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A Bird’s Nest.

Mister Maker really is so cool. Another little project Miss Mimi and I have been working on is a homemade bird’s nest…or perhaps it’s a bit of a trinket bowl? Whatever it is, it’s cute and it’s easy to do. Mix some glue and paint together in separate bowls. Create different colours together by mixing … Continue reading

Pet Boxes.

I love cheap warehouse shops that stock everything from near-the-use-by-date food (although I’m afraid I don’t do that section well, I’m scared of things like that) to fake spiders to staplers. We have a few of these giant cheap shops near us and sometimes Miss Mimi and I wander around picking up pom poms, pipe … Continue reading

A Finger Puppet on a Saturday morning.

Almost overnight it seems, my daughter has become craft mad! She is using scissors for longer periods of time and glueing and sticking and I am sure I have her newfound favourite show to thank for it: Mister Maker from the BBC. I certainly do like a craft project with minimal steps and a short … Continue reading

We play with Noisy Books

Ok, so I am playing with them at the moment. Miss Mimi is having an afternoon nap (a rarity here) and I have only just sat down to open my Miss Mimi’s new books that arrived this morning. It’s very lucky for me that my job allows me to purchase books at half price, because I … Continue reading

Playdough Fossils

Playdough is still the bee’s knees in our house this week and when Miss Mimi asked me to pull it out of the fridge again this afternoon I automatically set her up with the playdough cooking utensils. I was quickly told that those simply would not be appropriate for what she had in mind, so … Continue reading

Playing Playdough Eggs

After four weeks of successfully avoiding every cold, flu and vomit that Miss Mimi had contracted, my little germ factory has finally passed on her sore throat and an impressive cough to match. I have been forced to slow down somewhat and as it is raining today we are rather grateful to be inside. As … Continue reading

We Play: Bubbles

It was simply just meant to be, Miss Mimi playing bubbles today. She had asked me this morning if she could play bubbles but we seemed to have run out. Yes, I could have made some homemade bubble liquid fun but I was in work mode and she was due at kinder. I promised her … Continue reading