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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Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

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October 15, 2012
Butterfly Shapes & Symmetry

Over the summer we had a lot of fun with some felt pieces cut into the shape of butterflies, exploring different shapes, patterns and so on. One theme that came up a lot was symmetry, a concept my eldest has a disproportionate amount of difficulty with and which was new to my youngest girl....
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Easy Crochet Butterflies

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September 19, 2012
Easy Crochet Butterflies

The internet is full of ideas for crocheting and knitting insects and goodness knows they are all better at it than me but one of the great things about crochet is that once you have hold of a basic stitch (a double crochet in the UK, a single crochet if you are in the...
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Button Butterfly Card Toppers

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September 5, 2012

A year or so ago, I sat my then 6 year old with a tray full of buttons and left her to play. To my surprise, she was still there, hours later, making pictures as happily as Larry :) (Who is this Larry, I ask myself?)

I liked all her efforts so much that I started a Pinterest board to collect other ideas and since then, buttons seem to have just taken off as the latest craft fad. Read more »

Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

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September 4, 2012
Hand Sewn Butterfly & Flower Felt Picture

Summer is nearly over and all those crafts are nearly ready to be put to bed for another year…. flowers, butterflies, rainbows and blossoming trees will soon give way to harvest, russet leaves, Halloween and fireworks. Even the glimmer of snow and Christmas doesn’t seem so very far away. I’ve got a few more...
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