Getting Organised

Art Supplies

April 17, 2015

Every Mom (and Dad) knows how difficult it is to keep kids art supplies organised and accessible. When the kids ask to get crafty, the following words may even come to mind – mess, clutter, effort!   Art Supply Organising Tips The first tip I would give to parents is, if it is in a box […]

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Craft: Fairy Butterfly Wands

August 23, 2014

Getting your children involved in preparing for their own birthday party can be lots of fun and teaches them important life skills. You can teach them how to budget for their birthday, help prepare and decorate treats such as cupcakes and help them to create party favours like these adorable Fairy Butterfly Wands which we have […]

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Craft: Butterfly Princess Crown

July 9, 2014

So, we decided to go with a Butterfly Princess Crown but you can go for a prince crown and decorate it with whatever you find more “princely”. What you will need: White cardboard (you can use paper but the cardboard is less likely to break) Colouring pencils or crayons Decorations – eg. sequins, glitter, fuzzy […]

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Kids

5 Things to do with the kids this Autumn

April 26, 2014

Once again, its autumn – some days it feels like summer, other days it’s winter and some! Autumn, however, is the perfect time to have some fun with the kids. Collect Leaves. Children old enough to handle a crayon can make angel faces. Lay a leaf on paper and rub outward with side of crayon, creating […]

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Helping your Child make Friends as they start School

January 20, 2014

Grade R/Grade 1 is an exciting time for many children and their parents. With that excitement, however, comes some challenges. One area of concern for many parents is fostering friendships for their Grade R child. Every parent wants to be sure their child has a friend. Here are some suggestions on how you can help your child in […]

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Should I post pictures of my Child online?

November 1, 2013

I think this question has an individual answer for each parent. I am often asked why I don’t post pictures online and here are some of the reasons why: Firstly, my child did not ask to have her picture posted online, once pictures are posted online (even if you have ‘deleted’ them) they are there […]

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Family Food Fun & Allergy-Friendly

Quiche in a Mug

October 7, 2013

I love, love, LOVE this. So fun, so quick and ideal for breakfast in bed on Mother’s or Father’s day. As with all microwave recipes, you can adjust it to what works best for you. Ingredients: 1 free-range egg 1 1/2 tablespoons milk Salt (I like to use herbal salt) Pepper 1/2 crust of bread (those […]

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The “I am Bored” Jar

September 26, 2013

If your kids are home for the school holidays, even with planned “fun time” and outings you are bound to hear the words “Mom, I’m bored” at some point. The “I am Bored” Jar is the perfect solution! All you need is a glass jar, some paper and awesome boredom busting ideas. Make some of […]

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Make fairies in a Jar

July 15, 2013

Learn how to make ‘fairies in a jar’ with this simple DIY craft. Just imagine the look on your child’s face when they see this! Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter Seal the top Shake hard This is so fun, your children will just love the final result! […]

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Mother’s Day Craft and Ideas

May 11, 2013

Craft: Create a Bunch of Flowers You will need: Toilet Rolls Paint (optional) / wrapping paper Craft Paper/Card Glue Straws/Sticks Sticky tape Instructions: Paint white circles orange for the centre of the flowers and leave to dry OR cut out orange circles of card/paper. Paint the toilet roll (vase) the colour of your choice. Cut […]

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Easter Crafts

March 9, 2013

Scouring the web, I found some great ideas for Easter projects to complete with the Kids. (Simple enough to include even the littlest members of the family) Egg Carton Chicks You can find the directions here: http://paperplateandplane.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/easter-egg-carton-chicks Bunny Plate Face An easy but fun craft, all you need is some cotton wool, paper plates, some colour […]

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Valentine’s Idea: Heart “Attack”

January 21, 2013

Give a loved one a “Heart Attack” on Valentine’s Day! This is a fun way to involve the kids and teach them about kindness. What you will need Different colour papers A pair of scissors Colour Pens/Crayons Prestik or Tape Directions Cut out different size hearts from the colour paper Write sweet messages about/for your […]

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