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While some of the crafts we do can be a bit…hit and miss (I’m looking at you, balloon crown), one that keeps on giving is yoghurt pot people – and the best part is, Freya doesn’t care if they are more on the miss side.

Our abundance of pots is a result of a breakfast-time struggle. I have tried to get her to eat many things but while we were on holiday my mum gave her a yoghurt (she had outgrown her milk intolerance by then) and ever since it is has been exactly that or nothing.

I’ll admit, I have looked at the recycling bin in despair. As part of trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle, I would obviously much prefer she didn’t eat something housed in plastic but you know three-year-olds, once they get something set in their heads. That. Is. It. 

I know they can be recycled but I have more of don’t create waste in the first place sort of ethos. Anyway, my dad takes some for seed pots but looking at them one day I thought ‘surely we must be able to make something with them?’ and so began our journey.

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The king and queen came first and then at Halloween we made a series of ghosts. It was all very simple, just a bit of paper stuck around the pot, add a face and a bit of decoration and bingo…hours of fun.

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Spoooooky!

Freya is only just getting to grips with scissors so I’ve been getting it all cut out and letting her glue/stick everything on but I think soon she will be able to do the cutting too.

On Friday we started a Christmas set (yes, I know it’s only November. We’ll be started Easter crafts in December at this rate). This time we got a little bit more adventurous by adding things such as a beard, pom poms and googly eyes (although couldn’t get them to stick without tape)

Freya loves making up little stories about them. The queen recently asked Father Christmas for a baby which I was slightly worried about but it turned out to be a rather strange version of the Rapunzel story. The ghost then stole the baby but Father Christmas rescued it and brought it back to the queen (phew).

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As her favourite thing is princesses at the moment, we are going to have a go at making a set loosely based on the Disney ones next.

Can you think of anything else we could use the pots for?

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