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…

How to make bird food hearts - great Valentines Day craft activity

Bird food hearts This simple activity kept my children quietly occupied for ages! They made treats for the birds by threading hooped breakfast cereal onto pipe cleaners and shaping them…

How to make Valentine's Day seed cards - a great project for children

These seed cards make a great Valentine gift, but you could create them for any occasion, says Katherine Miller We’ve made Valentine cards with ‘plant me’ hearts stuck to the…

What to do with all those play balls? - Make cane toppers, a great project for children

Up-cycle old play balls into cane toppers for the garden, says Katherine Miller Many parents will have experienced the re-creation of a ‘ball pit’ – as seen at soft play…