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Homemade paints

By Heidi Janit You don’t always have to go to the shops to buy paint for the kids. Making your own is cheaper and getting the children involved in making their own paints is a rewarding and fun process. Recipe for Homemade Salt and Flour Paint: (sourced from tinkerlab.com) What you need: 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1/2 cup ... Read More »

Under The Baobab Tree – at The Children’s Theatre

By Heidi Janit The National Children’s Theatre presents Under The Baobab Tree: A tale of African stories comes to life at The National Children’s Theatre. A superb multi-talented cast promises a delightful production full of fun, action, beautiful music and dance. This creative and energetic production promise to enthral and entertain young audiences and teach some valuable lessons about friendship. Showing ... Read More »

The Rainbow Puppet Theatre

By Heidi Janit The Rainbow Puppet Theatre, situated at the Constantia Waldorf School presents a different fairy tale each month! Shows are on a Saturday at 10am and at 11:15am. This Saturday, July 27th there is the last Rumpelstilskin show. Upcoming shows for the rest of the year are: Snow White and the 7 dwarves: August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th ... Read More »

Ferrero Rocher Cake

As if the Oreo Cookie cake was not enough………… this Ferrero Rocher cake is the bomb! Recipe Source: adapted from momsdish.com Ingredients Cake Layers 7 large eggs, room temperature 1/2 cups sugar, granulated 2 cups finely ground hazelnuts or hazelnut flour 3 Tbsp all purpose flour 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 3 tsp baking powder Icing: 300 grams unsalted butter, room ... Read More »

Durban fun

By Heidi Janit I know that our friends from Durban have been feeling very left out lately – especially since the Days of the dinosaur exhibition is not going there 🙁 So to brighten the Durbanites up I have founds some fun outings that the kids will love: Umgeni River Bird Park: The Umgeni River Bird Park is situated at ... Read More »

The house of magic

This delighful new animated movie, “The house of magic” is fun for the whole family. In this new feature-length 3D animated film, Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the ... Read More »

Child friendly restaurants

By Heidi Janit There are an abundnce of child friendly restaurants across the country. Whether your kids are into pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets or ice cream,  here are some great restaurants that offer child friendly meals, play areas and supervision for you to explore. Just click on the restaurant links for more information! Johannesburg: Angelo’s Kitchen Explore: The kids’ ... Read More »

Oreo Cookie cake

This cake is like one giant Oreo Cookie! Yum! Recipe Source: adapted from www.oreo.com Ingredients 1  (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix box 200 grams semi-sweet baking chocolate 1/4 cup butter 250 grams cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups Orly Whip 12 OREO Cookies, coarsely crushed Instructions Heat oven to 180 degrees. Prepare cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) ... Read More »

Renaissance Revivial

By Yolandi Du Toit Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael! All of them phenomenal Italian renaissance artists, sure, but most importantly: Green turtles with mad martial arts skills! (Enter NINJA CHOP! here) Be assured that it is not only the girly-girls that want the ultimate themed party – the rough-and-tough boys are just as demanding and with an array of superheroes ... Read More »

Cake batter popcorn

A fun twist on traditional popcorn. Sure to be a hit with the kids! And a very clever party treat! Recipe source: www.tastykitchen.com Ingredients: 1-½ cup Melted Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate ¼ cups margarine 1-½ cup White Cake Mix 6 cups Popcorn (popped) ¼ cups Sprinkles Preparation: Make the popcorn and set aside. Melt the chocolate in the microwave ... Read More »