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Tag Archives: “The Play Academy”

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


Lil Mermaid made a picture of her playing football with her best friend. I love how she used some “Littlest Petshop” stickers on the drawing. *** Linkig to: “The Play … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thank You Cards

We made some Thank You cards  today. They`ll go with some Estonian chocolates and  calendars  tomorrow. I folded an A4 coloured card in half and then partially folded it again. … Continue reading

January 10, 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

Paper Plate Food Diary

This is another piece of my daughter`s homework. She had to write a food diary for a week. We chose to use paper plates to make a book. How neat … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

Doggies, Doggies Everywhere!

We tried to draw different sizes  and breeds of dog ( with the help of Usborne`s  “365 Things to Draw and Paint”  ). I think lil mermaid`s picture turned out … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 4 Comments

Bonfire Night

It`s Bonfire Night tomorrow. As our little one is afraid of  fireworks we won`t go to see any display. We will have our own little bonfire night at home. We … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

Our Not So Scary Halloween Party

This was our first ever Halloween Party. We enjoyed the preparations as well as the party itself. As  Lil Mermaid doesn`t like things that are too scary and I don`t … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 9 Comments

Chocolate Cake Is Not Always Bad For You :)

I have wanted to make some polystyrene prints for ages.. but  we did not have any polystyrene as we try to avoid buying things with lots of packaging. But today … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Milk Bottle Ghost

Whilst I was making the party bags, my little one surprised me with her own creation – a spooky Milk Bottle Ghost. The sparkly blue paint looks very nice in … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 4 Comments

Batty Party Bags

I saw  these cute bats over here and straight away we switched from buying 4 pint milk bottles to  1 pint ones :) Luckily we love milk in our household. … Continue reading

October 17, 2011 · 3 Comments

Drinks for our Halloween Party.

The mummies` drinks idea is from here. I used the bandage to wrap the juice cartons in. I did not wrap the top and the bottom.. because then people can … Continue reading

October 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

Halloweeny Yoghurt Pot Puppets

Here are some puppets made from empty yogurt pots. I made a couple of pumpkins and a ghost.. my daughter made a cute, cute little ghostie. I absolutely LOVE her … Continue reading

October 8, 2011 · 5 Comments

The Story of a Little Yellow Eggbox

Once there was a Little Yellow Eggbox. She was put into a recycling box where she met lots of interesting Things. There were lots of other eggboxes, a couple of … Continue reading

October 7, 2011 · 4 Comments

Apple anyone?

Walked through the woodland today and picked some apples. They were.. ummm.. a bit old but.. maybe still edible? I found this through the “Printerest” and couldn’t resist doing something … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 8 Comments

An Apple Picking Game

This is our Apple Picking Game inspired by this post. You all have visited Frugal Family Fun Blog already, haven`t you! If not then it`s about time to do so … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Meet Annie

What is a Pirate play without a parrot.. Annie has been with us for a couple of weeks now, but this is the first chance I have had to take … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · 6 Comments

Pirate Treasure Chest

After seeing these treasure chests I knew that we would be doing them as well! They just look so cool! And I love the idea of using glitter for treasure. … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Ahoy Mateys!

We had a lovely weekend with our favourite Uncle.   As he is always so much fun to be with we thought we would include him in our pirate play. … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · 3 Comments

Today We Played School

We had.. an easel… Textbooks and pencils A desk Some students in their school uniform And a classroom *** We used the same box from when we made a fairy … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

Daisies For Grandma

Grandma brought some daisies from her garden for Annabel’s birthday, so Annabel wanted to do a picture of them that she could send to grandma. (Pencil, watercolour) *** Linked to … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 3 Comments



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