Today my son asked me to fetch him some play dough to play. The problem was, I hadn’t any at home and getting to the store was kind of difficult. So, lucky me, I remembered a Pinterest posting about a … Continue reading
We have been busy the last days, since Christmas is on our doorstep! One of the craft we did was making some christmas people out of cardboard paper tubes! Those are so versatile, I did never thing about them that … Continue reading
This one was shared by a close friend of mine and her kids! They did a wonderful job, I can tell you that! Thank you so much for sharing!!! We can’t wait to make some craft together, soon! So, it … Continue reading
This one was discovered by my kids. Here in Greece, most of us have winter carpets and – not that necessary – summer carpets. So, the time came for us to roll out our winter carpets, as annoying as it is to try to get some play dough out of it. We rolled the first one out, but, something – I don’t remember what – happened and we let the second one rolled up on the floor. The minute the kids saw it, the fun began! Up and down, back and forth, crawling, running or balancing, they couldn’t get enough of it!!! It is kind of safe, since it has almost no height and we have it on the other carpet, so even if they should fall – which has not happened yet – it won’t be a hard fall.
It is so funny! You go out and buy all this stuff for them, only to find out that an everyday item could be so much more entertaining. And it is good for gross motor skill and balance skill development, too!!!
So, we let the carpet a few days rolled up, luckily the weather is warm enough until now. And also, the carpets are so old, we don’t mind if they get fed up some more… after all, it’s highly unlikely that they will survive the next few years.
If you have somewhere an old carpet, bring it into the room, tie the ends with some tape so it doesn’t roll open, and let your kids enjoy it!
This is such a great idea!!! Make your own snow globe, even with a picture in it! Isn’t it the perfect gift for the grandparents or to put on your desk? I love this idea! The kids can help choosing … Continue reading
Today, I thought I could share with you my favourite recipe for home-made, delicious and healthy Pizza!!! I mean, who doesn’t love Pizza? I don’t think a lot that can resist a slice, especially if it is home-made, with the best ingredients and toppings of your choosing!
So, what will you need? …continue reading
As promised, I took my kids today outside and on the way to the grocery I made a quick stop at a store with yarns. We made plans to have some fun play with pompoms!
I bought a few nice ones – actually some were chosen by my three-year old son (you know how they choose, right? Son: “That one mom, I want that one!” Me: “Oh that’s nice! But isn’t this one with the many colours super-great?” – Well, it worked half the times and we fortunately avoided that awful brownish one he wanted at first!).
So, back at home, we began with the pompom making!!! That was fun!!! First, I tried a few methods and determined that I liked the one with only using the hands better. Next, I asked my boy for his helping hand. Literally! I used his sweet little hand for the first step. He was delighted! I don’t think he stands often that still for that “long”. Meanwhile, my 18-month old girl decorated the whole house laughing and running around with the neon-yellow yarn! She was having a blast!!! As soon as my son’s job was done, he moved on helping her decorating! You can imagine what my house looked like!
Next I made the knot (it has to be as tight as possible). And then the cut with the scissors (you’ll need a good scissor for best results). And then… well then… well, at least my kids loved them, lol!!!
It took a few moments for me to realize that trimming the yarn was of out-most importance!!! Also, I maybe should choose some thinner yarn next time. Oh, and next time I’ll choose some funny yarns, too. You know, those fluffy, or flattened ones. And I saved the yarn that was trimmed. I really don’t know why!!! Maybe I’ll find some way of using them, stuffing something with it, perhaps.
Anyway, it was fun and we will surely make lot’s of them – after all, we have the yarn!!!
I never thought pompoms are that versatile! There are a lot of great, fun ideas out there, to entertain a toddler with them! Of course you have to supervise them heavily, especially if you want to give them to a … Continue reading
I don’t believe it!!! Remember the cute sock snowmen? They can actually get even cuter!!!
For the detailed step-by-step images and instructions visit http://www.thenshemade.com/2011/01/sock-snowmen.html
So, do you know the craft material “Mais”? It’ s an amazing, versatile, creative toy! They are like those eco-packaging material, with the difference that they come in colours! They stick together just with a little water and you can cut them, in order to get the shapes that you need. It’s a really great toy for toddlers and younger children. It promotes fine motor skills, colour recognition, imagination and creativity. You can really build whatever you want with it – well, we build mostly chains, but that’s another story! – and here are some examples of what you can do with them. …continue reading…
So simple and yet mouthwatering! Just get (or make!) some whole-grain toast bread without crusts – or cut them off. Then flatten the slices with a rolling pin. And now get creative! Use whatever ingredients you like. Tomato, cucumber, cream cheese, ham, the variations are countless! You can combine fruits as well. Once you have arranged them on the toast, all you – or your kids – need to do, is to roll them up. If you want you can cut them in a way that they get a “sushi” look, or you can grill them. Tasty!!!
For a sweeter rolled toast you can try the French toast variation, proposed by http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com. Don’t they look awesome?
Marshmallows are a favourite candy. Pops are fun. Colourful sprinkles are just making you happy. And chocolate… well, chocolate isjust the best thing!!! So, what will you get, if you combine all of those wonderful things? Marshmallow happy pops!!!