CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017

For Chinese New Year the kids and I love looking at all the different animals, years and meanings and who is what animal for the year they were...

HOMEMADE PINATTA

Birthday costs can soon spiral out of control and call me tight frugal but I fancied making our own pinata as my soon to be 5 year old...

LAVENDER BEESWAX CANDLE RECIPE

I'm a candle lover like a lot of people are too.  I have wanted to make some for a long time and opted for beeswax as a natural...

HOW TO DISPLAY KIDS ARTWORK

Are you tired of sticky tape or tack to hang up the kids artwork?  I was so when I moved house I knew exactly how I wanted to make...

BENEFITS OF JASMINE TEA

I drink a lot of tea, and I mean a lot.  I have recently been trying different teas such as berry, green tea and jasmine so I get...

MAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Today we did some May crafts for kids.  We made a simple miniature Maypole and some tissue paper bluebells.  Ok, so side by side they are totally out...

TIE DIE TSHIRTS USING SHARPIE PENS

This is a great activity for all ages.  My girls loved making their own tie die tshirts and were really engrossed in the mini project. You will need: White Tshirts Cardboard...

MODELLING CLAY MINI BEASTS

Such a simple and creative craft for kids.  Modelling clay mini beasts is so much fun.  A great activity for all ages. Just grab some craft bits.  We used...

WALDORF CALENDAR WHEEL CRAFT

Our home education is taking more and more inspiration from Waldorf Schooling.  We often work with the seasons and what better way to demonstrate this than with a...

HOW TO DYE EGGS USING FOOD COLOURING

I remember as a kid colouring eggs in with felt tip pens.  So this year I thought it would be fun to dye eggs using food colouring. It's quick...