Masthead header

Category Archives: Kids Craft

Holiday Fun with Disney’s Planes

This post is sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Easter school holidays are upon us for most of the kiddies in Australia  which is usually a great time to do some activities/crafts, bake up a storm and/or snuggle on the couch to watch some movies, a perfect way to spend time with the kids. I’m always […]

Continue Reading...

  • Mellie - April 11, 2014 - 7:37 PM

    So cute, and perfect timing… I am planning a Disney Planes birthday party for my son next Friday! Thank you!ReplyCancel

Home-made Playdough

It has been a little gloomy here on the Gold Coast the past few weeks, raining and too wet to play outside most weekends.  So the kids and I made some playdough, which resulted in hours of fun and creativity. I’m going to make up some more and give to my niece for as a […]

Continue Reading...

  • Dylan - January 17, 2014 - 4:04 PM

    Can you possibly share more specific details (brand for example) on the containers you used for the play dough? I am having no luck finding them
    ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hudson - February 12, 2014 - 5:24 PM

    Having made many batches of playdough for Playgroup, I have found a new recipe that I really like – it makes a beautifully soft and smooth playdough, and is less prone to being too sticky or too dry.

    http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/04/best-ever-no-cook-play-dough-recipe.html

    I like to add glitter to mine, and you can add things like essential oil or flavoured essence to add an extra sensory dimension to the playdough. My most recent batch was rose pink with white glitter, and scented with old rosewater that I’d purged from the pantry ;) – perfect for Valentine’s dayReplyCancel

Mothers Day Craft Ideas, plus a FREE My Mummy Printable

My kiddies are so sweet, each year for Mothers Day they buy me the same gift, new slippers and winter PJs.  Perfect cause its starting to get cold around that time. This is going to be a hard mothers day, the first without my mum.  I nearly didn’t put up a mothers day post, I […]

Continue Reading...

  • Richelle Johnson - May 4, 2013 - 1:31 PM

    Hi Kat, I lost my mum four months ago. like you this is my first mother’s day without my mum. the next day is my birthday which was also the day mum was diagnosed with cancer. My last birthday I spent with mum was also mother’s day. This year is going to be hard. I will celebrate the best I can with my children however I will be sad too. I love your mother’s day ideas and I will do some with my kids so they have something to look back on. I will be thinking of you. xxReplyCancel

  • Jane Morgan - May 4, 2013 - 4:28 PM

    I lost my mum a month ago and I hate getting all the junk mail celebrating Mothers Day! Not too sure what I’m going to do on the day but I have a feeling it may involve a big bottle of champagne- to toast my wonderful mum but also drown my sorrows…..hugs to all of us who are mummy’s but have lost our mummies xxReplyCancel

  • Amanda - May 7, 2013 - 11:18 AM

    My Mum just passed away too – 1st April 2013, so it has only just been over a month. I have made a photobook of photos of Mum, and I am planning to give that to Dad on Mother’s Day, so I will still be celebrating the wonderful Mother that she was.ReplyCancel

  • {Little Hands in the Hunter} - May 7, 2013 - 8:28 PM

    Such beautiful ideas Kat, thank you so much.
    Sending you warm thoughts on Mother’s Day. Well done for making the decision to be strong for your kids ((hugs)) xx
    NadineReplyCancel

{Inspiring} Mothers Day Ideas

I love the idea of being pampered and having a lovely restful day on Mothers day.  What do you enjoy most about Mothers Day?   Below are some really lovely quotes plus creative acitivities you can do with your kids over the coming week. Mothers Day  Clever hint to hubby | Putting on a party Breakfast […]

Continue Reading...

  • Dani - April 27, 2012 - 8:20 AM

    Wonderful … I love the poems!
    I would appreciate if you could share some ideas for donations for school run Mother’s Day Stalls …. we sell the donated gifts for $5 and under.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - April 27, 2012 - 12:43 PM

    Such super fun ideas Katrina , thank you for sharing ….got to show my husband now what he can do with the kids.
    ReplyCancel

{PRINTABLE} Keeping a 4 leaf clover for good luck

When clover season was out earlier this year Mr 9 found so many 4 leaf clovers, he has a real eye for finding them.  I NEVER found any as a child, despite the multiple number of flower chains I made,  so I think he is pretty clever.  We wanted to do something special with the four leaf […]

Continue Reading...

