Simple fun for kids - Squishy Balloon Faces

Squishy Balloon Faces

These squishy balloon faces are so easy and fun, and they cost next to nothing.  Materials Play Dough (recipe below) Permanent Marker Balloons (good quality) Instructions 1. Make a batch of play dough. This recipe will fill about 3-4 balloons but if you want more, … Read More...

Fatherhood

Experience Gift Voucher Giveaway for Father’s Day

Sponsored by Nuffnang and RedBalloon When I reflect about my Dad around Father’s Day, I think about the stories, and there is one memory that stands out for me. When I was a girl, I lived in a remote village in Papua New Guinea with my family. My Dad set up a warehouse for the village and … Read More...

Fun activity for kids - marble painting

Marble Painting

This is wonderful activity to do with your little ones as it requires no artistic skill at all. It feels like playing an old pin ball machine and you can create some colourful patterns and designs. … Read More...

Father's Day Photo Idea

Father’s Day Photo Gift Idea

Sponsored by Kodak Alaris and Nuffnang Just in time for Father’s Day, there’s an exciting new KODAK App available called KODAK MOMENTS - that allows you to easily order prints from the photographs … Read More...

sand play - make a sand box

A Sandpit Without Having a Sandpit

My husband and I have had to move a lot since having children. When you live a nomadic-of-sorts life, it's difficult to achieve certain things like a backyard sandpit or cubby house. … Read More...

huge colouring pages OMY Designs

HUGE Colouring Pages

These big colouring pages are something to keep in mind for the upcoming school holidays, as a novel gift idea coupled with drawing pens or to decorate a bedroom wall.  They would make … Read More...

Fun things for your handbag

Fun things to put in your handbag

Depending on what stage our family life is at, I have small toys, dedicated for the handbag for times when we are out and about. An example: for the younger kids when we are watching older kids play … Read More...

Malteser Slice Recipe

HELLO Malteser Slice

Are you ready for this recipe? I hope so because it is easy to make sure to impress adults and kids alike. It is not a recipe I made all the time given the high sugar content but every now and then makes me enjoy it even more. Check out the ‘Simple home cook’ and ‘ALDI home cook’ facebook pages for … Read More...

Peppa Pig Finger Puppets

Peppa Pig Father’s Day Printable

Peppa Pig is such a favourite, and I have some cute Father's Day inspired printables available to download. I'll start with my favourite. Peppa Pig Finger Puppets Finger puppets. There are 2 to colour in and 2 already done.  Great for story telling, or just for fun. Print the file … Read More...

Father's Day Idea - Make a Mini Book

Father’s Day Mini Book

We are a book loving family and the kids make their own books often. I already had the words for a Father's Day Printable and so we made it into a mini book too. It's really very easy to make, and would make a wonderful gift/card idea for Father's Day. Materials 7 pieces of cardstock … Read More...

Punch shapes in leaves - fun in the park

Punch Holes in Leaves

A paper punch is not the sort of thing you would think to take the park, but it can be fun! Pop it in your bag, and the kids can make gorgeous mini shapes out of leaves, or even do collage.  A single hole punch works too. Just a simple thing. More Leaf Art Ideas Nature Crafts … Read More...

Healthy breakfast ideas

Delicious Breakfast Recipes

I can't speak highly enough about the breakfasts by Jenny from Hello Great Health. They are so good for you, and the best thing is Jenny tells you how to be prepared well in advance so an amazing breakfast is easy. I have published 5 overnight breakfasts by Jenny, and you can find them here: … Read More...

Leaf Art Ideas - use leaves to print paper. This is a good way to decorate bags and wrapping paper too

Leaf Art Ideas

It is a wonderful thing to get creative with items around your home and leaves are a great example. They are everywhere in all different shapes and sizes. I'll show you 2 different types of art using leaves from my garden. The first is leaf printing and the other is leaf rubbing. My children … Read More...

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