Fabric covered button hair tie tutorial

Frog button hair elastics

My 6-year-old son (Nathan) helped me with my market stall last Sunday. I thought it might be more interesting for him if he was also trying to sell something he created himself. The only thing I could think of was making some fabric covered button hair ties using some of my scrap fabric and some hair elastics. So that is what he did (with just a little help). Continue reading Fabric covered button hair tie tutorial

Pencil Roll Tutorial

pencil roll with pencils

Every time we go for a long trip I buy the boys a packet of pencils so they can entertain themselves in the car. Their drawing books seem to last for ages, but pencils get lost, broken, used in craft creations, or just disappear to places unknown. I hope that the pencils will be more likely to stay together in the roll, hope that they don’t (like pencils in a box, or pencil case, or any other method of containing pencils I have tried) all fall out of the box onto the floor of the car two seconds after the kids open them. It may be wishful thinking, but I’m hoping a pencil roll will solve all my pencil woes (as long as they boys put their pencils back when they are finished with them…and that is probably the wishful thinking bit). Continue reading Pencil Roll Tutorial

Circular Drawstring Toy Bag Tutorial

large circular drawstring toy bag

These circular drawstring bags are great for storing small items together, but come into their own when the kids can sit on the bag to play and, when finished, just pull on the draw-string to close the bag and tidy away all the toys. This type of bag is often used to store Lego…in fact, that’s what ours is used for. I made one ages ago and then was asked how I did it. I’ve been planning to do this tutorial ever since, and this weekend the kids and I decided it was time to get onto it! Continue reading Circular Drawstring Toy Bag Tutorial