  • Katie Woodleigh - April 15, 2012 - 6:22 AM

    What a great idea! You truly have wonderful ideas, your kids ‘are’ lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - April 15, 2012 - 1:12 PM

    great idea – my daughter has found heaps of them in our yard too – thanks KatrinaReplyCancel

{Craft} Creative activities with paintchips

When I want to paint a wall I always pick up from the hardware store paint chip colours I like, blu tak them to the wall, everytime I walk past I eliminate 1 or 2.  But then, I end up with a big stack of paint chips.  I have found some really fun and educational ideas […]

Continue Reading...

  • Erin - September 22, 2011 - 5:59 AM

    Oh My! HOw much does it cost to get paint chips from the hardware store?? I’m loving those ideas!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Fraser on Facebook - September 22, 2011 - 6:14 AM

    great ideasReplyCancel

  • Denise Van on Facebook - September 22, 2011 - 6:38 AM

    I love these katrina. i use them for my card making too, very cost saving.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley De Luchi on Facebook - September 22, 2011 - 6:53 AM

    Can u put up instructions for making the boxes and sandgate please would love to make these. TiaReplyCancel

  • The Organised Housewife on Facebook - September 22, 2011 - 7:05 AM

    Kimberley click on the image credit link below photo for full instructions.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley De Luchi on Facebook - September 22, 2011 - 7:46 AM

    Thanks heaps I must of missed itReplyCancel

  • Dee-Anne Hoffman on Facebook - September 22, 2011 - 8:25 AM

    going today to get paintchips. Put this one in my favourites list. thanksReplyCancel

  • wendy - September 22, 2011 - 3:09 PM

    well thanks alot (im being sarcastic) a couple of days ago i cleaned out my laundry, AND, trying very hard to stick to the saying ” if its been sitting there for 6 months or more – toss it” i just though out 4 full sets of colour chips (i was saving because they may be useful)
    i love these projects so im off to the hardware to get organised for term holiday kids projects!!!! yes to get more paint chips….hehehe
    love this site!!ReplyCancel

  • wendy - September 22, 2011 - 3:10 PM

    sorry i cant spell (laughing too hard) i meant to say threw outReplyCancel

  • Gosh, how clever!! Those little boxes also…brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing :) ~Shanna~ A Burning Ambition – Candle PartiesReplyCancel

  • Peta - June 21, 2013 - 2:40 PM

    I couldn’t leave this post without a comment, so here it is – Thank you! :) ReplyCancel

  • Sally Lane - June 25, 2013 - 11:14 AM

    wow, what great ideas!! Might need to get some paint swatches and cutting stamps :-) ReplyCancel

{Craft} Kids handprint painting

Painting your handprint is such a simple and fun acitivity for the kids. I was amazed at how many creative ideas there are. Most of them super easy and so effective. Visit your local newspaper factory and purchase a roll of their paper (last roll cost me $13), then create your own wrapping paper with […]

Continue Reading...

5 Boredom Busters for Kids

Boredom Busters for Kids 1. Bead straws to create a necklace or bracelet {image credit} 2.  Create fun drawing with chalk on the footpath {image credit} 3. Create some plant pals {image credit} 4. Play moon tennis, so much fun! {image credit} 5. Cereal box mail, send letters to each other {image credit}  What is your […]

Continue Reading...

