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Best Christmas Craft EVER!


Bella and I had a festive Saturday afternoon covered in glue ‘n’ glitter, making our own Christmas cloche dioramas…they were so simple…yet so satisfying!


In amongst our renovation/building chaos we gathered all our bits together: A glue gun, uhu glue, foam plates, plastic wine glasses, glitter and all the little Christmas ornaments we could find.


We carefully, using a sharp knife, cut the end of the plastic wine glasses off, and cut out oversized circles from the foam plates.

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Then we arranged and glued on our festive scenes.

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The upturned glasses were glued down and had glitter added through the still open stems.


Finally they were topped and glued with the hanging part of an unwanted bauble and the bottoms trimmed off.


So effective.


Such fun!

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Making them together and seeing them all…just made us smile.. and want to make more and more!

If you can..just do it!

Laters, Kate x



Joy is simply producing a whopping, great bubble…and wanting to do it again, and again, and again…


Yesterday, we finally go our giant bubble mixture to really work…YAAAAAAYYYYYY!


The recipe was:

One and a half teaspoons of guar gum (bought from Amazon).

Mixed with enough glycerin (from local chemist) to turn it into a paste.

To which 4 litres of hottest tap water is slowly added.

And a tablespoon of baking powder.

Then finally 6 oz of the best fairy liquid you can buy (we used platinum).

(The trick is lots of vigorous stirring..and then let it sit for 20 minutes).


(The bubbles wands are simply made from wooden spoons and cotton string, tied in a triangular shape with a weight (keys/keyrings work well) at the bottom).

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We learnt that if you blew into the bubble..

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You could get bubbles inside the bubble!


Hours and hours of pure, unadulterated FUN!

Laters, Kate x