DIY pirate telescope Every little pirate needs their own telescope. This DIY pirate telescope is really simple to make and is great for pirate fancy dress and play. My son loves his and it provides hours of play whilst he runs around looking for buried treasure! You will need 3 cardboard tubes(either 3 tp rolls or one large tube cut in 3 equal lengths)Gold paintBlack … Continue reading DIY pirate telescope
3d handprint flower I’d been trying to come up with a large scale craft that my son and I could do to cover an empty space on my kitchen wall. We’d made a 3d handprint flower card a little while back and I thought, How cute would that be on a bigger scale! As a mum I absolutely love handprint crafts. Not only do they … Continue reading 3D Handprint flower
3D dinosaur paper plate craft My 3yo is crazy about dinosaurs. He knows many of their names and several facts about each species. so naturally we love making dinosaur crafts. I came up with the idea for this 3d dinosaur paper plate craft whilst playing around with some party plates and i’m pretty pleased with how he turned out! My son played with it for … Continue reading 3D dinosaur paper plate craft
Face flipping pumpkin craft Ok, so Halloween is a little way off yet. However, I absolutely love Halloween, it’s so much fun making the crafts and decorating the house every year. We often find though that the weeks leading up to Halloween pass so quickly and we never end up making Much. So this year we’re starting early with our DIY face flipping pumpkin craft! … Continue reading DIY Face flipping pumpkin Craft
Messy play: Dinosaur washing with taste safe mud. Our 3yo is a huge fan of water play so we’re always on the lookout for new waterplay ideas. The other day whilst playing with his dinosaurs he created his own imaginary dino washing station and I thought, what a great idea! When you create an activity based on their interests you know its going to go … Continue reading Messy play: Dino washing with taste safe mud
Simple and fun corner book marks. These little bookmarks are so sweet and really simple, they only take a couple of minutes to make and you can create pretty much any design. They make lovely handmade gifts from children and are also great as party bag fillers too! To decorate ours, we simply cut our design out of different coloured card and stuck it to … Continue reading Fun and simple corner book marks.
This morning a twitter friend asked me if I could spare a few minutes to draft her some party invites for her sons magical 8th birthday. Of course I agreed instantly. I love quick little projects like these!I thought, Why not stick them on the blog in case they’re any good for another mummy to use too. sharing is caring after all!So here’s a blank … Continue reading Free printable witch/wizard party invites!
Simple self care ideas for mums. After having my first child I completely forgot what self care was. As an anxious first time mum I spent so much time flapping and stressing, that I didn’t even stop to think about my mental wellbeing. Even when Ted was asleep I was always thinking about what I needed to do to be prepared for when he woke … Continue reading Simple self care ideas for mums.
Nature scavenger hunt: Free printable Summer holidays have officially begun and with the weather being so beautiful there is no better place to be than outside! Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep children entertained and to help them discover more about their environment. My Free nature scavenger hunt printable is great for at home in the garden and for days out. There are … Continue reading Free Nature scavenger hunt printable!
Make bedtimes stress free: our 6 step bed time routine When we had our first baby (‘Ted’ who is now 3yo) we had absolutely no idea how hard the sleep deprivation was going to be. My partner and I both love our sleep so waking up every couple of hours was a huge shock to the system. Naturally we couldn’t believe our luck when Ted … Continue reading Make bedtimes simple: Our 6 step bed time routine.