Pointillism Painting with Cotton Buds from The Artful Parent Book

Experiment with pattern making and a simple Pointillist technique by painting and mark making with cotton buds! This fantastic art activity for kids comes straight out of the very wonderful book The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to fill your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity by Jean Van’t Hul of The Artful Parent blog, and we are

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The Artful Year: Autumn eBook Review and Special Offer!

Get your own copy of this wonderful eBook packed with Autumn crafts, art activities, baking and family traditions by the very talented Jean of The Artful Parent for a very special price this weekend! I am thrilled to be reviewing this wonderful eBook from The Artful Year: Autumn, by Jean from

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Hama Beads and a lovely new sponsor!

I recently received some Hama Beads sets for the girls to try out from a fabulous UK, family based company called Craft Merrily. Fantastic!

At first I thought these would be too fiddly for Cakie, but what arrived in the post were just perfect! The Maxi Hama Beads are designed for younger children,

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Children’s Craft Books Review

I was recently sent some wonderful craft books for children to review from the inspiring publishers Cico Books. I’ve been offered lots of things to review on this blog but this is the first one I’ve accepted because of the fabulousness of the products! I am a real sucker for judging a book by its

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