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Paper Doll Crown

Here’s an idea for those paper doll chains you can get from places like Riot, Spotlight and discount stores: a paper doll crown. A fun idea for harmony day, parties, or as an activity idea. Paper Doll Crown My kids used colouring pens and washi tape to decorate the people, then simply taped the ends together to make […]

Play Ideas for on the Go

I have Ash from Sinchies here to share a heap of play ideas you can take with you on the go, on a picnic, travelling, for a birthday party or even just for home. There are so many ways to use Sinchies Reusable Pouches in the kitchen and while cooking and travelling. There are also super fun […]

Stick Bow & Arrow

The good thing about school holidays is the extended periods of time for the kids to create extensive and elaborate games.  My daughter made these props for a spy game she was playing with her siblings.  And it actually works! How creative. What ingenuity!  (Yes, we did have rules surrounding this for safety). My daughter made it […]

Layered Dip Recipe

If you’re looking for a dip to serve on New Year’s Eve (or anytime!) here’s a beaut recipe by Amanda from Simple home cook.  This is my all time favourite dip and I have been making it for more than 15 years. It is ridiculously easy and you can even show your children how to […]

Keeping School Memories

I do wish I was better at this: the keeping memories thing.  I’m not hugely sentimental. I mean, I am to a degree, but those things are not so important to me. I find it easy to let things go.  I think that’s what it is: I don’t hold on to things, whether it’s a hurt or […]

CRAZY Slide at Aquaventure Waterpark: Dubai

I was looking forward to visiting Atlantis Aquaventure. It’s the largest waterpark in Dubai with over 42 acres of fun! My kids LOVE the water and I wanted to check out the slides with my kids in mind. Atlantis The Palm Resort and the adjacent Aquaventure Waterpark are located on the artificial (and rather incredible) […]

Quirky Photo Booth Printable

Photo booths are so much fun for birthday parties, sleepovers and family gatherings.  I had this idea of making a photo booth printable to share in time for New Year’s Eve so I asked my talented friend Marie to create me a template with these items: Top hat Glasses Unicorn horn (best!) Tiara 2 x moustache 2 x […]

Paper Play Mat

I used brown craft paper for my Christmas wrapping this year. I love having this stuff in the house for all sorts of things, from birthday wrapping to protecting tables. It can also be used for play.  This school holidays, I lay down a few sheets on the lino with tape and the kids drew in […]

How to Photograph Sparkler Writing

“Now THAT was a hit,” said my husband after the kids were in bed. Experimenting with sparklers was a fun activity for our family. There is a process but it really is very easy. Safety Sparklers can be a hazard so my husband and I were careful to instruct and monitor our children during this activity. Camera […]

Top 10 Read Posts for 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, I thought it would be interesting to look at the top 10 most visited posts on Be A Fun Mum for the year. Here they are: 1. 100 School Holiday Ideas: A huge list of ideas to keep kids occupied during the school holidays 2. Frank Review of the […]

To Jumpsuit (or not)

It was on a discount rack.  I liked the pattern.  So I tried it on and it fit well.  Still, I wondered if I could get away with a jumpsuit. Since I needed a few outfits for my trip to Dubai, I shook of my hesitations and threw it in my suitcase.    Turned out to be […]

2 Ingredient Berry & White Chocolate Dessert

This is an incredible dessert. It’s so simple to make, delicious and only requires two ingredients which you can keep on hand in the pantry and freezer at home. When unexpected guests pop in or you need a quick and easy dessert to take to a party, give this a whirl! Ingredients 360 grams white […]

Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Sponsored by 3M Pretty up that Christmas wrapping using cheap brown paper and a variety of decorative tape. These wrapping ideas are deceptively simple and affordable, and the end product looks fantastic! There are a wide variety of Scotch® Expressions Tape available to mix and match for different projects. To make all of the wrapping […]

All I Want for Christmas: Somewhere Safe to Play

It’s around this festive period, when there is an abundance of joy and excitement, that I often think about places I’ve visited and the need there.  I want to tell you about a playground.  A colourful and happy playground in a group of dense slums in Raipur, the capital of the state Chhattisgraph, located in the […]

Creamy Chicken & Leek Parcels

Another fab recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook for you. Chicken and leek are favourite combinations of mine and to be honest, so is anything wrapped in puff pastry! The parcels are super easy to make and a great recipe to make ahead and freeze for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. […]

Book Review: Bully On the Bus

Kathryn Apel (@KatApel) and I connected on Twitter a couple of years ago.  We tried to work out how we initially found each other there but couldn’t remember!  Just recently, we met in person when we were passing through the same town at the same time.  It was beyond lovely! Here we are! You may recognise the […]

Outdoor Christmas Ideas

When I shared this setting last year, people gasped and said, “How could you take all that glass outside!” and “Oh, I would never do that with kids because they would break everything!” Well, let me tell you, all the tableware, including the clear pieces are ALL plastic, and it all fits in a few […]

Christmas Wish List Printable (Want-Need-Wear-Read)

Brought to you by Nuffnang and BIG W There’s a BIG W close to where my kids go to school. It’s handy having it there because I can duck in before/after I pick up the kids from school to do a spot of Christmas shopping. One thing I’ve learned about Christmas shopping is I have to make […]

Four Ways to Discover Your Family Home Style

Does a sense of frustration wash over you when you glance around your home?   Your home should be a true reflection of you and the ones you love, but sometimes the practicalities of family life can simply take over. Many mums can fall into the trap of thinking “I’ll decorate when the kids grow up”. […]

Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Three years ago I made an EPIC mess in the kitchen trying (and failing) to make a gingerbread house. It was so, so, so, so hard. I was frustrated. And I vowed to NEVER AGAIN make one from scratch. Three years on, and I still haven’t. I positioned the camera very carefully to hide some of […]

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