Whoop, my boys finnish school on Friday and are off until 22nd April, so we have plenty of time to do lots of Easter crafts and have lots of family fun time together. This week I am going to concentrate on Easter Egg Craft Ideas. We love decorating our Easter Tree with eggs and the boys also decorate eggs for school and for an Easter Party we attend each year.
I don’t know about you, but I never realised there was so much you could do with post-it notes. I was challenged by them to create three crafts or activities using their new Full Adhesive Notes, otherwise known as FAN. These notes mean you can adhere the whole note to the surface of your notebook or wall, meaning it will stay put for longer!
Stones and sticks, there us something about my boys and these materials. We seem to collect these “treasures” wherever we go and I have to make sure I empty trouser pockets before washing them or I would be busy washing stones too!
This week has been filled with a nasty vomiting bug, which has really taken us back to basics in The Mad House. We have done a lot of reading, watching movies and simple art and drawing. So I decided to concentrate on that for this week’s something for the weekend. We received an amazing gift pack from Australian company Smiggle, who have just opened up a store at Westfield and it included a fantastic scratch book, which is what inspired this weeks activity, make your own scratch paper.
I loooove pompoms and so do the boys. we find making them something of an addiction especially with these Pom-Pom makers. It really is super simple and something that my boys can do all on their own and is a great way of using up scraps of wool. We find making them really therapeutic and something that we tend to make them on an evening when we are all sat around chatting together. These makers are really simple for children to use, just take a look at the video below of Thinly Spread’s Bonus Boy aged five making a pompom. How to make a Pompom
We are so excited in the Mad House that the Olympics are upon us again. I love the winter olympics and it is a little known fact that Mini was named after a scottish skier! So this week’s something for the weekend is dedicated to Olympics.
Valentines Day is just around the corner and this weekend we are focussing on some heart activities which are suitable for doing as a family. First up is our Family Heart Art. I am a sucker for making art as a family and love things that we can display seasonally that mean things to all of us, just take a look at our family art christmas tree to see what I mean. Family Fingerprint Heart Art
Welcome to the first ever something for the weekend #sftw. A regular series which I hope inspired you to make, so, see, cook and just generally enjoy family time at the weekend. The idea is to provide simple activities that can fit into family weekend. Bird Watching
Weekends are often busy, filled with things to do and places to go for most families, but I also want them to be a time where you can create as a family and make the most of each other. With this in mind I have decided to run a weekly post on a friday featuring fun, fabulous and simple ideas for a creative family weekend. These will be seasonal ideas of simple things that you can fit into your frenetic family life along with homework, movies, birthday parties, shopping and everything else a busy parent does. I will give you a list of materials needed (most of which you will be more »