19
Nov

Create a Magical Fairy Scene

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Your little girl will love spending time in her bedroom watching her Fairy friends with these gorgeous Fairy Wall Stickers and Cute Mushroom Wall Stickers. Gentle on walls, these wall sticker kits will work on all kinds of walls and are completely removable & reusable. Simply peel and apply these designs to any smooth surface, perfect for renters or people who like to change their minds.

Check out our full range of colourful Wall Stickers and start decorating: http://www.brightstarkids.com.au/Wall-Stickers.aspx?s69

22
Sep

MINNIE MOUSE PARTY!

Minnie Mouse Party

Minnie Mouse Party

My girls and I just love Minnie Mouse! We decided to throw a “mini” Minnie Mouse Party for a fun Summer get together. When deciding on the colour scheme I said Minnie should be red, but my girls said pink! Does Minnie Mouse wear pink or red? The answer is both! My girls out-numbered me so we went with pink. ;) Luckily Minnie Mouse looks great in red or pink and this Pink Minnie Mouse party couldn’t be any cuter! I can see this Minnie Mouse Party going for any Minnie celebration and it would even be cute for a baby shower!

Minnie Mouse Party

I’ve seen a lot of cute Minnie Mouse cakes and cupcakes on Pinterest, but most of them involve fondant. I made this cake using simple decorators icing, gumballs, chocolate sandwich cookies and candy bows. So cute and easy to make!

Minnie Mouse Party

I’ve been eyeing these Chalkboard labels from Bright Star Kids for a while and went ahead and picked out the vintage chalkboard labels, the star chalkboard labels, a liquid chalk marker and a chalk pencil. I love having all the treats labeled so everyone knows what is inside. These labels are great quality and washable!

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This large Vintage Chalkboard label from Bright Star Kids worked perfectly on my glass pitcher! I made this Creamy Pink Lemonade for the party and it was wonderful!

Minnie Mouse Party

The vintage chalkboard labels came in different sizes and there was a size for each of my glass jars! I also loved how easy it was to use the chalk pencil and chalk marker to write with!

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These “Minnie Mouse” Mini Cheesecakes were super simple and cute!

Minnie Mouse Party

These “Minnie Mouse” Mini Cheesecakes were super simple and cute!

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This blog was created by Rachel over at Bubbly Nature Creations you can read this and more great articles from her over at: bubblynaturecreations.com

3
Sep

Father’s Day Card Craft

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Looking for a Father’s Day Card? Look no further! This clever folded shirt origami craft looks so adorable and is super easy for you and your kids to create!

You will need:
• Paper (card stock looks the nicest)
• Material or Ribbon
• Hot glue gun
• Buttons
• Scissors

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Origami Directions:

• Fold your paper in half long ways, or hot dog style. Unfold it and lay it flat.
• Fold the outer edges inward towards the center crease.
• Take the top of the previous folded in edges and fold them outward so that if you flip the paper over you see little triangles (these will be the sleeves). The bottom of the folded out edges should meet about 1/3 of the way down the paper.
• Flip the paper over and upside down. Fold the top of the paper down about an inch or an inch and a half.
• Flip the paper over again and fold the top corners in so that the points meet in the center of the paper. This should slightly resemble a collar.
• Take the bottom of the paper and fold it up so that the upper edge tucks under the collar.

Here’s a video tutorial we found that does a good job depicting how to make the shirt portion of the card (ignore the tie portion).

Father's Day Craft

Simply use a glue gun to stick down the buttons and cut fabric tie.

Father's Day Craft

Father's Day Craft

Father's Day Craft

Personalise the back of the card with a special message, either straight onto the shirt or using some coloured card. And voila! You have a gorgeous card for your dad.

Father's Day Craft

6
Aug

Create a Colourful Under Water Scene

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Your kids will love spending time in their bedroom watching their sea friends with these fun and colourful Under The Sea Wall Stickers and add a splash of colour with these beautiful Mermaid Wall Stickers. Gentle on walls, these wall sticker kits will work on all kinds of walls and are completely removable & reusable. Simply peel and apply these designs to any smooth surface, perfect for renters or people who like to change their minds.

Check out our full range of colourful Wall Stickers and start decorating: http://www.brightstarkids.com.au/Wall-Stickers.aspx?s69

5
Aug

S’mores Bar Ideas and Fun

Put together a simple backyard S’mores Bar!
Here are a few ideas and fun things to get the party started.

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

Sometimes planning a gathering can be overwhelming. We often live in a state of striving for perfection when it comes to these kind of things {I am guilty!}. Putting something super-simple together to gather a few friends can be just as memorable and fun as an elaborate, stress-the-hostess-out kind of thing {been there, done that, bought the t-shirt}. This s’mores bar {along with a few other simple ideas} is a great way to have all the fun without all the work! Check out the details below>>>

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

If you follow my Instagram feed, you know the last two weeks, we’ve worked like crazy people to create a fire pit patio in our backyard. We’re still not 100% done, but we’ve already enjoyed several evenings of fire pit goodness…and roasted marshmallow perfection. Now that we’re all set for fire pit fun, having a s’mores bar is always a good idea. And nobody ever turns down this kind of invitation!

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

I started my s’mores bar by putting together some simple food tags using these nifty chalkboard labels I ordered from Bright Star Kids. They had a lot of different items that make throwing a simple party a breeze! I’m also in love with their Stabilo Chalk Pencil {and you know how I love to hand-chalk my boards}. This baby is my new go-to for all things chalky. And the liquid chalk marker was super cool, too!

