DIY magical wizarding wands | Getting crafty

Jacob has recently become obsessed with Harry Potter – I’m not sure where he’s got that from… Ahem. For his birthday this year he had a Harry Potter themed tea party with some friends from school. When it comes to party bags I don’t like putting in the usual “tat”; I prefer something that will be used more than once and has had some love put into it. So of course there was only one thing for it – magical wizarding wands! Read more

Messy Apron from Messy Me | Review

Both of my boys love getting crafty – they especially love getting messy with paint but they always get their clothes dirty and sometimes paint is difficult to get off! Jacob didn’t used to like doing so, but for a while now he has worn an apron whilst doing messy crafts at nursery so when we were asked if we would like to review a product from Messy Me, I knew that it would have to be the Messy Apron.

A stylish and practical apron for children, aged 3-5 years (approx.)

  • Simply wipe clean with a damp cloth using mild soapy detergent if needed 
  • Also suitable for occasional machine washing at 30ºC 
  • Dimensions – Length 46cm, Width 33cm. 
  • Ideal as a gift or for your own messy little ones.

This particular apron comes in 5 designs but I decided to go for the red stars design as it is not gender specific, though all of the designs are lovely! Jacob was really excited to get it on and get crafting! Read more

Craft tutorial | Salt dough dinosaur fossils

Salt dough dinosaur fossils

It was the boys’ birthday party at the weekend and after my post on alternatives to party bags, I wanted to give the attending children something they might not usually get. Don’t get me wrong, they did get party bags and the contents were all dinosaur related, but I wanted to make a little something that they could keep as a reminder of the party too, which is when I came up with these idea of these cute little salt dough dinosaur fossils! Read more