3 Year Old Present Ideas

My little man is turning 3 tomorrow 🎉 Thought I would share with you the presents he is getting this year.

He loves to hammer nails etc at Kindy so to carry that on at home I got him these awesome Build With Me NZ projects to complete with his new hammer and screw drivers. So cool, can’t wait to see how they turn out. Plus some safety googles 😁

His favourite colour is red so I went with that theme for the clothing, paint with water book and an interactive fire engine book. Then finally some bubble bath to top it off.

I hope these ideas come in handy when you are present hunting 😎

Heart Shaped Pavlova with Edible Flowers

I absolutely love decorating baking with flowers. We currently have four large borage plants in the garden thanks to the New World little garden seedlings. The bees are loving them. I picked up this cute little packet of edible flowers from the herb section at New World. They would be amazing on top of cakes or cupcakes. I decided to make a pretty heart shaped pavlova for dessert a family dinner.

Happy New Year 2021

We have made it home to Whanganui after over a week away discovering our NZ backyard and catching up with friends/family.

We had an amazing time in New Plymouth, Cambridge and the Bay of Plenty. We were lucky to have perfect weather. Home now for some sleep 😴😴😴

How lucky are we to live here and beable to have a summer holiday visiting family and friends. Thinking of you all overseas in lockdown xx

Quick family pic in Taupo on the drive home. There is always one 😂😋

Christmas Gingerbread Men, Trees and Reindeers

A bit of festive gingerbread baking this afternoon. We made gingerbread men with M & M buttons, Christmas trees with M & M decorations and reindeer by turning gingerbread men cutouts upside down and decorating with icing and M & Ms. The kids had a lot of fun rolling the dough, cutting out the shapes and decorating them. We used the Lots of Baking Mixes gingerbread mix and it tasted awesome. So easy to use and the dough was great to work with. We were lucky enough to win it from Marshmellow and Mint.

Christmas Treat Decorating Workshop

This morning I was lucky enough to run a Christmas treat decorating workshop for someone’s Christmas work party.

We had a lot of fun creating Christmas trees, baubles, reindeer, snowmen and Christmas puddings.

Each idea will be up on the blog soon for you to have a go yourselves for Christmas morning teas as we head into the festive month.

Outdoor Mud Kitchen

Outdoor Mud Kitchen for $11.50 🎉🎉

I managed to pick up a kitchen sink for $1 off trade me and the kitchen pots/utensils for $10.50 from a local Op shop. We used old jar lids to make the switches and fence paint from the garage to paint on the hobs.

It is awesome for the kids to have a waterplay area in the backyard. They love imitating Mum and Dad in the kitchen. So much fun to be had over the summer.

Throw Back to 12 Days of Christmas Crafts and Recipes 2019

Christmas is only 6 weeks away! I thought it would be a great idea to revisit last years 12 days of Christmas crafts and recipes before I do a 2020 version. This throw back might give you some ideas for recipes for Christmas work morning teas or some craft ideas to do with your kids. I have some great ideas coming for my 2020 12 days of Christmas so keep an eye on my blog.

12 Days of Christmas Crafts and Recipes 2019

Day 1 – Christmas Tree Fruit Platter

Day 2 – Pinecone Christmas Tree

Day 3 – Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

Day 4 – Watermelon Christmas Tree Ice Blocks

Day 5 – Cupcake Cases Christmas Tree Cards

Day 6 – Contact Paper Floral Christmas Tree

Day 7 – Christmas Wreath Salad

Day 8 – Up-cycled Christmas Crayons

Day 9 – Pavlova Christmas Wreath

Day 10 – Jam – Edible Christmas Gift

Day 11 – DIY Fabric Advent Calendar

Day 12 – Gingerbread House and Christmas Trees

Plus a few extras

Santa Fruit Kebabs

Bubble Wrap Painting

Homemade Christmas Gift Tags

Paper Witch Hat

Paper Witch Hat

This little one has been asking to be a witch all week so we made our own paper witches hat.

We made a stencil of spiders and pumpkins and painted orange onto black paper. Then made the paper into a cone and circle shape to constuct a hat.

Kindy dress up tomorrow all sorted.