Make Heart Shaped Stamps from toilet paper rolls

We had lots of fun stamping with these DIY heart shaped stamps which we made from – you guessed it – toilet paper rolls!

Our two year and three month old toddler Bee has been really interested in heart and star shapes lately, and this interest is what inspired this particular process-orientated art session.… Continue reading


Add a bit of Australia to your fruit bowl

Looking for a fun Australia Day lunchbox idea? How about a piece of Aussie fruit?

All you need are Australian flag temporary tattoos and about 40 seconds to turn this…

into this….

 

We like our bananas ripe like this – all lovely and spotty.… Continue reading


Easy Sydney Harbour Bridge Craft for Kids

And to go with our Sydney Opera House craft from yesterday, we made another of Australia’s most famous icons; the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the world’s widest long-span bridges and is an unmissable Sydney landmark.… Continue reading


How to make a standing Sydney Opera House craft

Being a Sydneysider, I thought it was high time I had a few Sydney craft ideas on Danya Banya. For the first one, I’m tacking the Sydney Opera House; a late modern architectural masterpiece, a world-renowned centre for performing arts, and one of Sydney’s most famous icons.… Continue reading


Summer ocean themed water play in the backyard ~ Danya Banya

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It’s summer school holidays at the moment, which means lots of water play in the backyard. Sometimes it’s the hose on the trampoline. Sometimes we fill the water spray bottles and ‘clean’ the windows (and of course ‘accidentally’ spray ourselves).… Continue reading


Best crafts education and parenting posts of 2014

Last post in my Best of 2014 series! (Promise!)

We’ve already had the best arts & crafts for kids, best posts for play, best food & recipe posts and best parenting posts from Danya Banya for 2014. This time, we’re looking a little bit global.… Continue reading


positive New Years Resolutions - be kind

Happy new year everyone! I’ve been thinking about goals and resolutions these past few weeks. This year I want to focus on people, feelings and my approach life in general. So for 2015, my resolutions for an intentional positive new year are:

say ‘I Love You’ often give hugs laugh lots don’t sweat the small stuff enjoy the little moments be patient don’t be hard on yourself learn from your mistakes find some fun in every day and, above all else, be kind

 

 

I think I might print this out and stick it on the fridge, for those moments where I need a little reminder.… Continue reading


DIY Glitter Party Poppers! Perfect for kids parties or New Years Eve ~ Danya Banya

Easy DIY glitter party poppers – fun for kids parties or New Years Eve.

With the Christmas hustle and bustle behind us, we’ve been enjoying a few lazy days at home. I wasn’t actually planning on making any New Years Eve arts & crafts this year, but lazy days at our place tends to involve making something or other, and with the excitment of our first proper New Years Eve celebrations approaching, we made some very sparkly homemade party poppers that are easy for the kids to pop and refill again.… Continue reading