Preschooler

Learn to Tie Shoe Laces

Learn to Tie Shoe Laces

As a parent, there are a lot of "life skills" that we need to teach our children...learning how to tie your shoe lace is one such skill. With the advent of velcro, this skill is often not taught until the kids are much much older. Never the less, it can…
Paper Chain People

Paper Chain People

Paper Chain People You never know when you might be¬†stuck in a cafe, or on a train, or an airport unexpectedly, with small children... So we always carry a little emergency entertainment kit, which consists of pens, paper, and oh, here you go... scissors! Now I know you don't NEED…
Washi tape wand

Washi tape wand

Washi tape wand Well, it only seems like yesterday we were all saying *what's this Washi Tape then?* - and now we can't seem to live without it, whether we're crafting or scrapbooking, personalizing power leads, or upcycling an old box into something pretty and reusable, washi tape is everywhere!…
Zoo Magnets

Zoo Magnets

We love these Zoo Fridge Magnets! There are fridge magnets, and there are TASTEFUL fridge magnets... My dear Mother in law has a fridge magnet to celebrate every country/holiday she has ever been on, and some of these are not the prettiest. Saying that, the kids have always loved playing…
Road Trip Bingo

Road Trip Bingo

Road Trip Bingo looks like LOTS of fun! If like us you are planning your summer holidays, and have a long drive ahead of you, it's almost as much effort thinking of how to keep the kids entertained during the journey as it is thinking and planning the packing and…
Cardboard Box Crafts: DIY Shape Sorter

Cardboard Box Crafts: DIY Shape Sorter

We love all things recycled... and there is something about a cardboard box that is irristible. The kids ADORE playing with them - so much pretend play going - one minute it is a box boat, the next it is a cardboard car... the next a cardboard box plane! Sometimes…
Toothpick painting

Toothpick painting

Toothpick painting - with kids! Sometimes the only way we get to spend any table time with our kids is the painful process of encouraging them to do their homework. Factoring in some time to get crafty can be challenging in our busy lives, so we love that this toothpick…
Quick Pom-pom garlands

Quick Pom-pom garlands

Quick pom-pom garlands are so easy to make - and really effective! Admit it, we are all a little bit obsessed with the pom-pom - when we were kids, we used to make giant pom-poms to attach to our school bags, or hang from our bedroom door handles. Practically every…
Toys glued to mirror frame

Toys glued to mirror frame

Children's toys glued to a mirror frame - quick and easy! We all have piles of small plastic toys knocking around the house don't we? And chances are your children have moved on to bigger and better things as they get older yet these small toys are deemed too precious…
Paper Easter Eggs

Paper Easter Eggs

Paper Easter Eggs - simple can be so beautiful! With so many different Easter crafts to choose from on this lead up to the Easter weekend, we couldn't help wanting to share the work of Nadine and her German website¬†herz-allerliebst.de. Just when you thought that you had seen the most…