TOILET ROLL MAGIC

Toilet Roll Magic! Believe it or not, my children’s father is a magician. Not like an, “I can do the odd card trick” kind of magician, like an actual, full time professional magician. This might go some way to explain why it is sometimes hard to get my son excited about paper crafts when there… Read more »

HOMEMADE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PLAYDOUGH

Holidays are the best time to get your DIY on, as you have a base to start creating from.  My child is 2.5 so he’s still home with me, and I’m always looking for fun activities to encourage learning.  In March, our focus is St. Patrick’s day so that entails books under that theme, lots of green… Read more »

GARDEN FAIRY COTTAGE

Do you remember being little and really truly believing the world was full of fairies and magic? Well I do, and carrying on that beautiful fantasy is one of my favorite things about parenting. You could do this with older children as the project involves hot glue, but my personal recommendation is to do it… Read more »

SHEILA THE DANCING JUNK PUPPET

Sheila loves to dance! She is a classic rod puppet and is extremely simple to operate. One hand holds the rod (or in this case the ruler) and the other hand holds the straws to move the hands. Don’t be put off by the material list, basically everything can be substituted and you shouldn’t need… Read more »

CARDBOARD TEA SET

I recently took a trip to Ikea (without kids because I’m not insane) and in possibly a world first, managed to get in and out with exactly what I needed in less than 30 minutes! Fair enough I spent the next three hours assembling my purchase and had waaay to many screws left over, BUT… Read more »

EASY BUTTERFLY MOBILE

Now, I have to admit, I’m not really a fan of googly eyes and store bought craft supplies…BUT kids love googly eyes and sometimes a few basic store bought craft supplies can go a long way when combined with recyclables and things you have at home. This mobile is really adaptable and as you will… Read more »

RECYCLED PERCUSSION SET

I spend a lot of time trying to get my reluctant three-year-old interested in art and craft and most of the time it’s a bit of an uphill battle. You can imagine how pleased I was when he declared in the back of the car recently that we should reuse the bottles that had accumulated… Read more »