New: Range of food inspired sewing craft kits for kids. Kids can take their minds off of the stresses of school with these two relaxing and satisfying sewing projects. They are ideal for a long journey or weekend away because they are compact and everything you need is included. Each CE marked craft kit has easy to follow instructions, along with a stitch guide and … Continue reading Sewing kits from Meals and Makes!
The weather is warming up (at last!) and spring flowers are starting to pop out of the ground, so get cutting and sticking with this spring daffodil craft. It can be used as a spring card, maybe for Easter, (…or Mothers day, hint hint!). Or just use as a picture to bring spring to your fridge door! This is the perfect kids craft activity for … Continue reading Egg box daffodil craft
Happy new year! With frosty mornings and chilly nights, my girls need hot and filling meals to keep them energised. This is a ‘throw it in the oven and get on with something else’ sort of recipe (so ideal for looking after children at the same time!). Once the slicing is done, kids can help with putting the dish together. Its an ideal family … Continue reading Potato and onion oven bake
Whoosh, pop, bang! With bonfire night looming; make these (gently) explosive treats to keep you going, while you stand outside and wait for the fireworks to be lit. Guaranteed make any firework party go with a…’pop’!! This might not be the best recipe to cook with kids- as the toffee gets so hot- but they can help with the garnish and will enjoy eating … Continue reading Popping bonfire toffee cakes
Mwah ha ha haaaaa! With the nights drawing in and a chill in the air, Halloween is fast approaching. This crafty ‘Make’ will keep children busy over half term, and is not too scary for little ones (although you may need to make the pom pom for them as it can be a bit fiddly: and they can do the eyes!). You can make these … Continue reading Pom pom spider
This is an ideal family midweek meal or summer holiday recipe because it is so easy and uses just a few ingredients. It is also ‘meat free’, but you can always pep it up with some crunchy grilled pancetta (as I have done here), if the mood takes you. I like using gnocchi as an alternative to pasta for a change. Its soft, squidgy texture … Continue reading Quick tomato gnocchi
My girls and I love making pizzas together, but sometimes we don’t have the time for the mess and planning this needs. Cue the no-sew, no-mess felt pizza!! This is very easy to make, and it provides lots of play opportunities. Being a flat game, it is even something you could put in an envelope and use in a restaurant as entertainment (perhaps while your … Continue reading No-sew, no-mess play pizza