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Creative Kids

30/07/2018
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How to Cool off from the heat during the Summer with Crafty Arts

Here are some great steps of how to cool off from the heat the summer. We are in a heatwave and we are all dreaming of cooling down. So here at Crafty Arts, we thought we would share with you some ideas on how to cool off this during glorious summer. Let’s just start with the most practical one and that is, drink lots of water and stay hydrated at all times. Fainting is common during a heatwave so the shade is your friend! We should not be going any... Read More

12/07/2018
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Why Should you Book your Kids Parties at Crafty Arts?

Did you know that we host a kids parties at Crafty Arts, we run a series of different creative birthday parties? We can create whatever your child desires from jungles to magical places. We set up the room depending on your chosen theme and the room is yours for two hours. The tutor will be with you for 1.5hrs and then you have half an hour to eat. I generally set up all the rooms as well as host a fair few of the parties but sometimes other tutors come in... Read More

21/06/2018
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How to Make Your Own Fairy House using Fimo Polymer Clay

Here I show you step by step instructions on making a fairy house using Fimo that can live outside in your garden. We are running this workshop in the summer so if you would like some guidance then please come and join in or just have a try at home! The truth is it was so simple and could have been even simpler if I didn’t blend all my own colours. This is definitely a lovely afternoon activity and you can easily get the kids involved. This is the absolute... Read More

03/05/2018

How to make your own DIY SLIME: The Craze That Keeps on Oozing

Slime is a craze that is clearly not going away, so here are some steps of how to make your own slime. Last year we sold out of PVA glue twice and all because of slime. So we thought we would offer up a simple recipe  of how to make your own slime that doesn’t include borax powders. Borax is hard to buy over here because it can be harmful to your little ones so please don’t use recipes that include borax powders.   Slime   So last year we... Read More

29/03/2018

5 Fun Rock Painting Ideas To Brighten Up Your Garden

Craft rocks! And quite literally, in this case. Rock painting is a fun and easy craft to get stuck into now the spring has arrived, and painted rocks are great for brightening up the garden. It’s also one of the most affordable crafts, as all you need is some paint brushes and paints. And the rocks? Well, you can find those anywhere! If that’s not a great excuse for a spring trip to the beach or a walk through the woods then we don’t know what is. Rock Painting: What... Read More

04/01/2018
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Get your skates on with ITV’s Dancing on Ice 2018 and Sequin Art

Dancing on ice and sequin art are made for one another. With the show starting this Sunday, this Ice Skate Sequin Art kit is the perfect project for you to work on while you watch the show. When is it on? This Sunday 7th Jan at 6pm and will be running for the next 10 weeks. Returning this year as presenters on the ITV show with be Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. Before we get stuck in to our Dancing on Ice and sequin art project, here’s a peek at... Read More

13/12/2017
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How to Get the Kids involved this Christmas: Christmas Crafts

Christmas is personal to everyone and it’s important to get the kids involved. I am going to show you an easy craft for the whole family. We all have our own traditions at Christmas, from the order of the day to things we have to do (turkey sandwich no matter how full we are). Even the things we don’t do (like tinsel on the Christmas tree). People get funny about the word Xmas (which is my pet hate). The term Merry Christmas (as it should be) and Happy Christmas (no... Read More

Harry Potter Books Banner 26/10/2017
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Harry Potter Crafts: Our Magical Workshops

This little blog is a personal journey of obsession that meets craft.   This is the first blog I am writing for Crafty Arts and I get to talk about the two things that I love, Harry Potter and workshops. I couldn’t be happier.     Image Source whatculture.com     I work part time at Crafty Arts for the Customer Service Team and one of the workshop teachers, which means not only can I influence the workshops (more Harry Potter ones please) but I can also attend them with my... Read More

11/04/2017
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How to make an Easter Bonnet from Scratch

So Easter is here and a lovely tradition that keeps going every year is the Easter Bonnet parade. This is where the children decorate their own bonnets or hats with lots of festive bunnies and eggs. Nowadays you can buy a little straw hat but here I am going to show you how to turn some card, papers and felt into a very homemade bonnet!               Use the plates to create a stencil. The larger circle is the brim of your bonnet and the... Read More

09/02/2017
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Top Toys for 2017

If you have been reading this blog you’ll know that straight after Christmas, Fair season starts!   We attend the annual trade shows looking for new and exciting products to add to our range. I get really excited about this as here we get to see the top lines for the coming year.   We had such a great time at the show. It was so full on with meetings and visits, it was so busy that we had to attend for two days rather than our usual one.    ... Read More

M&M's Bow Tie Card 11/06/2014

Do It Yourself M&M’s Bow Tie Card for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is looming!  Thinking of fun cards that you can make with the kids? Well this is one of them, I came a cross a picture of a card that said “Happy Father’s Day” and on it was M&M’s. My dad lovvvvves M&M’s so I decided to use him as inspiration. With this design, you can do so many variations to this card; I decided to draw a suit with a bow tie.   3 sheets of different coloured card, I used Craft Planet’s Bright Pack of 6 –... Read More

Lego Friends Statioanry 10/12/2013
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2 Week Count Down til Christmas: Reviewing Lego Friends Stationery Set

With 2 weeks to go before Christmas we thought that we would review and show you the unboxing of the Lego Friends Stationery Set.   Everyone loves a bit of Stationery and Lego has introduced their Lego Friends Range. Within the range of Lego products they have branched out to Stationery accessories. This also means that there is only 1 week of shopping using our standard delivery service. Click here for more information on our Standard and Express delivery. So let’s have a look in the box: Lego Friends Stationery Set... Read More