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: 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: Pom pom bow hair clip

When you have a lil girl at home, you never seem to run short of hair accessories. However, they often disappear when you need them and miraculously reappear in the most bizarre places! Here’s one we made a few days ago to add to the ever growing collection… THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: – …

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:…

DIY: Felt shape puzzle box

The Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne required some creative thinking when it came to keeping my lil one busy. Here’s a screen-free, plastic-free activity for your lil human to get their imagination and curiosity ignited with this activity. I’ve attached a downloadable template for anyone interested too! THH Difficulty Level:  What you’ll need: –  Shape stencil…