Happy Handmade :: fun projects to make with and for children

Happy Handmade is bursting with colourful and imaginative crafts and DIY toys that are designed to add even more colour and creativity to your home. With easy-to-follow tutorials and free patterns and printables, you can read, make, and start playing today!

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Happy Handmade :: fun projects to make with and for children

If you enjoy making, love recycling, and favour creative play and toys that encourage imagination and fun, Happy Handmade is the book for you! It’s a beautiful book that makes you want to start crafting straightaway. I love that the projects are all easily ‘do-able’ and use materials we already have at home, but also all have that special spark of creativity that makes them unique. And most of all I love how each project is a springboard into lots of fun, creative play.

The book is edited by Michelle McInerney, the creative force behind the wonderful MollyMoo website, and brings together projects from some of the best crafty bloggers around. I’m thrilled to add it to the NurtureStore shop and to share it with you.

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Making puppets with children :: Simple Play

Making puppets with children is a springboard into art, story telling, role play and lots of language practise. Here are some great ideas you can use to make and play with puppets ~ part of our Simple Play :: complex learning series.

How to make puppets and use them for language skills, story telling and role play

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15 fabulous small world activities:: Simple Play series

There’s something so wonderful about creating a small world to play with. Whether your child loves dolls, trains, dinosaurs or diggers, setting up a miniature land, where they can imagine, role play, chat and act our stories, is packed full of play and learning potential. Here are fifteen of our favourite small world play ideas, and invitation for you to join in with us.

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Winter wonderland imaginary play

Turn a simple cardboard box into a fabulous Winter Wonderland for lots of creative imaginary play and storytelling.

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Frozen activities : make your own ice palace

I see many frozen activities in our future! My daughter hasn’t even seen the whole film yet and she’s already hooked. Here’s her guide to making your own frozen ice palace, for lots of sensory play and imaginary storytelling.

Frozen activities : how to make your own ice palace. Great for sensory play and imaginary play.

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