Marble Painting

Fun activity for kids - marble painting

This is wonderful activity to do with your little ones as it requires no artistic skill at all. It feels like playing an old pin ball machine and you can create some colourful patterns and designs. With hardly any equipment, it is simple, quick and not very messy. My kind of art! Today we made […]

Lots of Lovely Things for Kids to Make with Wool

lovely things for kids to do with wool or yarn

We recently visited a sheep farm and the kids got to pat lambs and take home freshly cut wool. They absolutely loved it! These sorts of experiences are not only fun for children, they wonderful for learning and making connections. For example, my daughter’s favourite wool jumper came from the wool of a sheep somewhere. […]

A Sandpit Without Having a Sandpit

sand play - make a sand box

My husband and I have had to move a lot since having children. When you live a nomadic-of-sorts life, it’s difficult to achieve certain things like a backyard sandpit or cubby house.  My son especially enjoys playing with sand and so I wanted to give him that experience without the big deal of doing a sandpit (even a […]

French Knitted Hairband – Easy for Kids to Make

French Knit Headband

French knitting is an easy project for kids and I’ve done it with my girls many times. We knit with a cardboard roll and paddle pop sticks. Works a treat! The kids usually make scarfs, but this time, we made hair accessories with the finished product. Here are two of my girls french knitting on the trampoline […]

HUGE Colouring Pages

huge colouring pages OMY Designs

These big colouring pages are something to keep in mind for the upcoming school holidays, as a novel gift idea coupled with drawing pens or to decorate a bedroom wall.  They would make a wonderful teacher gift too; all the children in the class could work on it, and get the poster laminated or framed for the […]

Dear Dad Letter

Dear Dad Letter - Fill in the Blanks - Great for Father's Day

I adore fill in the bank letters for kids. I did one around Mother’s Day and with Father’s Day around the corner, I did a version for Dads too, with help from my designer friend Liss from LissLetters. There is a black and white and coloured version that are free to download and use. Just click […]

Peppa Pig Father’s Day Printable

Peppa Pig Finger Puppets

Peppa Pig is such a favourite, and I have some cute Father’s Day inspired printables available to download. I’ll start with my favourite. Peppa Pig Finger Puppets Finger puppets. There are 2 to colour in and 2 already done.  Great for story telling, or just for fun. Print the file below by clicking the picture of […]

Father’s Day Mini Book

Father's Day Idea - Make a Mini Book

We are a book loving family and the kids make their own books often. I already had the words for a Father’s Day Printable and so we made it into a mini book too. It’s really very easy to make, and would make a wonderful gift/card idea for Father’s Day. Materials 7 pieces of cardstock […]

Punch Holes in Leaves

Punch shapes in leaves - fun in the park

A paper punch is not the sort of thing you would think to take the park, but it can be fun! Pop it in your bag, and the kids can make gorgeous mini shapes out of leaves, or even do collage.  A single hole punch works too. Just a simple thing. More Leaf Art Ideas […]

Leaf Art Ideas

Leaf Art Ideas - use leaves to print paper. This is a good way to decorate bags and wrapping paper too

It is a wonderful thing to get creative with items around your home and leaves are a great example. They are everywhere in all different shapes and sizes. I’ll show you 2 different types of art using leaves from my garden. The first is leaf printing and the other is leaf rubbing. My children really enjoyed […]

Homemade Gift or Party Favour – Play Dough Kit

Play Dough Kit - fun for birthday party favour

I made up play dough kits for the kids during the last school holidays. While I was at it, I made a smaller version for one of my son’s school friends who was coming over for a play date. It was just a small thing for him to take home.  It was so simple to whip […]

DIY Rainbow Scratch Pictures

How to make rainbow scratch pictures

This is one of my favourite craft activities to do at home and the end result is gorgeous. The first time you try this with the kids they will be amazed at the beautiful and vibrant colours that come through underneath the paint. I have tried this quite a few times and the best result […]

Christmas Craft: Hand & Feet Painting

Christmas Craft - Reindeer & Sleigh Foot/Hand Print

This one of my favourite pieces of Christmas craft, inspired by some research online. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, it also gives a snap shot in time of the size of your children’s hands and feet at the time of making this print. You can get as creative as you like or just keep it […]

Foam Flower Wreath

Flower Head Wreath made from craft foam

We have a stack of craft foam in the craft box; it caught my eye last time I was at Spotlight. It’s proven to be so handy for activities that provide an extension of play for my kids. We used it for mermaid peg dolls, a car wash for matchbox cars, and now a soft flower […]