Mini Books in a Cardboard Box Library

Mini cardboard books

I recently featured a gorgeous mini cardboard library by a mother and teacher from Spain. When I put the article together, I realised I had a box we could use to do the same thing from inside the printer we purchased when we moved at the start of the year.  It’s a great little project! Materials Hot […]

Peg Mermaid Dolls

Mermaid peg doll

Wooden peg dolls are adorable! The last time we did this, the kids and I made ballerina peg dolls with tutus and they turned out beautifully. My girls are into mermaids at the moment and so we recently made peg mermaid dolls.  They are easy! Fun for Birthday part craft/favour School holiday/weekend activity Puppet show Materials Craft […]

Toilet Roll Cars: Printable

Toilet Roll Cars

Here’s a new edition to the toilet roll printable series. There were The Pirates, then the African Animals, and this time it’s racing cars. There’s a bit of a process with these ones (rather than just a colouring in/glue activity).  Materials 5 x toilet rolls Racing Cars Printable (there’s 4 cars, a petrol bowser and a […]

Box Castle

how to make your own castle out of empty boxes

This came together over the course of a week.  I needed to buy a slow cooker and so I had this medium sized box sitting in the corner. Over the week, I added boxes to make a castle shape. It’s really as simple as one larger box, one medium box and some thin boxes (or cardboard rolls) […]

DIY Barbie Tote Bag

Make a Barbie Tote bag (that fits in a lot of cute things inside) out of a small bottle

My kids tend to play with toys in ebbs and flows. Sometimes they are more into Lego, and sometimes they are more into Barbie play. Whatever the kids are into, I do like to look for ways to facilitate and extend their play (like when we made doll clothes out of organza gift bags).  We recently […]

Fun (non-tech) Ways to Keep Kids Occupied While Waiting

Waiting from Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss

It’s from my favourite Dr Suess Book. There’s something about the rhythm of this page about waiting that has always struck me.  There’s anticipation in it. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone […]

Discovery Box

make a discovery box

We love exploring as much as we can as a family.  Australia is a vast and beautiful country, and there’s so much natural wonder in our backyard.  On our many adventures, my kids enjoy collecting little bits and bobs along the way, from bottle caps for a Bottle Cap Game they made up to pretty […]

5 Ideas for Using Decorative Tape Around the House

ways to use decorative tape - 3M Scotch Expressions - on beafunmum.com

Sponsored by 3M (s1 post) Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape I love this stuff because I can make regular and recycled items around the house look awesome, colourful and funky. Oh, and there’s the kids too: as my children get older, I need to cater for their own projects (rather than being […]