How to do a portable cinema

Portable Movie Theatre

Sponsored by Bose and Nuffnang I mentioned to my husband that I was reviewing a portable speaker. When I said the brand was Bose, he was estatic! Haha. I didn’t know the brand was such a favourite, so there you go. In a nutshell, the Bose SoundLink Mini II is a portable, bluetooth speaker designed … Read More...

lego mini-figure display

Lego Mini-Figures – display and storage solution

Like it? You can make it in just 30 minutes! Here's how... Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A piece of timber. I used a cupboard door from IKEA. Super Glue. White Lego bricks. You can order packs of 'white only bricks' on eBay. Lego mini figures. Step 2: Mark out where … Read More...

Rings

Enjoying Fashion Fads: Ring Stack

I enjoy fashion but I'm not someone who necessarily keeps up with current styles. I tend to go for classic pieces, and then mix it up with fun seasonal items that happen to catch my … Read More...

Easy play idea - Colourful water in tubs

Colourful Water Play

I used to do this when the kids were little. I dug out an old pic from 6 years ago. Aww, bless! Look at them! All you need Bowls or plastic containers Food … Read More...

I used what I had in the fridge at the time which was tomato sauce, cherry tomato, salami and ham (which I cup up in shreds). I threw it all on to a board and the kids made their own.

English Muffin Mini Pizzas

My kids are so hungry in the afternoons! I have over 60 afternoon tea ideas here and mini pizza is on the list because it's a hit with my kids. Good for lazy dinner nights or lunch on the … Read More...

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 … 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 … 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 that, when looked at collectively, tell a story.   It is actually quite romantic and it took … 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 favourites. Toppings Below are some favourites: Cream cheese & strawberry jam Cream cheese & … 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 stencil) Permanent Marker Zip Lock Bag 1. Cut a piece of paper to the size of the zip lock bag, so … 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 smallest bottles and were quite expensive so I didn’t get to use it as much as I would have liked. Now you … Read More...

How the school shoes have survived

How the School Shoes Have Survived – half year mark

School starts up next week for my kids, and I'm getting things organised for another school term. I buffed the children's shoes (note: I realisticlaly only do this about once every 3 months) and thought I would report on how the shoes have gone at the half-year mark.  Take a look. 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...

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