Baking gingerbread

After two days of playing with gingerbread playdough, it was time for the real thing: Making gingerbread! The dough needs to be made a day in advance, as it has to rest in the fridge for around 10-12 hours or more, or the consistency won’t be very good for rolling the dough out etc. We used … More Baking gingerbread

Christmassy Playdough Mats – Free Printables!

For our advent activity no.21, I made these playdough mats for Penguin, to use with the three types of scented playdough that we’d made the previous day. I simply drew the pictures and laminated them. I also got out some beads, pipe cleaners, googly eyes etc, for decorating the playdough motifs. It was good fun … More Christmassy Playdough Mats – Free Printables!

Scented Playdough: Gingerbread, Cinnamon, and Mint!

We are still loving the orange-coloured Christmas scented playdough we made earlier this month, but I thought it would be nice to add a few more scents and colours. So for day 20 of our advent activities we made three different ones: Gingerbread (brown), cinnamon (red) and mint (green). All recipes are included at the bottom … More Scented Playdough: Gingerbread, Cinnamon, and Mint!

Homemade Santa!

Today we got a couple of Santas made, so now they can help us looking after our two Rudolphs from the other day 😊 Again, we used empty toilet rolls as base, and added felt, pipe cleaners, toy stuffing (for beard, alt. use cotton wool or other similar material), tiny pom-poms and googly eyes. We … More Homemade Santa!

A Winter Visit to the Wildlife Park, Port Lympne

Yesterday we spent a chilly yet beautiful afternoon at the Port Lympne Wildlife Park! It’s a great place with large areas to roam around for visitors and for many of the animals. There’s a ‘safari experience’, meaning a guided tour in an open truck & trailer, which takes you around parts of the park where … More A Winter Visit to the Wildlife Park, Port Lympne