Category: Crafts & Activities

Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

So as I promised I will be posting all about the Fairy Garden we grew together a few days back..

As I already told you guys Princess Z received this on her birthday and I had kept it hidden for a while..just to take it out to keep her entertained on sick days like these.

So firstly the Fairy Garden box includes everything you will need make an enchanting experience.

Ready To Grow & Play!

Contents;

1x Garden bowl
1x Fairy figurine
1x Shell (Water feature)
1x Fairy cottage
1x Clothes linen with Posts & Pegs
1x Blanket
1x Packet Of Grass seeds
1x Colored gravel
1x Fairy mushroom
1x Packet of stars
Flowers
Booklet
*soil is not included so you will need some of your own.

1.So we started of by filling in some soil in the garden bowl..Filling it up nearly to the top and firming it down to make a smooth and stable surface.

Fairy Garden
Step 1

2.Once we were done! We assembled the fairy cottage and placed it on to the soil in the center close to the rim of the bowl,pressing it in,a bit.

Our Cat Was Enjoying This As Well 🙈

3.Next with the help of a teaspoon we made a small hole in the soil on the left side of the bowl.Placing the shell in the hollow making sure the sides were leveled with the soil.

4.Then using the multi- colored gravel we created a path from the cottage to the opposite side of the bowl.

5.In the spare area of the garden we placed the washing line poles(cutting the cord to the length required).and hanged the pink blanket using the pegs.

Already Lookign Good …Isn’t It!

6.Next,we evenly scattered the grass seeds over the bare areas of the soil.(Sprinkling water over the seeds to make them a bit damp)

Almost Done

7.Now once everything was done it was time to add the decorations,flowers and mushroom and we did..placing them randomly around empty spaces.

Looks Wonderful ❤️

8.Last but not the least we poured a little water in the shell to make a fairy pond and Finally we sprinkled a bit of fairy dust(stars) all over…adding a bit of fairy magic.

And voila…it’s done … the only thing we need to do now is wait and watch the grass grow.

Our Little Fairy Garden

*you can add in a few decorations of your own if you like…like pebbles,small plants,sea shells,shiny objects and so much more..

I don’t know where to find it here in the UAE as it was gifted to us but you can check it out online on https://www.fishpond.com

5 Indoor Games

5 Indoor Games

5 INDOOR GAMES THAT KIDS CAN ENJOY DURING SUMMER 

Dubai summer is intolerable and so we tend to spend more time indoors.

Below are 5 extraordinary games that I have enjoyed playing with Princess Z and am pretty sure you will enjoy and will definitely keep your kids entertained this summer

Guess Who?
Many of you might have heard about this game and the many forms it comes into.We went with the detachable board game.👇🏻

5 Indoor Games
Guess Who?

How to Play?
A guessing game.Where each player choosing a character or an animal.Then each opponent player has to guess the character while asking yes or no questions to eliminate.For example does your character have brown hair? or does your animal have whiskers?.The player will then eliminate the character/animals by closing the doors of those images until ones left.The first one to discover the mystery person/animal wins .

With detachable boards this is a fun game to enjoy at home or during traveling.

Suitable for kids 6+
2 players

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Looping Louie
This game is all about protecting your chicken from a dizzy driver Louie👇🏻

Loopin’ Louie!

How to Play?
Switch on the game and see the airplane drop down and spin.When the airplane comes near to your chickens tokens,save them by pressing the paddle to flip him out of the way.He will fly in circles and loop the loop.Try aiming him towards other players chicken.The last player to have any chicken tokens left wins.

Note: This game needs assembling as well as batteries to work.

Suitable for kids 4+
2-4 players

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Pop! Pop! Piñata
Who doesn’t love piñatas.This game is just like popping a real piñata open.

Pop Pop! Pinata

How to Play?
There are two ways of playing this game (we play the second option mostly).
But firstly put the prizes in and spin the piñata to mix the prizes inside

First way of playing is hitting the piñata gently by pressing the party disc hit button on the bottom.The piñata will stay closed and only a few prizes will come out.Put the prizes in the cup and then it’s the next players turn.If the other player splits open the piñata you win!.

The second way of playing is by hitting the piñata harder and popping the prizes out.Like just a real piñata…everyone races to put the prizes in their cups.The player with the most prizes wins.

This game requires assemble and will be loved by all.
Note: contains small parts so definitely not suitable for children under 4
2-4players

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Memory Game
Ohh how Princess Z loves this game.Shes a big fan of Dora the Explorer so we bought her a Dora and Friends memory cards game from a local shop

Dora The Explorer Memory Game

How to Play?
Everyone knows how to play this game but will still tell you 😉.Flip the cards over two at a time to uncover,match the most pairs and the player with the most cards wins.

