This is a fun way to take play dough play to a new level. It’s easy to whip up play dough kits, perfect sort of activity for a weekend or the school holidays. Below are examples of kits I have done before: Farm/Mermaid/Construction. I was surprised how engaged my older kids were with this activity. Even my […]
If you’re on Instagram (I’m on there as @beafunmum), it’s a great place to find inspiration and fun ideas to do with kids using the #beafunmum hashtag. I set the hashtag up a while ago, and there are heaps of ideas and special moments to browse through from mums around the world. It’s beautiful. Plus, if […]
Here’s a simple project using an empty cereal packet. Fun for racing cars down, a small ball or a marble. Materials Cereal Box 450ml or larger Craft knife/Scissors Cardboard roll Tape/Craft Glue Small car, marble or small ball Optional for decorating: washi tape, pen, paper, tape Instructions 1. Cut an opening on the front of […]
Here are two tree watercolour trunk templates I had designed to do this Triad Tree Watercolour Experiment with my son’s class. They are a great base for other painting/craft projects too, or even as a play dough mat (make green/pink play dough for foliage & flowers). My daughter sat down at the kitchen table while I […]
Earlier this year, Mister Maker (Phil Gallagher) performed sold out shows for a legion of mini-makers in Sydney. This month, he’s returning down under to perform live shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Phil chatted to Be a Fun Mum about his upcoming tour, his love of cricket and how being […]
I love the smell of lavender, and recently I made a batch of play dough and scented it with essential oil. Below is how to make a small batch of play dough, and you can double, triple this recipe for different colours/scents. Lemon, orange, rose, peppermint are favourites. Ingredients 1/4 cup of salt 1/2 cup […]
Ah, this brings back many memories. I haven’t made one of these chatterboxes for a long, long while but have recently been making them again with my kids. If anyone needs a refresher, here’s a step by step process how to make a chatterbox with an A4 piece of paper. I’ve written instructions for each […]
It’s funny (and sweet) to see how the kids answer these questions! There’s a spot down the bottom for a photograph or picture. Click the picture to download. My son knows me so well. My favourite ‘food’, is indeed coffee. My husband sat down and wrote these responses with our youngest. How adorable!