Easter at Asda

As a mum on a budget I am always on the look out for the best prices of things, especially at times like Easter. I have been keeping an eye on the supermarket prices of Easter eggs and also looking to see how much other Easter themed items each store has on offer. This year Asda seem to have the best selection of Easter themed goods and the best prices too, so I have been doing all my Easter shopping[Read more]

Themed family fun – Pig week

pig cakes

Welcome to pig week! This week we have made paper plate pigs and cupcake pigs and we have had loads of fun. Paper plate pigs – These are so simple to make and so much fun. All you need is: Paper plate. Pink paint and a paintbrush. Pink paper. Black pen. Just paint the plate completely pink. Cut a circle of pink paper for the nose and colour in two black dots, cut two small dots and colour in black[Read more]

Themed family fun – flowers week

Welcome to flowers week. This week I have been very ill so I am afraid we only have a small craft activity to show for flowers week. We used coloured paper doilies to make a flower and then stuck it onto some paper. We then used pens to add a flower pot, stalk and decorations. Tomorrow I will be posting our paintings of daffodils which we also did with flower week in mind. If you have been inspired by this[Read more]

Themed family fun – outer space week

Courtesy of dreamstime. Welcome to themed family fun – outer space!This week we have made outer space pictures and model rockets.Outer space pictures.For this we simply used chalk on black paper to draw pictures of planets and stars and we smudged some of the stars to make them look twinkly. We then used some star and space stickers which I brought from a craft shop to finish them off.Model Rocket.For this you need; * Empty toilet roll.                              * Tissue paper.                             [Read more]

Themed family fun – pink week.

Welcome to week two of Themed family fun – a week of pink! We didn’t manage as much as I would of liked but we did make a lovely pink pompom heart to hang in Faith’s bedroom this week. We also decided to colour our rice pink one night at dinner to add a little fun to our meal which went down very well with Faith! Heart pompom decoration. To make this you simply need to make three pompoms which[Read more]

Little packets of love.

I like to give my children a little packet of love every year on Valentines day which is basically a small present packed in a variety of different ways over the years with a card to let them know that they are loved and thought of on Valentines day. It is especially nice for my two older girls as they are at the age where they worry about boys and Valentines day makes them worry more then normal so it[Read more]

Potato printing

Sometimes in life, it’s the good old simple ideas that really are the best!Yesterday we decided to do some painting so we got everything out only to find that we did not have any paint brushes (due to the older two taking them and then not putting them back!) so as I had some potatoes that were looking a bit past there best, I decided to cut some shapes into the potatoes to make potato stamps. FJ, my little one, absolutely[Read more]