Crafty ideas

THE BEE GARDEN

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Many children grow up with an unhealthy attitude to bees, when really it’s their cousins the wasps that need to be treated with caution. Children run away flapping their hands, which then usually makes a sting possible as the bee thinks it’s under attack. Of course, we have to have respect and keep a reasonable distance but bees can be very fascinating insects to watch.  So one really good idea is to make a combined fairy and bee garden to encourage children to understand the importance of bees and pollination. I have chosen a wooden trough as it gives a...

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Make a Fairy Easter Hat

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This video shows you how to make a Fairy Easter Hat shaped like a toadstool house. A fun and creative project is a fantastic way to keep your little ones entertained in the Easter break.

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Fairy Spring Baskets

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Spring has just sprung so why not make the most of spring flowers such as miniature daffodils (narcissus), crocus, or primroses.  We have used a selection of colourful baskets, which are quite readily available this time of year for collecting Easter eggs.                                    1.  Line the bottom of your basket, with some plastic and fill with compost. Plant your chosen  spring flowers. 2. Browse our scenic collection  you could add some yellow reindeer moss and green scatter grass which really compliments the spring colours of...

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Five ways to show your fairy a little love on Valentine's Day

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  1. Make a Romantic fairy garden. Fairy folk love a little romance why not make them a little love garden. Miniature indoor roses are very popular this time of year, so why not plant one of these in your fairy garden. In our example we have used a crate and painted it pink. Line your container fill with compost and add your rose plant. We have covered compost with scatter grass, and pink reindeer moss and pink gravel. We have added our pixies sweet memory set.  Lastly just add those final little touches, we have used rabbits and toadstools but just use your imagination and have some...

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Build your own Santa's Workshop

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You can buy this kit for £49.99 from our crafty kits collection. Here's how to put it together; Step 1: Choose a base for your diorama such as a box or crate Step 2: Assemble your flat-pack wooden workshop and glue to secure. Step 3: Place your built workshop into your base to help you plan your floor space. Step 4: Line your base with snow and wallpaper. One half will be outside the workshop and one half will be the inside floor.   Step 5: Tac or glue the miniature toys onto the shelves and worktop. Using tac allows...

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