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Messy Masterpiece

February 24, 2016

I was clearing out my craft drawer before our big move and had lots of near empty paint tubes left. I couldn’t throw them out, I do hate to waste anything. My son was busy …
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How to make your own “no fuss” Playdough

February 16, 2016

Playdough is always a hit at Messy Hands and it is one of the easiest things to make to keep small people entertained. I find myself making it every few weeks either for a messy …
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Baking without sugar – Carrot Stars Recipe

February 13, 2016

Having given up sugar for lent and my New Year’s resolution being to reduce my family’s sugar intake, I found it very hard to find a child friendly recipe which wasn’t a cake or biscuit. …
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What messy play is not…..

What messy play is not…..

February 12, 2016

If you Google ‘What is messy play’ (and maybe you have done to get to my page?! You find a wealth of well researched, evidence based studies which tell you how beneficial messy play is …
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My messy play trophy

October 14, 2015

One of my most treasured items as a child was a plaster of paris cast of my face. Made when I was only 6 or 7 it is painted with a range of psychedelic shades, …
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