Make your own Summer ‘Snow’ Balls for play!

A hot Summer’s Day and we made SNOW!! Well kind of… This is my new go-to messy play item. Definitely for outdoors only, the shaving cream and corn flour combine to make a soft, squishy, light sensory play material. Miss E squealed with delight when she started mixing it all up and I must say […]

Countdown to Christmas – How to make Christmas Crackers!

I don’t think it would really feel like Christmas if there were no Christmas Crackers.  Nice ones too – not those cheap excuses you get from most shops nowadays.  I like crackers to not only look beautiful, but to have lovely and useful things inside, not silly Dad jokes and bad Christmas hats (which no […]

What happens when you get an Ikea delivery?

What happens when you get an Ikea sofa bed delivered? The kids get big boxes to play in of course!! A1 made an awesome play house out of two of the boxes. The kids added some decoration, and we added a welcome mat. Cellophane skylights add a stained glass effect. A mailbox with ‘letters’ made […]

Countdown to Christmas – How to make a Cool Advent Calendar

OK. So I know its a bit late to be showing you how to make an Advent Calendar, however I could not resist showing mine off (and truthfully, I didn’t have it finished last week!) Better late than never!! I have been wanting to make a groovy calendar for years now – my children having […]

Countdown to Christmas – Classmate Gifts

After my Teacher Gift post last week, I’m following up with an idea for classmate gifts. I didn’t want them to be anything extravagant, just a little something sweet. Miss E is a bit obsessed with candy canes, so I decided to whip up some little paper bag stars to hold a candy cane treat. […]