Play Dough Kit

Easy Play Dough Kits

This is a fun way to take play dough play to a new level. It's easy to whip up play dough kits, perfect sort of activity for a weekend or the school holidays. Below are examples of kits I have done before: Farm/Mermaid/Construction. I was surprised how engaged my older kids were … Read More...

Activity ideas for kids - search #beafunmum on Instagram

#beafunmum

If you're on Instagram (I'm on there as @beafunmum), it's a great place to find inspiration and fun ideas to do with kids using the #beafunmum hashtag.  I set the hashtag up a while ago, and there are heaps of ideas and special moments to browse through from mums around the world. It's … Read More...

bottle piggy bank

Bottle Piggy Bank – Help Kids Save

Depending on the year, it's around this time where I start a $2 coin bottle to save a little extra cash for Christmas.  This concept could also work for kids, giving them a tangible way … Read More...

Cereal box craft - make a race ramp

Cereal Box Race Ramp

Here's a simple project using an empty cereal packet. Fun for racing cars down, a small ball or a marble. Materials Cereal Box 450ml or larger Craft knife/Scissors Cardboard roll Tape/Craft … Read More...

Essential Oils

Essential Oils to Get Started

I love essential oils. Lavender is my favourite and I use it on my temples, a few drops in water for a foot spa, to scent linen and even for sweet smelling play dough.  Sara, … Read More...

diary of a family day

Diary of a Family Day

Sponsored by Sealord and Nuffnang During this year in New Zealand, we’ve been sampling local food brands. One of our discoveries is frozen fish fillets by Sealord. Seriously the BEST pre-prepared … Read More...

Wheelie Bin

Garbage Day

My heart sank when I heard the garbage truck come around the corner. I forgot to put the bin out last night. I raced out the back door, not stopping to close it, and around the side of the house, … Read More...

How to make a paper hot chip cup

DIY Paper Cup for Hot Chips!

My kids love this! On the odd occasion, I make paper chip cups for a special fish & chip dinner at home. They are easy and quick to make and bring a bit of novelty to a regular meal. All you need is a square piece of paper (just cut an A4 piece into a square). I've made this with both regular … Read More...

How to make a toy car wash using an ice cream bucket

Toy Car Wash

Whipped this Matchbox car wash for the kids this school holidays with items I had around the house. So easy!  Materials used Ice cream bucket A box can be used but won't be waterproof - good option for inside play Hot glue Foam sheet (I had left over from making peg … Read More...

family

A Note on the Kitchen Bench

After the kids were all in bed, I noticed a note on the kitchen bench. Written in felt pen on scrap A4 paper was a message for my husband from my teen. On top of the note sat a watch. The message was a simple request asking for Dad to fix something.  In the morning, I got up after my husband … Read More...

Sparkler Birthday Card

Un-Birthday?

Do you have a child with a birthday smack-bang in the middle of the festive season? Kids with birthdays over the December/January period can really feel like they're missing out. I should know - my birthday is just 13 days after Christmas (first world problem I know, but bear with … Read More...

Mini cardboard books

Mini Books in a Cardboard Box Library

I recently featured a gorgeous mini cardboard library by a mother and teacher from Spain. When I put the article together, I realised I had a box we could use to do the same thing from inside the printer we purchased when we moved at the start of the year.  It's a great little … Read More...

Shaving cream marble painting

Shaving Cream Marble Painting

This is a fantastic activity to do at home with your children – big and small. I really enjoyed it too and once the kids had had enough, I got in and made some patterns of my own. The process is very simple yet very effective. The possibilities are endless with the colours and patterns you can … Read More...

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