Category Archives: Craft

11 Creative Ways to Entertain Kids (When You’re A Billion Weeks Pregnant)

February 8, 2017

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Creative ways to entertain kids when pregnant 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?

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Rooster Craft for Chinese New Year

January 23, 2017

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Create this rooster craft for Chinese New Year with a simple art process. 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.

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Fairy Bread Craft for Australia Day

January 21, 2017

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A simple, kid-friendly fairy bread craft for Australia Day 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

Process Art Valentine’s Wall Hanging

January 16, 2017

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Use two different painting processes to create this Valentine's Day art. Truth be told, we don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day at our place.
Mr Day spins that story about “It’s just a Hallmark event….”
“I don’t need a specific day to tell you that I love you…” blah blah blah.
This does not, however, stop me from jumping aboard the Valentine’s Day art bandwagon.

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Our Best 16 Art and Craft Projects of 2016

December 31, 2016

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Best 16 Art and Craft Projects of 2016 Nothing like a bit of reflection to help you realise all that has come to pass over a year.
How would you summarise your 2016?
I’m still grappling with what 2016 was for me.
The grid above suggests it was bright, busy and filled with different creative pursuits.
I’ll take that.
Here are our best 16 art and craft projects from the year that was.

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