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Handprint Caterpillar Craft

I saw this idea on Facebook a few days ago and really wanted to try it, so this was our craft table activity at Twins Club today.Handprint Caterpillar

You will need:

  • paper
  • paint
  • small circle stamp (a bottle lid or similar)
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • black pen

Paint the palm of your hand with the chosen colour for the body of your caterpillar and your fingers another colour for the legs. Print a line of hand prints along the paper to form the body and legs of the caterpillar. Make sure the prints are touching or overlapping. We did three prints, but you can do as many as you want.

Use the circle stamp/bottle lid to print a head at one end. Once the paint has dried add a nose and antennae and glue on some googly eyes.




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Glitter, Glitter, Everywhere

I don’t usually start Christmas this early, but for some reason this year I have been thinking and planning for a while already.

So when I saw this post on a friends blog I had to have a go at these cards with my kids!

Take some glue, some shaped cookie cutters, some blank cards and some glitter. Dip the cookie cutter in the glue, place on a blank card to leave a glue shape and cover with glitter..

I love the cards we made!

We did end up with quite a lot of glue and glitter left over on the trays! So we made some pictures by drizzling glue over A4 paper and sprinkling glitter over. The resulting pictures are really effective!

Our house is very sparkly this evening 😉

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Junk Modelling

When I was thinking of a name for this blog I wanted one that meant something, something that said “this is us, this is what we do”, and the one thing my children LOVE doing is Junk Modelling. Really, the blog name should be 3 kids and a gluestick, a roll of sellotape, some googly eyes and several cardboard boxes, but that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it I don’t think 😉

Anyway I’ve been blogging for 10 days now and in all that time they haven’t junk modelled once, probably because we’ve had so much else going on! But today I found Jasmine with the tell tale scissors, cereal boxes and googly eyes, asking for the sellotape! (We do actually keep the sellotape out of reach because our cheap dispenser is very temperamental and the cutting edge frequently falls off.)

She made an “Underwater Monster”. (The Monster is the wrong way round apparently as it should be looking down to swim, but when I explained that I wouldn’t be able to take a good photo of it looking down as we wouldn’t be able to see the eyes, she agreed that it was OK this way!)

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Pizza Making

This recipe is very quick and simple and the kids love helping to make their own dinner!

For the Dough:

300g Bread Flour

1tsp Instant Yeast

1tsp Salt

1tbsp Olive Oil

200ml Warm Water

For the topping:

100ml Passata

Clove Garlic

Basil/Parsley/Oregano (I use dried but fresh would work too)

2 x 125g ball Mozzarella


Any other toppings as required!


Preheat oven to 220 degrees C and place a baking sheet/tray upside down on the top shelf.

Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add the oil and water and mix to a dough. Knead on a floured surface for approximately 5 minutes to form a smooth dough. Cover and set aside.

Mix passata, crushed garlic and herbs in a small bowl.

Roll out half of the dough to the required thickness and place on a floured baking sheet. Top with passata, one ball mozzarella sliced, grated parmesan and any other toppings required. Place the pizza, still on the baking sheet, in the oven on top of the preheated sheet/tray and bake for 10ish minutes until crisp.

Repeat for the second pizza.

Eat and enjoy 🙂


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Doodle Placemats

A week or so ago I was doodling with pencil and paper trying to catch the kids attention to do some drawing (they were running round like loons and I fancied doing a quieter activity!). I did manage to engage them and this is what we did:

Doodle Placemats

We “took a line for a walk” around the paper and then coloured in our doodle, trying to make sure we didn’t get the same colour in adjacent gaps. Well, that was the plan anyway and that was what me and Thomas did. Jasmine coloured in a “story” involving the sea, some sand, a forest and a big muddy puddle!!!

Today I have finally got round to laminating them ready to use for dinner as our previous home made placemats (involving cutting and sticking from CBeebies magazines) are getting far to worn!

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