Irish mum encourages families to get crafty

Whether you're stuck for ideas for the fast-approaching summer holidays or our all-too-frequent rainy days, fear not: help is at hand. Co Wicklow mum Ali Coghlan encourages parents to make some lasting memories with their kids with some simple, fun and inexpensive crafts, writes Jenny Lee

Transform some old toilet tubes into gorgeous dolly puppets. One of the many projects in Ali Coghlan's book Get Crafty
IN TODAY'S busy world, Co Wicklow mum-of-three Ali Coghlan is encouraging parents to spend quality time with their kids and turn everyday objects into fun and creative crafts. From rainy day boredom-busters to making your own toys, Ali provides a wealth of ideas to inspire creativity in your little ones in her new book Get Crafty. There are activities for a wide-range of ages, from recipes for making salt dough, jelly playdough and DIY chalk to creating pirate hats, princess crowns, superhero masks, party piñatas, shell necklaces and dolls houses. As well as first-hand experie[...]

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