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Colour sprinkles

5 Jun


How cool are these coloured sprinkles for some cake decorating… The good news is that they’ve been made and you can find the tutorial over at Kitchen Daily. It does look quite time consuming, but I’m sure there are some super mom’s out there who would give it a try with fantastic results. (Would love to hear from you if you are one of those moms!)


Things to make Tuesday

31 May

How cool are these gorgeous paper clips from Altered to Perfection…. now – does anyone know where I can find some of these jumbo paper clips cause these would be perfect to help me get some of my filing done!

And how pretty are these… Not sure what’s prettier – the flowers or the pencils around the jar! (Idea seen on Skip to my Lou)

(Image Source: Flickr)

Coloured Pencil necklaces

24 May

Oh I just almost did a backward somersault while sitting on the coach when these pics came in via email from Mini-Eco… How adorable are these pencil necklaces… Follow this link to Mini-Eco for the easy instructions on how she made these.

Things to make Tuesday: Slime and Puzzle Blocks

17 May

I should have posted this before Mother’s day as I reckon these handmade puzzle blocks will make¬† great presents. There is a tutorial over at 101 Woonideeen, but as far as I can tell it’s in Dutch. So… I’ll try and translate using some Afrikaans! Here goes!

You need:

  • 9 blocks
  • 4 sheets 100g white card stock
  • scanner / printer
  • felt tip pens (I’m taking a guess with this translation)
  • craft knife
  • glue / double sided tape (another guess)


  1. Scan pictures your kids have drawn
  2. Measure the length and width of your puzzle
  3. Print the scanned picture to those measurements
  4. Add some colour to the pictures
  5. hmm, not sure if you cut the printed cardstock out first into 9 blocks and then stick them down individually, or stick the sheet to all 9 blocks and then use the craft knife to cut – i’ll let you figure that out :) I think they stick and then cut.
  6. Repeat for the other sides
  7. They’ve only done four pictures and left the other sides blank (FYI)

Last Tuesday I mentioned tactile play with the coloured rice – I reckon that making this slime would take tactile to a whole new level :)

(Image and Tutorial at The Ideas Room)

And how about this uber cute idea to make – I’m sure I remember having something like this growing up. Giddy Giddy shows us how to make one, quite easily, for yourself…. I mean your kids.

Things to Make Tuesday

10 May

One of my favourite bloggers Curly Birds was featured in the most recent issue of the Babiekins Magazine  with this lovely tutorial on making a kite.

I recently made some coloured rice for the Monkey to play with as was feeling guilty that I wasn’t doing enough tactile play with her. The rice came out beautifully, but I must confess, I still feel guilty for not doing enough tactile play with her as the rice looks so pretty that I don’t want to mix it together. Pathetic I know!

(Image and tutorial from The Forester Clan)

I have however brought little bits and pieces and once we’ve had a good play with the coloured rice this weekend, I thought I’d make one of these… (ps – I just used liquid hand sanitizer – the one with alcohol in it – 3 or 4 squirts into a bag of rice and it did the trick perfectly)

A nice and easy ‘how to do this project’ can be found on Modern Parents Messy Kids


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