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Activity 27: Bottle Flowers

22 Nov

Princess Peanut and Teacher MummaOriginal pin: Inner child fun

I loved this pin, and it’s been sitting in my Pinterest folder begging to be done for a while now!!!

We started off with our trusty Crayola finger paints and a 600ml bottle. I thought this size would be easier for Princess Peanut to hold.

Princess Peanut was eager to start -although she found the idea of “stamping” tricky. She was happy to use the bottle as a bit of an alternate paint brush 😉

Bottle Top Flowers

Bottle Flowers

But with a bit of practice we got there…well sort of…

Bottle Top Flowers

Bottle Top Flowers

Stamping, stamping, smouching…..

Bottle flowers

Bottle flowers

And the final product!

Verdict: There wasn’t a lot of preparation involved (I really should do more “messy” activities, as the thought of it is worse than the actual activity!). Princess Peanut needs to work on her stamping, but otherwise she had fun. Like any activity with this age group, it was over pretty quickly, but enjoyable while it lasted.

Extension/ Adaption: Apart from doing this activity again at a later stage I think the rest is up to the child’s imagination and interpretation! 😉


Activity 26: Toddler Cleaning

11 Oct

Cleaning bucket intro pic

Half way there…now to watermark my photos so I can do my next lot of posts!

Now toddlers are so interested in copying adults and I know Princess Peanut was no exception. She was fascinated with “mess” and wanted to “dust” everything for months. She is always asking for a “cloth” too. So I had the idea to make a little cleaning set for her. Granted I could have just bought her a toy set, but this is more authentic.

And, just in case you were wondering….yes I would make a more “boy” version (i.e. colours and minus the pink) if I had a son 😉

The original Pin was from Pink and Green Mama. At the time when I had the idea there wasn’t a lot of Pins on the subject. I’ve since found this one too from Spoonful.

I thought for ease of transportation (and hopefully keeping tantrums to a minimum) I decided to opt for a bucket, rather than a caddy where items could fall out more easily. We keep the lid off most of the time, but Princess Peanut is of course (like any other toddler) fascinated with lids coming on and off.

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

Here is the finished product for Princess Peanut. Complete with label and decoration, she has carried this little bucket around everywhere.

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

A little bit of prettiness 🙂

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

Princess Peanut and I went shopping at the $2 shop and found a cheap glove duster and set of cloths just like Mumma’s. I grabbed her a Chux out of the cupboard like we clean our surfaces with.

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

I found this little set at Target, the small size is great. Princess Peanut loves to grab my big broom and dustpan, so i thought this little set was perfect….well…Princess Peanut wasn’t as excited about it as I thought she might have been. Hopefully the idea grows on her.

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

Here is everything in the bucket, it fits in…just!

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket 1

The “spray” bottle getting some use, complete with sound effects!

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

Oh Teacher Mumma I LOVE to “dust dust dust”.

Princess Peanut and Teacher Mumma Cleaning Bucket

Ambidextrous? It does run in the family…lol. Maybe I should start doing the cleaning this way, might be more efficient!

Adaptions: I wouldn’t mind making that sock bunny from Pink and Green Mama! How cute!

Over time we might add to it, or change it to a caddy, but for now and Princess Peanut’s needs, it’s perfect!!

Activity 25: Water jug

28 Sep

The original Pinterest inspiration has come from here: a journey to dream

I decided to try doing this with my small handheld drill, instead of using a heated needle (thought it might be safer to do as Princess Peanut was up and about when I was making this). It turned out a little messier, but was quick and easy.

As I wanted Princess Peanut to use this independently I wanted a jug with a handle that was easy for her to lift and use. One of our friends from our Playgroup had the brilliant suggestion of a Pancake shaker! When I was at Woolies I even found a mini one. I bought both sizes, but for this post I used the mini one.

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I started off with less holes than this, but the water didn’t flow. So I added holes, although it’s still not perfect.

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This is so much fun Teacher Mumma, I want to do this every day (and don’t worry Mumma I will remind you every day!).


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I’m pretty sure this big one is the same, maybe I should try filling this one up!


Adaptions: I think I will try putting the holes closer together in the next one.

Verdict: It is great! Was quick and easy to make (and we got to have pancakes!). Princess Peanut asks to go out every day to water the herbs and the other plants too! She thinks it is great fun!!


Activity 24: Father’s Day

5 Sep

On Sunday we just celebrated Father’s day in Australia. Last year Princess Peanut and I made a salt dough handprint (not as succesfully as I would have liked but Teacher Dadda was impressed all the same). This year I wasn’t sure what to do, so I went back over my pins and discovered this little gem from Twinkle toes de lux.

So here is my finished product, after a little photoshopping and voila!


It was much easier than I originally thought! I already had the letter ‘A’ for another project so I headed back to Spotlight to get the ‘D’.

Princess Peanut was a bit ill on this day, but we did our best. I took her on a walk and found a nice little spot with a park bench. Popped her on the bench (as a bit of a novelty factor, so she didn’t run away) and started snapping away.

HINT: Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone….I cheated! I didn’t paint the letters at all! I knew I would do the photos in black and white, so I figured that there really wasn’t much point in painting them 😉

It’s framed on Teacher Dadda’s desk at work and he’s already had a few compliments

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