Monthly Archives: May 2014

Stone Crafts & Games

Stone Crafts & Games

  When we go to the beach we do LOVE to collect stones.. I love the different colours, textures and shapes. The kids like to find big stones and little stones. They love to find round stones and long stones. We like to stack the stones and make cairns and…
Craft Stick & Washi Tape Bracelets

Craft Stick & Washi Tape Bracelets

  Here is another clever use for craft sticks and washit tape ... did you know you could mak BRACELETS out of the? Yep! Such a fun and clever idea. I do believe (from what I have heard other say), that not ALL craft sticks will bend this well. So…
Craft Stick Dolls

Craft Stick Dolls

Such BEAUTIFUL little craft stick dolls. They make me want to go off and eat lots of popsicles and make a set for us NOW. Or alternatively, I could just go through our craft stick pile and use those... hehehe. But rambling aside, I think these little dollies are simply…
DIY Fruit Popsicle Recipes

DIY Fruit Popsicle Recipes

  We sure are in the Summer mood here (it only takes ONE day of sunshine and I am convinced it is Summer... I start collecting all the popsicle recipes and homemade icecream recipes I can find... just like this delicious looking rainbow fruit popsicle recipes. And the sunny weather…
Pop Up Toys: Princess Castles

Pop Up Toys: Princess Castles

 I used to LOVE pop up toys like this as a child. I don't know why, but they were just so fun. Here we have princesses in their castles - wouldn't this be fun to turn them into a Rapunzel Craft? And whenever there are shouts for "Let down your…
Carved Crayons

Carved Crayons

Amazing Carved Crayons. We've all got a stash of wax crayons haven't we? They are a really affordable versatile creative tool, loved by babies first learning to make marks, to toddlers creating shapes, and letters... and older kids too who love a bit of leaf or coin rubbing. Seeing these…
DIY Edible Finger Paint Recipe

DIY Edible Finger Paint Recipe

We love getting messy in our house. Crafts and art have been something that we have done with both kids from a very young age! Luckily, our kids were relatively good at "not putting everything into their mouth", but we know that no all families are that lucky. And some…
DIY Musical Instrument Crafts

DIY Musical Instrument Crafts

Here are some BEAUTIFUL musical instruments. To me they look shop bought! It always amazed me, how you can make simple things so easily and so prettily, with just a few little hints and tricks... rainbow coloured elastic bands, suddenly make your homemade string instrument beautiful.. a dash of colour…
Summer Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

Summer Sidewalk Chalk Recipe

We adore homemade craft recipes - I love how you can show the kids that simple ingredients can be brought together to create lots of FUN new things. And so we love this Sidewalk Recipe - even better that it is SO FUN - sidewalk chalk with a twiste: lolly…
pendulum painting

pendulum painting

What a wonder - pendulum painting! Any colourful outdoor activity is good for us, whether we're drawing on the pavement outside the house with chalks, or using coloured water on our brushes on a dry paving slab for a bit of temporary shape making. We love taking big rolls of…