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Slime Putty and Bath Time!

Slime Putty Day!!

Today I made the boys my 2 Ingredient Slime Putty! Best thing about getting gross and sticky from the slime putty is that I chuck the boys into the bath with their trays full of slime putty and bits & pieces to wash themselves (as it’s made with kids shampoo!)! So that’s craft time, clean up and bathtime all-in-1!!

I made 2 batches and added a tablespoon of glitter in each batch. I added pink/blue food colouring in 1 batch to make purple putty (Harley’s fave colour) and an extra squirt of kids shampoo to make it slimier (so they had 2 diff textures to play with). The girls joined in with the excitement and got to watch the boys get their slime on!

Very quick & easy 2 ingredient recipe *Thermomix & Regular Methods* CLICK HERE for the recipe!

Toddlers

Quiz for your toddlers or preschoolers

Harley | Ethan
I asked the boys these questions separately without the other being able to hear. They may have identical DNA but they are totally different and gave completely different answers. It was however interesting that their favourite animal was also the thing that they are scared of! Harley responded straight away and was very confident of his answers. Ethan was pretty disinterested or unsure of his answers, and I had to ask him some questions a few times before I got a response.

Quiz your toddlers (or preschoolers)
E T H A N
•What’s your name? Ethan
•How old are you? *holds up 3 fingers*
•When is your birthday? I don’t know
•How old is mummy? I don’t know….1!
•What’s your favorite colour? Red
•What’s your favorite food? Mummy! *laughs*
•Who’s your best friend? Ummm Charlotte! (Naww Charlotte Unwrapz )
•What’s your favorite song? I don’t know
•What’s your favorite animal? Lion
•What are you scared of? Lion
•What makes you happy? I don’t know
•Where is your favorite place to go? McDonalds
•What do you want to be when you grow up? Batman!
•What is mummy’s favorite thing to do? Playing piano (they have only seen my play the piano once at my brothers house and it was just Chopsticks lol)

H A R L E Y
Quiz your toddlers (or preschoolers)
•What’s your name? H for Harley
•How old are you? 3
•When is your birthday? Old
•How old is mummy? I don’t know…40 kilos
•What’s your favorite colour? Purple
•What’s your favorite food? Watermelon and icecream
•Who’s your best friend? I don’t know…mummy…Harley loves mummy (nawwww )
•What’s your favorite song? Na na na na na batman
•What’s your favorite animal? Lizard, no crocodile and alligator!
•What are you scared of? Crocodiles
•What makes you happy? New scooter!!
•Where is your favorite place to go? Rouse Hill!!! Got so many toys!
•What do you want to be when you grow up?
Ironman!!! Fly super fast and look for bad guys!
•What is mummy’s favorite thing to do? Shower….and do a wee! (LOL!)

Christmas/ Craft/ Twins

Christmas Paddlepop Stick Ornaments

I LOVE craft and I LOVE Christmas! It’s exciting that the boys are at an age where they can enjoy craft! The boys really enjoyed making these and it was the first time they used PVA glue to stick things on!

This is an easy Christmas ornament which I have been giving as presents to my friends and family. The size of the loop is a perfect size for the boys to be able to place the ornaments easily and proudly onto the tree themselves. 🙂 🙂

YOU NEED:

  • Paddlepop sticks (coloured or plain)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • String (cut into the length of a paddlepop stick)
  • Scissors (to cut the string ^^)
  • PVA glue (for the kids to use)
  • Buttons, wooden shapes and pom poms to decorate

ASSEMBLY:

Adults/older kids

  1. Stick together 3 x paddlepop sticks with a hot glue gun to form a triangle shape.
  2. Loop the string together and stick on both ends of the string to one of the corners of the triangle.

Kids

  1. Use a paddlepop stick to dip into PVA glue and spread onto the paddlepop stick triangle.
  2. Decorate with buttons, wooden shapes and pom poms.

Note: I found the pom poms a little harder to stick on, so I had to restick a few with the hot glue gun.

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Baby Food/ Dessert/ Thermomix

Apple and Maple Custard

This is a beautiful twist on the usual custard recipe, adding apples throughout the custard. Great for when you feel like custard, but you really should eat your fruit – so why not combine the two!? This has beautiful small pieces of apple which creates a beautiful texture with the smooth creamy custard, and it pairs really well with maple syrup. This is perfect for toddlers/kids especially in reusable food pouches, or you can puree it for baby food (also this is great for older babies when introducing textures).

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Add apples to bowl.

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Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape down.

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Add maple syrup, milk, cornflour and eggs.

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Cook 6 minutes/90 degrees/Speed 3.

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Apple and Maple Custard

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 x apples (quartered and cored)
  • 80 grams maple syrup
  • 500 grams milk
  • 30 grams cornflour
  • 2 x eggs

Instructions

1

Add apples to bowl.

2

Blitz 3 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape down.

3

Add maple syrup, milk, cornflour and eggs.

4

Cook 6 minutes/90 degrees/Speed 3.

Notes

This has small pieces of apple throughout, if you prefer a smoother texture (i.e. for baby food or to 'hide' the apples), puree the custard - 30 seconds/Speed 9 (slowly turning the dial progressively from Speed 0 to 9).

Baby Food/ Drinks/ Thermomix

Babyccino

The boys love a babyccino when we go out! They are always pretty cheap, however I have paid anywhere for 50 cents to $3 for one little cup of frothed chocolate milk! It is so much easier and cheaper to do at home!!

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Add all ingredients to bowl.

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Cook 3 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 4.

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Mix 1 minute/Speed 9 (increase speed progressively).

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Frothiness!

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MMmmmmm!!

Babyccino

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 250 grams milk
  • PLUS
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • (or 2 tablespoons drinking chocolate/Milo)

Instructions

1

Add all ingredients to bowl.

2

Cook 3 minutes/50 degrees/Speed 4.

3

Mix 1 minute/Speed 9 (increase speed progressively).

Notes

This makes 1 cup of frothed chocolate milk. I use macchiato cups (with close supervision) and refill them as the boys drink.