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

Perfection. I even messed up on one and it was easy to just wipe and re-write.
Then they just peel and stick.

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

Don’t they look super cute on my vintage-y jars? Perfect for s’mores fixings.
Keeping everything in clear glass containers keeps the outdoor bugs away…
and visually, it’s just fun!

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

I used that blue chalk marker on my faux-chalkboard {black posterboard in a frame}.
I can easily erase and re-write anytime.

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

Having a bucket of pea gravel or sand makes a great place to stick skewers…it keeps them from getting tangled and they’re easy for guests to grab.

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

It’s fun to send the extras home with friends.
I used more chalkboard labels on some scrapbook paper for the tags.

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

I also think multiple activities bring a little excitement to the fun. We hung up a dollar store table cloth for some impromptu photo fun. It’s easy to have guests take these photos of their family/friends…you can assign a hashtag to your gathering so everyone can follow all the photo fun from the get-together. We used the Chalkboard Speech Bubbles, also from Bright Star Kids, to create these. Each guest can write their own quote and then erase it. Makes for some serious laughs for the whole party!

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

Hello, yummy!
Now, this is what it’s all about.

S'mores Bar Ideas and Fun

The old wagon I used for this was actually my childhood one. I thought it brought a funky vintage vibe to the whole thing. And, it makes it nice to roll it over to the fire pit area for easy access to the goodies!

Happy S’mores Season!

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This blog was created by Kristi over at ishouldbemoppingthefloor you can read this and more great articles from her over at http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com

3
Jun

C is for Cake Stalls

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Now that my two children have started kindergarten (first year of schooling in Queensland) this year I am entering the world of parent organised fundraising to help purchase resources. With a cake stall coming up soon I am going to get my daughters, Bear and Bee, to help make a version of their favourite cupcakes. These Strawberry Yoghurt Cupcakes are moist and delicious and their mini versions are sure to be a hot seller.

Mini Strawberry Yoghurt Cupcakes

Makes 30
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Ingredients

Cupcakes

50 grams unsalted butter, softened

1/3 cup (90g) caster sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup low fat strawberry yoghurt

1 ¼ cups self-raising flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Icing

1 ½ cups icing sugar or icing mixture (which is icing sugar with cornflour added to prevent lumps)

10 grams unsalted butter

1 ½ tablespoons of boiling water

A few drops of food colouring

 
Directions

For the cupcakes

1. Preheat the oven to 180oC and line 2 mini muffin trays with mini cupcake liners.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until creamy and pale in colour.

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3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

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4. Mix in the yoghurt.

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5. Sift the flour and baking powder and gently fold into the cake ingredients. Don’t use the electric mixer for this step as the cupcakes can become tough.

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6. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. Fill to about two thirds full.

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7. Bake for 15 minutes or until they spring back when lightly touched in the centre.

8.  Cool on a wire rack.

 
For the icing

1. Stir icing sugar, butter and boiling water in a small bowl until smooth.

2. Add in the food colouring and mix well.

3. Use a spatula to spread the icing onto the cooled cupcakes.

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To package the mini cupcakes for a cake stall, place 8 cupcakes onto a small foam tray or foil covered piece of thick cardboard. Wrap with plastic wrap or place inside a clear cellophane bag. Or use clear takeaway containers to hold the cupcakes. Don’t forget to add a label printed with the price, the name of the item and a simple list of ingredients. This will help customers with allergies to avoid any trigger foods.

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My name is Maree Mortimer and I am a stay at home mum to twin girls.  I share our cooking adventures on my blog threefootcooks. Threefootcooks is a blog about cooking with young children. On it you will also find information on how to go about cooking with your child, as well as inspiration for what to cook.

http://threefootcooks.blogspot.com.au/

17
Apr

Button Bunny Easter Craft

Button Bunny Easter Craft

This gorgeous Button Bunny Easter Craft makes a cute and simple diy project for both adults and kids over this Easter season!

You will need:

White Square Canvas

Paint & Brush

Glue Gun

Colourful Buttons

Button Bunny Easter Craft

Button Bunny Easter Craft

Button Bunny Easter Craft

Button Bunny Easter Craft

Button Bunny Easter Craft

Button Bunny Easter Craft

11
Feb

Valentines Card Craft

Valentines Card Craft

Share the love this Valentine’s Day with this gorgeous DIY Card Craft project- Valentines Card Craft! A perfect, personalised gesture to remind your loved one of all the things you love about them.

You will need:

Deck of Cards

A List of Your “52 things”

Hole Punch

2 Binder Rings

Scissors

Blank Sheets of Paper

Glue or Double Sided Sticky Tape

Black Marker

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4
Dec

The Safest Christmas Tree Perfect for Babies

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We all love decorating our Christmas Trees with lots of lights and colourful baubles. But when you’ve got crawling babies or mischievous toddlers who want to touch everything, like our little boy above, then you need to think a little differently. That’s why we’ve come up with the safest Christmas Tree that can be adhered to any household surface, making it a fantastic alternative for tight spaces.

Find out more about our Christmas Tree Wall Sticker and pop it up before Santa arrives.

25
Oct

Christmas Card Craft

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Christmas can be a costly time of the year, it’s expensive to buy Christmas Cards for all of your friends and family, why not make Christmas a little different this year and create your own gorgeous Christmas card craft and stand out from all the rest.

What you need: 

  • Glue
  • Gold Pen
  • Buttons
  • Ruler
  • Card or textured paper

 

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