-medium turnips 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed salt & black pepper 1 cup grated
This paper plate magic cauldron is ideal for hanging on the wall and storing your favourite bits and bobs! Why not paint one black and decorate for Hallowe’en too? You will need: 2 paper plates scissors glue paint holepunch decorative bits eg stickers/buttons ribbon-40cm length How to make: Cut 1 of the paper plates in
Salt dough is easy and inexpensive to make and these salt dough decorations make a fun festive sensory craft. It has a similar texture to playdough so is perfect for little ones to use. Once baked in the oven or left out to dry, it is very durable and your decorations should last a long
These pumpkin muffins are easy to make and are a delicious snack. They are also the perfect accompaniment to the traditional fairytale, Cinderella! Ingredients: 225g plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon 100g caster sugar 50g soft light brown sugar 750g pumpkin 2 large eggs 125g butter, melted Method: Heat oven to 200⁰C
Dressing up is a wonderful part of being a child. Whether it be a special occasion such as World Book Day, Hallowe’en and a fancy dress birthday party, or simply everyday imaginative play, children have lots of fun dressing up. So, what makes a good dressing up costume for kids? As a mum of 4,
Have lots of fun with these lovely fairytale-themed arts and crafts activities. These crafts use basic and inexpensive materials, such as paper plates, toilet rolls, coloured paper, glue, pens and pencils. Arts and crafts are a wonderful way for children to express themselves, create something unique, gain a sense of achievement and have creative fun!