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 »