Spring Farm Birthday Party

A party on a farm in Spring was a great idea. When my sons went to their 4 year old friend’s birthday party I was so impressed with it that I had to ask if I could share it here on the blog. It was on his nan’s farm. We were warned it could be messy … Read more

Spring Butterfly TRH Craft

Here is a simple Butterfly Craft to make with young children during the Spring. Great for those with short attention spans plus can be used to help with emotions. You can talk about symmetry or the life cycle of a butterfly too. Making the Spring Butterfly What You Need All you need is an old … Read more

TRH Craft – Chicks in Nests

Easter Chick in a Nest made from a Toilet Roll Holder I have been trying to help my youngest stay engaged in an activity a bit longer, so I am doing a series of Toilet Roll Holder Crafts (TRH). I’m hoping that the repetition and routine will help. We started by painting brown some TRHs … Read more

Chocolate Easter Egg Cakes

 The problem with these cakes is they were so delicious we wanted to keep eating them!  We always use the all-in-one or I like to call it throw in the bowl mix. 3 eggs, 6oz butter, 4oz castor sugar, 6oz of flour, pinch of baking powder Then to make them chocolate just throw in some drinking chocolate and whisk … Read more

Easter Chick TRH Craft

Today we made Chicks from TRH (Toilet Roll Holders) as it is the run up to Easter. First we painted a toilet roll holder yellow, cut it in half and glued on a pipe cleaner as a beak Glue on the all important googley eyes Then some feathers Being careful that you do not knock … Read more

Easter Bunny TRH

We have really got into our Toilet Roll Holder Craft. With Easter coming up a Bunny was the perfect craft. Besides which my youngest prefers things that are familiar. First we mixed red and white paint together. He has a low attention span and tends to end up just painting his hands.  I’m finding by keep … Read more

C is for Carrots

I thought I’d teach the boys about life by doing C for Carrots. First I simply cut out some letter Cs and some strips of green paper. Got him to colour them in and stick them together. Then on Pinterest I saw these seed planters made from toilet roll holders. original source I decided that … Read more