Paper Plate Aquarium

This is a really creative craft that kids love to do, you can add as much or as little decoration as you like!

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For this craft you will need

2 paper plates per Aquarium

Tissue paper/shredded tissue paper

fish/ sea creature shapes to cut & colour

bubble wrap

glitter

glue/double-sided tape

string/fishing wire

pens/pencils/crayons

 

 

Once you have all your materials cut a hole in one paper plate, then back the other plate with the blue paper & bubble wrap using glue or double-sided tape. You can then draw & colour your sea creature deigns add apiece of fishing wire or string to make the fish ‘swim’. When you have completed adding your fish & other decorations to your fish tank add the front & fix in place with glue or tape.

 

Then your paper aquariums are ready to hang up & display!

 

 

 

Craft Box Giveaway

Welcome to my first blog GIVEAWAY

During the Summer we will be trying out some new crafts & adding our tutorials & ideas to the blog. Here is your chance to try them out with this 1000 piece craft box packed full of the materials you need such as glue, scissors, pipe cleaners, foam shapes, googly eyes, pom poms & much more to get you creating.

You can enter via this link Good Luck

Scribbled With Love Craft Box Giveaway

 

 

Gingerbread Shapes Recipe

This is a simple recipe for gingerbread it’s perfect for making in advance & storing in the fridge for baking days with the kids.

Ingredients

350g/12oz plain flour

1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda

2  tbsp ground ginger

1 tbsp of  ground cinammon

125g/ 4.5 oz butter

175/6oz brown sugar

4 tbsp golden syrup

1 egg

chocolate, icing & sweets (for decoration)

 

METHOD

In a large bowl sift the flour ,bicarbonate of soda, cinammon & ginger you can mix by hand or in a food processor, add the butter until it has a crumb like texture.

Beat the sugar, golden syrup & egg together add to the mix &knead until you can create a smooth ball of dough. wrap  in cling film &leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to chill.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180c & line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

Cut your gingerbread shapes using cutters & place them on your tray leaving a space between each biscuit.

Cook your biscuits for 10-15 minutes & leave to cool on a rack  for the same amount time before decorating.

 

 

 

Salt Dough Creations

Salt dough is so versatile you can use it in lots of craft projects, kids love to make it & create with it. I like making batches up for the kids so they can use it in lots of ways it’s great for creating jewellery, making magnets, keepsakes, model making & the list goes on.  You can paint, glitter, decorate & varnish salt dough just like clay, you can also add food colouring & make it into batches which you can keep in a sealed container/bag in the fridge.

The recipe is simple all you need is plain flour, salt & water. The recipe below will make quite a large batch but you can make it smaller just keep to the same ratio.

INGREDIENTS

Flour 12 oz

salt 6 oz

water 6 fl oz

EQUIPMENT

 

Mixing bowl
Measuring jug
Rolling pin
Heart shaped pastry cutters
Baking tray
Cooling rack
acrylic paint
PVA glue, paintbrushes
Clear varnish,
Magnets

once you have completed your salt dough creations you can either leave them to air dry over a few days or pop them in the oven on gas mark 3 this can take around 1.5 – 2 hours. They will need to be cooled before you paint & decorate them.

 

 

Staedtler gel pen review

I was chosen to review Staedtler hybrid dual metallic gel pens. If you are looking for a pen that is going to add some sparkle to your art work or craft projects these are the pens for you. The pens come in 8 shimmering shades, the pens are dual hybrid which means each pen produces a different shade on dark & light coloured paper.

The pens are super sparkly & create a lovely effect on your art work. Gel pens are not my usual choice of pen as i find they smudge & don’t really add much to my art work but the fact that these pens are so versatile & create such an eye catching effect will mean that i will definitely use them again.

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Goats cheese & cherry tomato tart

This Recipe is so quick to make from start to finish & feeds the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 125 g  soft goat’s cheese
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 300 g  cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Small handful basil leaves, torn

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Preheat the oven to gas mark 7. Unroll the pastry sheet on to a large baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Crumble the cheese over the pastry, leaving a 1cm  border around the edge. Sprinkle half the over the cheese and tomatoes & season.

Cook the tart in the oven for 25min or until pastry is golden and risen. Drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and garnish with torn basil leaves. Serve warm with a green salad.