Author Archives: Andrea See

Duct tape and washi tape blocks

Monkey was excited about making cardboard tube blocks as toys for Mungbean. Add washi tape and Monkey was focused on this cheap activity for an hour. School holiday activity #2: loo roll tube blocks, following instructions by @babbledabbledo A photo posted by Andrea See (@serialdeviant) on Mar 30, 2016 at 7:36am PDT

Decorating sweet baked goods: a quick activity if you buy a kit

Monkey (formerly Child 1) spent about 30 minutes putting icing and egg-shaped candy on egg-shaped gingerbread biscuits. There is a plan to bake sugar cookies during these holidays so Mungbean (formerly Child 2) can enjoy them, too. School holiday activity #1: decorating gingerbread Easter egg biscuits. A photo posted by Andrea See (@serialdeviant) on Mar […]

The children aren’t interested in Bah Humbug

So now Child 1 is very interested in the concept of Christmas. Last year we got away with no tree (our tree is a tabletop plastic number). This year she’s been excited about it way too early. These are a few of the things I’ve done to entertain her thus far. Child 1 adores colouring, […]

Process art and tape resist

There are a myriad of benefits to letting young children create via process art, and my reason for encouraging Child 1 — and Child 2, when I get it together enough to make her some edible finger paints — to experience process art is it makes her happy. Our process art materials: poster paint, copier […]