Fruity cocktails

I booked the children into another summer holidays workshop this week. It’s mornings only but they get to try lots of different activities including cold cooking, crafts and games. When I picked them up they proudly showed me their creations – a fruity cocktail!

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Getting measured for a new bike

We popped into our local bike shop to get Big Brother measured. He loves cycling but has grown out of his bike, again. We ordered him a lovely new bike. Little Sis thought she might like a bike too. She’s only ever had second hand ones and doesn’t really enjoy cycling. She found a lovely one with streamers on the handlebars, spokies and a rear dolly carrier. It’s a 14″ so she will get plenty of use from it over the next couple of years.

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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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