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...

Jack and the bean stalk

Jack & the Bean Stalk – Gardening with Kids

This is a cute gardening activity to do with kids, inspired by the much loved children's story, Jack and the Bean Stalk.  My friend did this with a group of kids, and my children have loved watching the bean stalk grow over the last 3 weeks. We kept the soil moist and left the cups near … 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 … 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 - … 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 … 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...

School Holiday Fun Box

School Holidays Fun Box

If I know I'm going to be at home for most of the school holidays, I usually do up some sort of fun box in the week before the break starts. You can find a previous version of this here. Now, if you're thinking, "Wow, what a fun mum you are!" I'll add here that, although I do want to give … Read More...

Iced Finger Buns Recipe

Iced Finger Buns

I am having a nostalgic month in June. The recipe I posted last week (porcupine meatballs) bought me back to my childhood as does this one. I remember buying these from the bakery with pink icing and coconut sprinkled on them but we called them coffee rolls instead. I have made these quite a few … Read More...

Mermaid peg doll

Peg Mermaid Dolls

Wooden peg dolls are adorable! The last time we did this, the kids and I made ballerina peg dolls with tutus and they turned out beautifully. My girls are into mermaids at the moment and so we recently made peg mermaid dolls.  They are easy! Fun for Birthday part … Read More...

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