Be Fun: Activities & Craft

ANZAC Day: How to Make a Paper Poppy

April 22, 2014

Last year, I shared this craft over at the Pumpkin Patch Blog. I’m sharing it again this year because it’s a simple and easy craft to make for ANZAC Day. ANZAC Day is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national days encompassing nationhood, love and loss, and the gratitude and honor given to our [...]

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Camping Food: Pre-Prepared Pancake Recipe

April 18, 2014

Eating pancakes in the morning with the trees above my head and the song of birds in my ears: it’s something I look forward to each camping trip.  In the past, I often purchased the pre-made shake and pour pancake mixes, however, this camping trip, I packed flour (already measured out) in a plastic Sistema [...]

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Egg Carton Chicken (filled with chocolate eggs)

April 17, 2014

Today, Bec, mum of 3, is sharing a cute Easter gift idea to make with kids using a recycled egg carton. Materials Egg carton Paint (or you can use texta) Stapler Felt scraps (if you don’t have felt scraps, you can use cardboard) Craft glue Permanent Marker Solid eggs (to fill) What to do 1. [...]

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Turn A Child’s Drawing into a Toy

April 16, 2014

S2 Post I love seeing what comes out of my children’s drawings. It’s so interesting, because it’s like you get to peek into the workings of their minds. I wrote a post about storing children’s artwork, and I found another cool thing that I had to share with you:  turning a drawing into a stuffed [...]

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Easter Craft: Decorate Eggs With Permanent Marker

April 11, 2014

Permanent Marker I sometimes decorate hard boiled eggs with faces for the children’s lunch box. Around Easter, it’s fun to decorate eggs as an activity by using permanent markers or even regular textas.  It’s easy and relative mess free. Materials Permanent Marker or crayons Boiled eggs Instructions 1. Decorate the egg however you like! –> [...]

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Box Cubby House (dollhouse style)

April 5, 2014

I shared this idea for the Pumpkin Patch blog last year, and am re-sharing it here. School holidays: It’s the opportunity to think big about play. Play, not only in sessions, but over days and weeks. Creating play environments, like a cubby house, is a good example because it starts with the building phase, then [...]

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