Tag Archives: DIY

  • Modeling clay Christmas tree ornaments lacing activity for kids

    Modeling clay tree ornaments [lacing activity]

    Home made Christmas decoration is special, especially made with small hands  – somehow they shine a little more. The moment you look at them you can see the kids making them, even if it was years back. Today I’ll tell you how we made very pretty modeling clay tree ornaments. We first made them 5 years ago, …

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  • How to make a DIY birthday calendar with kids

    How to make a birthday calendar with kids

    This is such a nice project (and apparently a ‘very Dutch‘ thing), making a birthday calendar with kids, especially as you will keep the ‘final product’, the birthday calendar. In fact, it will actually be useful: you’ll never forget a birthday!     Think about each month For each month, sit down with your child and …

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  • Bath time fun for kids with coloured ice cubes

    Bath time fun with ice cubes

    Having trouble getting the kids into the bath? Let’s quickly put an end to that by getting them excited to enter the bath tub: bath time fun with ice cubes is the answer! It’s funny how simple ideas can be so much fun. And all you need to do is to plan ahead. Make the …

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  • DIY monster birthday party game for monster themed birthday parties

    monster birthday party game

    Do your kids love monsters? Birthdays? And playing games? Brilliant! Why not combining all three to create a monster birthday party game?! Or spice up a play date with monster-loving kids. Every kids loves monsters at some stage, right? Well, mine do. We organised a Monster Party when Mr S turned 3, with lots of …

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  • Printable Easter activities for kids. Free download.

    Printable Easter Activities

    Looking forward to spring? And Easter? I love getting my home ready for Easter. What’s better than filling the house with pretty pastels to compensate for those chilly winter days? And if the kids can help it’s a definite win-win! All you need is a few good crafts projects. This way you can keep the …

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  • Easy tutorial for making cold packs

    Easy sewing project: DIY cold pack

    Rice filled cold packs: an easy sewing project, pretty result and very very useful! Use them at home or give them to other parents. These cold packs go a long way! Every parent needs to comfort bumps and bruises every now and then. Small knees, elbows, foreheads and wrists, well they get hurt. Usually you …

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  • summer activity outdoors - cycling on crayon roads

    Backyard activity: crayon cycling roads

    A backyard activity can sometimes be so nice & simple. This is an excellent example: you don’t need special equipment or expensive toys to create a fun outdoors activity. Just let the kids draw cycling lanes and follow this up with a race – follow that yellow crayon road! // What do you need Crayons …

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  • Granola recipe with oats and seeds

    Home made granola recipe

    A recipe for a deliciously nutty granola mix – I make this every fortnight. I eat it with yoghurt and the kids eat it from their lunch boxes. Delicious! It contains heaps of oats, nuts and seeds and has a hint of sweetness due to the presence of a little butter, honey and vanilla. Nothing …

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  • DIY banner colouring sheet

    Pretty banner colouring sheet

    When we moved house I wanted to prepare my son for his new bedroom. I thought we would make decorations, so he would have a chance to wrap his mind around the fact that he would be sleeping in another bedroom. It worked so well – it looked very festive! He loved seeing his decoration …

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  • Teacher gift idea from kids

    Perfect teacher gift idea: a pretty glass jar filled with home made granola. Add a child-made gift tag and you have the perfect ‘thank you’ gift! // The perfect teacher gift idea The end of the school year is in sight! It’s just incredible how quickly the years are passing. A cliché, I know, but …

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  • Lego stamped cookies: baking with kids

    Lego stamped cookies

    Lego stamped cookies! Cookie dough (always good) plus LEGO (a household favourite) equals culinary fun! With Lego-obsessed kids it’s pretty easy to make up activities: fun guaranteed! As we love baking as well, I thought: “Why not combining these activities?” So.. when I entered the kitchen with a ball of cookie dough and a tray of …

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