Backyard Easter Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

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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 […]

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 […]

Printable Road/Garden Play Mats

Printable Play Mat: Road

This is a great idea for travel or those times when kids have to wait somewhere with you…and you want to bring something little for them to play with. Print out a paper play mat, grab a small toy and put it all in a zip lock bag or pencil case. Throw it in your bag […]

Adorable Acorn People

acorn

We collected acorns (and a macadamia nut) on our walk home from school.  How cute are these little people?  We glued them to cardboard and they are sitting proudly on a shelf. All you need is: Craft glue Acorns Googly eyes Permanent marker My son worked out that if you put a leaf under the […]

Paper Plate Bunny Basket

Paper Plate Bunny Bag

I recently did a Paper Plate Bunny Ears tutorial for Mother & Baby Magazine. While I was at it, I decided to make a basket bag to go with it. So easy and it holds heaps of Easter eggs. Materials 2 dinner paper plates Bunny ears template Ball point pen Black & pink marker Stapler […]

Paper Plate Bunny Ears

Paper Plate bunny Ears

I wrote a tutorial for how to make a simple bunny ears hat out of a paper plate for the Mother & Baby Magazine Blog.  They are easy to make and you can find the full tutorial and print the free template over here: Paper Plate Bunny Ears. Fun Ideas: Go outside and pose in […]

Cardboard Roller Coaster

Cardboard Roller Coaster

It’s one of those things you can whip up, the kids can play with it for a few days until it’s broken apart, and then you recycle it all.  Materials Cardboard/toilet rolls – make as long or as short as desired Tape (sturdy packing tape works best) Small balls Large box (or you can just run […]

Easiest Get Well Card to Make

Get Well Soon Card

Probably the easiest Get Well card you could make! Just stick a bandaid on to a card, draw a cute face and write the words on. Or you can print the words if you have a printer that can do that. Easy! Materials Blank card Fine tip pen/sharpie Plaster/Band-aid

DIY Stick Raft Boats

stick raft boat

We collected the sticks for this project on our way home from school.  I made the boats and the kids spent hours and hours playing with them, at home and at the beach. It was beyond wonderful.  It all started with my husband, and his love of watching the sailing. The Volvo Ocean Race is […]

Easter Egg Hunt – Egg Tree

Easer Egg Tree - Easter Hunt Idea

A novel idea to include in an Easter hunt: make an egg tree. Simply hang wool or string from a tree, fill plastic eggs with treats, and then clip the egg closed over the end of the wool.   It’s easy to pull the eggs off the wool, or open them up to see what’s […]

DIY Cute zzzz Bed Cushion

cute zzzz cushion

Miss 11’s bed was looking bare, so we decided to make it happy with a few cushions. Materials White cushion (cotton outer) Fabric pens How 1. Draw a variety of faces on a piece of paper. 2. Draw on the preferred design on the cushion. 3. Iron on the inside of the cushion where the […]