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Dinosaurs and Mammoths in Berkshire

Dinosaurs and Mammoths in Berkshire

(AD Disclaimer) I have previously worked with the businesses marked with a * in a gifted capacity and work in paid partnership with Pop Up Play Village Ascot, Wokingham and Henley who are listed in the Berkshire Mummies Directory. Children of all ages seem to love dinosaurs and fortunately there are plenty of places around Berkshire where you can find them. Here we have listed some places where dino-fans can spot some of their favourite creatures. Where to Find Dinosaurs and Mammoths in Berkshire Oaktree Garden Centre: See if you can find the dinosaur hidden amongst the plants on your…
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Heart Bird Feeders

Heart Bird Feeders

In the winter we always like giving the birds a bit of extra food outside to help them through the colder days. These heart bird feeders make a lovely activity, Valentines Day crafts and can make a lovely homemade gift for anytime of the year. What do I need to make the Bird Feeders? A couple of pipe cleaners Cereal hoopsA piece of string / wool / ribbon How to make the Bird Feeders? Get a pipe cleaner and bend it into a heart shape. Don't attach the two ends yet. Now thread on your cereal hoops onto the pipe…
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Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers

Heart Sun Catchers are so effective when up on the window with sun shining through them. I found that making a number of hearts, which are different sizes look really effective once up on the window. What do I need to make a Heart Sun Catcher? Black cardPink and red tissue paperPVA glueScissors How do I make the Sun Catcher? Draw a heart shape outline onto the black card - you want to draw the heart in ‘bubble writing’ so it creates a thick border to the heart when cut out (see picture below). Roughly cut the coloured tissue paper…
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Chocolate Heart Lollies

Chocolate Heart Lollies

Chocolate Heart Lollies make a lovely gift for a loved one, family or friends. They also make a great gift to make for valentines. What do I need to make the Chocolate Heart Lollies?  100g of milk chocolate Sprinkles Wooden Lolly Sticks Parchment Paper How do I make the Chocolate Heart Lollies? Put a piece of parchment paper across a baking tray. Melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1 minute in high, stir and repeat until it’s all melted. Don’t let the chocolate over-cook so keep a close eye on it. Now spoon melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and arrange it into a…
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Heart Jam Tarts

Heart Jam Tarts

These Heart Jam Tarts only are made using just three ingredients and make a tasty treat or gift for a celebration. What do I need to make Heart Jam Tarts? 85g Butter or Margarine 170g Self Raising Flour 1 jar of strawberry or raspberry jam Mixing bowl Rolling pin Cupcake Tray Biscuit Cutters - circle and heart How do I make Heart Jam Tarts? Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 / 190c.Weigh out the butter or margarine and self raising flour. Tip both the weighed out ingredients into the mixing bow.Mix both ingredients together with your washed hands until they come together in a ball.Now grease…
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Cardboard Gingerbread People

Cardboard Gingerbread People

Making Cardboard Gingerbread People can be lots of fun as the imagination can flow. You could build a whole village of gingerbread people. They can all have different personalities and different clothes etc.  What do I need to make the people? Cardboard (we used corrugated cardboard) from a packing boxGingerbread Cookie Cutter ShapesA Pencil Scissors Colouring Pens Googly Eyes and glue to stick them onMaterials to decorate your gingerbread people with examples include sequins, beads, buttons, wool or ribbon. How do I make the Cardboard Gingerbread People?  Lay your cardboard out on a flat surface.Then draw around your gingerbread people cookie cutters (if you…
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Christmas Star Decoration

Christmas Star Decoration

Here is how you can make a Christmas Star Decoration for your Christmas Tree or to gift to family and friends. Alternatively, you could stick the star onto a piece of folded card to make a Christmas cards to give to loved ones. What do I need to make a Christmas Star Decoration?  PVA Glue.Yellow lolly sticks (paint the lolly sticks yellow if you don’t have pre-coloured ones). You will need 6 lolly sticks per Christmas Star Decoration. Colourful Sequins. Coloured Wool. How do I make the Christmas Star Decoration? Glue three lolly sticks together into a triangle shape and let the…
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Snowman Christmas Cards

Snowman Christmas Cards

Can you beat a homemade Christmas card? They are totally bespoke and made with love. We make cards every year with our children and they are always so gratefully received. Check out below how to make these Snowman Christmas Cards. What do I need to make the Snowman Christmas Cards? Sheets of A4 Black Card (1 sheet per card)Blue and White pom poms (approx 14 per card)White cupcake cases (2 per card)Black and orange colouring pen Glue stick PVA Glue How do I make the Snowman Christmas Cards?  Draw a snowman face in a cupcake case and draw three black buttons in…
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Homemade Salt Dough Decorations

Homemade Salt Dough Decorations

Christmas is a lovely time of year to make something with your child to give as a gift. It doesn't need to cost a fortune after all it's the thought that counts. The memories it creates and the lessons of kindness, giving and sharing help to spread some Christmas spirit. These homemade salt dough decorations are easy to make and can be personalised in colour and design. As a child I always loved and felt proud of giving something to someone that I had made with care and love. This is something I want to teach my little one about. It…
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Halloween Mini Sensory Tray

Halloween Mini Sensory Tray

Sensory trays are a great way to get your child using there fine motor skills and also using there imagination. This Halloween Mini Sensory Tray is a bit of seasonal fun. What do I need to make the sensory tray? A tray or box Recycled pots and containers (I used 3 that would fit inside the tray)Black Permanent Marker Pen (adults only)Split Red Lentils Children's tweezers and spoon How do I make the sensory tray? Sprinkle lentils so that they cover the bottom of the tray or box. Decorate your recycled pots for halloween using a the permanent marker (adults…
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