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,…

Growing salad - quick crops for children

Growing salad leaves gives the kids a sense of ownership. The seeds can be watered and observed every day from indoors, and they will be pleased to see lots of…

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 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  …