Aussie Kid Bloggers

Being a Blogger: Behind the Scenes

Blogger Weekend: Behind the Scenes I started Be A Fun Mum as a goal for myself after I came out of depression back in 2009. After a few years of blogging personally, I realised I might be able to create a job for myself through my blog after the kids were all back in school, allowing me to stay … Read More...

Painting activity for kids - dot painting

Dot Painting

Aboriginal dot paintings are a wonderful tradition that is great to introduce to our kids in a simplistic form. It is also a fun thing to do where minimal items are required. Keep them in your art cupboard and you can do this activity whenever boredom strikes. It is simple and best of all, doesn’t … Read More...

Period Dresses

Beautiful Period Fashion

Frills and furbelows, corsets and cuffs, prose and poetry, mittens and muffs… If these are a few of your favourite things, you will love Tea in a Tea Cup – a blog that looks at the fashion, art, … Read More...

It's the reward - a story about parenting

It’s the reward

My teen went away on a camp overseas this past school holidays. They grow up, and start -- you know -- being all independent and doing things! I missed her! The day after she got back home again, she … Read More...

Unique gift idea - make a story box

Make a Story Box: Unique Gift Idea

Today I am reviewing gorgeous little story boxes which are specifically designed to be given as a personalised gift to someone you love. The idea behind the Story Box is to fill a frame with figurines … Read More...

Favourite Cracker Toppings

Favourite Cracker Toppings

I like eating cracker snacks, even for lunch some days. I like the texture and that crunch. There are certain toppings that were made to go together, and I'm sharing some of my … Read More...

Use a zip lock bag to make a travel naughts and crosses board

Travel Naughts & Crosses Game

This is an uber easy game you can whip up for travel, or just to stick in your handbag to keep kids occupied during those waiting times. Materials Paper Cardboard (milk bottle lid … Read More...

How to make your own puff paint with items from the pantry

Homemade Puff Paint

Homemade Puff Paint When I was a little girl I used puff paint all the time and drew designs on anything I could find – especially T-shirts and shoes. The only problem was, they came in the … Read More...

Drawing and Development in Children

Drawing and Development

Guest post from Nicole from Gateway Therapies I once wrote a post here on handwriting, where I explained the elements of handwriting and how to help your kids get better at it. Four years later I still maintain that handwriting is terribly important, and it’s probably time we explored an essential … Read More...

Chocolate & Chickpea Brownies

Chocolate & Chickpea Brownies

Back to school this week for my kids, and today I am sharing a great lunchbox recipe that I hope your kids will enjoy. Mine sure did but I didn’t tell them about the chickpeas until they committed to liking them. Make sure you process the chickpeas very finely, otherwise you might have a battle on … Read More...

Go on a Colour Hunt

Colour Hunt: Purple

A colour hunt. This is a similar concept to a Rainbow Leaves hunt.  It's simple and you can do it inside or outside. Just look around the house for items or toys of a particular colour, or my favourite: go outside and do a hunt in nature.  When you take the time to look, really look … Read More...

A fun activity for kids - design your own pillow case!

Design Your Own Pillowcase

This school holidays, I planned for the kids to decorate their own pillowcases as an activity. They loved it, and the children were all so proud of their final product. Materials  Pillow case Fabric markers Paper Instructions 1. It's a good idea to do a bit of practice on paper before … Read More...

Block People - printable to wrap around toilet rolls

Toilet Roll Printable – Block People

A new month, a new printable. This time, it's block people that are designed to wrap around a toilet roll. Just a simple colouring activity. They look cute on a book shelf as decoration too. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars African Animals Pirates   … Read More...

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...

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