Matchbox LEGO Beds

Matchbox LEGO Beds

I adore matchboxes. They are super sweet and useful for all kinds of adorable projects (just Google matchbox craft). Creating LEGO beds is a simple way to use them in play. Materials Empty Matchbox (matchbox sized boxes are available at some craft/discount stores) Matchbox template or wrapping paper Glue Scissors Print the template and cut out with scissors […]

Damper Cooked on a Stick: Green tree twist

Damper on a stick green tree twists on rosemary stick cooking one hand

Nothing is more ‘Aussie’ then cooking a damper in a camp oven when camping, but did you know you can also cook damper on a stick? My Mum use to call them ‘green tree twists’, because you use ‘green’ sticks or branches from a tree to cook the damper on. It was always so much […]

DIY Shadow Puppet Theatre

Shadow Puppet Theatre

My daughter discovered a Tv, iPad & computer free entertainment today! Its a miracle! She made her own show this afternoon very simply with a box, a torch and baking paper! Materials Box Baking Paper Paddle Pop Sticks White Paper Lead Pencil Scissors Glue Stick Torch Making Shadow Box 1. Cut the top and bottom […]

Design Your Own Marshmallows

Marshmallow Art

We bought some lovely big canvases (marshmallows) at Costco for roasting last week so thought we’d decorate them with paint (coloured milk). It was so much fun and worked better than we expected! The trick is to use thin paint brushes with a fine tip. We bought ours at Daiso for $2.80 in a pack […]

Beach Treasures

Beach Finds

Over the Easter period, we went to an Island off Auckland and spent many lazy hours at a small beach, swimming, talking, making sandcastles and walking along the sand.  At one point, the kids returned from a swim with Dad and plonked themselves in the sand. The eldest was making the youngest a sand castle while […]

Cardboard Roll Printable Set: Pirates!

Toilet Roll Printable Pirate

My children often create cardboard roll (toilet roll) characters.  It’s creative, simple, relatively mess-free and fun. Below are some of my children’s previous creations. I thought it would be fun to create a series of themed printables each month to make this an achievable (for mums) and fun (for kids) craft. First up, we have […]

Toy Tyre Swing

toy tyre swing

We didn’t bring a lot of toys with us to this new place. It’s been fantastic.  I noticed a spot where the kids often play outside and decided to put up a few toy tyre swings in that area. I did a similar thing at the last place we were at with a twig ladder and […]

Adorable Bunny Hat for Your Eggs

Boiled Egg Bunny Hat Printable

You won’t need to prepare anything for this cute idea. Just print it out, cut out the hats and add them to the dippy eggs before you crack them open. So cute. Fun for an Easter morning breakfast. Materials Egg Bunny Hat Printable Egg cup Dippy Egg (tips here on how to cook it) Non-toxic […]

Backyard Easter Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Brought to you by Nuffnang and BIG W. I often work with BIG W surrounding significant holiday events because I like the outlook of their campaigns: it’s about facilitating special moments and how you want them to work for your family. I know I can go in store and find pretty much everything I need […]

Feed the Bunny Game

Feed the Bunny Game

This bunny box game is a fun game for parties and Easter and is made with simple materials. Materials 1 Large box brown paper masking tape glue stick scissors craft knife (adult use only) black permanent marker lead pencil white & black paper red & pink poster paper Older kids could achieve this, but there are […]

Autumn Essentials List

Autumn Essentials

My husband and I were just saying today how packing up our family into 6 suitcases and moving to New Zealand for a year has been the best thing for us (you can read more about it here). Having much less stuff has forced me think very much in terms of essentials. I’m not only talking […]

Rainbow Leaves Tradition

Autumn Rainbow Leaves

This has become a traditional thing for the kids and I to do as the leaves begin to change, early in Autumn. It always amazes me, even when I think there’s not much colour in the leaves, how many colours we find! Just take a look!  It’s such a simple, grounding and beautiful activity to do. Head […]

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities

Peppa Pig Easter Craft & Activities - Easter Hat

Peppa Pig is a huge favourite with kids, and if you’re looking for some easy Easter craft and activities for the school holiday period, here are some printables for you: Bunting Easter hat Easter card Colouring in sheets Simply click on the picture for the printable you want to download. 1. Peppa Pig Bunting 2. […]

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

Famous Painting Colouring Pages

I searched around the net to find the best famous painting colouring pages.  I set this up as an after school activity one day. I simply printed out the colouring pages, did a collage of corresponding famous paintings and cut them out.  I found a heap of great ones over at Super Coloring here and I picked […]