Blog Posts - Arts And Craft



Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

As I’ve mentioned before I grew up watching my Dad make up his model racing cars.  The kits he built were complex, required gluing, painting and had transfer stickers to attach. They really are beyond Monkey’s abilities at the moment, &#...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 19, 2016

Having fun with Real Construction #realconstruction

Monkey loves building things and recently we’ve been having fun with Real Construction and two of their building sets.  The Real Construction Starter Set and Deluxe Workshop Set are aimed at children aged 6 years and over.  They offer a real...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 14, 2016

Getting creative with Nutty Putty – review and giveaway

I first came across Nutty Putty on the run up to Toy Fair earlier this year.  I was then able to see the product in action whist I was at the exhibition in January. I loved the idea of making bright … Continue reading → The post Getting...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 1, 2016

Mila & Pheebs Craft and Stationery box

Monkey get to be a little creative last week as we tried out the new Mila & Pheebs Craft and Stationery box delivery service.  Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, the company offer a subscription service, bringing a different … Conti...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jun 1, 2016

Spring Crafting with Baker Ross

Monkey has been kept on his toes recently with lots of Spring Crafting with Baker Ross. We were sent a bumper delivery from our favourite kids arts and craft kit company and have spent spare moments over the last few weeks painting, … Continu...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 23, 2016

Instant Flower Press

As a child I can remember staying with my Auntie for the week.  We got up to all sorts of adventures and one was pressing flowers.  I think it was the first time I’d ever tried it, we’d been for … Continue reading → The post...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Apr 28, 2016

Baker Ross Easter and Spring themed crafts

We’ve been getting crafty in the kitchen again with some great Baker Ross Easter and Spring themed activities. First to catch Monkey’s attention was the Easter egg fuse bead kits (available in a pack of 6). We’d had a mishap …...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Mar 9, 2016

Wood Worx T-Rex Dinosaur kit

I’m sure Monkey is not alone with being fascinated with dinosaurs.  I know I’ve mentioned his obsession before on the blog.  Over the last few years we’ve developed his understanding of these prehistoric beasts through museum visi...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 9, 2016

Hearts and Flowers crafts with Baker Ross

With Valentines Day closely followed by Mothers Day and Granny’s birthday it all been about Hearts and Flowers crafts with Baker Ross here lately.  We received a bumper selection from the crafting company and Monkey’s enjoyed getting cr...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 1, 2016

This Winter, become a Gypsy with Bagru Banjara!!

STYLE❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 7 Billion smiles and yours is my favourite!! When I look at them, I always tell myself how quirky their style is and...
by Shopping, Style and Us on Dec 29, 2015

Great Gift Ideas for the Crafter Give a Craft Class Gift and Get One for Yourself

Creativebug's Give a Gift, Get a Gift Sale Event During the entire month of December Creativebug is hosting our Give a Gift, Get a Gift event. When youbuy a 12-Month Subscription for just $50 you will receive an additional 12-Month Subscription...
by Craft drawer on Dec 4, 2015

Baker Ross Christmas Crafts

Monkey and I have been getting festive with some lovely Baker Ross Christmas crafts. I love watching Monkey making things and colouring in, these days. The concentration levels are at their height, he follows instructions well and he is so … Co...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Nov 30, 2015

{New} Easter Art And Crafts 2015 Collection With Religious Easter Clip Art For Free

{New} Easter Art And Crafts 2015 Collection With Religious Easter Clip Art For Free- Easter the festival of Christians that celebrates the spirit of Christ and his emergence into our lives and how inspirational the day became with the event and the...

Why Wall Mirrors Offer Far More Than Mere Reflection in Your Home

We all know that mirrors in our home reflect light and can visually enhance the size of a room. But even more than that, mirrors can create drama, and add a sculptural presence in a space. Sometimes they can even become a focal point. This week IR...
by Nancy Meadows Designs on Apr 25, 2014

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by MomsWhoSave.com Blog on Jan 4, 2014

DIY Gift and Craft fun shape box Templates for every Holiday

Unique gift wrapping and creative craft ideas with fun shape box templates for birthdays, holidays and occasions. Fun printable, versatile and economical do it yourself solutions for kids of all ages. Free craft template project here. Continue readin...
by Chelseys Christmas List on Nov 4, 2012

Ministry of Tourism To Opens Cultural Industries

The Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture as well as National Orientation, will definitely next week Tuesday, October 30, 2012 commission the 12 cultural field centres constructed around the nation at the Cultural Industry Centre, Gidan Ajia, Orozo, A...

DFW Event: 2012 Texas Arts & Craft Show – Addison, TX

Looking for handmade items…look no farther than the 2012 Texas Arts & Craft Show in Addison, TX. This craft show accepts hand crafted items only! If you are looking for unique and high-quality items you will be sure to find them here.When:...
by The Steady Hand on Aug 7, 2012

The Best U.S. Theatres

Summer is a time to get out there; to travel and try new things.  While you are traversing the US, why not use the opportunity to take in some culture.  You don’t have to be on New York’s Broadway to experience a great musical or play in a gran...
by MapSalesDotCom on Jun 26, 2012


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