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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Blu Tack Modelling Fun

This is the sort of simple and easy activity that requires very little preparation.  Over the years, I have found Blu Tack to be a fabulous modelling material for kids.  It’s less messy (and crumbly) than play-dough and not sticky like clay. It holds its shape and is easy to work with so I often use it as an […]

Lunch Box Idea: (Nut-Free) Trail Mix

I have my lunch box staples: stuff I know the kids like. I also like to mix things up sometimes and try new things I can (hopefully) add to my lunch box food repertoire.  I found another one winner with my kids: a lunch box friendly (and nut free) trail mix.   Just three things in […]

Imaginative Play: Construction Sand Box

I enjoy creating small world play scenes for my kids. They are surprisingly easy to set up (read this handy post by Kate at Picklebums for tips).  Another great thing about this sort of play is you can set it up and it sparks the children’s imagination and I find they tend to play for hours; great […]

Imaginative Play: Paver Roads

A few years ago, I put together a rock play garden for my son.  I found cheap pavers and we decorated them and used them as a garden border.  I noticed the kids often used the pavers in little backyard games they made up, and I made a note to buy more (they are really cheap!). […]

The Spirit of The Ekka

On the way home from school, Miss 10 was talking about some of the things she was learning at school including the history of The Ekka (the Brisbane Exhibition / Royal Queensland Show). The conversation with my daughter stirred my own curiosity, and I refeshed my own historical understanding.  In true Queensland style, the word exhibition […]

Funny Face Biscuits

Post by Be A Fun Mum contributor, Amanda from Food Before 5 This is one of my favourite recipes that my children and I have fun cooking & decorating together. If I want the faces to look perfect, I’ll do them myself but most of the fun comes in seeing what the kids themselves create. […]

Backyard Fun: A Piece of Wood

My dad is a builder. There was always wood around when I was a child and I loved that. Great for make-shift cubby houses and other fun in the backyard. At places like Bunnings, you can buy cut pieces of wood for craft projects (starting from about $5). A few pieces of wood in the back […]

Budget Body Beauty Supplies

Amongst the busyness of parenting, I think it’s important to enjoy luxuries when you can and weave them into life. I liken them to having little holidays every day.  I enjoy using beauty products — it’s one of those little luxury — however, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on them. I’ve tired […]

Easy Upstyle Hair Tutorial

This is my go-to hairstyle when my hair is dirty, when I’m going out or when I don’t have time to style it. When I wear my hair like this, people often comment how glamorous it looks but honestly, it’s just so easy to do and suitable for most med-long length hair.  It looks good with […]

Slow Cooker Lamb Stew

This lamb stew is a huge winner with the entire family.  Plus it’s uber easy to make in the slow cooker. Ingredients 1 kilogram diced boneless lamb (I have it diced by my butcher in about 3 cm pieces) 1/2 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon […]

How My Bedroom Colour Scheme Helped

I’ve collected a lot of mish-mash of items over the years: new things; hand-me-downs; old things.  My house doesn’t look anything like a magazine. I don’t mind.  Mostly.  However, sometimes, just sometimes, a seed of discontent grows inside me.  Discontentment is an interesting thing, and I’ve learned to take a moment to analyse it before it grows. Sometimes, […]

Father’s Day Craft: Hand Print Canvas

I did a hand print canvas craft for Father’s Day three years ago and decided to do it again this year. How the kids have grown!  This is a gorgeous personalised gift idea for Father’s Day.  Blank canvas can be found at discount and craft shops starting from about $4. This activity doesn’t take take […]

DIY Decoupage a Terracotta Pot (with a child’s drawings)

I have Renee from About the Garden here with a fantastic Father’s Day gift idea! An Easy Way to Decoupage a Terracotta Pot with Artwork My Dad is the best Poppy! Not only is his shed a small gallery of all things artistic created by my little people, but he seriously still displays art that [...]

Lego Play & Storage: Brikbag Review

Review Post (see definitions here) All my children are into Lego, mostly fuelled by my son’s obsession with the stuff. I get it. I too was a Lego lover, and spent many hours on Sunday afternoons with my big sister building and playing.  We used a sheet to play on so pack up was easy. [...]

Grandma’s Chicken Stew

Amanda from Food Before 5 is the QUEEN of easy family meals and that is why she is a contribuer here at Be A Fun Mum, because I’m all about simple and easy!  You can find links to more of her recipes at the end of the post. Grandma’s Chicken Stew I am always on [...]

Simple Paper Craft: Who Lives in This House?

This is an easy paper craft I used to make with my kids when they were toddlers.  I recently revamped the idea and made it appealing for my older kids too, who love drawing.  This is a version I did years ago. Materials Paper (or light cardboard) Drawing materials Scissors  How to One Print 2 [...]

A small act of kindness is like a soft breeze

This is a little diary entry I posted to Facebook a few months ago. This year has been full on for me and I’ve had to be intentional about looking for joy. Some days more than others.  I’m posting this little snippet of time here because I like to look back: to read, and remember. [...]

Domestic Disasters

Just in case you were wondering what happens when you use regular dishwashing liquid in the dishwasher: This.   This is just one example of my many domestic disasters. Yeah, won’t be doing that again when I run out of tablets. What WAS I thinking?! Not my brightest moment. I’ve burnt tea towels, mistook cornflour for icing [...]

Chicken & Ham Pastie

We met, a friendship formed, and then we both moved.  We never had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with each other before our life circumstances changed but she was the sort of friend that came around to hang at my place for the afternoon, brought ingredients for dinner and made it in [...]

The Robot, The Superhero & The Person

I had an enlightening conversation with my eldest child. It gave me a small insight into the parent/child relationship through the different stages. I’ve talked about parenting stages before, because it’s important for me to know where I’m at in the journey so I can adjust my expectations accordingly. It was a Friday night and [...]

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