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Banana & Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple home cook  here and I have a great lunch box item to share with you. Banana muffins appear in our lunchboxes pretty often but this time I have added some blueberries. Not only are they moist, they taste great and kids love them. If you are not a fan of […]

Monster Cardboard Roll Printable

Any monster fans out there? Here’s a new printable you can wrap around a toilet/cardboard roll.  Makes for an easy and quick craft. Press the image below for the PDF file or click here. More Toilet Roll Printables Toilet Roll Cars   Block People African Animals Pirates

One Quarter Shy, Three Quarters Delight

I stood under our meeting tree and waited to see my son after school. I put effort into how I greet my kids after being separated because I believe it’s one of those moments worth being intentional about and investing in.  I spotted him from a while away and watched him walk. He shuffles his […]

Melted Crayon Art on Canvas

I have been looking for some artwork to hang in my daughter’s room but didn’t want to spend too much. I wanted something bright, colourful and personalised and thought I would try my luck with a melted crayon canvas.   I have seen melted crayon art all over the internet and have wanted to try one […]

5 Ways I’m Not a Fun Mum

The younger kids were in bed, and my older two were pottering around doing before-bed things. I was laying on my tummy, cushion under my chin with my computer under outstretched hands. My tween daughter walked past and paused.  “Why are you writing that?” she asked glancing at the title, “You ARE a fun mum!” […]

Squishy Balloon Faces

These squishy balloon faces are so easy and fun, and they cost next to nothing.  Materials Play Dough (recipe below) Permanent Marker Balloons (good quality) Instructions 1. Make a batch of play dough. This recipe will fill about 3-4 balloons but if you want more, just double/triple it. 1/4 cup of salt 1/2 cup of plain flour 1 tablespoon […]

Experience Gift Voucher Giveaway for Father’s Day

Sponsored by Nuffnang and RedBalloon When I reflect about my Dad around Father’s Day, I think about the stories, and there is one memory that stands out for me. When I was a girl, I lived in a remote village in Papua New Guinea with my family. My Dad set up a warehouse for the village […]

Lots of Lovely Things for Kids to Make with Wool

We recently visited a sheep farm and the kids got to pat lambs and take home freshly cut wool. They absolutely loved it! These sorts of experiences are not only fun for children, they wonderful for learning and making connections. For example, my daughter’s favourite wool jumper came from the wool of a sheep somewhere. […]

Marble Painting

This is wonderful activity to do with your little ones as it requires no artistic skill at all. It feels like playing an old pin ball machine and you can create some colourful patterns and designs. With hardly any equipment, it is simple, quick and not very messy. My kind of art! Today we made […]

Father’s Day Photo Gift Idea

Sponsored by Kodak Alaris and Nuffnang Just in time for Father’s Day, there’s an exciting new KODAK App available called KODAK MOMENTS – that allows you to easily order prints from the photographs taken on your phone, or from the photos stored on your Facebook, Instagram, Flickr or Dropbox accounts, and have them delivered to […]

A Sandpit Without Having a Sandpit

My husband and I have had to move a lot since having children. When you live a nomadic-of-sorts life, it’s difficult to achieve certain things like a backyard sandpit or cubby house.  My son especially enjoys playing with sand and so I wanted to give him that experience without the big deal of doing a sandpit (even a […]

HUGE Colouring Pages

These big colouring pages are something to keep in mind for the upcoming school holidays, as a novel gift idea coupled with drawing pens or to decorate a bedroom wall.  They would make a wonderful teacher gift too; all the children in the class could work on it, and get the poster laminated or framed for the […]

Special Occassion Make Up (and taking it off)

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Garnier I’m doing a series of review posts featuring Garnier products I use regularly. In a previous post (link), I shared 3 super quick routine looks (1-minute; 2-minute; 5-mintute) I have up my sleeve, depending on how much time I have of a morning. If I have a little more time […]

French Knitted Hairband – Easy for Kids to Make

French knitting is an easy project for kids and I’ve done it with my girls many times. We knit with a cardboard roll and paddle pop sticks. Works a treat! The kids usually make scarfs, but this time, we decided to make a head band and it works really well because the finish product has a […]

Fun things to put in your handbag

Depending on what stage our family life is at, I have small toys, dedicated for the handbag for times when we are out and about. An example: for the younger kids when we are watching older kids play sport, or just general waiting times. The idea is the toys are ONLY out for those special […]

Punch Holes in Leaves

A paper punch is not the sort of thing you would think to take the park, but it can be fun! Pop it in your bag, and the kids can make gorgeous mini shapes out of leaves, or even do collage.  A single hole punch works too. Just a simple thing. More Leaf Art Ideas […]

Father’s Day Mini Book

We are a book loving family and the kids make their own books often. I already had the words for a Father’s Day Printable and so we made it into a mini book too. It’s really very easy to make, and would make a wonderful gift/card idea for Father’s Day. Materials 7 pieces of cardstock […]

Dear Dad Letter

I adore fill in the bank letters for kids. I did one around Mother’s Day and with Father’s Day around the corner, I did a version for Dads too, with help from my designer friend Liss from LissLetters. There is a black and white and coloured version that are free to download and use. Just click […]

HELLO Malteser Slice

Are you ready for this recipe? I hope so because it is easy to make sure to impress adults and kids alike. It is not a recipe I made all the time given the high sugar content but every now and then makes me enjoy it even more. Check out the ‘Simple home cook’ and […]

Peppa Pig Father’s Day Printable

Peppa Pig is such a favourite, and I have some cute Father’s Day inspired printables available to download. I’ll start with my favourite. Peppa Pig Finger Puppets Finger puppets. There are 2 to colour in and 2 already done.  Great for story telling, or just for fun. Print the file below by clicking the picture of […]

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