Be it a rainy day or those awfully long holidays – staying stuck inside can get boring pretty easily, especially for your kids, and if those groans of “I’m bored” are all you seem to hear, here’s some help.… View Post

12 Fun Grinch Crafts for Kids

12 Fun Grinch Crafts for Kids

With a visit to the cinema to watch the new animated version of The Grinch on most family bucket lists this Christmas. You may also be looking for crafts to complete with the children to keep the fun going. Take a look these fun Grinch crafts for kids…… View Post

13 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

13 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Who actually enjoys carving out the pumpkin? Whilst the design process can be fun when it comes to the guts of it – it’s usually left to mum or dad to complete.  This year, why not opt for a no carve pumpkin design idea?  Still making that statement or keeping up with the neighbours but without the mess.  Take a look at the thirteen no carve pumpkin design ideas I have collated to get you started…… View Post

How to use the Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 this …

How to use the Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 this Halloween

It’s no secret that children just have this calling to draw. And sometimes, that calling means that they don’t necessarily draw on paper, but on other objects around your house as well…Walls, pictures, the dog…you name it, if it’s got a surface, they want to draw on it or colour it. As a parent, how many times have you found yourself staring in disbelief at the art that your little one has done or an object that you know will never come clean, ever again? … View Post

LoveKnitting for Christmas + #Giveaway

LoveKnitting for Christmas + #Giveaway

As the days get a little colder and the nights start drawing in, we’re starting to think about, dare we say it, Christmas! Of course for us, here at LoveKnitting, that means needles at the ready and time to get planning how many socks to knit, what Christmas jumper to make and all the baby outfits we’ll be gifting.  … View Post

Knitting – the multigenerational hobby

Knitting – the multigenerational hobby

For many, knitting is a time to bond. Time tends to slow down a bit, and the beauty of watching the hands create is mesmerizing and sparks many meaningful conversations. Those who love knitting know that with each and every movement, a memory of what they are creating is being made.… View Post

Boxing clever for family fun…

Boxing clever for family fun…

This letterbox-sized activity box is posted to the homes of subscribers across the country. Every fortnight, a colourful new box arrives, containing fun and engaging activities that can be enjoyed by children… but, crucially, with support from an adult.

The Weekend Box is designed to encourage quality time between parents and their little ones, something many parents say they struggle to fit in…… View Post

6 Benefits of Knitting

6 Benefits of Knitting

Perhaps a hobby that you associate with your grandparents, knitting has, in fact, had a bit of a makeover and become a favourite pastime, particularly with millennials. This has led to a bit of a knitting trend, as more people have started to embrace the craft. But why is this?

If you’re considering a new hobby that will help you to zone out while allowing you to put you’re your feet up, then knitting could be for you. Read on to find out about some of the biggest benefits of knitting and you could soon be joining the growing numbers! … View Post

How to Create a Christmas Penguin from your …

How to Create a Christmas Penguin from your LEGO Advent Calendar

LEGO Advent Calendars are part of our Christmas traditions, and whilst the 24 LEGO items are used and loved throughout the year.  It is difficult to know what to do with the tray that comes inside of the advent calendar – currently, ours are separately LEGO into colours and parts. Children can now enjoy their advent calendars well beyond December 25th thanks to the LEGO Group, which has released its 2017 series featuring sustainable paper pulp trays inside the box.… View Post

Get ready for the festive season with Snazaroo

Get ready for the festive season with Snazaroo

The festive season is fast approaching.  A time for parties, nativities and dressing up.  So why not get ready for the festive season with Snazaroo.  The easy to use face paints will transform your children (and yourself) into festive wonders.  Take a look at the fantastic selection of Snazaroo packs that are available…… View Post

Great British Sewing Bee Sewing Studio

Great British Sewing Bee Sewing Studio

As a child, I can always remember my mum having her Singer sewing machine out to fix our clothes or make something new for us.  With her amazing skills, she made the first holy communion dress that my sister and I wore.  As well many Christmas and fancy dress costumes over the years.  My teachers at my primary school would often ask her to complete projects for plays, activities and such like.… View Post