This year I could come up with a new craft tutorial for Mother's Day.
I didn't. First of all, my dearest mom sadly is not around me for the last 12 years.
I'm not excited about the celebrating.
I am a mother myself but I don't feel great about creating something for myself...only for the sake of my blog :)
Instead I decide to help my child to create a little book to be fill out then gift it to me.
This way she could make something independently and surprise me.

My free printable doesn't require any color ink, it's a blank canvas for your colorful children.


To begin, click on links below images to print a cover image ( got a Polish one too for some of my friends living in Poland!)
and 10 frames.

You can also leave the printing and draw this easy frames yourself ;)
mom

mom1

mom2

You will also need 3 blank greeting cards, preferable in contrasting color.
I got mine from Poundland.

Cut out all the graphics...




To make a book I make two holes for the thread to tie 3 cards together.



Then I stuck the graphics onto cards using double sided tape.






This is now a ready book to feel out and be an awesome gift from my kid.
Not a big effort :)







To make it more fun and colorful I added my ever favorite Sharpie pens and decorative bits to stick on.

The aim is to get your kid to write and draw the reasons why you're the best mom!
If they can't write yet then why not to ask daddy, nanny or other family member to help with it while they draw and talk about you ;)
All behind your back of course!




So I left the stuff with Ela and she stayed in her room for an hour to produce me a gift,
she was over the moon...

Then I was too :)











We had a laugh over few :)


Its suppose to Ela's hurt leg on the right picture :D








Its a truly wonderful gift I will treasure it forever :)







Once again we're approaching Valentine's Day.
I'm not a fan of all the red commercial heart shape crap...but I love giving my own stuff and love making printable :)
So here we go, I had a crave for something cute.
Yup cute, you read that right :)
Pastel and bright palette for you this year.
Their can be even use for any other occasions, like Mother's Day, Father's Day...

Ready to be clicked and printed for FREE!
Here's printable mini cards, tags and patterned wraps:


PANDA 

PANDA 1
                                             

CONFETTI
CONFETTI 1


ZIGZAC
ZIGZAC 1



SPRINKLES
SPRINKLES 1



Wraps can wrap anything but also be a simple envelope folded in just two minutes!
Keep reading to see how ;)



Our printable cute panda cards are easy to make too, keep reading..






Folded ENVELOPE instructions:












PANDA CARD instructions:





1.Cut out two shapes out.
2.Fold it in half.
3.Panda card will be an insert so stick it onto other      card.Back to back!
   It's best to use double sided tape for this step.

                                       Enjoy the card:)









Happy printing!





                                             

In today's post we're pleased to show you how to make a simple last minute Chinese Spin Drum using everyday objects for you kids to celebrate Year of the Rooster!




Optionally you can use our free printable paper and round ornaments available HERE ;)


Our materials are:


For our drums we use cheese boxes but you can use two small paper plates too, we didn't have them in stock but our fridge is always full of the smelly cheeses ;)


Step 1.

Paint the edges of the Camembert box.
I found that paper top and bottom part doesn't take the paint very well so we cover it with paper.



 Step 2.
Draw and cut out two circle to cover the bottom and top of the box.




Ela tried her best, i then corrected eventually.




Step 3.

Measure the length of your string which will hit the bottom and top of the box when spin.


 Tie the beads to both ends.


Step 4.

Insert a drinking straw in one of the gaps in the box bottom lid.


Fit the string under...

then stick both to the box using piece of card and hot glue.
 The string on the photo is longer then before as it come out to short before and didn't hit the box properly so I had to fix a new longer piece of string.


Add dash of the glue where the string meet the edge, both sides and cover it with the lid.


This is how they looked when circles of paper and foam pages was glued on, both sides.

Step 5.
Decorate the drums, the fun part :)





There we have it!





I love how Ela drew the flowers, very Chinese :)












Simple and fun upcycling of a cheese box :)

Here a little Instagram demo how it works.





Why not to match the Chinese theme and make some easy rosettes to decorate your home!

Full tutorial available HERE.

Or maybe get inspired by our last year's Dragon Toy!
 HERE is how we did it.