When I was little, my sisters and I would create all kinds of teeny tiny dolly furniture from cotton reels and matchboxes. If only we’d had one of these fab book shelf conversions to house them all in!
image courtesy of diaperstylememoirs.com
This one comes complete with carefully chosen wallpaper, wooden train track garden path and stacked books for stairs. These home owners have also added a roof line and chimney using thumb tacks and string. Oh the possibilities!
Want to spend some time with the art and craft box this weekend? For this gorgeous zebra masterpiece, the kids need some brightly coloured cardboard and paper, scraps of wool, and a couple of split pins for the eyes (you could also use stick on google eyes).
With the weather warming up here, it’s a great time to get the little ones outside and soaking up some fresh air and sunshine.
Here are some fab ideas to get you started, just in case you are having trouble coming out of hibernation.
courtesy of handmadecharlotte.com
OK, so this home made kids car wash is the deluxe end of DYI but we have lots of easier projects too. All you need for this one is some chalk, a spray bottle of water and a suitable surface. Chalk keeps my kids entertained for hours.
courtesy of playcreateexplore.com
These water walls are both fun to make and use. You can find the tutorial for the first one here. Such a cool way to explore with water!
courtesy of teachpreschool.org
And last but not least (because these two are the absolute easy peasiest ideas you will find!), these recycled milk or drink bottles will keep little ones happy AND they can help water the garden for you. Everyone’s a winner!
courtesy of childhood101.com and journeytodream.blogspot.co.uk
Whatever you do this weekend, soak up Spring (or Autumn for our northern hemisphere friends) and enjoy. x
Here’s a super dooper quick crafty idea that if, like me, you are constantly stuck in the middle of a battle of some kind between little people. It might be a friendly pillow battle, a jumping battle on the trampoline, a food battle, a Lego battle, a REAL (mean) battle of wills, or a good ole light sabre battle!
If you don’t want to spend a mozza on a Light Sabre with all the bells and whistles, you can whip one up with the kids using a pool noodle and some electric tape. Easy peasy. Done.