LaplandUK is truly one of the most magical places I have ever been! From the moment we arrived at the enchanted forest we were emerged in the magic of 'Lapland'. LaplandUK is SO much more than a 'Santa's grotto', it is a quality 3 to 4 hour Christmas experience that is magical for kids and adults alike. What a fantastic start to the Christmas season!
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Monday, 28 November 2016
Who knew that bottle caps could be used for so many different crafts! Are you the kind of person that just can't throw anything away? Well here is a section of my favourite bottle cap crafts for kids. I have included craft ideas that use both metal and plastic bottle caps and some of these ideas are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. I love that some of these bottle cap crafts can be played with, whilst other make beautiful decorations.
Friday, 25 November 2016
With Christmas just around the corner, the most magical time of the year for little children everywhere begins! Harry and Daisy have just received letters by official reindeer post inviting them to Father Christmas' secret toy factory at LaplandUK. We just have to follow the simple directions in the letters "0 degrees North, 20 degrees west' to get to the enchanted forest.
Sunday, 13 November 2016
Toddler scribble art on a canvas makes a perfect gift. The youngest of children will be able to make gifts for family using this simple and effective art technique. The artwork will look great hanging on the wall and double up as a keepsake to treasure. Choose a favourite colour or two or alternatively choose colours to match the room decor.
Upcycle bottle tops and use them to make an adorable bird puppet kids craft. Toddlers and preschoolers will love making these easy, but very cute birds. We loved using our puppets for imaginative play and to sing the nursery rhyme 'Two Little Dickie Birds".
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Disney On Ice is always a magical experience and we weren't disappointed with our latest visit to the show in Birmingham. We went to see the full edition of 'Frozen' and loved every minute of the skating, singing and dancing. The special effects and costumes were out of this world!
Monday, 7 November 2016
With Autumn in full swing we have a huge (and ever growing) collection of conkers to craft with. If your kids are looking for super easy conker crafts they will love these cute conker spiders. They are perfect for autumn themed topics and threading pipe cleaners to make the spiders legs is great for toddlers or preschoolers working on fine motor skills.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Is it too early to mention Christmas crafts!?! We have been busy working on some extra cute footprint Christmas cards. The story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' is a favourite in our house and these Christmas cards combine part of the poem from the story with a cute footprint mouse keepsake. The FREE PRINTABLE available makes it easy to make enough of these cute cards for all the family! These keepsake Christmas cards are perfect for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to make.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
With Halloween just a few days away this quick and easy DIY ghost lollipop is a perfect last minute craft. Using items you have at home you can turn a lollipop into a spooky treat to give to little trick or treaters on Halloween night.
Add a bit of personality to a large wall space, fireplace, child's bedroom or doorway, by making your own DIY garland craft. Garlands are a simple way to decorate for any occasion and are often quick and easy to make. I have put together a collection of fantastic Autumn themed garlands which are perfect to make now as the leaves begin to fall. I have also added some garlands that would look amazing any time of the year. Whether you are looking for craft ideas for yourself or to make with a child, I think there is something for everyone here.