We’re still in school holiday mode and on the look out for fun activities to suit both a 7 and a 4 yr old. Mr Printables is a fun site to bookmark, with heaps of cute, free… well… printables for kids of all ages! This super duper moonscape printable can be downloaded here in 3 different sizes. Simply print out the templates and stick them together to make the moonscape. Then tape to the wall or a pin board for an instant canvas. For the full tutorial click here.
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These cute Arctic animal puppets were spotted on Pinterest this weekend. Great for using up little scraps of fabric and it wouldn’t take long to make puppets this size. A fun project for the holidays!
Doesn’t this look like a lovely day bed for a playroom or a snuggly sleep over bed?! Had to share – spotted on Handmade Charlotte. We love the colours and patterns used in this set up. So pretty!
Paint sample cards are fabulously easy to turn into fun and colourful projects. This tutorial from Ohcrafts is super quick and could easily be cut into whatever shape you choose. If you have a sewing machine, thread it up and simply sew the pieces together. Great for parties or a dull corner and especially perfect for a school holiday project. Check this project and more craft ideas on our Pinterest board here.
A fab toy and an DIY activity in one! Created by UK designer Oscar Diaz, the Tube Toys smart design features convertible packaging that transforms into the toy, reducing the waste to a single piece of recyclable paper. Each tube has pre-cut slots and holes to place the wheels axes and other components. Kids can build and then play! Made from recyclable and earth-friendly materials, Tube Toys let little roadies assemble and decorate their own new wheels! Available now at Little Living. $19.95.
I love that my kids love to collect things; rocks, interesting sticks, shells – you name it and we probably have a small collection. The nice ones even have jars with labels. Feathers, however, are at the top of the Desirable Finds list for them; and I will admit that I struggle with feathers.
Feathers are amazing. A treasure trove of interesting facts and fascinating to look at and when I am having a Montessori moment I also marvel at their patterns, colours and design… but after that I can’t get past the germ factor, and as much as I try and rationalise it, I find myself putting the feathers back where we found them and reaching for the wipes to clean every available surface and then some! I’d wash the feathers and let the kids keep them but I suspect they might not survive in all their natural glory, and if you put them in a jar – it’s kind of yuck after a little while… so you can see the dilemma.
Low and behold, look what I have come across at Handmade Charlotte. A Feather Holder. This might be the answer to my feather- dilemma. What a simple storage idea. This one is a lovely product designed by L’Atelier and you can buy it complete with a bits and bobs drawer (not big enough for our collections) or maybe just a DIY version would suffice. Maybe I could even make up for my Feather-Germ Phobia and help the kids make a feather holder on the weekend… and they can keep it in the cubby house outside!
Perfect for a newborn nursery, we love this handmade mobile concept by Paper Kawaii. The straightforward tutorial is here if you’d like to make your own! They don’t have to be clouds, you could design your own variation – we think it would look extra gorgeous with patterned or coloured paper…
We love a bunting or little garland to brighten up a room and Prudent Baby have done all the hard work for us in this round up! They are rather crafty over at Prudent Baby but these 25 cute ideas don’t involve too many crafty skills, materials or time. So if you have a pocket crying out for some bunting, maybe create some art to suit your own home and style!
We found this colourful and fun DIY project, featured on creative blog mermag, in our online travels this week. Uber creative Mumma to 2 kiddies, Merrilee created this castle using cardboard and duct tape to decorate it. She has generously shared her diy castle tutorial including downloadable templates and ideas on how to decorate your own castle. Of course, it’s very flexible depending on your child and their toys. This is such a cute project it will also look fabulous on the shelf when it’s time to pack away at the end of the day. You can see the entire tutorial and downloads here.
Decorate, play and learn… Designed and made in Fance by Mimi’lou, this large world map wall sticker comes with removable smaller stickers featuring the names of capital cities, flags, animals and symbols from each country – the kids can add them to the map as they learn and explore the world! Available now at Little Living.