Milk bottle snowmen
Similar to the Halloween lanterns you can make snowmen and add funny hats or ear mufs and orange felt noses. Use a glue gun and quality paints to beat the rain and snow or use a spray to seal your work. Cut the bottle at the back to add lights.
I made a beautiful Christmas village with a few handmade cardboard and fabric houses, some instant snow, miniature trees and statues and some lights. I also hidden Alexa in one of the houses so our little town has music too.
Cardboard & fabric houses
I have been making a few cardboard houses for a little Christmas village. I always loved the miniature festive villages, but buying enough of them to make a display can cost a fortune. These houses are made with cardboard boxes, scrap fabric and some Christmas ribbon, buttons and ornaments. Cut the walls of the houses […]
Old short storage box
I made this from cardboard and and old cotton shirt. If you are not good at sewing then use a glue gun to fix the fabric to the box.
Milk bottle Halloween ghosts
Transform your used milk bottles into ghosts and add electric tea candles/ glow sticks to light them up. If the candle is too large to fit in, cut a hole at the back. You can add stones to weight them down or use th indoor with fairy lights instead of electric candles. This is a […]
Cardboard rocket project
Build a rocket from cardboard boxes. I used thermawrap insulation and party banners to decorate it, but you can also use aluminium foil. Print some signs like NASA logo, flags and a view from space for a pretend window. Put a chair with seat belt (I used the swing chair) or improvise one. For the […]
Muddy puddles & alphabet game
Here’s an easy game for literacy and writing. Write the alphabet in capitals on a cardboard and make cards with the small letters. Ask children to match the letters, pronunce them and if they are old enough to say words starting with those letters.
Find a box and transform it into a boat. Make a steering wheel from cardboard, get some sticks to hang a muslim or a tea towel and improvise some paddles and a fishing rod. I used a magnet fishing rod and coins as fish. Have fun!
Get an used can. Paint it or glue some nice fabric on, glue some strips of ribbon comming out from the inside of the can and make a hole in the top of the can to add a string and hang it somewhere in the garden for the wind to blow the ribbons. I had […]