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Children are often at their happiest when given the time to simply scribble. Give them a packet of brightly coloured pens, a selection of paint and thrown in some glitter for good measure. Once the initial excitement has passed, the home settles to a gently hum of small creative minds. It may only last half an hour but that’s still something!

The thing is, these scribbles and random lashings of paint, often only clutter a kitchen fridge or pinboard. The sheer volume created can often mean a rotation system is put in place and memories are slowly hidden away in dusty attic boxes. What if there was a way of using your children’s creations to create your own form of art?

I came across a blog post on Putti Prapancha which gives a little incite into how adults can take control and create order in a sea of colourful imagination. Roopa re purposed her daughter’s drawings as Easter cards but the same can be done for Christmas and general art around the home.

Easter bunny

Easter Chick

Easter egg

Why not get creative with your shapes and creative something really abstract. I think this idea would work wonderfully with  silhouettes  of your children as they grow. Whatever your style, this is a great way to make more of your children’s art work.


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Very excited to bring you this stylish offer this week, from online kid’s clothing store LatteMama.

LatteMama, Swedish for ‘yummy mummy’ (how cute is that?), stocks British and Swedish brands for all ages up to 4 years, from onesies to raincoats.

LatteMama is offering Nested readers an exclusive 20% discount to celebrate the launch of their shiny new website.

Just quote Renew321 online, offer closes 30th November!

If they made any of these in ages 20-30, I would buy the whole store.

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So it’s that time of year again and the pumpkins are out in force. Instead of carving this year, why not take some hints from an amazing blog post I found on hellogiggles! I particularly love the first one, simply melted crayons!

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Introducing the Clutter Busting Game…

The rules:

1. Each child chooses a ball and completes the task written on it;

2. Once the task is done and bounced into a pot it’s time to choose another one;

3. After 30 minutes, whoever has the most balls gets a prize. Prizes could include a no-chores day, pick of the evening movie or choice of that night’s dinner.

Try it and let us know how it works!

(Image via: Pinterest)

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