Education & Parenting

DIY apple core project

DIY apple core project

We're all trying to instill a little more fruit into our children's lives, and for whatever reason, our kids seem to push away the idea of anything healthy without even asking what it is or even trying it. Frustrating - we know, but it seems to be something that's inevitable when in…
DIY copper pipe childs desk

DIY copper pipe childs desk

DIY copper pipe child's desk We have two tables in our kitchen, one big grown up table and one smaller wooden table - the kids have always loved this small table for crafting, and for tea parties with their friends. There is just something so special about their own space,…
DIY cork bee mobile

DIY cork bee mobile

DIY cork bee mobile It's that time of year - you walk under a tree and the NOISE from the buzzing of the bees is amazing! We all love honey right? Well - let's enjoy and save the bees whilst we have a chance. We found an amazingly informative poster…
Butterfly Life Cycle – Paper Plate Craft

Butterfly Life Cycle – Paper Plate Craft

My kids and I LOVE exploring life cycles. We have been "hatching" butterflies for the last 3-4 years and are fascinated by the caterpillar to butterfly life cycle process. It really is an amazing experience to see the wonders of nature for yourself. To go with our Butterfly Life Cycle…
DIY Dominoes – Cute Pebble Craft!

DIY Dominoes – Cute Pebble Craft!

DIY Dominoes Oh my goodness - we have EXHAUSTED all of our games this holiday season - but that's what holidays are for right? I think it is time for a game of DIY Dominoes. So we have been looking for some new fun, something that we don't have to buy,…
Flour Sack upcycle

Flour Sack upcycle

Fascinating story from way back in the 1930s - you know how we love a good upcycling story - and this one harks back to pre 2nd World War - inspiring stuff! As poverty spread - the flour mills discovered that parents were making clothes for their children, dishcloths and…
DIY Table Cloth House

DIY Table Cloth House

Soooo, I adore homemade gifts for the kids. There is nothing more satisfying, than making something wonderful that the kids adore to play with! This day and age, many of us are tight for space, so there are limited number and type of toys that my kids can have. As…
Periodic Table Battle Ships

Periodic Table Battle Ships

Now, my kids are no where NEAR having to learn their Periodic Table... but when IT IS time to learn the Periodic Table, I think that this Battle Ship DIY game is simply GENIUS!! What a very clever idea for engaging with something that is essentially a chore to learn.…
Clay Heart Impressions

Clay Heart Impressions

Simple, flexible and safe. When it comes to crafts clay is the perfect material.  We can remember the fun we had as children messing around with clay and this craft brought on the nostalgia. So when we saw these Clay Hearts from Garden Mama we were smitten. Will make a great…
Big Cardboard Birds

Big Cardboard Birds

Looking to bring some colour to your garden or play room? These Cardboard Birds are the answer. If you haven't noticed we have been posting a lot about birds, specifically owls. We cant get enough. Today's craft continues in this trend in a very BIG way. While most of our crafts…