Arts and crafts projects

Welcome to the Mum’s Diary guide to some of the arts and crafts projects that you can do with your children. If you’ve got a recommendation for a great arts and craft project to do with your little one, drop us an email and let us know!

Aprons at the ready… it’s the Bristol bake off for our hospitals!
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Aprons at the ready… it’s the Bristol bake off for our hospitals!

If you’re a budding Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood, why not grab your apron and join your local hospitals’ charity Above & Beyond for The Bristol Bake Off from 2-8 June 2014?  It’s great fun for all the family! Lift your friends, neighbours or colleagues taste buds to new heights by treating them to delicious home-baked goodies for The Bristol Bake Off – your cakes will be raising funds to... »

Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2015

Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2015

27/08/2015 to 06/09/2015 Bristol Festival of Puppetry is the only English Festival to celebrate the artform of puppetry on stage and film, attracting audiences from far and wide to the city. For the first time in 2015 they are spreading their wings across the city to present puppetry on land and water. Expect a rich and diverse programme that presents local and regional companies and artists, whil... »

Christmas card creations

Christmas card creations

Handmade cards are fun to make and mean so much more. At Hobbycraft you will discover everything you need to make beautiful cards. Let’s get making… BUTTON TREE What You Need:  6 x 6” kraft card blank, £3/10 pcs  12×12 Christmas papers, £8  White wooden buttons, £2.49/50 pcs  Gold bow, £1.79/pack of 20  Glue, £3.29 Allow: 30 minutes Skill Level: Beginner 1. Layer the card wit... »

Countdown to Christmas with advent calendars
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Countdown to Christmas with advent calendars

Hang it…paint it…stack it…sew it…bought and embellished or made from mini mache boxes or simple paper cones to hang on a tree, there are hundreds of ways to make your countdown to Christmas a little more exciting. Let’s get making with help from Hobbycraft. MATCHBOX TREE What You Need:  24 empty match boxes  Green paper, £1.50/20 sheets  12×12 spotty paper pad, £10 ... »

Create Your Own Edible Hanging Basket!

Create Your Own Edible Hanging Basket!

On Saturday 16th May 2015, The Bishop’s Palace will be holding a Master Class entitled ‘Create Your Own Edible Hanging Basket’ run by Community Gardener Amanda Clay. The class will run from 10am-1pm and Amanda will use her expert knowledge to take participants on a journey to discover all the essentials for creating a lasting hanging basket full of intriguing edible plants. All materials will be p... »

Deck the Halls
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Deck the Halls

Start a Christmas tradition! Discover everything you need to make and embellish pretty festive decorations. Natural colours and textures will help create a contemporary look that’s festive and welcoming. Let’s get making with help from Hobbycraft. BUTTON DECORATED MINI RATTAN HEARTS What You Need:  10cm wicker heart, £1.49  2cm wooden buttons, £2.79  9mm red grosgrain ribbon, £1.05/5m  Glue, £... »

Dress your table for Christmas
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Dress your table for Christmas

Make sure your table is dressed for the occasion with some magical finishing touches to your Christmas celebrations. Let’s get making with help from Hobbycraft. Pine cone name holder What You Need:  Large pinecone, 49p  White spray paint, £6.99/400 ml  Brown kraft cards, £3/pack of 20  Glue dots, £1.50/300 pcs Allow: 45 minutes Skill Level: Beginner 1. Spray the pine cone with a coat of white ... »

EASTER HOLIDAY CLUBS AT HIDDEN WOODS
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EASTER HOLIDAY CLUBS AT HIDDEN WOODS

Our holiday clubs follow the Forest School ethos of facilitating child-led learning and discovery in the outdoors, building on the innate curiosity and sense of wonder that the natural environment brings out in children of all ages. Which activities we get stuck into will be largely determined by the group, the weather and other factors on the day, however, we usually get up to the following sorts... »

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Holiday Journals from the Victoria chart company

Spring is coming! Get children busy with these fun Holiday Journals The Victoria Chart Company’s ‘My Holiday Journal’ is a 20 page activity book which provides children with the perfect project for weekends and school holidays. It encourages children to get active and write, colour, draw, stick, collect and eventually show what they have been doing during their time away from school.Whether you ar... »

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Hungry Caterpillar Cafe

A truly family, focused cafe to eat, play and relax is a rare and precious find. Located in the heart of Bedminster, Bristol, parents and their little ones will find just that. The Hungry Caterpillar Play Cafe was opened by mother Melody Beard who had a vision that play spaces should be fun for children and relaxing for adults. Melody explains: “We are not a soft play centre, instead our  toys foc... »

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