What to do with broken toddler books!

I was tidying up the kids bedrooms and I noticed that several of their books had fallen to pieces.  They were really nice books with sturdy pages.  Throwing them in the bin or even recycling them seemed a bit criminal and I had been thinking about updating the decor in my younger sons room, so
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How to turn your child’s work of art into a fridge magnet!

During half term (yes I know – it seems like a distant memory now), we went to the library and they had a craft session on celebrating Chinese New Year.   They gave the kids some snakes to decorate, including some foam type ones, with sticky bits to decorate them with.  I was mentally tutting
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Toilet rolls and homemade chocolate hearts for Valentines Day!

As you can see by the picture it isn’t as bad as it sounds!  In preparation for Valentines Day I decided to get crafty with toilet rolls as they are something we have in abundance and they are perfect for packaging little gifts.  These chocolate heart filled toilet roll packages are easy to make, look
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Upcycled fridge magnet notepad!

A few years ago a friend bought me a fridge magnet notepad.  At the time I didn’t really get why I needed a notepad on my fridge.  I wasn’t a mum of two young boys then though and I totally get it now. My house gets turned upside down daily by little hands and they
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Handmade cards and envelopes

Have you ever made or received a personalised card? They have that extra special feel about them, that says someone really cares. There is a huge market these days for personalised cards with large card companies offering online card customisation and ordering. Buying cards however can be an expensive exercise, especially when you add up
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