5 Halloween Party Games for all the Family

5 Halloween Party Games - Family Friendly Fun - Our Little House in the Country

Party games always add to the fun of Halloween!  These 5 games have been family favourites for years and years! As Halloween draws ever closer, only 2 days to go, all my kids can talk about is Halloween, costumes, ghosts, goblins, trick or treating and dunking for apples!  Over the past few days we have been talking a lot about

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How to Make Orange and Cloves Pomanders

How to Make Orange and Cloves Pomanders - Our Little House in the Country

This has been one of my favourite Christmas crafts ever since I was a child.  Orange pomanders are great decorations for kids to make and they smell absolutely amazing! How to Make Orange and Cloves Pomanders – a simple Christmas craft for kids. These simple yet pretty little decorations are perfect for little hands to make and are a lovely

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How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Christmas Decorations

How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Slices Christmas Decorations - Our Little House in the Country

Looking for an easy Christmas craft for all the family?  Then these simple, pretty and fragrant dried orange and cloves decorations are a perfect way to spend some quality creative time together. How to Make Dried Orange and Cloves Christmas Decorations What you need: dried orange slices (to see how to make dried orange slices take a look at our

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How to Make Dried Orange Slices

How to Make Dried Orange Slices - Perfect for use in Christmas crafts, wreaths, decorations and floral arrangements - Our Little House in the Country 1

One of my favourite things to use for decorating at Christmas are dried orange slices.  They are perfect for Christmas Crafts, Decorations, Wreaths and Floral Arrangements.  This is our step by step guide to making your own! In my spare time I love to make things – floral arrangements, wreaths, decorations, curtains etc!  I have even been trusted enough to do

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Paper Fan Pumpkin Decorations

Paper Fan Pumpkin Decorations - Simple Halloween Paper Craft for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

More Halloween Fun!  Super easy paper pumpkin decorations! While my little girl was taking a surprise nap this morning I had some fun experimenting with paper to see what pumpkin decorations I could make.  I must admit that I was delighted with how these decorations turned out!  They look great and are definitely suitable for the kids to make themselves

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Knitted Mini Pumpkins

Knitted Mini Pumpkins - a quick and easy knitting project for children with basic knitting skills - Our Little House in the Country

Knitted Mini Pumpkins **super quick and easy Halloween knitting project!** (suitable for any child with basic knitting skills) What you need: – 4mm knitting needles – Orange wool – Green wool – Black wool or black embroidery thread – Googly eyes What you do: – cast on 10 (small), 12(medium) or 14 (large) stitches using orange wool – garter stitch

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5 Tips for A Stress Free Start to Your Day for Busy Parents

5 Tips For A Stress Free Morning For Busy Parents - Our Little House in the Country

Mornings with children are extremely busy and can be very stressful!  These are 5 tips that help us have a stress free, winning morning every day! I like to be organised.  Sometimes a little too organised or so my hubby tells me!!!  I thrive on routine and having plans in place, as does my family. Over the years we have

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Cardboard Box Monsters – Halloween Crafts for Kids

Monster Madness - Cardboard Box Monsters - Halloween Craft for Kids - Our Little House in the Country

Monster Madness has taken over Our Little House in the Country. These cardboard box monsters were so much fun to make! A favourite book of ours at the moment is Scaredy Boo by Claire Freedman & Russell Julian.  Doodles (5) has been very busy drawing his own monsters based on the little monsters in this book so we decided to

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5 Autumn /Fall Books for Preschoolers

5 Autumn Fall Picture Books for Preschoolers and Toddlers - Our Little House in the Country

These 5 beautiful picture books about Autumn are my little girl’s favourites at the moment.  We have a book rack in our kitchen that we use to display seasonal books and since I took out all of our Autumn and Halloween themed books last week she has been fascinated by these five in particular. Our 5 Favourite Autumn Picture Books

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