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Junk Doggie – Recycling Creations

children's recylcing craftWhat to do with a spare couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon? Search through your recycling box and see what inspiration you can find. Add in a few bits and bobs from your craft box and the world is your recycled oyster.

We started creating without exactly knowing what the end result would be. We’re pretty pleased with the resulting pull-along puppy. Now to find a home for it before, in a few weeks, it quietly makes its way back into the box where it came from!!

Fancy making a pull along puppy?

  • You need a toilet roll, 2 empty cotton reels, 2 pipe cleaners, string, cardboard, yoghurt pot and a vegetable box
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Create Your Own Name Masterpiece

children's name wall masterpieceThere was a bit of a space on our 6 year old’s bookshelf so we decided we may as well fill it. We had a hunt around to decide what masterpiece to create and what special materials we could use to do it. We happened upon our fabric basket and the solution to our empty space problem solution popped right out.

We skipped off to the Thursday town market and bought 3 8×6 photo frames. Then came home and got out our scissors, blue tack and fabric basket.

About an hour later, hey presto, where there once was a gap is now a pretty, patterned name masterpiece.

Fancy a go? Here’s our guide:

  1. Choose which fabrics to use for each background and each fabric letter. If you don’t have a fabric basket, you can usually get off cuts from a material shop or market – or take a look in charity shops for old curtains or flowery dresses. As an alternative, you could Continue reading
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Rainy Day Fun

Well it’s raining, and doesn’t look like stopping any time soon, at Dylan and Grace we love to have fun whatever the weather so thought we’d share with you our top 5 things to do in the rain.

1) Put on your wellies and raincoat and head outside.  Jumping in puddles is sure to put a smile on your face and when you get home be sure to warm up with a lovely hot chocolate!

2)  An afternoon of creativity, Dylan and Grace have lots of craft kits to choose from but this sock dog is one our favourites.

3)  Camping doesn’t have to be just for outdoors, grab some blankets and drape over furniture to create your own indoor tent.  Furnish with lots of cushions, sleeping bags and blankets for a cosy hideaway

4) Dig out a board game and get the whole family involved in an afternoon of competitive game playing

5)  Get baking, whip up some tasty treats in the kitchen.  Here’s one of our favourite flapjack recipes for you to try;


110g light brown sugar

175g butter

175g porridge oats

1 tablespoon of golden syrup


1)  Heat the sugar, butter and golden syrup in a large saucepan until melted.

2)  Once melted, take off the heat and mix in the porridge oats

3)  Spoon mixture into a square baking tin and bake in the oven for 40 mins on 150’c

4)  Remove from over and cool for 10 mins before cutting into slices, wait until completely cool before removing from the tin

Whatever you choose to do, have fun and let us have your ideas for things to do on a rainy day.




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Latest Gifts – Little Experience Arrives at Dylan and Grace

children's craft gift kitThe latest additions to, what we believe is, our great collection of children’s gift arrived last week. There was much excitement amongst the Dylan and Grace product testers as they peered inside the new boxes.

Little Experience is a great collection of children’s gift cases. We hand selected 8 which we love.

The digger and dumper gift kit is for 4 years and upwards but our 2 and a half year old was chomping at the bit to give it a go.

Our 5 and 6 year olds couldn’t wait to get their hands on the sewing and knitting kits and our 9 year old tester was very keen to get out the glue and start on his birdhouse making kit.

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Children’s Craft Ideas – Fun Factual Spinny Spinner

paper craftMy 5 year old took it upon herself to make a rabbit knowledge spinner (until she needed assistance putting it all together). It was such a good idea I thought I’d share.

She had been drawing pictures and was making spider diagrams drawing lines to different bits of the things she was drawing and writing each parts name. She then decided it would be a good idea to turn the idea into a Spinny Spinner (inspired name!). She drew a picture of her favourite animal (at that moment in time it was a rabbit) and drew different rabbit related things around the edge. She then cut it into a circle and cut another circle to go over the top. With a little parental assistance we cut out a section of the upper circle and put a pin in the middle to make it spin.

The result – a Spinny Spinner of rabbit facts with great pictures and facts: Continue reading

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