Backyard insect habitat

Make a fun DIY bug hotel (or insect habitat), and encourage kids to consider where bugs fit into the backyard ecosystem.

We’re a nature loving household, so having a backyard bug hotel doesn’t seem at all weird to us. Haha! But if you’ve never heard of these before, do a quick google search, and you’ll find DIY bug hotels or insect habitats in all shapes and sizes.… Continue reading

Easy toddler made lion mask

Easy paper plate lion mask craft for kids – that toddlers (and up) can make. Super cute too! Rawr!!

Isn’t this toddler-made lion mask just the cutest thing ever! Bee made it back in March, when she was 2.5 years old.… Continue reading


A letter to my youngest daughter Bee, written when she was a 2 year and 9 month old toddler. I hope one day, when Bee is old enough to want to remember, she will enjoy looking back on what she was like as an impossibly cute and cheeky little girl.… Continue reading


A letter to my daughter JJ. I hope one day, when JJ is old enough to want to remember, she will enjoy looking back on what she was like as an awesome 5 year old girl.

Dearest JJ,

Five is a big milestone for you.… Continue reading

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