Whether your plans for half term are as close as soft play or as far away as travelling to another country there’s one thing that you’ll want to sort out before you go. As the mum of two kids whenever we go out in our car there’s certain things we always have with us, drinks, snacks, a change of clothes and, less appealingly, rather grim car seats. Yes my kids snack in the car and they also bring in muddy shoes from school, sand covered wellies from the beach and I don’t know what else that gross stuff is but I know that I don’t want to be seeing it any longer. Thankfully Rug Doctor asked if we would like to try using their hire equipment to clean our car and if I wasn’t 100%, my husband was more than keen for me to try this one out!
Isn’t this doily chick just way too cute?! I’ve called this an Easter chick craft for kids but in all fairness it works perfectly well as a spring craft too – anything farm related is good at this time of the year! What’s more it’s easy enough for even young kids to make and costs only a few pennies in craft supplies.
Up several times in the night, the school run, work deadlines and a house that looks like a bomb has hit it. Some days I feel like I’m struggling to manage being an average mum, let alone a fun one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I’m not trying or I can’t be bothered, it’s just that sometimes it can all feel a bit overwhelming and a lack of sleep can mean that the thought of doing the fun mum stuff seems almost impossible. Over the last week I’d been set a challenge by Petits Filous and at the end I was asked to share my experiences with parenting expert Anita Cleare, during our chat she asked me about the change I’d made – did it make having fun more easy? Did I feel more like a fun mum? And she was right, I did, and it had been a super easy change to make and one that you can make too.
I’m a great believer that you can never have too many pretty things and this easy mosaic flower craft is the perfect way to brighten up the place! Although it looks easy (and it is, hurray!) there’s actually loads of opportunities for learning with this craft too.
I’m so excited about this collaboration that it’s taken a lot of effort on my part to keep it quiet until now! Peter Rabbit was always one of my favourite books when I was a kid and I’ve loved seeing how the stories have evolved over time, both with the TV series and now with a new Peter Rabbit film. I was asked by Joules if I could come up with some Peter Rabbit crafts to celebrate their collaboration with Peter Rabbit and my kids were desperate to be involved, in fact we did these first thing on New Years Day as they absolutely couldn’t wait any longer!