Shoebox Dollhouse

Shoebox Dollhouse

The back to school period means a lot of shoe boxes at our place! They are fabulous for all sorts of things and this time, my daughter and I created a Paris scene dollhouse.  We decided to do two scenes joined together (outside and inside) but just one box on its own is fun too. […]

Paper Doll Crown

paper doll crown

Here’s an idea for those paper doll chains you can get from places like Riot, Spotlight and discount stores: a paper doll crown. A fun idea for harmony day, parties, or as an activity idea. Paper Doll Crown My kids used colouring pens and washi tape to decorate the people, then simply taped the ends together to make […]

Quirky Photo Booth Printable

Photo Booth Printable

Photo booths are so much fun for birthday parties, sleepovers and family gatherings.  I had this idea of making a photo booth printable to share in time for New Year’s Eve so I asked my talented friend Marie to create me a template with these items: Top hat Glasses Unicorn horn (best!) Tiara 2 x moustache 2 x […]

How to Photograph Sparkler Writing (and turn them into cards)

All you need is love

“Now THAT was a hit,” said my husband after the kids were in bed. Experimenting with sparklers was a fun activity for our family.  Safety Sparklers can be a hazard so my husband and I were careful to instruct and monitor our children during this activity. Camera Settings Sparkler photos are simple enough to create if you […]

Paper Play Mat

Paper Play Hall Runner

I used brown craft paper for my Christmas wrapping this year. I love having this stuff in the house for all sorts of things, from birthday wrapping to protecting tables. It can also be used for play.  This school holidays, I lay down a few sheets on the lino with tape and the kids drew in […]

Do You Want to Build a (Box) Snowman?

Do you want to build a (box) snowman?

It wasn’t planned, but we seem to be decorating our home with a real winter theme this Christmas. First it was the warm woollen tree, then it was the glittery snowballs and today, three empty boxes lying around inspired my 10 year old to build a snowman! She really loves the construction process…planning out the materials […]

How to Make a Candle Card

Washi Tape Candle Card

This simple card takes less than 5 minutes to make. Materials Washi Tape (I used Scotch Washi Tape) Blank card Black felt pen Orange felt pan Yellow pencil Scissors Instructions  1. Place three pieces of Washi Tape down on to the card (spaced evenly). You can either make the candles the same length, or varied. […]

Sunflower Seed Bomb Gifts & Party Favours

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Have you ever made seed bombs before? Do you know what they are? I have to admit I didn’t when Renee from About the Gardening Magazine told me about them…and now I do, and they are so easy to make and so cool.   There’s nothing more fun then gifting a garden full of sunshine […]

Tween/Teen: Easy Party Favour Idea

Birthday party favour

My daughter turned 11 on the weekend.  I keep party favours (thank you gifts to her friends) super simple. I found packs of glitter pens on a great special and then just taped  lollipop on the case with decorative Washi tape. So easy and cute (and everyone seemed to love them)! There’s an interesting conversation […]

Disney Paper Doll Printables

Disney Printable Paper Dolls

What is your child’s favourite Disney movie? Snow White? Frozen? Tangled? Whichever film your child likes best, there is a related Disney paper craft to match! We discovered free printable doll templates on the Disney website, road tested them and collated all the instructions and printables in one place so you can get started. Allow approximately 20 minutes […]

Easy DIY Name Bunting

birthday cake bunting

If you’re looking for an uber easy way to decorate a birthday or even cake quickly, name bunting is fab. It’s a slightly different take on my regular Washi Tape Bunting Tutorial. 1. Materials 2 x Kebab Sticks Permanent Marker Washi Tape (I used Scotch Expressions Washi Tape) Twine – half a metre Scissors 2. Tie a piece […]

Make Your Own (super easy) Bubble Mixture

DIY Bubble Mixture - so easy!

Make your own (super easy) bubble mixture The following recipe makes 1.25 litres of bubble mixture, and you can double the amounts to make a larger batch. It works perfectly in bubble machines, and will keep for months in an air-tight container. You will need 1.5 cups dish washing detergent Glycerine (available in supermarkets) Warm […]

Backyard Bottle Bowling

Backyard bowling. All you need is empty bottles and a ball.

One of my readers sent me this idea. It’s one of those fab simple things you can pull out on a lazy Saturday afternoon for some family fun. Fabulous to keep in mind for Christmas or the school holidays! What you need 10 Empty 1.25 L Bottles Food colouring – 3 colours (optional) Large Ball […]

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Easy Marshmallow Pops

Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even […]