Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures. The weather is pants, you’ve been stuck inside ALL DAY, and you’ve exhausted all toy/puzzle/game options, and you’ll be damned if you’re going to cave and order more stuff from Amazon that clogs up your house. This is where the humble cereal box is your friend! Numerous boxes on tap, and you can make the puzzles as easy,
So, here we have it, the last of my trio of Halloween-inspired cupcakes, perfect for a party, or just ‘because’! These ‘Sinister Sea Monster’ cupcakes have been well received by both adults and little ones alike, and are surprisingly easy to make, even if you have never ventured into the world of ready-roll icing and molding before. As per the other two recipes, The cupcake
You will need: A4 pieces of pink card Bits of old, cut up sponge Brown, washable paint Black felt tip pen Instructions: 1. On your pink card, draw an outline of a pig with your black pen. Make sure it is big enough for your toddler to ‘sponge’ the ‘mud’ onto. 2. Squirt some of the brown paint onto a small tray/saucer. 3. Dip the
These Halloween graveyard cupcakes have always been a hit, and are again, very easy to make. As with my ‘Fangtastic Spider Cupcakes‘, the actual cupcake recipe is a basic vanilla one, and makes 12. You will need: 4 free range eggs 200g self raising flour 200g golden caster sugar 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Method: Preheat the oven to 180º C.
This ghostly activity combines numbers with throwing/burning off some energy- perfect for when you’re stuck indoors and the weather is crap, or would be great at a Halloween party for little ones. Just make sure there is nothing breakable around! I had seen people make ghosts out of paper plates before, and was inspired to go one further. You will need: White paper plates Black
It’s lovely that Sasha is now of an age where she is just starting to enjoy using crayons, and this is an autumnal activity that she can now join in with. This simple autumn leaf colouring encourages fine motor skills, as well as promotes discussion with older toddlers (like Freddie), about what colours Autumn leaves are and why, and encourages colouring within the lines (although
With Halloween upon us next week, I will be running a series of Halloween-themed posts over the next couple of weeks, kicking off with these old favourites of mine, ‘Fangtastic Spider Cupcakes’. The cupcake recipe is a basic vanilla one (anything more fancy would be overkill, what with the rather, erm, ‘hectic’ topping). This is the one I always use: You will need: 4 free
Make your own toy kitchen One thing I always wanted to make for my children was a toy kitchen, something that they could get years of play out of, and I wanted to make something that was built to last. I had a look at several shop-bought kitchens online, but the really nice ones were so expensive, and the cheaper ones looked, well, cheap and rather