Clothes Line Cubby

clothes-line-cubby-house

School holidays provides the time to play extensive games that last over many hours or even days. My kids had a ball with a clothes line cubby house and it’s easy to make. All you need to do is get sheets or covers and hang them around the outside parts of the line. Sheets work […]

Play Activities That Imitate Occupations

play activities that imitate occupations

It’s often fun to imagine what our children will decide to do as a career when they grow up. I love watching my girls play and seeing their talents become clearer. Their love of craft and arts makes me think they will work in some sort of creative field, but who knows. I want them […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Treat

How to make a ice cream sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? This is a really simple idea that the kids can make themselves but don’t take too long or it will melt all over your bench. Just make sure you use good quality ice cream which holds its shape longer than the cheaper watery ones. You can prepare […]

No Bake – Bedtime Teddies

No Bake - Bedtime Teddies

With no baking involved – these only take minutes to make. They are perfect for a little kids party, fun activity or baby shower. No Bake – Bedtime Teddies Tiny teddies Milk arrowroot biscuits Icing sugar Food colouring Water Make the icing which will act as the blankets that the teddies sleep under. Mix 1 […]

Metallic Cupcake Case Wreath Craft

cupcake case wreath

With spring arriving, I wanted to create a fun wreath with the kids to celebrate the arrival of flowers. What was in my head and what was produced was a different story. But it still looks good – just not like the floral wreath I had envisioned! The best thing about this wreath is that […]

What My House Really Looks Like After We Craft

kids doing craft

When my girls were at an age where we could finally do some craft, I was so excited. Pinterest was a wealth of amazing craft ideas that I wanted to try with my kids. I envisioned smiling, happy children while I organized and set up the area for them to create and use their imaginations. […]

Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney I’ve been thinking about how our family culture has evolved over time. It’s one of the things I’m enjoying most about family-life at the moment. After fifteen years of parenthood, nine of which I’ve had all of my four children with me, there’s a history of shared experiences […]

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Paper Plate Christmas Trees

Christmas craft is one of my favourite types of craft to do with my children. It may be because I love Christmas and enjoy getting the house ready to celebrate with friends and family. These Paper Plate Christmas Trees are the perfect decoration to display on a buffet or TV cabinet to add some festive […]

Easy Napkin Bow Ties for Father’s Day

napkin bow ties

Every year for Father’s Day, I get my girls to hand-make something for their dad. It’s only fair if I get a dried pasta necklace, dad should also receive his own masterpiece. And let’s be honest, these gifts are usually the most appreciated because of the love involved in creating them. While school or kindy […]

Decorate Bobby Pins

Pretty Coloured Bobby Pins

Nail polish can be a useful decorating tool, and not just for nails. For example, one time my daughter and her friend made washer necklaces by painting them with nail polish, and you can find the tutorial here: Washer Necklace. Another way to use nail polish is to paint bobby pins for a simple and […]

Easy Olympic Medals Craft

easy olympic medals craft

Who tears up when watching the medals ceremony? Only me? The medal ceremony can be a moving part of the Olympic games and I feel a sense of pride when I hear the Australian Anthem played and the Australia flag being raised. As I’ve said before, when I do craft with my girls, it has to be […]