Category Archives: Craft

Egg Decorating With Floating Chalk

April 10, 2017

Craft

Egg Decorating with Floating Chalk Did you have any egg decorating traditions growing up?
We didn’t.
Every Easter, I’m determined to nail the whole egg decorating business and never quite succeed.
Well, by golly, by gosh, this year I think I’ve nailed it. #modest
We had a go at egg decorating with floating chalk and the results were pretty rad.

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DIY Easter Bunny Ears

April 5, 2017

Craft

Easter Bunny Ears Nothing like an Easter Hat Parade to have you scrambling for the glue gun and pom poms.
Here’s a cute and simple DIY for some Easter Bunny Ears using pipe cleaners, a headband and paper. (And pom poms should you so desire. Because pom poms.)
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11 Ways to Get Creative With Paint

February 23, 2017

Craft

Get Creative With Paint 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.

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

February 8, 2017

Craft

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

Craft

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

Craft

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

Craft

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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