5 tips for fostering creativity in children

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Paper cutter and mum of two, Emily Hogarth shares her top five tips for encouraging children’s crafty creativity, plus four inexpensive kids craft ideas to try.

Crafts for kids: Craft ideas for toddlers to tweens

Craffts for kids | Craft ideas for toddlers to tweens

As Mollie contrib, Olivia Gordon notes in Mollie Makes 64 that crafting with children can often be rather dramatic! Aside from making sure paint stays on the paper (instead of the walls, the carpet, or in little mouths), crafting with younguns can sometimes feel like herding cats. Someone usually ends up in tears (and more often than… Continue reading

DIY super styling yarn tassels

DIY super styling yarn tassels | Gift wrap ideas | Mollie Makes

These easy, versatile yarn tassels can be used for everything from styling events to sprucing up your gift wrapping

12 clues you’re entering the home of a Crafty Mum

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A crafty mum’s home is her creative castle. The boy on his BMX delivering the IKEA catalogue might as well keep pedalling past her house, because handmade homeware and her kids’ potato prints will always be her preference over a flat-pack and nasty framed New York skyline. Not sure what a crafty mum’s home is… Continue reading

How to sew a cat tail

Cat costumes sewing pattern | Playtime costume | Stocking fillers | Halloween costume | Mollie Makes

Put some real sparkle into playtime by making cute cat costumes for kids. Get the sewing pattern for the tail and download the mask template free!

Summer holiday: Rainy day crafts for kids

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The summer holidays are still a thing, but rainclouds are keeping everyone inside and the kids are getting antsy. These fun crafts for kids are great ways to keep little ones occupied when the weather’s not so hot.

Summer holiday: On the move crafts for kids

Summer holiday ideas | Craft ideas for when youre travelling with kids

Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, keeping kids happy on long journeys is never easy. But with a little cut, stick n’ stitch, these DIY travel toys will help keep the little ones entertained this summer, from Totnes or Torremolinos.

8 superfoods that will whet your crafty appetite

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Nurture your creativity and stay in tip-top shape with superfoods. Inspired by the watermelon and pineapple faux-leather brooches in Mollie Makes issue 56 we bring you eight crafty superfoods full of creative nutrients that will unleash the experimental maker in you. Bon appetite!

Mollie Makes meets Handmade Heart Crafts

Unicorn hobby horse handmade. Full tutorial in Mollie Makes 54

Quirky unicorns and pretty baby grows: these are the kind of things that make us broody. Etsy seller Kayleigh of Handmade Heart Crafts, also designer of the unicorn hobby horse in issue 54, tells us how suffering from severe sickness kick-started her handmade business.

Free printables: Playtime Panda mask

Free printable mask - Panda by Smallful for Mollie Makes readers

This Panda Mask is a quick printable with big impact. With only a couple of folds, and a few tabs to dab with glue (or double-sided tape: Mari’s preferred quick-fix craft adhesive!) you’ll be able to wear this mask in no time. The only decision to make: what kind of elastic, ribbon, string, or fancy… Continue reading