creative kids – family puppets

We are loving this creative use of the latest family photos!  As you can see here, these photos have been turned into the cutest little puppets.  Another fab idea is to skip the glue and string and simply add magnets to the cut outs and pop them on your fridge. Either way, this idea is a winner!

blog puppet dolls

sharing fab ideas – after school questions

Do you, like me, struggle to get more than a one word reply from your kids about how their day was at school?

We are loving these free printable questions from How Does She.

after school questions

Click here to print your own copy and get those conversations started now!

You’re welcome. x

after school questions 2

garden project #1

This one requires some forward planning so I am posting it now in the hope you can complete it some time in spring!  I just LOVE the colours and shapes in these amazing garden sculptures made by lids of all shapes and sizes!  This is recycling at it’s best.

lids

Start saving your lids now, plan your design, glue together (using suitable glue to bond plastics and survive outdoors) then voila!

Be sure to send us a photo of your creations.

instagram challenge winner #4 (um, and 5!)

Well we’ve come to the end of the challenge and, as always, choosing a winner this week was terribly difficult!  I finally decided on this entry from @anneliesemac as I love the busy-ness and concentration of this little poppet creating her own little masterpieces.

insta 4 winner

I have also decided to give a little ‘runner up’ award to @littlepickers who submitted a stack of fab images of her little guys living a rudy and the dodo life.  I think this one is my favourite!   Watch out for the postie @littlepickers as there is a little something on it’s way to you…

instagram runner up

Thanks to all of you clever clogs who entered!  I have had so much fun viewing your entries and have also started following many of you so I can continue to enjoy your creative shots.

Mwwwah.

diy dad’s day gifts

So, you have downloaded and completed your free printable telling Dad how and why he is so fabulous. If you want another little something special to include with the story, why not try making a personalised plate or cup? All you need is an oven safe cup or plate and a permanent marker.  Drawn on your design (you might want to do a practice run on paper first!) then bake in the oven at 175C for about 30-40 minutes.  Voila!

Here’s some inspiration I found on pinterest …

pm moustache cup

pm platepm plates

 

pm dish

fab ideas – cupcake paper storage

I don’t know about you, but my pantry is sprinkled with random stacks of cupcake wrappers, left over from various baking crusades. We are LOVING this fab idea of storing them in a spaghetti jar – genius (and good lookin’)!

cupcake wrapper

(Image: toriejayne.blogspot.com)