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Friday, 15 October 2021

Halloween Monster Toilet Roll Craft

Hey readers,

Looking for an easy craft to do for Halloween then check out below how to make a Halloween monster toilet craft.

What you will need.

* Paint (any colour you fancy or have to hand).

* Toilet roll.

 * Pipe cleaners.

* Foam sticky shapes.

* Googly eyes. 

* Paper clips.

* Hole punch (for holes to thread pipe cleaners through).

* A small stick of some description, I used a bamboo stick but I cut it down to fit. 

How to make the Halloween monster toilet roll craft.

1. First paint the toilet rolls on the outside with the colour you have chosen.

2. Once the toilet rolls are dry,  you need to hole punch each side of the toilet roll at the top. Then thread the pipe cleaner through the hole to the other side and thread it through. Finally, shape the pipe cleaner in an arc angle. 

3. The other toilet roll pushes the bamboo stick through the toilet roll so it reaches the other side and cuts it to fit. 

4. Add accessories of your choice such as foam shapes, paper clips.

5. Add the google eyes to be placed at eye level.

toilet roll craft

There you have an easy Halloween craft to do with your child. 

Happy Halloween.

Cheers for reading X

Sunday, 10 October 2021

My Sunday photo 10/10/2021

For my eldest homework, he had to make his own pyramid as he is learning about Eygpt. He is so proud of it :) 


Sunday, 26 September 2021

My Sunday photo 26/09/2021

Sunday, 19 September 2021

My Sunday photo 19/09/2021

Husband found some gremlins in the back of the boot 😂 

Darren Coleshill

Sunday, 12 September 2021

My Sunday photo 12/09/2021

...and just like that, we are back to school!

Darren Coleshill

Monday, 6 September 2021

How to make a sensory bottle

Hey readers,

A fun activity that is simple to do is a sensory bottle. Kids love watching the mixture in the bottle move around and can be calming for them if they want some wind-down time. Below I tell you how to make the sensory bottle. 

How to make a sensory bottle

What you will need. 

* Pop bottle.

*  Glitter glue.

*  Glitter.

*  Water.

*  Washing up liquid. 

How to make the glitter bottle. 

1. Wash out the bottle and remove the label.

2. Put the glitter glue into the bottle.

3. Fill it up with water to about an inch or two of the open bottle. 

4. Add some glitter.

5. Screw the lid tightly. 

6. We added a squirt of washing up liquid as it made the glitter sink and not stay at the top making the mixture more evenly spread inside of the bottle. 

7. Shake the bottle and there you have your own sensory bottle. 

How to make a sensory bottle

How to make a sensory bottle

How to make a sensory bottle

How to make a sensory bottle

Cheers for reading X
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Sunday, 5 September 2021

My Sunday photo 05/09/2021

My Sunday photo 05/09/2021

My boys were chuffed to get their medal for completing the summer reading challenge  :)

Darren Coleshill

Friday, 3 September 2021

Kids activities that parents can enjoy too

Hey readers, 

Sometimes the words 'will you play with me for me and a lot of other parents' be filled with dread. I don't do imaginary play and reading other people's experiences a lot of other parents too. 

However, I do enjoy some elements of 'play', and here are my top things that I do enjoy and take part in and I am going to share my ideas that are how to make playdough do for adults and children, check them out below. 

Kids activities that parents can enjoy too

1. Colouring books. 

Help Teaching says you don't have to be a kid to enjoy colouring, it can be therapeutic and a nice way to spend time with your child by colouring in together. It is a calming activity and there is pressure to think outside of the box as it was so good to relax as a parent as well. 

2. Jigsaw puzzles. 

Jigsaw puzzles are a brilliant way to work together and deal with a problem and working out how to put the pieces together to form a picture. 

3. Video games.

Video games are a fun way to spend time with kids. I have a Nintendo switch as a family we love playing Mario Karts, it is fun and everyone has a laugh play together. 

