There is a very important thing missing from my blog so far:- Play dough! This stuff needs no introduction (but Im doing one anyway!). My girls have enjoyed playing with this from an early age. Its such a relaxing, creative activity. Ideal for when the weather is bad. Making your own play dough is just as fun as playing with it (and hopefully you have … Continue reading Chocolate play dough
Kids can take their minds off of the stresses of school with these two relaxing and satisfying sewing craft kits. They are ideal for a long journey or weekend away because they are compact and everything you need is included. Each CE marked craft kit has easy to follow instructions, along with a stitch guide and recipe. There are two kits: Ice cream cross … Continue reading Sewing kits from Meals and Makes!
An easy, treat pudding full of sunshine! This is a twist on Eton Mess, to enjoy while we wait for the English strawberries to grow. This is a cheat because it uses shop-bought meringues and tinned mango (which saves a great deal of time and effort). Its nice to use a ripe mango for this, but if you can only find green rocks (that taste … Continue reading Cheat’s mango meringue mess
Get kids in the kitchen and encourage a life-long love of food and cooking. This recipe pack encourages kids to get involved with the food that they eat (and have fun!). An ideal activity gift for a budding chef. This pack fits nicely into an envelope so is a little gift that is easy to post. Colour-in your picture based recipes with the UK … Continue reading Colour-in recipe cards
The weather is warming up (at last!) and spring flowers are starting to pop out of the ground, so get cutting and sticking with this spring daffodil craft. It can be used as a spring card, maybe for Easter, (…or Mothers day, hint hint!). Or just use as a picture to bring spring to your fridge door! This is the perfect kids craft activity for … Continue reading Egg box daffodil craft
Introducing……..Meals and Makes ‘Grow me’ kits! Three kits which have everything you need to grow your own tiny crop of food on your windowsill, as well as a ‘crafty’ make and some delicious recipes. Each kit includes (everything you need, just add water and sunshine): -1 food safe bag of Organic, untreated seeds to grow your plants. -1 Compostable growing pad (certified as complying with … Continue reading ‘Grow me’ gift kits
Happy new year! With frosty mornings and chilly nights, my girls need hot and filling meals to keep them energised. This is a ‘throw it in the oven and get on with something else’ sort of recipe (so ideal for looking after children at the same time!). Once the slicing is done, kids can help with putting the dish together. Its an ideal family … Continue reading Potato and onion oven bake