How to make Playmobil cress heads

We have quite a stash of Playmobil eggs and thought it would be fun to re-use them in some way. We’ve been wanting to grow cress for a while so thought we would combine the two to make Playmobil cress heads.

Equipment needed to make Playmobil cress heads:
Cress seeds
Cotton wool
Empty Playmobil eggs

growing cress in Playmobil eggsHow to make Playmobil cress heads:

First we torn the pieces of cotton wool into small pieces and placed it inside the Playmobil eggs.

planting cress in Playmobil eggsWe sprinkled water over the cotton wool.

planting cress seedsThen added the cress seeds.

planting cress seeds with kidsWe placed small clear plastic bags over each Playmobil egg and placed them in a warm spot to grow. After 24 hours they were already showing signs of growth so fingers crossed we will actually grow and eat our own cress this year.


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Disney’s Cinderella Exhibition

Today we popped into the West End as we managed to get hold of some free tickets for Disney’s Cinderella Exhibition.

Disney's Cinderella ExhibitionIt was full of the costumes and props from the film which we’re looking forward to seeing next week.

Disney's Cinderella ExhibitionThanks to some Disney magic Little Sis was able to try on the glass slipper. It just about fit her delicate little foot!

Disney's Cinderella Exhibition


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Using a Tuff Spot for Lego play

Today we’re taking part in the Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop organised by The Adventures of Adam. We have chosen the letter L for Lego! We love Lego and it doesn’t seem that a day goes by without the children making something from their Lego collection.

We’re huge fans of our Tuff Spot. We’ve had it for a couple of years and it’s brilliant. We’ve filled it with sand or water for outdoor play and it’s perfect for containing toys indoor too, like Lego bricks!

Using a Tuff Spot for Lego play

Using a Tuff Spot for Lego play:

lego filled tuff spot

The other day we poured our Lego Duplo into the tuff spot. Big Brother decided he wanted to make a Lego Easter egg, based on a sun catcher we made the other day.

lego filled tuff spotHe found a large base board and started to build up an egg shape.

lego filled tuff spotThis activity kept him amused for quite a while as he found the bricks he wanted to use. He added fences and flower to decorate and he was really pleased with the finished result.

lego filled tuff spotHis Lego Easter Egg! I think we’ll be keeping this out for a while, until the bricks are needed for the next make anyway. We had fun using a Tuff Spot for Lego play. What do you use yours for?

Lego Duplo Easter Egg

Don’t forget to pop on over to the Tuff Spot A-Z Blog Hop for more Tuff Spot play ideas!




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