Family and Lifestyle

We’re now nearing the middle of Lent and Easter is fast approaching. Seeing as we are still in March and Easter is right round the corner, this March hare/Easter bunny head piece is just the craft to make. If you’re having an Easter party or a birthday party, make several of these for you and your friends to wear, or to include in...

When St Patrick’s Day is past, you will be getting ready for Mother’s Day next weekend (March 25). While you are making your card and planning a breakfast in bed menu, brainstorm some original ways for presenting a bunch of flowers to your mum.You can cut stems short and fashion a brooch out of tiny daffodils and crocuses, or press...

St Patrick’s Day is next week and you’ll no doubt be getting ready to collect your shamrocks after Mass, before attending your local parade. While the shamrock is the most popular symbol associated with St Patrick’s Day, there are lots more symbols that mark the occasion, such as rainbows, leprechauns and pots of gold. Make your...

World Book Day is today, March 2, and you’ll no doubt be celebrating your favourite books, authors and illustrators in school.World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind, observed in 100 countries all around the world. Now it’s in its 20th year and it seems more important than ever to celebrate reading, as smart devices...

Pancake Tuesday is coming up next week (February 28) and as soon as you finish school you’ll be looking forward to racing home so you can get flipping.Flipping pancakes can be messy work if you’re not experienced at it. You can end up with batter on the ceiling, the floor, your hair and, if you’re really unlucky, your face!But it...

Bedrooms are full of objects that make the room your own; from books, ornaments, posters, unique lamps and more. Make your mark on your personal space stronger with hand-made monogram letters. Collect some items you’ll use for decorating the letter. Use beads, buttons, sequins, ribbon, yarn and anything you can get your hands on.For the...

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s not just an occasion for sending cards ‘sealed with a loving kiss’. It’s just another opportunity to get your finger out and make some seasonal crafts.Because heart prints and heart designs are so popular, you can make almost any Valentine craft at any time of the...

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