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