The crafty ladies from Little Button Diaries and I have birthed a new Instagram baby, @get.creative.with.
A new theme will be set each week, encouraging and inspiring families to get creative with various materials, art processes, bits and pieces.
The theme for our very first week was PAINT. There is SO MUCH inspiration under #getcreativewith.
Check out some of these ways to get creative with paint.
AKA Preparing for BabyGeddon
We’re entering that uncertain period of pregnancy where the baby could arrive ANY DAY.
If I look back at my 2 previous pregnancies, I have a familiar behavioural pattern.
At about 35 weeks, I’m possessed by this insane nesting instinct to COOK ALL THE THINGS and stock up on freezer-friendly family meals. Read More
This Oh Creative Lady has an incredible way with words. Her purpose behind what she does is powerful and humbling. I strongly suggest you go and make yourself a cuppa and perhaps grab a few biscuits or a sweet treat. Make yourself comfortable, settle in and let the eloquence and thoughtfulness of Rima’s words wash over you. I’ve returned to her words so many times as I’ve put this post together. So many of her thoughts had me exclaiming “YES! EXACTLY!”
It’s a pleasure to introduce Rima.
Picture Books du Monde
Welcome to Picture Books du Monde, a monthly link-up where bloggers from around the world share their love of all things related to picture books.
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How do you prepare littles for the arrival of a new bundle of joy?
Here are 17 picture books to prepare your child for a new baby.
Here are 11 creative ways to entertain the kids when pregnant and refuse to bend down to pick things up/ can’t move too quickly/ want to just sit in the one spot for an extended period (aka Being A Billion Weeks Pregnant.)
Okay, so I’m partial to a bit of exaggeration and I’m sitting at 35 weeks pregnant.
But that’s just a few shy of a billion, right?
3 pregnancies in three-and-a-half years means that this old body is protesting with a crazy combo of aches and pains.
Coupled with this insane heatwave and we’ve been sticking close to home of late.
(A polite way of saying that the motivation and energy required to organise and shepherd a toddler and preschooler out of the house is fairly non-existent.)
Apparently these little people expect to be entertained on a daily basis. What’s with that?
We’ve been celebrating the best Australian picture books over on Instagram over the last 26 days. Check out #26daysofaussiepicturebooks for a selection of fabulous literature.
It was a tough job but we’ve whittled down our Top 10 from the Instagram 26 and here they are….
I love hearing about the adventures that make up the lives of others. Today’s Creative Lady trained as a Chemical Engineer. She then moved into Teaching. Then became a…. well, I’ll let Fynn tell you her story. Fynn is the clever and creative mamma behind the Insta account, @happytotshelf. Each month she explores a different theme based on the interests of her kiddies, and sets up a bookshelf to help them delve into those interests. How fun it must be to be a little at Fynn’s! Introducing Fynn!
Create this rooster craft for Chinese New Year with a simple art process.
Last week I introduced Miss 3 to the process of tissue paper bleeding and it just about blew her mind. Just quietly, it also blew my mind as to how long it kept her engaged.
We then turned the finished artwork into roosters to herald the imminent arrival of the Year of the Rooster.
Make this simple fairy bread craft for Australia Day with the kids.
The mere thought of shopping with two small humans generally leads to me breaking a cold sweat and a racing heart rate.
As a result, I do a fair bit of online shopping which leads to a fair few delivery boxes around the house.
To justify this online habit, I’m forever trying to come up with crafts that recycle all the boxes that seem to enter our household. This one is such an example.
A simple little craft that could be used as Australia Day decorations, celebrating the Aussie gastronomical delight that is fairy bread. Read More
Welcome in the Year of the Rooster with this dragon craft for Chinese New Year, made out of household recyclables.