6 fun things to make with felt for kids

6 fun things to make with felt for kids

My big girl is a maker through and through. Ever since she was little she has liked to craft things. Lately she has been sewing with fabric and felt. She made the cute little bears above all on her own, cutting out the felt and sewing on the ears and eyes. She drew the rest of the faces with a Sharpie and proudly brought her sweet brother and ...

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Make some leaf print artworks

Leaf print making for kids

Instead of screens today, why not try leaf printing? After the glow party we had a considerable amount of fluro paint about the place (mostly on the walls, floors and ceilings...). Cappers asked if she could use some for art and craft and I said those immortal words that float from a mother's lips as though from a time and space continuum, "As ...

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Island party ideas – games, decorations, invitations, food

Island party

Every now and then I think my patience for creating kids' parties is reaching capacity... and then a birthday rolls around and before I can stop myself I'm enthusiastically bleating, "what theme do you want for your party this year?" Well, Cappers wanted a Fiji theme, which we successfully turned into 'island party ideas' and then morphed into ...

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Party | An island party invitation

Island party invitation

We're on the home stretch for party season - yay! Party season extends from May (Max) through June (Badoo) into August (me) and up to October (Cappers). It's Cappers' birthday in a couple of days in fact! Happy birthday, darling girl. Wait a minute... Max, Badoo, me, Cappers... um, actually, my man has his birthday the day before Cappers' but he ...

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The voice of 1001 angels

Sob! Last night... sob! Okay, I'll start again. Last night Cappers joined a choir of 1000 childr - sob!Last night Cappers joined a choir of 1000 children and it was very, very beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that I have a little teary moment every time I think of it. I always tear up when kids do good things.It was the shiny kids and it was also ...

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Down in the mangroves

Kids get hurt a lot. They do a lot of physically bizarre things that result in injury. Walking, for instance, seems challenging for many. Others fall off their bikes, off trampolines, out of trees and, in some noteworthy cases, moving vehicles. My Cappers gets hurt many times every day. She is one of those children who cannot pass a wall without ...

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Little big girls

My Badoo is a little big girl. She has always wanted to be big."When will I get boobies?" she asks. We are folding clothes and she has fumbled her way into a bra, it hangs around her neck like a lacy noose."Someday," I say wistfully, hastily putting the bra away. "Not soon, but someday.""I never want to get boobs," Gappers pipes up. "They get in ...

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Little old (world) lady

Last week Cappers' (currently known as Gappers for obvious reasons...) class went to the Ryde School House on excursion. I would love to have been one of the 'excursion mums' on this one, but alas, work saw me too busy to volunteer.Gappers had two observations of the day worth noting."It was really hard to play tennis in my dress"and"It was so hard ...

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This week I’m grateful for… homemade concerts

As girls, my sisters and I (that's Sister A and Sister C) were very big concert makers. You know the elaborate vaudeville kind that involves costumed 'acts' of every variety - singing, dancing, comedy (mostly unintentional). Our group performances culminated in a complicated rendition of the entire soundtrack from Grease, held in our ...

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