Free Printable Masks for World Book Day


Free Printable Masks for

Its World Book Day next Thursday and if your school is anything like mine it will decide two days before to have a dress up day!

Don’t panic we have found some great free printables you can use to dress up your child on World Book Day.

Itsy Bitsy Fun have these great Dinosaur Masks.

Printable dinosaur masks

Fantasy Jr have this great print and colour Owl Mask. Your child could go as the owl from the Gruffalo or Winnie the Pooh.

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Great Kids Birthday Parties have a great selection of free masks including Batman, Spiderman, Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

We love this Grinch Mask from Early Moments

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PBS Parents have this brilliant Curious George mask.

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 Activity Village have a great selection of animal masks including this great snake one.

Snake Mask Printable

For more World Book Day Inspiration visit our Pinterest Board

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Two Copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD to be Won


Yesterday saw the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD and Blu-Ray. I have to say they have changed a bit since my day.

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We were sent a review copy to watch and we really enjoyed it. Lots of action going on and a great storyline.

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Makes the perfect family film just don’t forget the popcorn or pizza!

To celebrate the release we have two copies of this brand new DVD to giveaway,

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St David’s Day Crafts & Recipes


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Its St David’s Day this Sunday and we have found some great crafts and recipes to help you celebrate.

These Daffodil Pin-wheels from Nuturestore are simple to make and look lovely.

Such a pretty daffodil craft :: make a flower pinwheel

We love this little Welsh Lady from Activity Village

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These Paper Leeks from Filth Wizardry look brilliant

Make a Dragon Shield with DLTK Holidays

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These Welsh Cakes from BBC Good Food look amazing.

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Wales.com have this brilliant recipe for Bara Birth.

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This Welsh Dragon from Domestic Goddesque looks like a lot of fun to make.

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Visit our Pinterest Board for more inspiration.

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6 Amazing Pancake Recipes


6 Amazing Pancake Recipes

Its pancake day next week and we have been on the search for the best pancake recipes. Here are some of our favourites:

We are loving these Pancake Pops from No 2 Pencil. How cute are they?

Pancake Pops

These Mint Choc Chip Pancakes from Caramel Potatoes look amazing!

Looking for something a bit more grown up? Try these Lemon Poppyseed Crepes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Filling  from Say Yes.

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If the children want to get get involved the try this easy pancake recipe for kids to make from the Boy Who Cooked.

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These Greek Yoghurt Pancakes  from Creme De La Crumb look amazing.

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

And lastly you have our Easy Peasy Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Easy Peasy Fluffy Pancakes

Stuck for topping ideas? Mum In The Madhouse has 40 of them for you!

40 amazing pancake toppings

What toppings do you like on your pancakes? 

Visit our Pinterest Board for more pancake inspiration.

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How Do You Keep the Children Entertained at Half Term?


How Do You Keep the Children Entertained

Its half term next and we are very excited as we are off to Butlin’s for the week. This means I don’t have to worry about entertaining a 2 and 6 year old as it’s all done for me.

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However I am normally stuck at home with two children that get bored very easily. I don’t drive and there isn’t much to do close by. In the summer it’s not too bad as we go to the park and play in the garden but February is the dankest most miserable holiday of all.

We try to have one day when daddy is day off and then it’s a mixture of crafts, baking and lots of movies and popcorn!

I have run out of inspiration so I ask some bloggers how they spend half term:

School clubs, visit family, sleepover, baking, film afternoon, make dens. Same as a weekend really.  If you plan loads and pack the holiday it makes your life stressful and they never learn to entertain themselves. Snaffles Mummy

Lots of National Trust days out, loads of fresh air, lazy pj days, and a treat like bowling or cinema Rachel Lucas

Arrange a few playdates with friends. Plan craft days and baking days. Emmy’s Mummy

I usually try to book one workshop or activity per child – have failed to book anything this time, however! Antonia Chitty

And probably my favourite one..

Give them the chance to see what I do all day whilst they are at school by getting them to help with housework.  Domesticgoddesque

What do have planned for this half term?

How do you keep the children entertained?

 

 

 

10 Valentines Makes For Children


10 Valentines Makes

Just a few weeks now until Valentines day which happens to fall just before the half term. We have found some great crafts ideas that you could do in then half term and extend that loving feeling through the half term. Lets face it February half term is probably the one that needs perking up the most!

We love this Beaded Valentines Card from Emmy’s Mummy.

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These Rose Buns from Et Speaks From Home look amazing!

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In The Playroom have been making these cute Scrunched Tissue Paper Valentines Hearts.

Scrunched tissue paper heart Valentines craft for toddlers or preschoolers

We are loving these Mini Paper Plate Dinosaur Valentines Crafts from Crafty Morning.

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You will have a lot of fun making these Salt Dough Heart Footprints from Red Ted Art.

This DIY Clay Heart Bunting from Nurture Store is so simple to make but looks amazing.

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Looking for something quick and simple? Try these Heart Shaped Paper Chains from Mum In The Madhouse.

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We have some Cut & Colour Hearts which are perfect for your Valentines Crafts.

Free Printable Cut & Colour Hearts

These Pom Pom Love Monsters from Sugar Bee Crafts are super cute.

Another really simple but oh so effective craft from Aunt Peaches. Have a go at these yarn hearts.

For more inspiration visit our Pinterest Board.

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Gift Inspiration for Valentines Day


Valentines is a month away and we know it can be difficult to get that gift just right. We have put together a inspiration board for you to help you find the right gift for your loved one.

Valentines gifts

Hearts Tote Bag £15

Mother & Child Silver Wire Heart Necklace £55

Illuminated Canvas Night Light £35.95 

Be Mine, A3 Print £15

Gumigem- Miller Heart £12.95

Heart Flower Wreath £24

Looking for more inspiration? Visit our pinterest board.

 

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3 Copies of The Unbeatables on DVD to be Won


Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas.

We are starting our blogging year off with a lovely giveaway for you.

The Unbeatables is released on the 9th February on DVD and we have 3 copies to giveaway.

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The Unbeatables is the hilarious footie flick that’s the perfect gift for young football fans everywhere.

Amadeo reigns supreme in the local bar at table football. Taking on all-comers he is “unbeatable”. Frustrated by his only ever defeat at the hands of Amadeo, Flash the town bully challenges him to a real football match – something which Amadeo has no chance of winning. With all hope lost Amadeo’s time as a champion looks to be over, until an unexpected intervention from the village and the support of his love Laura make things a whole lot more interesting…

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