When I saw this fabulous activity at Filth Wizardry (and while you’re there check out their gorgeous new baby girl!!) I really wanted to try it with my kids over the holidays. When I went to the craft shop to buy icy-pole sticks I was blown away by how expensive they were, considering how many […]
Tree House Doll’s House.
Inspired by Childhood101 and Irresistible Ideas we decided to make a tree house doll’s house as a gift for Morgan’s 4th birthday. We used Silver Birch branches and one big log of hardwood for the large rounds. We drilled and screwed the bigger support trunks to a pine board base and drilled and screwed the […]
Helping With Handwriting.
Remembering how to write letters correctly and being able to do so neatly is proving a little tricky for our girls (who are in Grade one) at the moment. Not being able to write as quickly or as well as they’d like is proving frustrating as their handwriting can’t keep up with their reading, spelling […]
Easy Art for Kids – Make a Lantern
I really wanted to make autumn leaf lanterns like these, but by the time we got around to trying this out we found our big bag of autumn leaves had dried out and just crumbled when we tried to wrap them around the jar. With three disappointed kids I had to think fast. We already […]
Music for Kids – Make A Music Stick.
Do you know what a Lagerphone is? If you know who The Bush Wackers are (were?), or if you went to a lot of bush dances in your day, then you probably know what I’m talking about. If not, then think of a stick with lots of metal bottle caps hammered into it, and when […]
Last weekend, desperate to get some peace and quiet so that the baby could sleep, I enticed my big kids outside by sending them on a treasure hunt! All it took was a list of items to hunt for, and a basket to put the treasures in and they were off, outside, leaving the baby […]
Make Your Own Personal Mail Boxes!
I’m trying to encourage my girls to practice their writing. They both enjoy writing stories, but are frustrated by the fact that their writing and spelling doesn’t match up with their imaginations. We needed a writing activity that used more every day words that they know, and less tricky words like ‘unicorn’ and ‘abracadabra’. So […]
No Sew Creative Clothing.
My girls seem to have grown out of all their shorts all at the same time. Considering that summer is pretty much over here (not that it ever really got started this year) I’m not keen on buying them any new shorts right now. But that left us with a bit of a dilemma on […]
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