Easy peasy small world play

My four year old daughter loves all kinds of sensory play. In particular, she loves playing with sand, but we don't have a sand box in the back yard for her so when she does get a chance to play with it she enjoys it even more. This small world is a fun project that she and I made together using a small wooden tray as a mini sand box with some extra bits and pieces we had floating around the … [Read more...]

Once upon a time… Easy Peasy Crowns & Tiaras

  These simple crowns are created from paper scraps so they are cheap to make and you can feel good about recycling at the same time. Of course, we added a few fancy bits and pieces like feathers and plastic jewels but anything goes with this project. This is how we made them...   YOU NEED • Paper scraps, of all shapes, sizes colours and patterns. Some will need to be the … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Cartoon Clay Pencil Toppers

This is an easy peasy craft I did with my 5 year old for a bit of school holiday fun combined with back-to-school anticipation, or in our case, beginning big school for the first time ever! These little pencil toppers probably won’t take to being tossed around in a school bag very well without breaking and will be kept at home to look fabulous on the girls new ‘homework desk’. They are very easy … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Sugarless Cookies made with honey.

We absolutely love baking – if you visit Just For Daisy it’s chocked full of recipes and Miss Daisy is almost always involved. She measures, stirs, pours and can crack eggs with the best of them! At Christmas time our shortbread recipe  gets a good workout and we also love to make iced sugar cookies to gift to our friends and neighbours.   However, sugar cookies, as their name suggests, … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Woolly Wreath Tree Ornaments

These wreath ornaments are an easy peasy craft for all ages, as well as inexpensive and not too messy (a bit of a change for us, my kids are glitter-obsessed!). I made these with the my girls who are four and five in an afternoon, and although it challenged their patience and fine motor skills they both managed to finish a wreath each. I was very proud! This is how you make them… You will … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Kids: Apple Print Painting

Here's something that we enjoyed creating on a cold and rainy day.  There wasn’t anything particularly special about this activity; to be honest they may not even make it to the fridge display. It was as simple as providing the materials and watching my girls explore and create happily. Create they did, some simple yet wonderful Apple Print Paintings. Why apples? mostly because they were looking … [Read more...]

Easy Peasy Glitter Sponge Cakes for Pretend Play

Last week, in honour of our 1st Bloggiversary,  we decided to make some sponge cakes for a pretend tea party. I must say that as far as my own kids go this has been one of the most popular crafts we’ve ever done. Miss R’s little friend, Miss B, came over to play and they all made a platter of cakes each. They are a bit of a special one-off craft for us because it uses up a lot of materials in the … [Read more...]