If I’m honest, the last few days have been hard work here. My daughter has been at pre-school in the morning and then we’ve tried to do stuff in the afternoon but I think the most polite version of events is that it hasn’t gone that well. The moment of realisation occurred to me yesterday that instead of racing around Doing The Stuff we should just chill at home and do a bit of art and crafting which in hindsight seems a bit obvious, but then that’s the joys of sleep deprived parenting for you. This activity for painting on foil and glue is one that requires a tiny bit of set up but it’s well worth it. This makes a great Valentine’s Day activity, but I’ve also shared some ideas about how you could change this up for different times of the year.

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So before I even start properly wring this post I can now confirm that this will probably be my son’s most favourite thing ever that I’ve written. My kids are huge Batman fans and Batman crafts and activities are not just what they like the most but what my son would do every single day if he could. Actually he pretty much does. So with the new Batman Lego film coming out which I have pretty much been reminded about since the first trailer came out, I thought I’d put together a little round up of Batman crafts and activities to help out all the other parents that are constantly asked what Batman stuff their kids can do today. Enjoy!

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I love sharing free colouring pages and with the RSPB birdwatch taking place this weekend I thought it would be nice to celebrate that by sharing some free bird themed colouring pages. Of course you’re meant to be looking for the birds themselves during the birdwatch but I’m thinking the occasional look down at some colouring wouldn’t really hurt?! If you like free colouring pages make sure you sign up here to my newsletter as I share some most weeks.

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I’m calling this a taste safe slime but actually it’s this is completely edible slime – I’m just not letting my kids know that! Here’s the reason – a while ago I blogged about how to make borax free slime with UK ingredients, it’s a great activity and my son and his friends all adored it. Then I had a daughter. Now my daughter adores sensory play and is happiest when given some kind of messy, sensory activity to play with so she’d adore it too, but here’s the rub. She’s also the kid who would run across the room in playgroups to eat the playdough. Every. Single. Time. So these days I’m super careful and as such this is a recipe for slime that’s totally kid friendly and uses ingredients which are easily available in the UK – not weird stuff you need to shop online for. I won’t tell my kids that it’s edible slime, just in case they ever think the other kind is ok to eat too (it’s really not) but if they do eat some I know that nothing bad will happen.

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