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How to make a camo headband

Our crafting has been inspired by the film Swallows and Amazons which we were lucky enough to watch a few weeks ago. The film was beautiful and had me craving for a week in the Lake District, hiring a boat and having lots of outdoor adventures!

At the moment we’re firmly stuck in London so turned to our craft cupboard to see what we could make. Today we’re sharing our tutorial for making an easy camo headband.

We used shop bought feathers but you could easily go on a scavenger hunt and find your own. You also need some dark cardboard and scissors or a scalpel.

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Cut your cardboard into a strip long enough to go around your child’s head. Tape two pieces together if necessary. Choose a selection of feathers and cut small slots in the cardboard to fit them through.

How to make a camo headband

Place your feathers through the little slots and you have an easy camo headband, perfect for outdoor adventures!

How to make a camo headband

If your child is keen to help then simply tape the feathers on to the headband for an instant headband.

How to make a camo headband

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Baker Ross Sealife Spiral Notebook Kits

After school the children wanted to craft. Luckily I had a sweet craft pack from Baker Ross which kept them busy. The Baker Ross Sealife Spiral Notebook Kits have 4 assorted designs – Crab, Octopus, Clownfish and Turtle.

Baker Ross Sealife Spiral Notebook Kits

Each kit included a foam-covered spiral notebook, self-adhesive foam pieces and wiggle-eyes. They both chose 2 designs they liked and made them up.

Baker Ross Sealife Spiral Notebook Kits

They love this kind of craft although they never pick up all the rubbish that is left over! It made 4 very cute notebooks.

Baker Ross Sealife Spiral Notebook Kits

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Seaside Sand Art Pictures

Baker Ross kindly sent us a bumper box full of their latest craft supplies to try at home. The children were over the moon and immediately picked the Seaside Sand Art Pictures to make. There were 8 assorted designs, the top layer is pre-cut revealing a sticky surface. It came with packs of coloured glitter sand which we decanted into containers.

Seaside Sand Art Pictures

The children did their chosen designs on a tray but the sand still went everywhere!

Seaside Sand Art Pictures

They had a lot of fun but I was a little bit glad when they had finished!

Seaside Sand Art Pictures

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