Be Fun: Activities & Craft

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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Camping Gear (what makes it easy for us to get away)

March 30, 2014

I’ve always had a deep love for nature but rewind 15 years, and I wouldn’t have necessarily called myself a huge outdoorsy type. Similar story with my husband: although he enjoys a lot of things that come with an outdoor lifestyle, he’s not one of those incredibly handy sort of people (like my Dad) that [...]

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Giveaway: Gramping Fun (part 1)

March 27, 2014

Sponsored by Aerogard, Mortein and Nuffnang  “The family who camps together, stays together” the saying goes.  As a family of seasoned campers, I get the sentiment behind the words: camping provides many quiet bonding moments, challenging times that turn into great stories, and magical experiences in the wonders of nature. When my husband and I [...]

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