Paper plates aren’t just a great hack for avoiding washing up – they’re also a brill’ way to get kiddies creating on the cheap. Check out these quick ‘n’ cute paper plate projects that are easy on the pocket, too.
If you’re looking for a way to entertain your critter (on the inevitable rainy day), whilst also imparting the lesson that even the most unlikely of sources can turn into something fun, bottle top stamps are where it’s at.
If you’re looking for a way to stimulate your tot’s fine motor skills development and engage their sense of curiosity, this simple tugging box ticks both…boxes. Plus, it sates a toddler’s innate need to tug and pull out items – so your drawers are safe. For a couple hours.
Get creative with nature’s art supplies! Collect pinecones before the winter chill sets in and get to work transforming them into super-adorable, woodsy critters…
Use this pinecone ‘owlie’ tutorial as inspiration to create an entire menagerie of forest friends (or a family of owlies!). Continue reading
I can vividly recall one of my most favourite childhood toys – a kaleidoscope; essentially just a basic tube whose inner galaxy of gaudy gems provided ages of rapt absorption. Fast-forward to today and I can’t think of a better way to keep my own tots mesmerised for a good chunk of mum-respite. Or hoovering. (So it turns out being a kid is way more interesting than we once imagined adulthood to be.) In any case, this super-simple, cheapie tutorial on kaleidoscope-making is actually loads of fun to do with older kiddos, and littlies will be just as blown away by the final product.