Easter is nearly here – get ready for some Easter celebrations by making your very own salt dough Easter decorations!
I’ve been wanting for a while to find a space where we can keep some of our art equipment for T to access independently. She is old enough now that I would trust her to be fairly responsible with using equipment in the right way and the right places, and since our arts and craft […]
We’ve really been feeling the benefits of decluttering over the past year, and this month, I’ve been continuing to declutter using the KonMari method. I’m determined to complete our decluttering this year! Here’s what I’ve done in February… Papers We did a massive sort of our paperwork last year when I reached the ‘papers’ phase […]
Ok – you’d like an activity that is quick to prepare, cheap as chips (or possibly cheaper) and will keep your little ones entertained long enough for you to at least make and drink a cup of tea? Then you’re in the right place! Keep reading!
Recently we’ve been doing a few activities based around the theme of France. We spent one afternoon making some pictures inspired by Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and the results were really pleasing! So, I decided we would have another go using some of Henri Matisse’s collages. If (like me) you are almost completely unschooled in […]
Have some fun exploring how to create and change sounds with this fun music maker craft! You will need: * Two small containers (we used empty baked bean cans) * Two balloons * Dried food such as corn, rice or pasta * Scissors * Sticky tape Any guesses what we're making today? A post shared […]
Salt dough is a really simple and cheap way to make decorations and ornaments with your kids. All you need is a couple of store-cupboard ingredients and you’re good to go. You will need: 1.5 cups plain flour 1.5 cups salt Approx 250ml water 1. Add the flour and salt to a bowl and mix […]
I’m going to go ahead and say it: I LOVE VALENTINES DAY! I’m not a particularly romantic type in general and I’d prefer yellow roses to red ones (or daffodils, or peonies) but I like having a day especially for showing my loved ones that I love them! As kids we would always have a […]
As a child, the birthday parties which my parents threw for me were always a highlight of my year! I have a summer birthday and we were lucky enough to have a large garden (a benefit of being a clergy child), so my parties always consisted of lots of fun games, good friends and a […]
It’s so easy to get stuck trying to think of ideas for your children at Christmas. While enjoyment is obviously the key thing I’m looking for when finding gifts for T, I do have a few other criteria… Longevity. Most of the toys T has received since her first birthday are things that will last. […]