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Hi, I'm Siobhan the face behind HAH. Here on our blog I share behind the scenes photos and work in progress, my favourite pieces from other brands and one or two DIY projects for you to try at home.

By hahonline, Aug 4 2018 01:57PM

Slime is the latest craze, the new POG's if you like (showing my age a little there).

Kids of all ages are going crazy for this sticky, sensory delight

It really is super easy to make with just few simple ingredients. You can follow our step by step instructions below or check out our Instagram archive for the video version.

We’ve chosen to make a transparent glittery slime but it’s totally customisable. You can add different colour paint, glitter and even beads - the possibilities’ really are endless.

You can by Elmer's Magical Liquid from Hobbycraft or Amazon. We used Brian Clegg clear glue, Contact lens soluation from Morrisons and these glitter sachets (as you only need a small amount per slime portion).

3.Once you've added all your ingredients you will need to mix your solution thoroughly.

Top tip: If you find your solution is still too runny, add a little more glue.

Now you are ready to add your desired colouring and effects. I'm using pink glitter and tiny pink heart sequins.

5. You'll need to give your solution another good mix.

...and there you go. It really is that easy and this will keep the kids amused for hours (well, a few minutes at least).

Disclaimer: Some of the products used in this DIY blog can cause skin sensitivity or reaction (Elmer's Magical Liquid and PVA Glue). This DIY is not suitable for those under 4 years and we advise parental supervision throughout the making process. Slime and its ingredients are not suitable for comsumption and can cause a choking hazard.

Although water based, slime can cause damage to carpets, clothing and upholstry.

By hahonline, Feb 4 2017 02:42PM

This is a really cheap and easy way to create a cute Valentine's posy that would look super sweet on a tray with your Valentine's breakkie.

In total this make cost me £2.50. I only needed clay (Hobbycraft only £2.50) as all the rest I found laying around my studio - except the twigs, I pinched them from the local park on my way home from work!

You will need:

- Air dry clay

- Scissors

- Acrylic paint and paintbrush

- Twigs

- Glue

- Bottle

- Twine (optional)

To start, roll your clay into "pea-sized" balls, then flatten those balls out and create a point at one end.

Using your scissors, snip a small slit in the opposite end to the point. This will help form the top of your heart.

Fold either side of the slit into the centre and press flat (you might need to fiddle about a bit to get your desired shape) repeat over and over until you have a nice little pile of hearts. Leave for 12-24 hours until the clay has hardened.

Once your clay is dry, your hearts are ready to paint - you'll probably want to give them a couple of coats. I chose to paint mine candy pink. Once painted leave your hearts to dry.

When dry you need to start attaching your hearts to your twigs. These twigs were collected on my walk home from work. I used a glue gun to attach my hearts (although next time I think I would use a stronger super glue). Alternate your hearts as you glue and repeat until all your twigs are covered.

Tip: Don't start to glue your hearts too low as they will stop the twigs from fitting in the bottle.

Once you've glued all of your hearts onto your twigs you will want to arrange them in your bottle. I've used a mini milk bottle from Clas Ohlson but you could use a empty wine bottle or similar (it all depends on the size of your twigs)

For an extra bit of detail and to hide the screw top I wrapped twine around the neck of the bottle, this is totally optional. You could perhaps wrap some pom pom trim or ribbon around your bottle instead.

And there you have it, a super cute take on a bunch of pussy willow.

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