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How to Make a Simple Metallic Leaf Garland

I’m always on the hunt for craft activities that use up the leaves my daughters like to collect on the way home from school pick-up. On this occasion, I was the one to pick up a selection of dead leaves on our walk home. I had an idea to create a gorgeous leaf garland, and […]

Pom Pom Christmas Gift Cards

Every year I say I will get my girls to make Christmas cards and then we get to December and I buy a packet of cards because it’s just easier! There are times when a simple Christmas gift card is needed (and sometimes much preferred) to adorn a gift. With pom poms being a popular […]

Muesli Slice Variation Recipe

A BAFM reader from Instagram, @lissyjuniper, converted Amanda’s fabulous Muesli Slice recipe into a FODMAP friendly version for her family.  Below is the recipe: Ingredients ½ cup rice malt syrup 125 grams coconut oil 1 ½ cup gluten free rolled oats 1 ½ cups brown puffed rice ¼ cup mix of chia seeds (optional: with activated bukinis & amaranth) […]

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Soup

Hi again, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. Today I am sharing one of my weeknight ‘go to ‘ recipes.  I have been eating this since I was a kid and now own kids ask for it all the time. It only uses only a few ingredients, tastes amazing and is healthy too. What more […]

Pom Pom Caterpillars on Leaves

Pom Poms are a big trend in fashion and interiors this season. Despite their ascent on the trendy scale, I have always loved pom poms. I’m not sure if it’s because they remind me of my own childhood, or because they make me happy when all the bright colours are pooled together. I had a bag of pom poms […]

Cute Things Kids Say

Brought to you by Nuffnang & Kinder I was driving home after a wedding rehearsal. My daughter had the privilege of being the flower girl and she was so excited. “Mum, when I get married, will you be too old to be my bridesmaid?” my daughter asked. I replied, “You can have whatever and whoever […]

How to Make a Simple Tank Birthday Cake

We had my son’s birthday away from home so I needed something achievable and easy to throw together. Fortunately, he just wanted a simple tank cake. My son is into machinery at the moment and a tank is one of the easier options to try. Fortunately we weren’t trying to win any cake awards here; my […]

Turn Kids Drawings Into Clothes

If you’ve got a child who is always scribbling and doodling, you can now turn their creative designs into a piece of clothing that they can wear with pride. The concept was launched in August this year by Picture This Clothing, and the new company has since been flooded with orders. Girls can have their […]

Tips for Calmer School Mornings (+ coffee)

Brought to you by Nespresso and Nuffnang I’ve previously written about making the most of my time at different times in my life, like when I had a little one at home, and the year we lived in New Zealand. Once again, our family life situation has changed and I’ve been working on optimising my […]

Clothes Line Cubby

School holidays provides the time to play extensive games that last over many hours or even days. My kids had a ball with a clothes line cubby house and it’s easy to make. All you need to do is get sheets or covers and hang them around the outside parts of the line. Sheets work […]

Doing Make Up in the Car

With a lot of life changes this year, I’ve found it necessary to squeeze getting myself ready in pockets of the day. One of the little systems I have found useful is having a mini make up kit set apart from my other stash. I’m not trying to win any awards for make up application here, but […]

Play Activities That Imitate Occupations

It’s often fun to imagine what our children will decide to do as a career when they grow up. I love watching my girls play and seeing their talents become clearer. Their love of craft and arts makes me think they will work in some sort of creative field, but who knows. I want them […]

Ice Cream Sandwich Treat

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sandwich? This is a really simple idea that the kids can make themselves but don’t take too long or it will melt all over your bench. Just make sure you use good quality ice cream which holds its shape longer than the cheaper watery ones. You can prepare […]

Novelty Cookies – Footy Players

Amanda (Simple home cook) Novelty cookies are fun and a good way to liven up the standard biscuit.  Fun Cookies – Footy Players It’s footy finals time so let’s take the opportunity to turn some ordinary cookies into little footy players holding a ball. I made these when my k1010ids were at school and they […]

No Bake – Bedtime Teddies

With no baking involved – these only take minutes to make. They are perfect for a little kids party, fun activity or baby shower. No Bake – Bedtime Teddies Tiny teddies Milk arrowroot biscuits Icing sugar Food colouring Water Make the icing which will act as the blankets that the teddies sleep under. Mix 1 […]

Finding meaning in nature – Stone Fonts and Butterfly Alphabets

Swiss artist Andre Quirinus Zurbiggen has amassed an extraordinary collection of stones from his home in the Swiss Alps. Collected over a period of 10 years, the stones have markings on them that form a complete alphabet, with both upper and lower case letters. Art within nature “Even if it’s only a small stone in […]

Metallic Cupcake Case Wreath Craft

With spring arriving, I wanted to create a fun wreath with the kids to celebrate the arrival of flowers. What was in my head and what was produced was a different story. But it still looks good – just not like the floral wreath I had envisioned! The best thing about this wreath is that […]

What My House Really Looks Like After We Craft

When my girls were at an age where we could finally do some craft, I was so excited. Pinterest was a wealth of amazing craft ideas that I wanted to try with my kids. I envisioned smiling, happy children while I organized and set up the area for them to create and use their imaginations. […]

Disney’s Pete’s Dragon

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Disney I’ve been thinking about how our family culture has evolved over time. It’s one of the things I’m enjoying most about family-life at the moment. After fifteen years of parenthood, nine of which I’ve had all of my four children with me, there’s a history of shared experiences […]

Bean Bag Games – How to Make No Sew Sock Bean Bags

Here’s something fun to do with all those single socks, or if kids have outgrown them: make sock bean bags. Sock bean bags are fun for all kinds of things. Toddler Fun Great for toddlers (supervision necessary in the unlikely case the sock opens up). Give them a plastic container from the cupboard or a box and […]

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