Firework / Bonfire Night Tuff Spot

After months of trial and error with messy and sensory play I have finally taken the plunge and bought my self a tuff spot.   Partially because I kept getting comments on my posts saying… “You need a tuff spot”.   What is a tuff spot?   They are basically a …

Edible Paint with a One Year Old – How Not To!

I’m pretty determined that the Robot will enjoy painting! This is not the first time I have tried edible paint with him. It’s not going to be the last time either. First time was back in April when I made edible paint with cornstarch. It was chaos and not how …

Velcro Puzzle Game

Have you ever wanted a puzzle that can change and adapt to your growing child’s needs?  Well I think I’ve come up with an idea that will solve this. All you need is a mini white board and pen, some Velcro dots and shapes or pictures.  I bought a board …

Tug Box Fun For Little One

I’m not normally a ‘how to make’ type blogger but this weeks play activity involved me making a Tug Box for the one year old tuRobot.  Basically a box with string and ribbon going through it that can be pulled back and forth. What harm can a little how to …

Shower Painting

I’m not adverse to a bit of messy play, in fact I embrace it. My viewpoint is that it’s inevitable he’ll get messy so let’s make that happen. Painting has to be one of the best ways to get messy! However I have been avoiding real paint, I’ve had mess free and edible paint… The Robot is one now, surely that is a right of passage to the REAL paint!

Wildlife Weave

As part of The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge I’ve decided to get creative.  I’ve made a Wildlife Weave. I collected up a few different wild flowers and grasses. Four fern leaves are crucial, everything else is changeable to what is available. Very carefully you can plait the fern leaves into …

Sticky Nature Cards – Fathers Day

It’s Day 14 of The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild Challenge and today we are going to have a go at making a sticky nature Fathers Day card.  We got the idea from @CraftInvaders, go and have a look at how it’s done on their blog: http://craftinvaders.co.uk/30dayswild/day-01-30dayswild-sticky-nature-pictures/ We have our card and …

Sensory play

It’s a job I’ve been meaning to get on with for a fair few months! Time to make some sensory bottles for Robot to play with:  I have had six oasis bottles saved on the bench especially for the task.  Today I completed two of them! 1. (Left) is a …