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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Iced Finger Buns

I am having a nostalgic month in June. The recipe I posted last week (porcupine meatballs) bought me back to my childhood as does this one. I remember buying these from the bakery with pink icing and coconut sprinkled on them but we called them coffee rolls instead. I have made these quite a few […]

Tree Trunk Printable

Here are two tree watercolour trunk templates I had designed to do this Triad Tree Watercolour Experiment with my son’s class. They are a great base for other painting/craft projects too, or even as a play dough mat (make green/pink play dough for foliage & flowers). My daughter sat down at the kitchen table while I […]

School Holiday Fun Box

If I know I’m going to be at home for most of the school holidays, I usually do up some sort of fun box in the week before the break starts. You can find a previous version of this here. Now, if you’re thinking, “Wow, what a fun mum you are!” I’ll add here that, although […]

Peg Mermaid Dolls

Wooden peg dolls are adorable! The last time we did this, the kids and I made ballerina peg dolls with tutus and they turned out beautifully. My girls are into mermaids at the moment and so we recently made peg mermaid dolls.  They are easy! Fun for Birthday part craft/favour School holiday/weekend activity Puppet show Materials Craft […]

Don’t Buy Me Flowers

When I dated my husband (a long time ago), I said to him, “Don’t buy me flowers. They just die.”  How I have changed over the years! I used to see flowers for their end result: wilted, limp and lifeless.  I couldn’t enjoy their moment in the sun or see their true beauty because I was […]

Allergy Friendly Bedding: How to Dust Mite Proof a Bed

My daughter suffers from eczema and one of the things that causes irritation to her skin is dust mites.  I’ve read up on allergy friendly bedding and how to dust mite proof a bed, and we have found a system that works for us. It’s made a big difference to my daughter’s skin.  How to Dust Mite Proof […]

Porcupine Meatballs Recipe

This is an all-time favourite of mine and the perfect winter meal. It is cheap, easy and versatile too as it can be made on the stove top or in the slow cooker. My kids absolutely love it and it is a great family meal to warm the soul on these cold nights. This recipe […]

Toilet Roll Cars: Printable

Here’s a new edition to the toilet roll printable series. There were The Pirates, then the African Animals, and this time it’s racing cars. There’s a bit of a process with these ones (rather than just a colouring in/glue activity).  Materials 5 x toilet rolls Racing Cars Printable (there’s 4 cars, a petrol bowser and a […]

Why I Cried Making Bread

I made pea and ham soup in the slow cooker today. It’s one of my favourites. This evening, I decided to make bread rolls to go with the soup.  My eldest daughter (almost 14) walked into the kitchen while I was pounding the elastic dough with my palms. Fold. Press down and roll. Fold. Press […]

Lunch Box Story Friends: Under the Sea

A new Lunch Box Story Friends is available to download. This time, the theme is under the sea with whimsical mermaid friends, dolphin, clam and clown fish with cute message on the other side. Fun for the lunch box, scrapbooking, card making or just play. More Woodlands  

Family Organisation System: The What Wall Review

I love my crazy family. I love organisational tools. And I love stylish home interiors. It follows then that I just had to try the What Wall – the most stylish family organisational tool that I have ever stumbled across. Life with three young children (and a husband who runs his own business) can be […]

Mister Maker comes to town!

Earlier this year, Mister Maker (Phil Gallagher) performed sold out shows for a legion of mini-makers in Sydney. This month, he’s returning down under to perform live shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. Phil chatted to Be a Fun Mum about his upcoming tour, his love of cricket and how being […]

Family Activity: DIY Foot Spa

To finish off a family day, I organised a foot spa. The kids thought it was funny, and it was nice to connect with everyone in that way.  I went around to each person, dried their feet and rubbed moisturising cream into them. A simple family fun idea and easy to set up. Bucket or tub […]

Sneaky Date at the Waterpark

After a bit of blah week, my husband and I decided to go somewhere fun as a family. We googled an hour radius from our house and found heated pools with big watersides. Our kids adore the water so it was decided.  It was pretty drive, and after sunscreening the kids, they were in the […]

Mini Library

I’m not really into doing craft for craft’s sake with my kids. I’m not really into cooking with my kids, purely as an activity either. People often think I’m a really crafty person because of my blog, but I’m not. I don’t sew, or crochet or scrapbook or do many of the things associated with […]

Conversations in the Car

“Would you mind dropping me to work in the morning?” my husband asked before we went to sleep. We only have one car, you see, and he usually caught the bus, but it would be a public holiday. Kids would be home from school so a no-rush-morning would make it possible. “Sure, we can get […]

Peppa Pig Winter Activities & Colouring

Got any Peppa Pig fans at your place? Below are activities and colouring in pages. To get the printable files, simply click the image you want to download. Peppa Pig Dress up Print, cut out and dress up. These work well on light card and you could even laminate and put magnets on the back for […]

Box Castle

This came together over the course of a week.  I needed to buy a slow cooker and so I had this medium sized box sitting in the corner. Over the week, I added boxes to make a castle shape. It’s really as simple as one larger box, one medium box and some thin boxes (or cardboard rolls) […]

No Time for Fun

I’m sharing things that you don’t need to prepare for OR have extra time to do. I often come back to these things when I think “There’s no time to be fun!” and I incorporate these little things into my day intentionally. 1. Touch I put my hand on their head when they come stand […]

Tidy Teddies

Mini teddy biscuits are extremely popular amongst the little people of society but with all that packaging and cost, you can easily make your own and it doesn’t take long at all. The biscuit mixture is very simple and versatile as you can use it for any biscuit shape or flavour – add sprinkles, add cocoa […]

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