Welcome to Simple Crafts. Here you will find free resources to make seasonal and themed craft projects from very easy, to pretty tricky! We use Hama Beads, Polymer Clay, Yarn, Pom Poms, Sewing felt and fabric, paper and pen, buttons and beads and anything else we fancy to make crafting accessible!
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Guest Post: Owl Cut Out Craft

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March 27, 2013
Guest Post: Owl Cut Out Craft

Owls seem to be very popular at the moment and my daughters are always asking me to draw some owls to colour in. I’ve drawn or coloured quite a few owls recently and have worked out some basic shapes (and variations) to use to form the owl. I even made a colouring sheet, so...
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St Patrick’s Day Hat

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February 25, 2013
St Patrick’s Day Hat

Here is a craft Maddy did last year for our family blog in time for St Patrick’s Day. In fact, we did it a month early as I had just had a baby and got confused about the date! This was a nice easy cereal packet construction underneath, a wide cylinder stuck with packing tape...
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Paper Snowflakes

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December 23, 2012
Paper Snowflakes

The inspiration for our felt snowflakes was the paper ones we make each year for our windows. This is such a perfect craft for kids; little ones can manage simple versions but older, more creative children can really enjoy working out what cuts will manipulate the paper into more exotic shapes. As you can...
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Simple Paper Christmas Wreath

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December 18, 2012
Simple Paper Christmas Wreath

Maddy created this really quick wreath a few days ago while I was running around taking our little boy to hospital. She takes her craft blogging very seriously It’s very easy but it looks rather nice I think. The wreath starts with a cereal box cardboard ring on the back, then squares of green...
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Fun Foam Firework Night

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October 30, 2012
Fun Foam Firework Night

This one is a bit of a cheat because I’m not sure how much time for Bonfire Night crafts I have this year, so I’ll just post up a bit of fun that was previously on our family blog. These fun foam firework stickers were a perfect bit of crafty silliness last half term....
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Crafty Bottle Cat

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October 11, 2012
Crafty Bottle Cat

  This gorgeous creature was made by Maddy after she was inspired by the shape of a beer bottle left on the side one morning. He reminds me of Carwash from Willow the Wisp, but Maddy didn’t know the character so I think it is co-incidence. This cat would make a great Halloween cat,...
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Drawing Trees with Pastels

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July 31, 2012
Drawing Trees with Pastels

I love drawing trees and there will definitely be plenty of them on here as the site grows! However, here is a simple invitation to try out some gel oil and pastels of different sorts, blended together to produce unusual effects. This was a simple drawing done alongside several children using Djeco Gel Pastels...
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