Tagged with kids

Merinda the home made mermaid

Merinda the home made mermaid

My daughter’s latest school project was to design and make her own toy. She could make anything, although the school suggested a board game, however, with a little help from Mum (me) Madeline designed and made this beautiful Mermaid called Merinda. It was such fun and we’re so pleased with the result we decided to … Continue reading

Christmas Santa Sacks

Christmas Santa Sacks

After trawling the internet for children’s personalised Christmas sacks and not finding anything suitable I decided to have a go at making my own. These fancy Christmas postal bags will look beautiful filled with gifts, or simply sat as a decoration next to the fireplace. Unfortunately in Dubai we have no need for a fireplace … Continue reading

Handmade children’s Christmas cards

Handmade children’s Christmas cards

I love making Christmas cards with the kids but it’s hard to find quick and easy ideas which the kids won’t get fed up with making after producing just two. These fingerprints cards are beautiful, I have seen lots of examples of how fingerprints can be used for cards including fairy lights, choir singers and … Continue reading

The kids rule

The kids rule

I’ve seen these rulers in magazines and thought how lovely they were but I couldn’t afford the price tag or the shipping to Dubai. So, I decided to have a go at making my own. Since, I’ve seen many examples on blogs and on Pinterest but the quality of the typography and lines aren’t that … Continue reading

An easy cake anyone can decorate

An easy cake anyone can decorate

Don’t you just love this cake? I made this lovely sweetie cake for my husband’s birthday with a lot of help from the kids. I love the fact it was so easy to decorate and yet it’s so effective, so bright, so colourful and so tasty, there is something for everyone on this cake. How … Continue reading

Lego thank you’s

Lego thank you’s

It’s been nearly 4 weeks since Harvey’s Lego themed birthday and I’m just getting round to making his thank you cards.  They’re made from photographs I took of two Lego men holding a printed thank you sign. Here’s how I made them, I’ve included my image files for you to download and use. How I … Continue reading

Quick and easy choc pops

Quick and easy choc pops

This week we had a bake sale at school, I always like to contribute it’s a good excuse to make something, well, decorate something. The fact is I am just too lazy to bake but I love the decorating and after all when children are your customers that’s the important bit. So this time I … Continue reading

Pinterest board – Cookies for fun

Pinterest board – Cookies for fun

This week we have a cake sale at the school. We put together a Pinterest board that could be an inspiration for busy parents that want to participate. It doesn´t need to be complicated. If you don´t have the time to make cake or cookies from scratch, just buy them ready and decorate in a … Continue reading

Kids motivation calendar

Kids motivation calendar

If you need a motivation for your kid to follow rules, show good manners or be well behaved, this calendar could be your solution. At least it is for us!  My daughter always needs to know what day of the week it is, how many days are until weekend, if she has an after school … Continue reading

Pretend chocolate treats

Pretend chocolate treats

We made these pretend chocolates from salt dough coloured with food colouring. We’ve played with salt dough lots and made pretend sweets with play dough and plasticine in the past but my two enjoyed this more than anything and here’s why…….. The secret was the real chocolate box, that’s it. It was that simple. Poor … Continue reading

Lego party food

Lego party food

The Lego party food was great fun to make and went down well with all our guests, both young and old(er). Lego head pops These Lego pops were the star of the party and went within minutes. They’re made from a single small and large marshmallow skewered onto a cake pop stick, which I bought … Continue reading

Bead sun catchers

Bead sun catchers

These beautiful bead sun catchers look and act like stained glass but they are in fact made from melted plastic beads typical of the sort you get in children’s jewellery sets. We made these bead sun catchers whilst in the UK over the summer, when the sun hits them they glow like glass and projects … Continue reading

Lego head pinata

Lego head pinata

The Lego head pinata was a great addition to Harvey’s Lego party. The kids loved hitting it with a broom handle and loved collecting all the candy. And to be honest, I loved making it! This is how to make the pinata Blow up a balloon. Wrap the balloon in card to create a cylinder, … Continue reading

Lego brick birthday cake

Lego brick birthday cake

The Lego birthday cake took two attempts, the first one I baked and started to decorate but I wasn’t happy with it so I threw it in the bin and started again. So after a panic search on the web I found this Lego brick cake, a much simpler approach which worked well and gave … Continue reading

Easy peasy kid treat

Easy peasy kid treat

These Chocolate Rice Krispies cookies are so easy to make and don´t even need to be baked in an oven. Just mix together, put in the freezer and… voila, they´re ready. They are perfect to make with your kids in the kitchen. Let them help and share with friends. A perfect treat for the weekend … Continue reading

Lego Party – Favours

Lego Party – Favours

I’ve spent hours searching the web looking for original ideas for Lego party favours, I found loads of great ideas including baby jars turned into Lego heads, wonderful gift bags turned into blocks. In the end I chose to make these fantastic Lego brick gift boxes made by Delia creates. Delia made these fab boxes … Continue reading

Lego men wax crayons

Lego men wax crayons

My little boy will be 3 soon and I am going to make him a Lego themed cake, whilst looking for cake designs I found many other Lego ideas, it got me thinking about lots of other things I could make. So here’s my first, Lego men wax crayons to use as party favours. This … Continue reading

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

Pinterest board – A Lego birthday

It’s Harvey’s 3rd birthday the week after week get back to Dubai so I have been looking at ideas for cakes. As this year his interest in Lego has grown he is having a Lego cake, whether he likes it or not. So as a result I’ve been doing a lot of research, I have … Continue reading

Nature trail

Nature trail

To make a walk with the dog and the children a little more interesting I put together a nature trail for Madeline and she LOVED it! She loved looking for things, she loved walking round with a clipboard and she loved ticking off all the things she found, so cute. I did a Google images … Continue reading