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Building Hedgehog Cafes

Building Hedgehog Cafes

After so many people loved seeing the bug hotel we created it seemed only fair that we gave the hedgehogs some love. We have also discovered the RSPB wildlife challenge,  we love a challenge and of course medals so we thought we would give it a go. Making the hotel Hedgehogs are notoriously private animals, only coming out at night, and running at the first sign of a predator. With this in mind, the hedgehog cafe needs to be strong,…

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Bug Hotel open for business

Bug Hotel open for business

Build a bug hotel We had such much fun building this today. It didn’t take long but it was so enjoyable to do. This is a run down on some bug hotel facts. The basic structure We used bricks and board’s to build it up. The more you can use recycled or reclaimed materials the better. It really does not need to be flash, thats not the point of it. You just want to have fun building it and making…

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Quick Play Ideas

Quick Play Ideas

  Quick play ideas You may be filled with dread at the thought of doing any play ideas which involve paint and glue. On a day off from work with little time to fit everything in it is not always my idea of fun. That’s why I am keen to share some ideas for quick play. Honestly all of these activities took me minutes to throw together but can keep a young child amused for ages. You don’t need to…

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A different stroke.

A different stroke.

Today we got the paint brushes out but not traditional style brushes. Little hands can struggle to hold traditional style brushes so we made something a little easier for a one year old to hold. We used cotton wool, pegs and paint (use edible paint if you prefer) and have a lot of baby wipes close by if your painting indoors. I started by showing Tilly how to hold and dab the paint on the paper. I was expecting her to put…

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Flower art

Flower art

Although we love flowers let’s not forget that the bee’s love flowers too. We only pick and play with flowers that will end up in the belly of the mower. The bee’s need for them out way any need we have. I like to find different ways to encourage writing and flower art is a perfect way. It’s far more exciting to write with flowers than it is with pens. Always make sure children give hands a wash after. Daisy’s…

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Making a fairy festival camp

Making a fairy festival camp

We love a fairy house, surely everyone does? Be it with sticks, stones, leaves or grass all you need is a little imagination and a good sprinkle of fairy dust to create a home. For this one we used small sticks and tied together with string with some old rags wrapped around it. A couple of cocktail sticks and some cut up paper for bunting. You could take it further and even go as far as recreating a full campsite…

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Getting baby to recreate bump photographs

Getting baby to recreate bump photographs

A year ago to the day a professional photographer took a number of stunning photograph’s of a very large baby bump. Today we went out and tried to recreate some of the photographs and had great fun getting covered in paint in the process. We plan to do this every year. Just a little something to embarrass her at her 18th!