Water beads that fluoresce

How to make non-toxic glowing water beads: fun fluoro science for kids.

contains affiliate links

OMG, I just made non-toxic GLOWING water beads. For reals! (Haha, I’m totally high fiving myself x 10 over here.)

You see, ever since we made glowing slime a few months ago, our black UV light torch has been sitting on top of our fridge, taunting me to come up with some more play ideas that glow or fluoresce.… Continue reading


Lunch box idea mini egg and bacon quiche ~ Danya Banya

Recipe for mini egg and bacon quiche – easy and healthy snack recipe for kids.

School lunch boxes.

I worked it out, and between the two girls, I’ve got 5200 of them ahead of me.

I want to serve the girls a variety of delicious and healthy food without adding to the morning rush.… Continue reading


Phasmids are harmless - kids can let them walk all over them

Spiny leaf insects (a type of phasmid or stick insect) make cool & easy pets for kids. Would also make a great classroom pet!

Depending on the exact type, and where you come from, phasmids are also called stick insects, stick-bugs, walking sticks or ghost insects.… Continue reading


TMNT card

Make a (quick) homemade kids’ footprint Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle birthday card.

This was entirely JJ’s idea. She’d been invited to a Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle themed 5th birthday party, and was quite excited. You see, she hadn’t really had been exposed to the whole TMNT thing yet, and was so intrigued about the whole ninja side of it.… Continue reading


DIY sheep masks with a sense of humour ~ Danya Banya

Make a cute cotton wool & paper plate sheep mask to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Sheep or as a lovely Spring craft activity for kids.

With last week being JJ’s first week of school, it was also my toddler Bee’s first week of one-on-one time at home.… Continue reading


Chinese Lanterns made from Babybel Cheese

Cheese Lanterns! For a fun & tasty twist on traditional Chinese lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year.

contains affiliate links

With three keen Mandarin students in our house (myself included), we really enjoy finding snippets of Chinese culture in our daily lives.… Continue reading


dolls hair cut

My daughter JJ asked if she could cut her doll’s hair. In the next split second, these were the thoughts that ran though my head.

On one hand I wanted to keep her doll looking ‘nice’.

I was concerned that the person who had recently given her the doll would be offended.… Continue reading


Aussie Kids Craft Idea make a replica Australian Parliament House flagmast using bendy straws from Danya Banya blog

Aussie kids craft idea: how to make an easy replica of the Australian Parliament House flagmast. See further down for details.

I have a little confession. We may have ducked away to Canberra for the Australia Day long weekend. One last hurrah before JJ starts school on Monday!… Continue reading