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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Gluten free peppermint cream recipe with no egg

This gluten free peppermint cream recipe is made with no egg white, making it a great kids’ Christmas recipe that is easy to make and great to give as a sweet Christmas gift.

Yummy gluten free Peppermint Cream recipe with no egg. Great vegan Chrsitmas recipe! Easy to make with kids.

Gluten free peppermint cream recipe with no egg

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Turn your child’s art into Christmas cards

Here’s an really easy way to turn your’ child’s art into Christmas cards.  It may be simple but the cards look gorgeous and make a wonderful keepsake.

Turning your child’s art into a Christmas card – or any-time-of-year card – is a lovely way to share their creativity with someone else they love.

This art card idea makes a great alternative to more ‘craft’-style cards, especially if you prefer child-led art rather than follow-the-steps creations.

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Turn your child’s art into Christmas cards

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How to write a story :: sticker tales!

These stickers tales are lots of fun! They help children learn how to write a story and can give a great spark to their imaginations. I find they are especially good for reluctant writers and kids who love to draw. Here’s how we use stickers to write a story and make our very own books.

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Easy super hero cape :: I Am Super Capes

I believe in the power of play: to nurture children, help them learn, encourage them when they need it, lift spirits and sometimes bring healing. If you’re a regular reader of NurtureStore I know you’re as passionate about giving children plenty of time and opportunity for being creative, using their imaginations and learning through play.

Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to make an easy super hero cape that your children can use for lots of pretend play – but also an invitation to send the power of play to another child who could really do with a super hero boost, joining in with the amazing I Am Super Capes appeal.

Easy super hero cape tutorial - support I Am Super Capes children's organisation.

I Am Super Capes

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