Rainy Days and Holidays

McCall's Golden Make it Book 

Its the holidays and it also happens to be raining! Grrr! so I thought I would show you this recent find I had just recently at a vintage book shop…right from being a young gal – I loved to look at craft books and making things with my family was a memorable past time….This kinda activity is great, especially if you do not have alot of money…kids love your time and playing with them and crafting, is some of the best memories that you can give them ๐Ÿ™‚  With this in mind I thought I would include some creativities in this book that will while away a rainy afternoon! ๐Ÿ™‚.

How to make vintage finger puppets

First up…finger puppets!…Now remember this book was printed in the day of tracing everything…I hope I have upoloaded the pages the right size for printing and making them….just photocopy onto thin card…or best and really creative…is to actually trace them and then they can be coloured in and decorated by your little luverlies ๐Ÿ™‚.

how to make paper helicopters

This also looks great and I chose it because I am sure it will apeal to all ages.

making animals out of towels

…and this last one…making cute toys out of towels…I thought would be great for kids that don’t like to bath LOL!

Have fun!

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    pendant lighting
    February 24, 2010 / 5:17 am

    that is sou cute!!

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    Florence and Mary
    February 20, 2010 / 8:23 pm

    So cute!Victoria xx

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    avalonrosedesign
    February 19, 2010 / 6:16 pm

    OH, what fun! Thanks for sharing….reminds me of a book I had as a kid. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Anonymous
    February 18, 2010 / 3:46 pm

    OMG, I used to have that book and it was a huge influence on my making and inspired me to try all kinds of making too.thanks for bringing a smile to my faceI wonder if my mum still has it????tinyinc

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    Kate
    February 17, 2010 / 8:38 pm

    OOOOOh! I have an older edition of that book that I received when I was about 9 or 10. Let's just say it is more than 50 years old!! It has the very same pictures in it. I use to have so much fun trying to make all the things inside. I bugged my poor Mom to death asking for materials. I still have it, but it looks well used. I use to just sit for hours and look at it and dream about all the things I would make. Thanks for the memories.

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    Sue
    February 17, 2010 / 3:16 pm

    I had that book when I was little! Gosh, wow how strange to see those pictures. I recognised them immediately and yet if you'd asked me before I saw them if I knew that book I would have had no memory of it. That is so amazing, gosh I'd love to see more pics of it. Thanks so much!!

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    hello gorgeous
    February 17, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    hey gorgeous, I remember when we went to North Wales for the holidays it always rained…but I guess that's one of the reasons I LOVE the beach in the rain! ;o)Hope you're having a good day!hugshello gorgeous xxxxp.s. I have a blog sale x

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    Ashley Schott
    February 16, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    this is just too cool! what a great find!

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    Dawn
    February 16, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    Sweet book! I think my boys would like to make the helicopters….they enjoy dropping things from high places..just to see what happens.. :-)Hope you are having joy in what you do today!D

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    Sue at Dollytub Cottage
    February 16, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    I particularly love the towel thingy. I don't think I'll try it when my 4 year old granddaughter is here though – she's a bit of a neat freak and wouldn't want to spoil the animals!

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    marble rose
    February 16, 2010 / 7:55 pm

    LOVE IT!!!! hee heee I'm off to try out the rabbit right now (oooer)Fleurxxx

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    Rebecca
    February 16, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    What a fun book. I enjoy doing retro crafts with my children. I also like childrens cookbooks. Thanks for the post!~Rebecca

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    Julie
    February 16, 2010 / 6:11 pm

    How fun, I must try a few of them!

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    Celestial Charms
    February 16, 2010 / 4:48 pm

    Such sweet images from days gone by. Thanks for showing us.Maureen

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