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DIY Scratch & Sniff Painting

Scratch & Sniff Painting Scratch & sniff stickers certainly bring me back to my primary school days where I couldn’t wait to check my homework in the hope that there was a smelly sticker on it from the teacher. Oooohh… the strawberry ones were the best!! I haven’t seen them around for many years so […]

Toddler time – fun activities for juggling a toddler and baby

Juggling a toddler and a baby can be tricky at times, especially when you’re feeding, trying to make a meal or completing a chore. We asked the Be a Fun Mum community, for ideas on how to keep an active toddler happily occupied, and you came up with dozens of wonderful suggestions! The common theme was […]

Simple Water Play

I stumbled across these pics of my son when he was about 18 months old. That was over 6 years ago! Oh, I miss those days. He still loves the water, and when he was little, I would set up a towel in a shady spot on the cement, fill an ice-cream bucket with water […]

Make Up / Skin Care Organisation

Sponsored by Garnier and Nuffnang Organising Bathroom Essentials & Looking After My Skin I enjoy taking a bit of time for little everyday luxuries like skincare. It’s one of those things that make me feel like myself amongst the busyness of family life. When I moved internationally back in January, I purchased two trays to […]

Bubble Target Game

This is such a simple game and it’s so fun for kids. All you need is cheap water pistols and bubbles (either store bought or here’s a recipe with how to make your own: DIY Bubble Mixture). Materials Water pistols Bubbles Game Blow bubbles and the kids try and shoot them down with water. Fun […]

Make Mini Parachutes That Work

I asked my friend Liss (who has multiple boys) for fun ideas I could do with my son and a group of his friends. She showed me a video with instructions on how to make mini parachutes and I was like, yes. Yes, yes, yes. The process is really very simple, but it does take […]

Hot Lunch Box Food Ideas

I’ve been making school lunches for a decade and have a bit of a system now (read about it here). I have staples I fall back on and I also like to try different foods because I think variety is important (find a list of 100 ideas here).  I started testing hot/chilled foods in the […]

It never gets old

My son plonked himself beside me tonight.  “I love you mum,” he said. It never gets old: hearing those words spontaneously from my children. “Why do you love me?” I asked him on a whim.  He put a finger to his mouth, and it was as if I could see his mind ticking over, pondering […]

Trolley Bags Review

I first saw these trolley bags last year, and I thought they looked great. Trolley Bags are a system of four reusable shopping bags that can be rolled together to carry to the supermarket and hung over the trolley while shopping, and then spread across the trolley to pack groceries into the bags with two hands free. Show More Summary

Chalk Scene Drawings

The last school holidays, I did up a school holiday box, and one of the things I like to keep in there is chalk because it’s handy for all kinds of activities.  Below are some ideas: Play hopscotch Just draw anything Hit the target  Draw stepping stones across the driveway and the kids can pretend they […]

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 […]

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