Welcome to Elfie’s blog

I mainly blog about things that make children smile, get very excited by, or find totally amazing ... without taking up too much effort on your part!  I hope you enjoy ...

How To Make Oobleck Slime

How To Make Oobleck Slime

Something else to amaze the kids: Oobleck Slime. It’s extraordinary stuff, incredibly easy to make […]

Surprise Watermelon & Orange Jellies!

Surprise Watermelon & Orange Jellies!

If you’re after another idea to make the kids’ eyes light up with joy and […]

Slime Recipes That Work!

Slime Recipes That Work!

Like many households, we also have a Slime Lab! This however isn’t the half of […]

How To Make A Salt Crystal Garden!

How To Make A Salt Crystal Garden!

Having tried fairly ineffectively to grow salt crystals for a week on a bit of […]

DIY Magical Wishing Stones!

DIY Magical Wishing Stones!

How many children do you know who would just love to get their hands on […]

How To Make Easter Egg Carton Chickens

How To Make Easter Egg Carton Chickens

I spotted these cute Easter egg carton chickens, over on Pinterest. Being totally braced for […]

A Family Tradition – Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders

A Family Tradition – Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders

  Children really do treasure doing things with a parent, and it’s exactly this kind […]

Encouraging Children to Write Thank You Cards …

Encouraging Children to Write Thank You Cards …

I personally think hand-written Thank You cards are so lovely to receive.  Each family will […]

How To Make A Christmas Yule Log – by Helen Fichtel

How To Make A Christmas Yule Log – by Helen Fichtel

Very many thanks to Helen for writing about this really lovely Christmas craft here on […]

Pines & Needles Christmas Trees – A Review

Pines & Needles Christmas Trees – A Review

One of our family Christmas Traditions is to go and choose our Christmas Tree together, […]

‘Father Christmas’ at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith – Review

‘Father Christmas’ at the Lyric Theatre in Ha...

Summary: YES! Go and see it. It’s a wonderful magical show and full of good […]

Christmas Adverts for 2017!

Christmas Adverts for 2017!

This year’s Christmas Adverts are being released! I don’t know about you, but I love […]

Ultimate Guide To Christmas Movies!

Ultimate Guide To Christmas Movies!

Watching a Christmas Movie together as a family, really is one of the best Christmas […]

Keeping Christmas Magical For Older Children

Keeping Christmas Magical For Older Children

Keeping Christmas magical for older children is something all us Christmas lovers wish for. We have so […]

Answers To Kids’ Questions About Father Christmas

Answers To Kids’ Questions About Father Christmas

  Kids are curious, and are renowned for asking a whole bunch of tricky questions […]

Magical Christmas Traditions To Do with Your Kids

Magical Christmas Traditions To Do with Your Kids

If you’re after a few ideas for some magical Christmas traditions you can do with […]

Handmade Christmas: Pinecone Fire Starters

Handmade Christmas: Pinecone Fire Starters

If you’re looking for ideas for a gorgeous, unique Christmas present – these are it. I […]

North Pole Breakfast

North Pole Breakfast

If you haven’t heard of the infamous North Pole Breakfast, it’s a really magical family […]

Get Organised This Christmas! Guest Post by Hannah Matthews

Get Organised This Christmas! Guest Post by Hannah Matthews

Beginning to dream about Christmas is a luxury that I save till the children are […]

Homemade Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler: Noughts & Crosses

Homemade Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler: Noughts &...

Homemade Christmas gifts are so wonderful, and this is no exception. It’s cute, it’s fun, […]

Win A Gorgeous Christmas Eve Box & Christmas Letter Bundle!

Win A Gorgeous Christmas Eve Box & Christmas Letter ...

  Christmas is coming! I’ve teamed up with the very wonderful JJs Craftshop for a chance to […]