4. Reading.

Not only is reading educational but it can be a fun activity to do together. Whether that be reading to the child, child reading to you, or both taking it in turns to read a story together is a lovely way to spend some quality time with your child. Reading Rockets has a brilliant list of different types of reading activities you can do with your child. 

5. Board games.

There are many board games out there and of course, age-related as well. So, going from my experience with a seven and nine-year-old I enjoy playing with my boys Monoply, buckaroo, card games, Uno, top trump, hungry hippos that kind of range is perfect to kill some time and spend some time on your child. 

I like board games because I enjoy them and they do not fill me with dread and looking at the clock because I don't have to make up things much prefer structural play. 

6. Baking.

Good to Know points out the beauty with baking is you don't have to make something complicated (though you can if you feel confident in doing so) but there are really simple baking you can do such as cookies but kids love being in the kitchen and helping out.

 Of course, the best bit for the child is licking the spoon but seriously they enjoy doing what adults doing. It is also fun and something you can do together to create something tasty. 

7. Drawing.

An activity that both my boys enjoy doing with me is drawing along videos on youtube where we all draw what the person is doing on their video whether it be animals, cartoon characters it is just a really fun way to do something together.

 It is also my kids sometimes struggle to know what to draw so draw along videos are perfect because you know what you are doing and don't get the feeling of being overwhelmed in thinking of something on the spot. 

Have I missed off any activities that as an adult you like to do with a child? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X 
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Sunday, 29 August 2021

My Sunday photo 29/08/2021

Monday, 23 August 2021

**AD** Review of Wallace & Gromit Live Concert.

Hey readers,

It is the summer holiday at the moment and if you're looking for something to do then you need to consider watching Wallace & Gromit In concert at the Edinburgh Festival online. 

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Carrot production has teamed up with the award-winning Aardman to bring you Wallace & Gromit In Concert. This is perfect for all the family to enjoy and having an orchestra adds something a bit different to the normal cartoon format. 

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Did you know that Wallace & Gromit 30 minute animation film is one of the most successful films ever! Not only that but Aardman also created brilliant shows such as creature comforts, chicken run, and Shaun the Sheep. 

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My boys love Wallace & Gromit cartoons and we watched a recorded version of the show and they were really interested in it. I say it is perfect for a late afternoon evening time as it is 1 hour and 18 minutes. It is lively but it is relaxing at the same time if that makes sense. 

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Another good thing about watching the show at home is you can break anytime and have toilet breaks which are important when you have children. 

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Not only is there an amazing live orchestra they play fun classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody which both my boys love Queen so they really enjoyed hearing that. 

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I would say it is suited for 5 upwards mainly cause of the association. I liked the fact that orchestra members dressed up in Wallace & Gromit costumes where it is cheese, Shaun the sheep, or Lady Campanula to name a few. 

Not only is the show orchestra music there are classic clips in between the music making it fun with the story and coming together as a live performance.

 Matthew Sharp is an internationally renowned musician, actor, and performer and he really helps bring the show to life with musical performances and humour to get all the family smiling. 

In 2019 a the popular Snow Man live orchestra show produced by Carrot Production also brought the Wallace & Gromit The Wrong Trousers production as well which was successful up and down the country. 

Sadly due to the show being cancelled during 2020 due to the pandemic, it means that a lot of people missed out on the performance, including different countries. 

However, 2021 brings the return of the multi-awarded Wallace & Gromit live show which will be on-demand from 6-30 August 2021. The show is available online and on-demand including in BSL and audio description format. 

To book tickets for the online show of Wallace & Gromit The Wrong Trousers live orchestra at Edinburgh Fringe Festival click here. The cost of the tickets is £15.00 full price or a concession at £13.00 and this is an online event meaning you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. 

Also if you are interested in The Snowman Live they are doing shows later in the year so you can book tickets now here. I was lucky enough to be gifted some tickets in 2019 for me and my family to check out The Snowman live and you can check out my review on my blog here.

Cheers for reading X

I was gifted tickets in exchange for a review of Wallace & Gromit Live Concert. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

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