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  • Make A Writing Area

    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 […]

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  • My KonMari Challenge: February Update

    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 […]

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  • Create Your Own Matisse

    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 […]

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  • Make Your Own Music Maker!

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    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 […]

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  • Salt Dough Recipe

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    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 […]

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  • Top Toys for 3-7’s this Christmas

    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. […]