Food craft to get your mouth around!

Craft isnt all about the sequins and the glue, edible Food craft can be fun as well.Whats not to like with combining food and crafting at the same time?

I love these two ideas for little ones to make or for mum to make and serve up as a surprise! Any form of creativity is good for the mind, lets just hope your little one doesnt eat it all before you have finished your master- chef piece (sorry!)

Sweet strawberry snakes

Sweet strawberry snakes

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 large banana
  • Vanilla frosting
  • 2 mini-chocolate chips
  • 1 red Fruit Roll-Up

Directions:

  1. Slice the strawberries, except for one, and bananas into medium-size slices. Place the one large strawberry on a plate. Line the sliced bananas and strawberries behind the large strawberry in a snake like pattern. Add the small tip of the strawberry at the end for a rattle tail. Optional: To make the snake hold together, place small dollops of frosting between each piece and press to adhere.
  2. Place two dots of vanilla frosting on the top of the large strawberry head. Put two mini-chocolate chips in the center of the white dots.
  3. Cut the Fruit Roll-Up into a tongue shape and place inside the head of the strawberry.

Green grape caterpillars

Green grape caterpillars

Yields about 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of grapes
  • 12 mini-chocolate chips
  • White frosting
  • 6 smaller-size skewers

Directions:

  1. Place about 6 grapes on each skewer.
  2. Place two dots on the top of the grape on the end with the white frosting. Place two mini-chocolate chips into the white frosting.

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So there is no excuse now for your little ones to eat more healthy in the new year!

Kids crafts trends 2015

Seen it is the New Year and everything, what do you think will be the new crafting trends of 2015? Is there a way of bringing them into kids crafts? Why shouldnt kids be able to be bang on trend with the new trends of the year.

Here is a great article i found today, im really liking foxes, previous history of an owl obsession! I think my little one might grow up not too happy with the amount of owlage in her room!

Lovely article sourced from Indiecrafts

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craft trends

Christmas is almost here and 2015 is just around the corner! Pretty soon we’ll be making new years resolutions, Either towards your life or towards your crafting. I wanted to showcase some of the things I think will be trendy in the craft industry in 2015.

1. Foxes. I’m betting that foxes and other woodland creatures will still be going strong next year. I for one, still love a good fox or owl craft and I think we’ll still be seeing handmade items with a fox doodle, or hedgehog scrapbook paper.

2. Calligraphy. I’ve been seeing more and more calligraphy and hand writing inspiration in my pinterest feed and I think it’s a hobby that more people will be taking up or purchasing more typographic art.

3. Feathers and Flowers.  Feathers have been trendy for a while now, but I don’t think they’re growing old anytime soon. I also think wildflower fabrics and art will be making an appearance in the upcoming Spring season.

4. Recycled/Restyled Projects. I love a restyle project and I know a lot of other people do as well. Turning vintage flea market finds into a personalized piece of furniture is all the rage!

5. Simple Patterns. Chevrons, Herringbone, Scallops, Hearts and Stars as well as any other simple patterns are becoming quite popular. They’re not only easy to doodle (even if you’re not very good a drawing) but they’re also great for tone on tone patterned papers and fabrics that give you print without being overwhelming.