Mermaids` Makings

Category Archives: small world play

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

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

Easy To Make Paper Farm

I told you that Little Mermaid has a farm :) So here it is! She has some cows there.. and pigs..  and some birds.. and some horses.. and some sheep.. … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fire Engine

Here`s another toy we have made recently. The inspiration is from Mister Maker. It is very easy to make (and so mush fun to play with).. just take two little … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 2 Comments


“Little Mermaid has a farm.. ii- ai – ii ai.. ooo… and on this farm she has a piggy.. ii- ai- ii- ai- ooo.. You know this song, don`t you?! … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 7 Comments

Loo Roll Creatures

I haven`t been to London  for a while. They say that there are so many interesting people there. Look who Lil Mermaid met. I should go with her next time:) … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Octonauts Go To London

Well, the Octonauts went to London today and took Lil Mermaid with them. She of course, sat next to her favourite character Pirate Kwazii!!!  The bus is made out of … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 7 Comments

Octonauts Magazine

There are tons  of childrens` magazines  available in the UK,  but our favourite  is  surprise- surprise the OCTONAUTS! In the last issue we found a game. We cut out the … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fancy A Holiday?

We watched “Mister Maker” today again after a while. We used to watch it often but not so much lately for some reason. And today he made a cute island … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Egg Carton Sea Creatures

We turned these.. into these! And when we stacked up the octopuses and squid.. it looks like a Xmas Tree! (I covered them all in Sparkly Mod Podge as you … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 6 Comments

Octonauts At The Beach

*** Lil Mermaid loves the Octonauts and she plays with them regularly with her daddy. To our ocean landscape we have now added a sandy beach – using rice, dyed … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

An Old Top and Lots of Options 2

Vol 1 is here. As the weather has been nice for a week or so now, we have  taken out our summer clothes and my little one found a top … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 7 Comments

Octonauts Galore!

We finally finished our Octopod. It took ages because we needed the handles of 6 pint milk bottles. I got the handles idea ( I think it`s great. It looks … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 3 Comments


It is such a joy when your child takes out your handmade toys to play with! So today whilst I was doing the dishes she took out the playground and played … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Octonauts Once Again :)

We made some more  bits and pieces for our Octonaut Play. Some “sunken treasure” and Vegimals.  The Vegimals are half veggie and half tuna creatures who take care of the … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Octonaut Land

Welcome to  Octonaut Land. It was so much fun to put together the ocean using fabric, blue egg carton and bubble wrap. The coral reef is made out of kitchen … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Dolls’ School

First of all our dolls (Lucy and Annie) had an art lesson… Then the bell rang (or to be exact, the snake charmer came…) The girls went outside to play … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 2 Comments


Today we played with our ponies and their stables, or mainly with three of them. The largest one was mummy, the medium one was Eddie ( a naughty 12 year … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 1 Comment


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

Pine Cone Creatures

We made some pine cone creatures today sticking the head and feathers into the pinecones and using milk bottle lids as stands. They had a little feast with our farm … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 6 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



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