When I was pregnant with maxi one of the things that I was most looking forward to was reading bedtime stories to my future child. I have always had a love of books and I knew that I wanted to foster this in my future children. I always knew that bedtime stories were important, but I never realised quite how important they were.
We have had a couple of parenting firsts this week. Both the boys have their own mobile phones. We have always helped pretty strong views on children and technology and I have written before that I felt kids under nine didn’t need mobile phones.
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One of my passions is teaching my boys to be confident in the kitchen and at least one night a week we cook together as a family. I love homemade soup and it is so much nicer than any soup you can buy. This spiced butternut soup is simple to make and has few ingredients but tastes amazing.
This washi tape easter bunting was inspired by our washi tape hearts and is a fab process art activity for kids of all ages. I haven’t yet met a child or an adult that could resist washi tape.
Today’s cute felt chick purse is brought to you by The Creative Pair. A mum and young daughter crafty duo that blog about creative crafts and activities and their home educating family life and coping with autism and PDA. You can find more about them on their facebook page and an idea of their day to day activities over on Instagram.
When I think of Spring, I think of bunnies, lambs and chicks and these pop-up spoon chicks are perfect for this time of year. They are perfect for Spring or Easter and are a super cute DIY craft. These were inspired by some fabulous chick placeholders that I saw a few years ago on Crafts by Amanda and the fact that I found a large pack of plastic spoons in our garage. Pop-up Spoon Chicks Materials Paper or wooden spoons Acrylic paint Sharpies Card Washi tape Scissors How to make Pop-up Spoon Chicks We painted our spoons with acrylic paint. This means that we didn’t need to sand the spoons. If you more »
It is nearly World Book Day, so I have some DIY World Book Day costume ideas for you all. Do you love or hate dressing up days at school? I used to hate them with a passion. Maxi hates dressing up. He always has, so they have always been a real challenge for me. But then along came Mini who LOVES dressing up and loves reading too, so whoop!
When the boys were small I wanted a space for them to be able to play with toys and to enjoy with their friends and we built an addition on to our house for this. A conservatory, which has been used almost daily until recently.
Lemonade scones – what! Scones made with lemonade, yes indeed. These scones are super simple as there is no rubbing together or flour and butter, so perfect for cooking with kids and there is no bicarb taste that you can sometimes get.
Ten years ago I became a mother. ten days after Mother’s Day that year. I remember getting a card from the bump (thanks to MadDad). Ten year’s ago my life changed in ways I could never imagine and each year I love Mother’s Day. This year I have teamed up with Paperchase to bring you some ideas to share with your husband and the kids. I am delighted to be working with them as most people know I am fueled by pretty stationery and tea!
Scrap Fabric Paper Dolls These scrap fabric paper dolls are inspired by the paper dolls that I used to play with when I was a child. Do you remember them, the books for dolls and paper clothes that you used to colour and play with for hours and hours? I have teamed up with the ever-talented Tasha Goddard Illustration again with these beautiful scrap fabric paper dolls.
Wednesday nights are our kryptonite. Both boys have to be at after school clubs and have other commitments, so dinner needs to be fast, filling and family friendly. Plus I go food shopping on a Thursday, so by Wednesday, we tend to be eating from the freezer and when McCain challenged us to make a simple midweek meal with their frozen sweet potato fries I decided to hand it all over to the boys.
We are big fans of reusing things from recycling container for crafting and this toilet roll easter bunny stamp is a great quick art activity to do with the kids. We love printing and toilet roll printing is an inexpensive and fun activity for children.
I am back with some fab free adult easter colouring pages. Five fabulous intricate eggs for you to colour. I adore this selection of intricate eggs as they remind me of Faberge eggs.
Easter Chick card with pop-out beaks are so fun to make and they look fab. Who doesn’t love Spring and Chicks certainly signify Spring and Easter is on its way and this super simple card is great to make with kids of all ages.
Like most Mums I would love nothing more than a homemade card for Mother’s Day this year and with this in mind, I am delighted to have these fab free mothers day colouring cards designed by the delightful Tasha Goddard Illustration.
This DIY Clay Easter bunting is so simple to make using just two ingredients and makes perfect DIY clay decorations. We have turned ours into easter bunting. I love this two ingredient DIY clay recipe as you can draw on it with felt tips or sharpies making it great for kids of all ages.
We love crafts that can be made from recyclables and this rainbow rainmaker is a great cardboard tube craft, plus is a great home made musical instrument. There are lots of ways to adapt this project depending on the age of your kids, however, we decided to use some of my massive stash of washi tape and make our rainmaker a rainbow of colours. Traditionally rainmakers or rainsticks are believed to have been invented by the Aztecs and were played in the belief it could bring about rainstorms. Rain is not something we need more of in the UK, but without rain, you would never get rainbows. Rainbow rainmaker or rainstick – more »
Since I know how much you all like free adult colouring pages, I have teamed up with another of my favourite creative people Leslieanne from Leslieanne made it to bring you this beautiful free flower colouring page for adults. This is the first of what I hope will be a monthly page.