Getting kids into gardening at any age can provide hours of entertainment and is a great way to get the little ones outside.

The summer holidays can be stressful if you’ve got children and they get bored. Bickering will quickly set in. It is beyond most household budgets to go on expensive outings…

We have been flooded with entries over the summer for our great kids competition. We asked our young readers to send us their bright and colourful artwork based on a…

Bird food stars - a great Christmas project for kids

Creating bird food stars is an easy activity for the younger ones, and makes a nice gift for any bird lover. You’ll need: 1 sachet gelatine 200g bird seed 140ml…

How to make a reindeer pine cone decoration

As the months start to get cooler and the nights draw in, it is even more important to entertain the little ones. Why not get crafty and follow my simple…

How to make fake red berries with children

We show you how to make fake berries in these simple steps. If you don’t have berries on your holly this year, don’t despair – you can easily make some…

How to make a Christmas table decoration - a great project for kids

Wherever we are, whenever a candle is lit, my 3-year-old sings ‘Happy Birthday’ – mainly to himself – before blowing out the flame, so keeping our lovely table centrepiece alight…

How to make a Christmas fireplace garland - a great project for kids

Celebrating Christmas with small children is a joy, but it can also be stressful, expensive and chaotic. I try and do the majority of preparation before the schools break up,…

How to make an Easter Tree - a great project for children

Making an Easter Tree helped my boys to learn about the seasons, says Katherine Miller It was not long into the new year before my 4-year-old started to ask how…

How to make crystallised flowers

Crystallised flowers make marvellous cup cake toppers, says Katherine Miller There are many edible flowers available but we have used violas, which are perfectly safe to eat. Wash the flowers…

Chitting potatoes in eggs boxes with kids.

It’s Valentine’s Day and my two eager students have been chitting seed potatoes by setting them in open egg boxes in a warm, dry, light place. I told them that…