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Finger print flowers for May Day

My Pinterest stream is full of pretty Spring flowers so I thought it was time we crafted some of our own. Little Sis chose her favourite colours of paint and I set her up with some white paper and an apron. I drew two lines on the paper then she carefully poured out some paint and used her fingers to make the flowers.

finger print flowers

She went along each pencil line with her finger print flowers, up one side and down the other.


We left the paint to dry then she went over the pencil line with a thick green crayon.

finger print flowers

She added some leaves to finish off her finger print hyacinths.

finger print hyacinths

What do you think? This is a simple craft activity but looks great for our May Day celebrations.

finger print hyacinths kids craft

Joining in with Craft Schooling Sunday and Let Kids Be Kids


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The Queen’s Gold State Coach craft

Little Sis wanted to do some painting today. With the Queen celebrating her 90th birthday in a few days I knew the perfect craft for her. Today we made The Queen’s Gold State Coach from a paper plate! Did you know the coach has been used at the coronation of every British monarch since George IV?

Queens 90th birthday gold state coach craft for kids

First Little Sis painted a paper plate with sparkly gold paint.

state coach craft for kids

This was probably her favourite part as she loves to paint!

state coach craft for kids

When our gold paper plate was dry we cut out two circles from black paper.

gold state coach craft for kids

We attached these to the bottom of our gold paper plate state coach with double-sided tape.

gold state coach craft for kids

Then we drew on the doors and windows of the carriage. We added some sparkly gold stars and paper flags. All ready for the Queen’s 90th birthday next week!

gold state coach craft for kids

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Liberty quilt for Little Sis

Yesterday I finished another quilt, a pretty Liberty rainbow quilt for Little Sis. I bought the fabric at the Knitting and Stitching Show last October and knew it would be my first sewing project on 2016. As the strips were pre-cut it really didn’t take me longer than a few evenings.

The front is made from strips of Liberty, the back features a single piece of Gallymoggers Reynard fabric from the Alice in Wonderland themed SS15 Collection by Liberty. I did simple quilting in the ditches and it is very pretty – perfect for Little Sis!

Liberty quilt

She loves it which I am pleased about. I used a really light weight batting so it’s more of a summer quilt, but it’s been perfect for cuddling up with on the sofa when she has felt ill this week.

Liberty quilt


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