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wild flower seed bombs

19th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments in Nature by elliekelly

 

It’s Wild Flower week on the first full week of May so we decided to get going early by making some wild flower seed bombs with our Forest School group this week. It was muddy 🙂

 

After looking at and having a chat about seeds I got the kids to bring over bowls of mud to the trug and then add in handfuls of compost. I didn’t follow a recipe for this just what looked to be 3/4 mud and 1/4 compost. We then shared the seeds around and sprinkled them in the mixture (three packets) and the kids got mixing with spoons and muddy hands.

We then gathered a small handful of the seeded mud and patted and rolled it into balls.

 

They looked quite a lot like dung balls.

 

 

You can use a mix that includes clay or clay powder, from research it seems this is to help bind them, so they can dry hard and be transported (for guerrilla gardening) or given as gifts. As we were throwing and splatting the seed bombs on site we didn’t see the need to add in clay.

We all have our fingers crossed for some lovely wild flowers!

For more information on what wild flowers you can or can’t pick or how to get involved in the great wild flower hunt follow this link.

 

 

Ellie x

 

 

 

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ice bath play

18th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

 

I got the idea for this bath play from a lovely lady on instagram.

I dunked a few of Neive’s plastic toys in water and popped them in the freezer overnight. Bing needed a little help to stay under the water 🙂

 

Neive was fascinated as soon as I showed them to her and couldn’t wait to get in the bath to ‘set them free’.

 

She had fun swishing them around getting them to melt and trying to pull them out and i got to introduce her to a few new words ice, melt and frozen (we did ice play in the padding pool when she was little but she won’t remember that).

Ding this outside might be just perfect this week with expected our heatwave!

 

 

Ellie x

 

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Harry Potter Potion Party

17th 04 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  I am a Harry Potter fan, well, really who isn’t. So planning this party for 8-year-old Alice and all her friends was great fun. Let me tell you, 30 girls dressed as Hogwarts students is a fantastic sight.     I wanted the themed props to really stand out on the table so instead […]

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keeping commitments to myself

13th 04 2018. Posted in What I'v Learned by elliekelly

  Sometimes I just annoy myself with all the things I say I’m going to do but don’t. I don’t think I’m alone in this one. I think maybe lots of us do this? Tell me it’s not just me. And this isnt breaking commitments to others. This is me letting myself down. I’m reading a new […]

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homemade shortbread

9th 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home, Parties by elliekelly

  This could well become an obsession. Oh dear. I really didn’t think making shortbread was going to be as easy as it was. My mum and husband have both made it before, but I had never given it a go. Until now that is, and it’s SO flippin easy! It’s definitely going on my […]

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Easter Egg Bath

2nd 04 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  It has been ALL about Easter in my house this week, I’m making the most of work being quiter and Easter is quite possibly my favourite holiday. I love Christmas but it’s all work, work, work in December and April is a much calmer month. I got my inspiration for this bath when I […]

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Science Party

23rd 03 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

  I’m posting this party just a little late, and I’m going to totaly blame Neive. My party company Buttons does a pretty cool Science party with dry Ice and slime. After chatting with Jo from the Pretty Little Party Shop it sounded just what her daughter was looking for. So Sarah from the team […]

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mermaid party

19th 03 2018. Posted in Parties by elliekelly

    We have worked on a few Mermaid / Under the Sea parties recentley. I love the mix of colours with the touch of  irredencent.   This balloon bubble backdrop was for a sweertie table in Lonodn. I just love the effect of this!         We dressed the party tables with […]

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st patricks day fun

17th 03 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  Happy St Patrick’s Day We had a little hunt for tresure at the end of a rainbow this monring. I thought it only right to mark the day seeing as Neive’s daddy is Irish. We made it outside just before the snow started and Neive filled her bucket up with gold. She is quite […]

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glow in the dark bath

15th 03 2018. Posted in Magical Moments at Home by elliekelly

  I have been planning some fun things to do with Neive on a Sunday evening for the week ahead. One my list for this week was a glow bath. I have done a glow stick bath before but thought I would up my game. I did some on line searches and found a post […]

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Ellie KellyHello & welcome to my blog

I'm Ellie a lover of celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles. This is my party and lifestyle blog. I'm married to Mr Kelly, we have a 4 year old Border Terrier, Milo and a baby on the way. Put on your party hat, grab a bit of cake and take a look around.

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