20 Eco Friendly Party Bag Ideas that won’t break the bank!

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1Jul
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20 Eco friendly party bag ideas that won’t break the bank!   One of my favourite things about being a mum is organising my children’s birthday parties.  I may be a sucker for punishment but there is wonderful creative opportunity and a chance to ‘fire up my creative spark’ for children and families who really do appreciate our efforts.  My…

Outdoor Playground Ideas: gardening, wildlife, sandpit, and water activities

Posted under Outdoors

30Jun
outdoor playground ideas

And a few more outdoor playground ideas… Again, with big big thanks to Fiona Jarvis, of Playgroup ACT, for her inspiration and ideas.     Gardening- *provide tools such as shovels, rakes, watering cans and hand diggers. You can buy these pretty cheaply from most large hardware shops (for $5- $10 a piece) and they make GREAT Christmas presents!  Stuck…

Spot the Wall Repaired with LEGO!

Posted under The Sprinkle Joy Project

29Jun
wall repaired by lego

20. Wall Repaired with LEGO!   I was walking in my little town of Brunswick Heads the other day and I spotted this. A tiny bit of repair work on the corner of a brick wall… with a difference. If there is something that makes my heart sing, it is an unexpected find like this. A drop of creative action….

Easy Nature Crafts For Kids: Stick dolls

Posted under Nature and Animal Crafts

24Jun
stick crafts

Project #13: Easy Nature Crafts for Kids- Stick dolls Introducing Pearl, the Stick Girl   Time: 20 minutes maximum Difficulty: Fun in the outdoors, as long as you have a bit of string in your pocket   Stick Man needs a friend to take along on his adventures.  And if you are looking for easy nature crafts for kids, you…

How to Do the Royal Wave

Posted under Traditions and Rituals for the Home

22Jun
how to do the royal wave

19. How to do the Royal Wave   I spotted this picture on the internet last week.  It’s “The Waving Spot”, a place in the corner of the garden for children to go and wave a coloured flag as their mums and dads head off on a busy day, or to greet them at home time. This is my ‘Sprinkle…

Rainbow Bridge Workshops- The Taste Test Sessions

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18Jun
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 Rainbow Bridge Workshops     Rainbow Bridge Workshops   If you are looking for new inspiration for your team, or want some insight into sustainability, or simply want to see what we are up to, please come along to try what we offer! Book online below, or call 0488 369139 to secure your spot.   Rainbow Bridge Workshops- Session One:…

My work at Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care

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18Jun
rainbow bridge family day care

Did you know that mid-last year we started Rainbow Bridge Family Day Care? I’m co-director along with my fabulous colleagues Victoria Edmond and Marta Koncz, and we have RBFDC educators on the Gold Coast, the GC Hinterland, Tweed and right down to Myocum near Byron Bay. It’s the sole reason I’ve not been on my blog quite as much.. Setting…

10 more creative ways to display flowers in the home

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16Jun
creative ways to display flowers in the home

Fresh flowers. Don’t you just love them?   There is one thing that transforms a house into a home.  That thing?  Fresh flowers.  It doesn’t matter if they are a professionally arranged display or a tiny drooping bunch handed to you in a cone of silver foil from a little 4 year old, flowers bring a little bit of happiness…

Pop a message on a Birthday Notice Board

Posted under The Sprinkle Joy Project

8Jun
birthday notice board

18.   A few weeks ago, I drove past one of those big black and white signboards – you know the ones, with the interchangeable letters, often found outside fire stations, churches, and schools. It was on the way out to Mt Warning, on the road out of Murwillumbah. It said “Happy 25th Birthday, Ben!”   Made me start to…

Lunchbox idea: Stainless steel lunch tins from camping or disposal stores

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5Jun
stainless steel lunch tins

  Why I LOVE our stainless steel lunch tins   In 2000, my daughter began her schooling journey at Silkwood.  Some clever parent or teacher (goodness knows who but what a fab idea) suggested that the children could use stainless steel lunch tins, like the ones used for camping, as lunchboxes.   Almost 15 years on, here it is.  It…

How to Nuno Felt a Silk Scarf

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11May
how to nuno felt a silk scarf

Want to know how to nuno felt a silk scarf? Read on…   Here we are, my friend Carrie and I at “Saviour of the Lost Arts” about to begin our Nuno Felting scarf workshop.   Our teacher was Julie of The Mountain Spinnery.  Julie is about to start teaching classes in Woolloongabba.  Visit her website for details. Why not make…