This game includes 72 cards in total…( 3 sets in purple,yellow & pink color)

This is a picture memory game so no reading. required.
Ages 3+
1 or more players

Bingo
Even though Princess Z is just 4 she plays this game really well and enjoys it.Everybody loves this number game specially when you get the first row of numbers and are the first one to say ‘Bingo’ 😉

How to Play?
Includes a number chart, x36 number cards and bingo chips.Its simple just pronounce one number at a time and place a bingo chip if you have it on your number card.If you complete a row shout out ‘bingo’.Even though this is a bit though for children below 6 it’s a great way for improving their number recognition skills.

Tip: When saying the number break it down to make it easy for the child (if they are playing along) like for example: instead of saying forty two (42), say four two forty-two (42).This will help the kids recognize the numbers without any help 😊.

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There are many other games that can be enjoyed indoors,So take some time out and keep yourself and your kids busy with these fun games during summer.

Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art

MOSAIC ART

Our weekend is all about trying out new crafts that we learn through craft television serials or Pinterest .So this weekend we made our own mosaic art with colored paper squares.Its super easy and simple.Wanna make your own then follow the instructions below 😊👇🏻.

You will need:

Supplies Needed

Black paper
Chalk
Permanent Marker
A pair of scissors
Glue
Colored paper (as many colors as you like)

Instructions:

1.First of all cut out colored paper squares👇🏻 (they shouldn’t be neat ✂️) just chop chop randomly as many as colors you like

Colored Paper Squares

2.Second, draw your design on the black paper with chalk,could be anything flowers,butterflies etc etc).We drew a jellyfish 😊

3.Once you have your design/pattern start gluing the squares

*glue them firmly and make sure there are no left out gaps in between

We Used A Variety Of Colors For Our JellyFish

4.Cover up the background as well(to make it look more artistic).For example if your planning to draw a jellyfish like us then color the background in the shades of blue.For flowers green etc etc.

Once your painting is complete you will have your own mosaic art

Our Very Own JellyFish Mosaic Art

Do let me know in the comments below what do you think? 👇🏻

Colored Popsicle Stick Snow Flakes

Colored Popsicle Stick Snow Flakes

COLORED POPSICLE STICK SNOW FLAKES 

As most of the summer is spent indoors.Arts & crafts is one thing that can surely keep the kids busy for the whole day or for a few hours.There are tons of crafts that can be done specially with the popsicle sticks.So today I’m gonna show you the easiest and the simplest one.Some of you might be familiar with it but for those of you who aren’t….they can follow these simple steps to create one of your own.

You will need

Popsicle Sticks (colored or plain ones) (x4)

Glue

Fancy Accessories (stickers,sequins,wool balls, or any thing that you make like to make it look fancy)

Instructions

1.Make a flake and stick it together like the picture below👇🏻
(Let it dry for at least 20mins).

Colored Popsicle Stick Snow Flakes
This is how it should look 👆🏻

*this step can be done before hand as well (as some kids are impatient and can’t wait that long 🙈)

2.Once dry add glue dots and let your kids decorate as desired.

Princess Z couldn’t stop her hands on using the deco stuff so she put them all 😂

When it’s never too much! 🙈

4.Once the snow flake is ready… hang it and admire the work done (by your kids).

Yes! It’s that simple 😲😄

This is one super easy and simple craft that kids would love.You can make and decorate as many as you like all summer long.This will surely keep them busy and entertained.

Do let me know how it went in the comments below 👇🏻.

Newspaper Hat

Newspaper Hat

HOW TO MAKE A NEWSPAPER HAT 

It was Earth day at Princess Z’s school and we (parents) had to make a costume or accessorize them with any recycled material and be creative.I was looking for something that would be creative and served a purpose at the same time.I did my part of research and came  across different ways of recycling newspaper.I found many ways but the thing I decided to go  with was a Newspaper Hat. Here’s how we made a Newspaper Hat by recycling the daily newspaper.

You will need:

Newspapers
Tape
Scissors
Any accessories (like flowers,buttons…) to glue to the hat. (Optional)

Steps:

1.The most important step is to take the right fitting measurements…so do to that make your child sit down,place newspapers sheets on her head…and mold them on the circumference of the head as shown in the picture below👇🏻

Photo is for illustration purpose only

2.Once you have the perfect size… tape around adding layers of newspapers (as many as you like) (I prefer 5 to 6 layers)

*This part is a little tricky…keep adding layers, until your satisfied.

3.Once you have your layered hat, remove and cut out the extra edges and accessories as you like.

I added flowers made from wool and glue them on the  on the taped side making it  look more neat.

Cutting out the extra newspaper will give you layers…making it look more fancy

This is the easier and most useful way of recycling newspaper.These hats can be accessorized in many ways and can be used in parties,recycling day or even in the daily life.