Category Archives: Activities

DIY (very) temporary water wall

We’re currently trying to cut down or eliminate The Child’s afternoon naps, because they translate to an 11pm bedtime. Which is highly uncool. Lots of afternoon activities to keep a tired and cranky toddler occupied are now required, because as tempting as it is to just stick Frozen, Despicable Me, Tangled, or Spider-Man and his […]

Make: a collage (and a pile of paper)

The Child sleeps a grand total of eight or nine hours a night, which translates to a long nap in the middle of the day. Which also means it’s kind of pointless to organise any play dates or activities from lunchtime onwards. Which means she’s been watching a little more television and Youtube (or, “Yo […]

The art of rubbing with no setup

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica: Rubbings are made by carefully pressing paper onto a carved or incised surface so that the paper conforms to the features to be copied. The paper is then blacked and the projecting areas of the surface become dark, while indented areas remain white. In our case, it’s crayons on copier […]

Jazzing up the arts and crafts

The Child’s first experience with arts and crafts was at a play group — she went crazy for painting, and nothing’s changed. If there are things to be glued or painted (or rolled), she’s all over it. I had never thought of doing arts and crafts at home prior to seeing her enjoy it so […]