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Simple Baby Play Ideas

April 18, 2017 Hels Bells 1

Motherhood is a shock to the system. When your first child is born you enter a world full of new terms and presumed common knowledge, developmental concepts and a never ending list of do’s and don’ts. […]

Creative Play Woodland Trees

December 3, 2016 Hels Bells 0

Today I will be showing you how a simple process art session can inspire imaginations and be transformed into a magical moment of creative play. Now, I have to admit. We didn’t set out to make […]

Baby Bubble Wrap Art

October 16, 2016 Hels Bells 7

At six months, my baby boy may not be able to crawl or walk or talk yet, but he can create art using bubble wrap! I call it Art. It’s actually more about the process and […]

No Sew Felt Owl Finger Puppets

September 29, 2016 Hels Bells 22

Wowee where do I begin? These adorable Owl Finger Puppets have gone down a storm in my owl mad household. For one, they’re NO-SEW, which makes them incredibly easy to make and can be put […]

Fine Motor Circle Art

August 27, 2016 Hels Bells 1

Fine Motor Circle Art is all about the process and less about the end product. My six year old is ambidextrous and bizarrely, this tends to put her at an advantage when it comes to gross […]

Rainbow Small World Play

August 2, 2015 Helen 0

My girls love small world play and frequently challenge me to come up with new and exciting ideas. Angel requested something “magical” and after seeing a my little pony play scene from The Imgaination Tree, […]

Seashell Sensory Shaker

July 6, 2015 Helen 0

Give the Seashell Sensory Shaker a ‘shake shake shake’ and watch the shells and bubbles dance. Shake it some more and it becomes a musical instrument. A wonderful toy and discovery bottle that excites and entrances kids. My […]

15 Water Bead Sensory Play Activities

March 1, 2015 Helen 2

I’ve recently introduced my kids to Water Beads and couldn’t believe how much they loved them! A simple activity just exploded into a full blown sensory play extravaganza. I have later discovered how Water Beads may […]

Sensory Play

February 23, 2015 Helen 0

We’ve only recently discovered Water Beads and oh my goodness, the fun my kids had! What I love about sensory play, in general, is that it’s incredibly open ended. I had no idea their play would […]

Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

January 30, 2015 Helen 6

Adapted from our very popular Cling Film Art technique, babies and toddlers can now enjoy this sensory art process too! Cakes is 14 months and loved smoothing out and moving the lumps and bumps of the […]

Homemade Natural Playdough

January 19, 2015 Helen 0

When it comes to homemade playdough, I love to keep things natural. To experiment with naturally occurring colours and scents, to heighten the sensory and play experience for the girls. I have to say, once […]