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8 Benefits of Finger Painting (and how to do it without the mess!)

8 Benefits of Finger Painting (and how to do it without the mess!)

Finger painting is such a fun activity for babies and preschoolers to participate in. The benefits are undeniable and with a bit of planning and preparation you can set up a finger painting activity for your child with minimal stress and mess. It’s a great way to have fun and bond with your child. Be a fun mum, try finger painting today!

What is Magic Corn?

What is Magic Corn?

Magic Corn is unlike any art and craft material you’ve ever used before! It’s made of cornstarch and food colouring making it completely non-toxic ...
Five Activities Kids Can Learn through Reward Charts

Five Activities Kids Can Learn through Reward Charts

These days parents are so busy, it's not easy to keep our patience to teach our kids a new skill at the end of a long day. We tend to nag and somet...
Castle & Kite Craft Kits

Castle & Kite Craft Kits

Castle and Kite’s craft boxes are filled to the brim with stimulating craft activities designed to encourage children to get creative. The boxes are themed so children can pick an activity that can also be used to incorporate learning via craft. The best feature of the craft boxes is that everything is included even the glue.
You don't have to be a Super Mum

You don't have to be a Super Mum

Rachel is the wonder woman behind Mission Magnets. We are so lucky to have her on our blog explaining how her clever product can make all our lives easier! She's even offering the Castle & Kite tribe a special discount, so read on...
Five ways to teach your preschooler about where food comes from

Five ways to teach your preschooler about where food comes from

I was shocked to learn that a recent poll from a popular supermarket chain revealed that 41% of children under the age of eight didn't know that eggs came from chickens! Similar polls demonstrated that many children are unaware that milk comes from cowsWe've come up with 5 super simple activities you can do with your kids to teach them about where their food comes from. 

Easy Peasy Valentines Day Activities

Easy Peasy Valentines Day Activities

We love any excuse for some crafty activities and seeing as Valentines Day is coming up we thought we’d share some of our favourites.

These activities can also be reused for other special occasions such as Birthdays, Fathers Day and Mothers Day. We’ve made it easy for you and linked the printables you require within the blog.

Australian Flag Printable

Free Australia Day Printables

Have some fun with your kids this Australia Day with our FREE printables. Teach them all about what makes our country so diverse and beautiful. Tag us in your pictures (@castle_and_kite) so we can see your kids enjoying our Australia Day craft.
bake believe puts the ease  & belief back into homemade baking!

bake believe puts the ease & belief back into homemade baking!

As soon as we saw Fiona's bake believe cake kits, we knew we needed them in our lives! Fiona's DIY Cake Kits make birthday cake making a magical time to share with your little one. Say goodbye to birthday cake stress and read on to find out how an almost divorce-worthy incident gave birth to her business!
Mummy Revival - find yourself after Motherhood

Mummy Revival - find yourself after Motherhood

Stacey Lapira is the gorgeous face behind Mummy Revival. Her aim is to empower mums to regain control of their health and fitness after having their children. She offers advice on how to make healthy habits achievable in our busy lives, She also offers heaps of free content, such as home workouts, quick and healthy recipes, toddler recipes, lunchbox ideas, and the best part… transformation challenges. Read on to learn more...
Free Checklist!

Free Checklist!

A good transition into school can set your child up for a love of learning. Download our Free School Readiness Checklist to ensure your child gets the best possible start to their formal education.
20+ Ways to Protect Your Family From Burns

20+ Ways to Protect Your Family From Burns

Severe burns and scalds can be extremely devastating to a child and their family, often requiring multiple hospital visits and leaving lifelong scarring. Most of these injuries are preventable. Is your house kidsafe?