Ice Cream Playdough – It looks real!

Ice cream Play Dough

This activity was so much more fun than I even expected, and it kept the kids entertained for over an hour. The dough is very easy to make and surprising realistic. It scoops exactly like real ice cream, and with a bit of added colouring, you can turn it into your favourite ‘flavours’. I love […]

50 Kids Party Food Ideas!

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas

I love planning and preparing for my children’s birthday parties. I usually ask my kids to pick a theme, and we then plan the food and games around that theme. We’ve had fairy parties, farm parties, Lego parties, Star Wars parties and cowgirl parties! The possibilities are endless and we’ve previously featured a rainbow themed […]

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread Recipe - Gingerbread man

Who doesn’t love gingerbread? These delicious cookies are easy to make and keep for a long time.   You can even freeze them (prior to decorating) to always have them on hand and actually, they are even better if you eat them straight from the freezr – cold and crunchy! To make my life easier, I […]

Rainbow Tea Party Ideas

Rainbow Party Ideas

This is a fun and colourful activity to undertake with your kids that they will absolutely love. Setting up a rainbow tea party can get everyone involved from setting the table/picnic rug, making the food and serving it to their family and friends. I have included rainbow bread, strawberry & marshmallow kebabs and fruit platter […]

Jurassic World Inspired Cake

Jurassic World Inspired Birthday Cake

My 8 year old son seems to know a lot about Jurassic World considering he hasn’t even seen the movie (and won’t for a long time yet)! He’s hit a dinosaur obsession stage and it’s awesome. He asked for a Dinosaur/Jurassic World inspired cake, and we made a simple one and he loved it.  The idea was […]

DIY Scratch & Sniff Painting

Minion printable - scratch and sniff picture

Scratch & Sniff Painting Scratch & sniff stickers certainly bring me back to my primary school days where I couldn’t wait to check my homework in the hope that there was a smelly sticker on it from the teacher. Oooohh… the strawberry ones were the best!! I haven’t seen them around for many years so […]

Bubble Target Game

Bubble Target Game - great for parties and outdoor play

This is such a simple game and it’s so fun for kids. All you need is cheap water pistols and bubbles (either store bought or here’s a recipe with how to make your own: DIY Bubble Mixture). Materials Water pistols Bubbles Game Blow bubbles and the kids try and shoot them down with water. Fun […]

Squishy Balloon Faces

Simple fun for kids - Squishy Balloon Faces

These squishy balloon faces are so easy and fun, and they cost next to nothing.  Materials Play Dough (recipe below) Permanent Marker Balloons (good quality) Instructions 1. Make a batch of play dough. This recipe will fill about 3-4 balloons but if you want more, just double/triple it. 1/4 cup of salt 1/2 cup of plain flour 1 tablespoon […]

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 […]

Waterfall Scene Birthday Cake

Waterfall cake

I’m not kidding: this is one of the easiest birthday cakes I have made for my kids, and it probably is the most effective too! My eldest daughter turned 14 and she wanted a waterfall cake…so we did a waterfall cake, and it turned out awesome. The entire family was squealing with how awesome it […]

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 […]

Friendship Bands

Wool Friendship Bands

I attended a conference in Sydney recently, and received a goodie bag from Spotlight with a variety of colourful mini wool balls. I LOVE Spotlight and they have an online store too.  I can knit basic things, and wool is useful for many non-knitting craft projects too (for example: wooden spoon puppets, mermaid peg dolls, Barbie skirt). […]

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 […]