Spooky spider pots for Halloween - a great project for children

Have some Halloween fun with these Spooky Spider pots, says Katherine Miller To make these Halloween spider pots, you’ll need four chunky pipe cleaners for the spider’s legs, some eyes…

Great autumn projects for kids - Pumpkins

Growing pumpkins from seed is great project for kids. Big seeds and sturdy seedlings produce fruit in time for Halloween, with very little maintenance along the way… Sowing pumpkins Pumpkin…

Great autumn projects for kids - pumpkins and leaves

Keep your little monsters busy with some autumn projects, says Katherine Miller We are lucky enough to have a big tree in our garden, but with it comes the job…

Saving seed - a great project for children

Saving seed is a great thing to do at the end of the summer, and we have saved enough seed to give away to friends and family, says Katherine Miller…

How to make a scarecrow and a bird scarer - a great project for children

For several nights, the unfinished, faceless body of a scarecrow laying in the dining room made me jump out of my skin, so I was pleased when we put his…

Sowing cress seed with small children

My two-year-old enjoyed finding tiny containers (his toy cars!) in which to grow his cress seeds, and he was delighted to see it sprouting the very next day. Tips on…

How to make a bug hotel - insect hotel, a great project for children

I’m quite squeamish when it comes to creepy crawlies, but as a mum of two boys, I decided to be brave and embrace the mini-beast adventure that I thought was…

How to make a pixie / fairy door

Tiny people are living in the tree at the bottom of our garden – according to my 3-year-old son – and it’s entirely my fault. A fairy door has appeared!…

How to make a grass head - a great project for children

During the holidays my kids love watching the grass grow and the anticipation of that first ‘haircut’ is soon squashed when they realise, that by then, it will be time…

How to make a bird food feast

Try Katherine Miller’s fun project to keep kids occupied… You’ll need: 250g block of vegetable lard 400g wild bird seed Approx. 6 pine cones Garden wire String Garden berries  …