DIY: Cinnamon soap

I’ve been obsessed with making my own product at home and this is one which has been a hit without everyone in my household. It’s really easy to make and works great as an exfoliator. THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – glycerine based soap. – cinnamon powder – a loofah – cotton string –…

DIY: Dinosaur dig kit

Let’s face it, kids are just fascinated by dinosaurs! So to celebrate my ‘lil one’s birthday in Kindergarten, I prepared a dinosaur dig kit that was interactive and unique. THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – non-toxic pottery plaster – soap mould – dinosaur figurines or fossils. If you prefer, you can even swap for…

DIY: Peg Dolls

Here’s a simple, fun screen-free activity to do with (or gift to) a little one. I added a little pouch to the post so that once you finish making the dolls, you can tuck them into the pouch after play-time. THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – wooden pegs – embroidery thread – glue gun…

Upcycled: recycled paper

Here’s another child-friendly, screen-free activity to do – making recycled paper. I can get a little messy so I would recommend an art smock and some gloves. THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – 2 x dozen-sized egg cartons –paper making mould (I made one using an old photo frame and PVC mesh  and used…

Upcycled: ring bowls

Oyster ring bowls look great online but I wanted to make some myself to see whether they looked just as good in real life… They do! So here’s a simple way to make them using some paper and paint! THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – a couple of oyster shells (you will need to…

DIY: Shell earrings

I’ve recently taken a little interest in wire jewellery (you can expect many more jewellery posts coming up in the next few months) and although it can be a little tricky at first, the end result came out quite well! I didn’t have the correct wire but improvised using earring hooks and pliers but I’d…

DIY: Pipe planter

I had the opportunity to revamp a restaurant recently and the space had an intimate, yet industrial feel for it so my creative juices were happily flowing! Now although I create content myself, this planter was made by using a video Nifty posted a few months ago. I purchased all of the items from Bunnings…

DIY: Shampoo bar

I had a go at make shampoo bars and they came out a success! Click the link to find out how to make your own…

DIY: Snow Globe

With Christmas just around the corner, here’s a great gift idea or a screen-free activity to do with your little one THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – a snow globe – super glue – glitter – accessories for the snow globe (I used one of Aria’s plastic dinos, made a small Christmas hat with…

DIY: Fun with buttons

We’ve got a heap of buttons that have accumulated over the years but we rarely run out of things to do with them. Whether it’s a frame, glasses or piece of jewellery, the options are endless – all you need is a glue gun and an assortment of buttons! THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need:…