  • Kate - September 20, 2011 - 8:30 AM

    When we get bored we make goop! All it is is corn flour, water and food dye. It has the strangest feeling its runny but hard and my son loves it! To add to the experience we get his plastic dinosaurs and he stomps them around in it.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Nelson on Facebook - September 20, 2011 - 8:59 AM

    I made my kids ‘I’m bored’ jars. They decorated a biscuit jar but you could use anything, & filled it with boredom buster tasks on note paper. They can only choose 1 per hr & have to do the task. We wrote down things like run around the yard sideways, draw a picture, have an icy pole, clean yr room, cook with mum, about 35 tasks. My kids LOVE them! ReplyCancel

  • Claire Bailey - September 20, 2011 - 9:20 AM

    I put up a tent in the lounge room and they go camping. Give them a lunch boxed lunch or popcorn and they make themselves up a bed, take in some books, close the curtains and give them a torch and so on. If they are older, let them put the tent up themselves.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona Walker - September 20, 2011 - 9:32 AM

    We go Geocaching when we get bored and when ever we can – it’s so much fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VFeYZTTYs.ReplyCancel

  • Leah - Bogue Living - September 20, 2011 - 9:56 AM

    I am so doing the straw threading and moon tennis, must add those supplies to my shopping list this week! I think both the almost 3yo and 8yo will like them.

    I really want to try geocaching!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - September 20, 2011 - 10:48 AM

    Chalk drawing is always a great option and it washes off next time it rains. I really love your plant pals, very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Maree - September 20, 2011 - 11:16 AM

    I give the kids a cup of water and a fat paintbrush and let them “paint” either on the side of the house if you have a brick house, or on the pavement, rocks, steps etc. Works great in 2 ways, they have fun and they wash they house/walkways etc at the same time and have fun doing it :) ReplyCancel

  • Your Dad - September 20, 2011 - 6:25 PM

    What we used to do when travelling way before modern technology, was ‘I spy with my little eye ‘ was a subject or object in the car or room and others had to guess what it was ,was fun .ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie David Small on Facebook - September 21, 2011 - 12:24 AM

    One of the games we would play in the car on a long trip was a word game. Hubby would start by saying a word like ‘cake’ and the next person had to say a word beginning with the last letter like ‘elephant’ the next would maybe be ‘tack’. This game can go on forever. lol The kids would sometimes bring a dictionary to try and stump Dad with words that ended in x or z. Lots of fun and they learned new words too!ReplyCancel

  • emma - September 21, 2011 - 7:32 AM

    Great ideas – shall definitely pinch the straw idea. Just like Maree in your comments, we often get out paintbrushes and water in the backyard. Or a spray bottle or mini water can and water the plants, or blow some bubble. Generally – send them outside!ReplyCancel

  • Leila - September 21, 2011 - 10:14 AM

    I love straw necklaces, mainly because they are cheap and easy to do and we can always recycle them into another day of threading/beading.
    I recently had some left over macaroni from a meal and added a few drops of food colouring to it in a small clip lock bag, then seeing the excitement of my Mr3 we got another packet out of the cupboard and coloured that in various colours too. Now they can bead with it, create art work via pasting and do various other things.

    Normally when i am looking for boredom busters i go for playdoh, quick simple to make and i can tailor the colours to the children, add glitter when we have it and know that the ingredients are safe if my children eat it.ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - October 7, 2011 - 4:09 PM

    Where can I find the instructions for the Plant Pals?ReplyCancel

  • brella - January 1, 2012 - 8:57 PM

    Thanks for the fantastic ideas to keep the kids occupied.

    This is a great little site for printing out huge wall sized maps. The sheets print out in order so it is really easy to put together.

    http://www.yourchildlearns.com/megamaps/print-world-maps.html

    You might want to add this to your list of websites.

    ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - January 4, 2012 - 9:23 PM

      Wonderful what a great website, it will help with kids homework in the future that’s for sure!ReplyCancel

{Kids Crafts} Gracie’s Handmade Chandelier

This is such a gorgeous craft project that any young girl will adore.  Thank you to my friends lovely little daughter Grace for sharing her latest creation.  It was recenlty Gracie’s birthday, hoping you a wonderful day lovely girl filled with so much laughter and fun, hope you were spoilt rotten xx Making your own […]

Continue Reading...

  • Christine - June 30, 2011 - 10:29 PM

    that is really pretty. i might have to give this a try for my daughters bedroom, i’m sure they’ll love it :) ReplyCancel