Tag Archives: art

Misters of the Universe: Mr Men Meets He-Man. Soft Toys for Toddlers – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

What do you get when you mix kids' favourite Mr Men, with 80's kids' favourites Masters of The Universe (that's He-Man, for all you heathens)? Nothing but AWESOME fun for your toddler! This week CleverPatch challenged me with these old-school craft favourites:

Felt Squares & Wadding (click here to check out … Continue Reading ››

How To Give Mum 5 More Minutes of Sleep: Post-It Note Human Canvas

Ever wondered how to keep the kids occupied (and quiet) whilst mum is sleeping in?

The answer lies in a bit of pre planning at Officeworks. Buy yourself some post-it notes. Then tell the kids that they can use you as a human canvas.

The traditional yellow post-it notes are fine but these fancy new … Continue Reading ››

Nintendo Colour Matching Game – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

The ever-spectacular Ainslie from CleverPatch has just let me know that she had the same painting troubles with the pebbles!
Before painting, scrub the pebbles with steel wool in warm, soapy water to remove the stones' waxy layer. Then you should be fine!
Usually I'd be letting you know about this week's surprise item... but I … Continue Reading ››

Instant Toy Story Woody Costume: Kids Cowboy Fancy Dress – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

The week is almost wrapped, but here comes my DIY Dad Challenge entry, careening around the corner. SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH! Crash. Bang. Obligatory bouncing tyre. This week I was stumped by:

Cotton Apron & Fabric Glue (click here to check out the Apron and then here to see … Continue Reading ››

Futurama Bender Scarecrow – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

It's been a big week of DIY Dad-crafting and I've been put through the proverbial ringer trying to figure out what to create. But it was worth it because - it's Futurama-time! CleverPatch threw me a serious curveball with this week's surprise item:

Bamboo Trellis (click here to … Continue Reading ››