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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 2

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 […]

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 […]

Magical Stick Wands

October 25, 2015 Helen 0

With a small amount of prep the day before, we devised the perfect craft for Angel to do with her best friend during their play date. The girls had a blast from start to finish […]

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, […]

Bubble Wrap Stamps

July 13, 2015 Helen 2

With a set up time of less than five minutes, these Bubble Wrap Stamps kept toddler Cakes entertained for hours. She loved them! Perfect for tiny hands to hold, Cakes didn’t waste any time exploring the […]

Scrape Painting

July 12, 2015 Helen 4

Scrape painting is a super art process for colour mixing! using just red, yellow and blue paint the kids created bold and colourful works of art with an amazing range of new colours. They played with shapes […]

Seashell Sensory Shaker

July 6, 2015 Helen 1

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 […]

Nurturing your Child’s Creativity

June 27, 2015 Helen 0

Creativity extends beyond the arts and crafts. It’s a way of thinking. A way of doing. It’s that special little something that drives your child from milestone to milestone, to explore and experiment; combining their […]

Toadstool Fairy Garden

March 25, 2015 Helen 5

This charming Toadstool Fairy Garden is the perfect craft to stimulate imaginations and encourage small world play. Made from a recycled egg carton, kids can take their Toadstool Fairy Garden for a play anywhere! Angel hers […]

Splat Painting

March 22, 2015 Helen 1

Splat painting is an amazingly fun art process for kids! there’s something about flying paint splattering in various directions that leaves kids gripped with anticipation and excitement. Process art is all about the experience of collating […]

Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft

March 13, 2015 Helen 9

When it comes to simple preschool crafts, the humble toilet roll often takes centre stage –  who doesn’t have the odd paper roll to hand? Our Easy Preschool Butterfly Craft is perfect for younger children. […]

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 […]

Recycled Plastic Bag Flower

March 1, 2015 Helen 1

Our gorgeous recycled plastic bag flower has been created as part of the 60 Day Junk Play Challenge hosted by Best Toys 4 Toddlers. The Junk Play Challenge is all about recycling common materials usually destined by […]

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 Play Monster Pizza

January 29, 2015 Helen 5

Wowee, where do I start! My girls loved their Sensory Play Monster Pizza session. Cakes enjoyed exploring the different textures and colours, whilst Angel whipped up wriggly worm pizza’s with eyeball sauce and spider crunchies! Her bat […]

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 […]