Milk Experiment

My girls teacher notified us that this weeks theme at school is blue object and i got a brain spark to do the milk experiment as we have blue food colouring.1

I have done this craft before a few years ago and now that my youngest can actively participate in such experiments I decided to give it a go. My eldest was too young to remember it.

I gave them a bowl with milk a few drops of blue food colouring in it. Each got a food skewer and a little bit of dish washing liquid in a separate container. You dip the skewer in the dish washing liquid and then dip stick in the milk and watch how the food colouring moves in all direct away from the skewer.237465

Messy play

This Sunday morning I found the moon sand in the cupboard i made last year and was pleasantly surprised it is still exactly how i left it when i put it away. Might need to top it up soon but it was still soft and fluffy and mouldable.

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My girls of course didn’t remember it as it was quite a few months since we used it and had a absolute blast rediscovering the moon sand.3 4 26 1

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Travel countdown

My daughters dont really have a sense of time yet therefore i always before a trip or a big day i do a count down calender for them. This will be the first roadtrip my eldest will actually remember now that she is 4.5yrs as the last time we did a roadtrip she was 2yrs old. Well my 1.5yr old is oblivious to it all she is just enjoying the actiities that goes with the count down calender.

I planned an activity for every day got colour-in images for each and printed it. so each day they will colour an activity.8

  • 4 More sleeps to go: Nail painting
  • 3 More sleeps to go: Movie day
  • 2 More sleeps to go: TMNT Day
  • 1 More sleeps to go : Packing
  • No more sleeps to go: Roadtrip!!!!

4 More sleeps to go: Nail painting

We haven’t done nail painting in ages. I decided it was time we did it again. we sat in the garden and i got all types of nail polish and nail art. And eventhough it was not peel off nail polish i let my girls go wild painting their nails. 0

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I did our toes all red and my girlies loved their sparkly red toes.

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3 More sleeps to Go: Movie day

We have a couple of movies the girls has not seen. I set up the lounge like a cinema. popped some popcorn and we were good to go.

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2 More sleeps to go: TMNT Day

My eldest is obsessed with Teenage mutant Ninja Turtles. So who says girls cant be turtles. And as pizza is my divas favourite thing to eat and ofcourse its the turtles favourite too. What better way than to make a turtle theme pizza lunch.1

2431 more sleep to go: Packing Day

Today was packing day as its the day before our roadtrip. i did most of the packing but the girles could decide on their favourite shoes and dresses that must go in. Suprisingly i went quite quick an we had the rest of the day free.1 2as we had the rest of the day to our leisure i got out the face painting crayons so my girls could get a bit creative.

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7Our selfie with my phone. Not the best of quality picture but cherish it. My girls drew a flower on my face.

selfieNo more sleeps to go: ROADTRIP!!!!!!!

Its the day my girls been patiently waiting for. Let the fun begin

DIY piggy (cow) bank

A while ago with one of the kiddies meals at a restaurant we got this DIY piggy bank which is actually in a shape of a cow.  The girls were bored therefore i got it out and let them paint it. It came with its own paint and brush.

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I’m definately keep these paint holders for future use. was nice to not have the girls fighting over sharing paints.

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Here is the end result:

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I love it…

Craft Lampshades

I have been in decorating mode this last few weeks and was looking for something unique to add to each of my girls rooms. As we love crafts i wanted to incorporate our love for crafts but didnt want to do another canvas or non functional item. I wanted something that serves a purpose but still show the creativity. And then i cam across this lampshade post.

I had old lampshades that almost made the trash that day as i replaced it with new ones.beforeI decided to paint the stand white with craft paint. The brush gave the white paint a lovely stripy texture with i prefer over the smooth look. I had to give it about 4-5 coats to complete cover the very dark stand. then painted it with Modge Podge to seal it. The Modge gave it a nice glossy finish.

I then bought very inexpensive white lampshades made of a type of linen material. Gave them to my girls with some fabric paint to match their room decor and let their imaginations go wild.12 3 4 5 6Eldest Diva’s creation:Baby Diva’s creation:8We love the end result.and now my girls have a beautiful handmade craft in their rooms.