Simple Pulley and Lever Activity for Children

Posted under Play activities, Wood


If only I’d known how easy it was to make a pulley system, I would have done it ages ago. Ned found a little toy that I bought many moons ago and yesterday, we worked out how to set it up. The toy is German made by Kraul. “Mini Cable Car” Sadly I have no idea of the supplier. If you do,…

The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich Queensland

Posted under Travel with children


This past weekend, my mum and dad and I took Ned to see the Miniature Model Railways exhibition at the Ipswich Workshops Rail Museum.  There were special activities on offer to support the model trains displays including hammering and construction tables, books and puzzles, a miniature ride-on steam train and a Bob the Builder Show.  And then there was the museum…

Toy Car Wash: A fun outdoor activity for children

Posted under Cars, trucks, and trains


Friday’s Guest: Bernadine Murray of “Pretend and Move“ Workshop Wednesdays – At the Car Wash With such lovely weather around at the moment it is easier for us mums to venture outside, it is also easier to set up some outdoor activities.  Kids love playing with water so why not create a carwash outside. You can use tubs filled with…

Novelty car-shaped drinking straw DIY tutorial

Posted under Cars, trucks, and trains, Paper


Here is the template. You need the car body, the car wheels (cut 2) and the car windows (cut 2). Plus 2 brads (pushpins), a needle or pin, a stanley knife, a glue stick, a chopping board, and of course, a straw. Firstly, glue on the windows. Then use the needle/pin to poke a hole through the centre of each…