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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Getting Crafty with the Kids through Creative Steps Magazine !!

When the children were younger we used to attend a parent and child craft session held every Saturday morning at our local community centre.  I loved going, it was such a special time where I could spend quality bonding time with them, making all sorts of fun things.   Every Christmas I still hang our baubles on the tree, with pride, that we made.  Sadly, due to funding, the local council had to stop these sessions and our time doing crafts together slowly reduced.  It was great getting inspiration from the teacher, she was full of ideas and seeing them gave you all the incentive you needed.

I've now found that inspiration again through Creative Steps Magazine, a fantastic magazine that will just blow you away with all the crafty ideas and projects that's inside.  What I especially love, as my children are that bit older now, is that the crafty fun is divided into three age sections - 0-5 years, 5-7 years and 7-11 years and templates are included in the back of the magazine for you to cut out or copy as many times as you like.
(For the grown ups - you will love to hear that all the projects and activities included in Creative Steps show you the skills and subjects that will be improved by doing the activity.  So you encourage the aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage for the 0-5 years and the older years is linked to the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 subjects.)


It is absolutely full of bright, colourful, fun and easy craft projects and activities for even the most hard to please child to jump up with excitement to start !  Even includes tips and alternatives for them. It certainly grabbed my attention after just the first couple of pages and I can just imagine how many parents, grandparents, playgroups, schools etc can benefit from this.  Here are some of the crafts I picked out from the latest Spring Magazine.


Great free giveaways are easy to enter by simple filling in one coupon to enter all!!  Each age range also has a Reading Corner, giving you some great ideas for the next books to buy.  The Group Activity badge makes it easier for you to identify, therefore saving you precious time.  They've really thought of everything very carefully and I just love it !  

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Special Readers Discount - 25% OFF Annual Subscriptions both online and printed versions!!
Annual Online Subscription with discount costs only £13.50 (GBP) or $22.50 (USD) - use discount code KARDIG25 and email
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I received this product through Karma Media in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Such wonderful memories you made with your children! I'm actually going to share this with my sister and cousin, they have little one's who will enjoy this for much longer than my kids would. Teenagers are a whole 'nother species I swear! ;)
    Life with our Family

  2. Wow! Looks like some really great projects! I am a Girl Scout leader and need crafty ideas! =) Never heard of this magazine before. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm attending college to become an elementary teacher, and having this along with a few other magazines will come in handy! Thanks for the review and I really like the Egg Box Farm idea!

  4. What great ideas! Love finding creative ways to spend time with the kids!

  5. Oh wow! What a cool magazine! My niece would love the craft ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. I would so need this because I don't have a creative bone in my body, so having someone give me cool craft ideas is the bomb! Thanks!

  7. I have never heard of this magazine before, I love it! My kids would have loved this when they were younger.

  8. oh that's awesome my daughter loves to do crafts! Thanks for sharing, I'd never heard of this magazine before

  9. This looks like a great magazine. I hadn't heard of it before today, but sounds perfect for us! Love the card purses!

  10. Oh wow - both my girls would be interested in doing these crafts - and thanks for the disocunt code. If it's still available in about a week, I think we'll subscribe to the online version (the printed one is too expensive for me right now). Looks like total fun!

  11. How fun!!! Kind of reminds me of the old 'Highlights for Kids' they had when I was just a small fry myself!
    I think it's wonderful to do these types of things with your kids! Get the keepsakes albums filled and the memory banks full of good times!

  12. This is so great! What great ideas to spend with my kids with crafts and such!

  13. I don't think I've heard of this mag before. Sounds fun for craft-ers and kids!

  14. Cool! I want this for my Little Bit. I'm always on the hunt for things to keep my two year old busy ;D

  15. I could really use this magazine! I love doing crafty projects with the kids but I truly need guidance :) My self created ideas never quite turn out as I had intended!

  16. I've never heard of that magazine before, it sounds like a lot of fun! My oldest is getting to the age now where we can do that kind of thing.


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