Lego Mini-Figures – display and storage solution

lego mini-figure display

Like it? You can make it in just 30 minutes! Here’s how… Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A piece of timber. I used a cupboard door from IKEA. Super Glue. White Lego bricks. You can order packs of ‘white only bricks’ on eBay. Lego mini figures. Step 2: Mark out where you […]

Dot Painting

Painting activity for kids - dot painting

Aboriginal dot paintings are a wonderful tradition that is great to introduce to our kids in a simplistic form. It is also a fun thing to do where minimal items are required. Keep them in your art cupboard and you can do this activity whenever boredom strikes. It is simple and best of all, doesn’t […]

Travel Naughts & Crosses Game

Use a zip lock bag to make a travel naughts and crosses board

This is an uber easy game you can whip up for travel, or just to stick in your handbag to keep kids occupied during those waiting times. Materials Paper Cardboard (milk bottle lid stencil) Permanent Marker Zip Lock Bag 1. Cut a piece of paper to the size of the zip lock bag, so it […]

Homemade Puff Paint

How to make your own puff paint with items from the pantry

Homemade Puff Paint When I was a little girl I used puff paint all the time and drew designs on anything I could find – especially T-shirts and shoes. The only problem was, they came in the smallest bottles and were quite expensive so I didn’t get to use it as much as I would […]

Colour Hunt: Purple

Go on a Colour Hunt

A colour hunt. This is a similar concept to a Rainbow Leaves hunt.  It’s simple and you can do it inside or outside. Just look around the house for items or toys of a particular colour, or my favourite: go outside and do a hunt in nature.  When you take the time to look, really look […]

Design Your Own Pillowcase

A fun activity for kids - design your own pillow case!

This school holidays, I planned for the kids to decorate their own pillowcases as an activity. They loved it, and the children were all so proud of their final product. Materials  Pillow case Fabric markers Paper Instructions 1. It’s a good idea to do a bit of practice on paper before beginning the design on […]

Toilet Roll Printable – Block People

Block People - printable to wrap around toilet rolls

A new month, a new printable. This time, it’s block people that are designed to wrap around a toilet roll. Just a simple colouring activity. They look cute on a book shelf as decoration too. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars African Animals Pirates  

Easy Play Dough Kits

Play Dough Kit

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 […]

#beafunmum

Activity ideas for kids - search #beafunmum on Instagram

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 […]

Bottle Piggy Bank – Help Kids Save

bottle piggy bank

Depending on the year, it’s around this time where I start a $2 coin bottle to save a little extra cash for Christmas.  This concept could also work for kids, giving them a tangible way to see the money grow. This cute project converts an empty bottle into a piggy bank. I used a 375 ml bottle, […]

Jack & the Bean Stalk – Gardening with Kids

Jack and the bean stalk

This is a cute gardening activity to do with kids, inspired by the much loved children’s story, Jack and the Bean Stalk.  My friend did this with a group of kids, and my children have loved watching the bean stalk grow over the last 3 weeks. We kept the soil moist and left the cups near […]

Cereal Box Race Ramp

Cereal box craft - make a race ramp

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 […]

Paper Popsicles – for Imaginative Play

Paper Popsicles ice cream- printable

These are easy to whip up and are fun for imaginative play (set up an ice cream shop), use as party invitations (write on the back) or decorations (make a bunting with string). Make your own (use the blank printable) or you can download the template my kids and I painted with watercolours, which makes it […]

Toy Car Wash

How to make a toy car wash using an ice cream bucket

Whipped this Matchbox car wash for the kids this school holidays with items I had around the house. So easy!  Materials used Ice cream bucket A box can be used but won’t be waterproof – good option for inside play Hot glue Foam sheet (I had left over from making peg mermaids with the kids) Paper […]