Category: Activities

Toilet Roll Xmas Crafts: Xmas Eve Scene

After the hit of my last toilet tube crafts I decided that Finlay and I would do some Xmas themed Toilet Tube Crafts. However, in true kid fashion Finlay deemed himself far too big to enjoy painting and left me holding the baby paintbrush. So my Kid made decorations, were in fact only briefly touched upon by 4 year old hands. I did however quite enjoy putting together this winter Xmas Eve scene that will be taking pride of place amongst the decorations come December! It does mean my photos are a bit poor and I didn’t take many, but it’s pretty self explanatory to make once you see the finished picture!

 

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To make your scene you will need the following:

 

  • Toilet Tubes
  • boggly eyes
  • pom poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • a cereal box
  • cotton wool
  • Ribbon
  • glue
  • card
  • Felt Pens
  • paint
  • Sticky Diamontes

 

The Scenery

 

This is very simple, open up your empty cereal pack along the join.… Read More

Drusillas Park: No Ordinary Family day out!

Drusillas Zoo review: Family day out in Sussex

 

Regarded as one of the best attractions in Sussex, Drusillas Park is a small zoo in Alfriston, East Sussex. I have very fond memories of visiting Drusillas as a little girl and I was so excited to be given the opportunity to pop down and review the park recently with the family. Do not be fooled by the mention of small, as a visit to Drusillas will provide an action packed family day out like no other! As well as the zoo, the park boasts a huge adventure playground complete with splash pad (for those warmer months!), farm animals, Petworld, an interactive maze, indoor soft play, rides and much more. Read on for our review and to find out why Drusillas really is no ordinary Zoo!

 

The Zoo

The route through the zoo is well marked and easy to follow to ensure you don’t miss anything!  With over 100 different species of animals, there’s plenty of exciting things to see to keep the little ones entertained.… Read More

How to Make a Superhero Birthday Cake!

How to make an easy superhero birthday cake

 

Blogtober17 is drawing to a close, the topic a few days ago was Villains and Superheros. I wasn’t sure how to approach this topic even though I have a superhero obsessed little boy! Then I remembered for his birthday way back in February I made him a Superhero birthday cake and it was relatively simple to make. So I thought I would share with you how I did this, in case anyone ever needs to make one. Please excuse the poor photography, I didn’t get a good shot at the time!

 

What you will need

2 x 7 inch round Madeira cakes

Butter Icing and Jam

Icing sugar

Fondant Icing in white, black, blue, yellow and red

Cake/Floristry wire

Printer and paper

 

Method

 

Now, I’m not going to go into recipe details or cooking, but you will need a simple Madeira cake recipe. You can use A SIMPLE Victoria sponge, but a Madeira is denser and will hold the weight of the fondant icing better.… Read More

PJ Mask Magazine Review: Powerful Fun for Little Heroes

If you have a pre schooler and you haven’t heard of PJ Mask, where have you been? PJ Mask has been a firm favourite in our house for a long time now. Finlay loves following Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on their adventures. I thought I was in the know with this trio, but apparently not when Finlay corrected me for pronouncing Gekko wrong the other day, my bad! Anyway, Finlay was thrilled when we were given the opportunity to review the new PJ Mask Magazine which hit the shops this month!

 

PJ Mask Magazine Review: Powerful Fun for Little Heroes

 

I have to admit, I’m not usually a fan of children’s magazines. Usually I give them a wide berth when we go to shops. I just find that most of these magazines are so expensive, filled with tat, get read for 2 minutes and then end up in a crumpled heap. There’s usually better things I’d rather spend my non existent pennies on!… Read More

Bringing your Fairy Garden to Life!

10 Top Tips for an Interactive Fairy Garden!

So you have your fairy garden, what next? Since our fairy garden arrived I have been working really hard to keep the magic alive with Fin. Our is not just for show. We have real, live fairies living in our garden. They come out to play, they party and they are mischievous! Here are my top 10 tips for creating a magical, interactive fairy garden which will stimulate your child’s imagination!

Fairy Garden at night

 

1 Create an ambience – you will need a speaker like the Panasonic Waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Hide the speaker as best you can near your fairy garden. A speaker like this would be perfect. It’s small, compact, with great sound quality. It is also fully waterproof. so it’s protected if accidentally splashed, especially when it comes to watering your garden with your little one. I would suggest the best track for your fairy garden ambience has to be ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy‘ by Tchaikovsky.… Read More

Rainy Days, Muddy Puddles and Ideas to Inspire!

 Rainy Day Ideas and Activities for Children

 

We knew it was coming, it had been forecast, but waking up to the rain and grey skies was a tad gloomy. Especially after the glorious sunshine of the past few days. Apparently in the south we were hotter than Thailand, and it was glorious!

 

Rainy days come with mixed emotions in our house. I love the sunshine, the long days of summer. Chris on the other hand, can’t wait for autumn and the cozy storms it brings. Finlay, well come rain or shine he loves being out. However, he especially loves a play in the rain. He’s a typical boy as soon as there’s a puddle, he is in it. So when I asked him if he wanted to go out and splash in some puddles, I got a massive yes and he kissed my knee and said “THANK YOU MUMMY”!! He was happy. However, I know venturing out in the rain isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so I thought I would share some of our other rainy day activities to inspire you.… Read More