Simple DIY clothespin fairies

Simple fairy craft idea: pipe cleaner and wooden clothespin fairies! Cute home-made fairy dolls or fairy-themed party favours that are quick and easy to make.

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JJ turned five this week. FIVE! Such a big girl age!

So of course we threw a huge fairy party to celebrate.… Continue reading

Aussie Wattle Craft for Kids

Golden wattle craft for kids: hands on way for kids to learn about our beautiful Australian national flower.

Being Aussies, we do like to try our hand at a few Australian arts & crafts from time to time. (Remember our Australian Flag, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Australian Parliament House?)

So when a few of my international blogging friends decided to get together and Tour The World By Flower, I just knew I wanted to jump on board, especially because our national flower is such an awesome one!… Continue reading

Old MacDonald had some wooden peg farm animals

Make your own toy farm animals. Perfect for Old MacDonald had a Farm, or farm themed play.

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It’s Rhyme Time again!

Can you tell how much fun we’ve been having with this nursery rhyme series? So far we’ve had Hickory Dickory Dock, I’m a Little Teapot, Little Bo Peep, and Mary Mary Quite Contrary.… Continue reading

d is for dinosaur recycled paper craft

“d is for dinosaur” craft for kids, using recycled scrap paper

This little recycled paper dinosaur has been sitting up on our wall for over a year. He was never intended to be a blog post, but he makes me smile, and that’s a good enough reason, if ever there was one.… Continue reading

Jnr Interior Designer

Sponsored by Nuffnang and IKEA Marsden Park.

OK, so here’s something that’s kinda cool….

But first, some background. Did you know there’s a new IKEA coming to town? IKEA is opening a brand new store in Sydney West’s Marsden Park on 28th May 2015.… Continue reading

Kids can make a Tipping Teapot with downloadable free printable ~ Danya Banya

Super cute tipping teapot kids craft idea, to go with the nursery rhyme “I’m a Little Teapot”, for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, library story times or at home.

It’s rhyme time! That time of the fortnight where we bring you a fun nursery rhyme inspired activity for kids.… Continue reading

toddler process art idea painting reflected leaves

Paint nature’s reflection! Painting leaves on mirrors is a fun process oriented art idea for toddlers, bringing creative play outdoors.

 We love incorporating mirrors into our creative play. Remember when we drew on a mirror and painted mirrors with shaving cream?… Continue reading

DIY Dice Game for early maths skills

Fun DIY Dice Games that help kids learn early maths skills like counting, counting on, number recognition and more.

We’ve been on the lookout for playful ways to help JJ with her early maths skills. (Regular Danya Banya readers might remember when we played outside with numbers and chalk, jumped for numbers on the trampoline, and when we made our photo and number puzzle – all working on numeral recognition).… Continue reading