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Welsh Love Spoons- Llwyau Caru o Gymru

We are going to celebrate St. David`s Day soon and it is about to time to think of Popeth Cymraeg (Everything Welsh).  Wales has so many lovely traditions, legends and … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chairs for Octonauts

Our Octonauts needed some chairs, so I made a few out of egg boxes. As the boxes were nice and pink there was no need to paint them. Simple, quick … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Winter Print Picture

I remember making similar prints when I was a child. I had collected some polystyrene pizza bases and today we thought to use some of them. With a  blunt pencil we … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Christmas Tree

As we went away for Christmas we decided not the put up a big Christmas tree. But we still wanted to display our pretty Christmas decorations we had made over … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Egg Carton Xmas Trees- Munakarbi jõulupuud

We made some egg carton Christmas trees again just like last year. Last time I put some cotton between each piece but this time I tied a knot between the … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Science Lab

I love seeing all these creations my lil on makes with recyclable materials. Yes I have been collecting them on purpose to use them in our play. I knocked this … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapping Paper Christmas Wreath

I absolutely love this Christmas wreath. It is so beautiful and so easy to make. And you can use up all the wrapping paper from your Christmas presents. So this … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Baubles Collage

… so some old wrapping paper… my daughter cut out some little pieces and used them to make a collage..

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Cards

A few days ago I found some old wrapping paper from last Christmas and noticed that I could just cut out the lovely baubles. So here they are– our first … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


We played checkers today. And of course we made our own board out of cardboard and little yoghurt pot lids. We glued some punched out  snowflakes on top of the … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mr Shaker and Miss Wobbly

We turned two big plastic eggs into a shaker and wobbly toy. For the shaker I filled the egg with rice. Then I used a knife to make a hole … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Beach Huts

One of the funny things I noticed in the UK after moving here were the beach huts. They look very cute but I still haven`t got the point of them. … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mini Skittles

We played skittles today. These little cuties are made of empty yoghurt pots. We wrote numbers underneath the bottles and counted the scores afterwards. For throwing we used marbles. It … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Let`s Make Music 2

Here are some instruments we have made recently. I got the harmonica   idea from here. Kimberly at bogaboo, mini, mr & me has got a lovely series of  “Everyone … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Puzzle Fish

*** Linked to: “Kids Get Crafty“, “Monday Madness“,

January 10, 2012 · 10 Comments


We have a little “Octonauts” fan at home.  She got a couple of figurines for Christmas and we have bought both “Octonauts” magazine issues that have been published so far … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

Lightbulb Baubles

My daughter painted these cute baubles, I added some ribbon and glued some confetti on top. We packed them along with two egg carton bells in an oatmeal cereal box. … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 8 Comments

Egg Carton Christmas Trees

*** Linked to: “Thrifty Thursday“

November 20, 2011 · 17 Comments

Boating- Purjetamas

You can turn this: into this .. in ONE minute- says Mister Maker. And he is right. This boat is really easy to make and fun to play with. Cut … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · 3 Comments

Owl Town- Öökullid meie tänaval

Aren`t these owls just adorable!!! And this is our lot :) Our street has been taken over by them, and our house has even attracted two – one on the … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Parkimismaja- Car Park

This is our third car park. The first one got damaged when we moved and the second one–  well,somebody stepped on it accidentally :D.. so we had to build a … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment



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