Blog Profile / Be A Fun Mum


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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift: Your Child’s Handwriting on a Necklace

I’ve been a fan of Uberkate since 2010 when I first discovered Kate Sutton’s work. Kate’s designs foster a deep sense of emotion because it’s all about carrying the ones you love close to you. Over the years, I’ve following Uberkate closely and there’s something new I wanted to share with you. It’s called Your Script, and essentially, Kate […]

Fun Play Jar

I’m working on an article (for another website) about chocolate-free (or minimising chocolate) Easter ideas and one is to make a fun play jar. Take anywhere! These are easy to put together and cost about $20. These are great for: Birthday Parties – make smaller ones for party favours or do up one as a […]

Printable Road/Garden Play Mats

This is a great idea for travel or those times when kids have to wait somewhere with you…and you want to bring something little for them to play with. Print out a paper play mat, grab a small toy and put it all in a zip lock bag or pencil case. Throw it in your bag […]

Frozen Blueberry & Yoghurt Kebabs

Well, this was a hit with my kids! They gobbled them up for afternoon tea. It’s a slightly different take on Frozen Yoghurt Bites I’ve made before.  Kebab Sticks Blueberries Thick yoghurt – any flavour (Greek Style consistency works best) Baking paper Large container Large plate The good thing is you can make a batch […]

Adorable Acorn People

We collected acorns (and a macadamia nut) on our walk home from school.  How cute are these little people?  We glued them to cardboard and they are sitting proudly on a shelf. All you need is: Craft glue Acorns Googly eyes permanent marker My son worked out that if you put a leaf under the […]

Disney Characters in Regular Clothes

Pauline (who blogs over at Punziella) is a Disney-lover in her 20’s, and she draws very cool stuff. Like these popular Disney characters in regular clothes. I asked Pauline about her love for Disney, her favourite chapter to draw and where she finds her inspiration. Great inspiration for budding artists.   Why do you love Disney […]

Wholemeal Pizza Base (2 ingredients)

Hi again! Last week I posted a recipe for a vegemite & cheese pull apart and wanted to show you how versatile that dough recipe can be. I have used the same dough but instead used wholemeal flour and turned a pull-apart loaf into mini pizzas. They are great for a snack or lunch box […]

Paper Plate Bunny Basket

I recently did a Paper Plate Bunny Ears tutorial for Mother & Baby Magazine. While I was at it, I decided to make a basket bag to go with it. So easy and it holds heaps of Easter eggs. Materials 2 dinner paper plates Bunny ears template Ball point pen Black & pink marker Stapler […]

A Wiggly Romance – Interview with purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie

It may have broken a few children’s hearts, but the recent announcement that Lachy Gillespie and Emma Watkins (aka the purple and yellow wiggles) are in a relationship has delighted Wiggles’ fans worldwide. Cath Johnsen caught up with Lachy this week and learnt about his love for Emma, life in the Wiggles, and their newly […]

Easter Chick Houses

I didn’t get around to making our yearly gingerbread house last Christmas. I missed the personal challenge of balancing the walls and roof to prevent a culinary tragedy. I even missed scraping the cement-like icing off my kitchen bench! If you’ve ever made a gingerbread house, you’ll know exactly what I mean.   So now that […]

Hobbiton Review

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Expedia Travelling and experiencing adventures together is high on the priority list for our family.  We recently visited the Hobbiton Movie Set (a place on our bucket list) and I’m sharing a comprehensive review over on the Expedia Out There blog. In my Hobbiton article, I cover the topics I would want […]

Crying Out for Compassion

Children in detention: it’s been on my heart for a while. Here I am, writing this blog about ways to have fun and create memories with kids. And yet, I would be remiss if I didn’t use this space to raise awareness of about the children whose daily lives are spent without freedom. Sure, I […]

Soft Boiled Egg: What do you call it?

I call it dippy egg.  I’ve been trying to work out how to best do them because I haven’t found a perfect method that makes the yolk soft in the middle but the white of the egg firm.  I asked on my Facebook page and there were heaps of tips and ideas.  So many different ways, […]

Lunch Box: Sandwich Wrapping Art

This is a cute and achievable idea for the lunchbox! Amanda, artist and mum of two, wraps her children’s sandwiches in baking paper to keep it fresh, and draws a cute design on with markers. Many of these designs are easy enough for the non-artist too! You can follow Amanda’s Instagram feed for even more […]

Paper Plate Bunny Ears

I wrote a tutorial for how to make a simple bunny ears hat out of a paper plate for the Mother & Baby Magazine Blog.  They are easy to make and you can find the full tutorial and print the free template over here: Paper Plate Bunny Ears. Fun Ideas: Go outside and pose in […]

International Sea Change

We moved from Australia to New Zealand in January for one year. It’s a big move for a family of six for a short period of time. During all the packing, organising, moving and resettling (including kids crying and missing home), there were times I thought we must be mad. Crazy!  I looked at my […]

Cardboard Roller Coaster

It’s one of those things you can whip up, the kids can play with it for a few days until it’s broken apart, and then you recycled it all.  Materials Cardboard/toilet rolls – make as long or as short as desired Tape (sturdy packing tape works best) Small balls Large box (or you can just run […]

Vegemite & Cheese Pull Apart Recipe

This pull apart certainly beats the old vegemite sandwich! The dough is super easy to make and doesn’t require any beaters, yeast or rising time. You can also change the filling and add whatever you like such as tomato paste, bacon, olives, capsicum, etc. It is a favourite is our house and a good one […]

Over 100 Lunch Box Food Ideas – Plus Printable

Lunch Box Food Ideas I’ve tried a lot, a lot, a lot of different things in the lunch box over the years, and I’m still discovering different ways to (easily) include simple and nutritious foods. Over the past couple of weeks, I compiled a list of all the things I could think of. Not all […]

Easiest Get Well Card to Make

Probably the easiest Get Well card you could make! Just stick a bandaid on to a card, draw a cute face and write the words on. Or you can print the words if you have a printer that can do that. Easy! Materials Blank card Fine tip pen/sharpie Plaster/Band-aid

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