Turn Kids Drawings Into Clothes


If you’ve got a child who is always scribbling and doodling, you can now turn their creative designs into a piece of clothing that they can wear with pride. The concept was launched in August this year by Picture This Clothing, and the new company has since been flooded with orders. Girls can have their […]

Clothes Line Cubby


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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Cardboard Box City

How to turn a box into a cardboard city for play

The children and I spent a glorious afternoon creating this cardboard box city.  It cost me all of…nothing, was mess free and is still going strong! Keep this in mind next time you have a big box lying around, or you can even ask places like Bunnings or The Good Guys if they have any […]

DIY Journal Kit

DIY Journal Kit

This past school holidays, I put together a DIY journal kit for kids. The idea was for them to decorate their own book with the materials provided. I found the blank cover journals from Kmart which were ideal. Blank Journal Washi Tape Letter Stickers Gel Pens Sharpies (metallic silver is cool) It all cost under […]

Fairy Tree Play Space

imaginative play scene -- the fairy door

You can get Fairy doors like this from many different places like The Fairy Door Store or Delightful Rainbow. The fairy doors are all kinds of magical cuteness, sure to stimulate imaginative play for kids. You can add them to a section of wall inside the house, or find a cute tree outside to fix it. If […]

Coral Reef Play

Coral Reef Play

The release of Finding Dory is a perfect opportunity to talk about coral reefs and incorporate it into play. You can get both life like replicas of sea creatures from Papo, Schleich and Mojo or even Finding Dory figurines from Bullyland. I had a quick glance at the licensed Finding Dory toys available in places like Target and BIG […]

Construct a Quick Mini Teepee for Play

how to make a quick tee pee for toy play

This is not Pinterest beautiful, but it’s super easy to make as an addition for children’s play, especially for small toys like Lego and plastic figurines. This took me about 3 minutes to make. Materials Twigs Rubber Band Scrap material (or paper) Glue Grab 4 sticks and break to similar sizes. Hold the twigs together and tie […]

How to Train a Dragon Play

How to Train a Dragon inspired play

My kids were so excited when the new series of How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge came out on Netflix. The series engages all my kids of various ages (ages 8-15). Like many things my children enjoy, it extends to their play. When it comes to preparing for the school holidays (especially if […]

Snowman Building – The Best Way

How to build a snowman - the best way

Last year when we were in New Zealand, we went down to Mt Ruapehu and had a ball in the snow. My husband lived in Minnesota in America as a child and had plenty of experience making snowman. Most people I observe in the snow tend to scrape together snow to make a snowman, and […]

How to Use Everyday Items for Fun and Play

How to use everyday items for fun and play

As I look back over 15 years of parenting, I realise the toys I purchased are less important for valuable imaginative play; it’s the props we use around and with the toys that have made the play so valuable. There are certain everyday items that have proven to be worthwhile for facilitating fun for my kids, and they […]