This week we've had a chat to the lovely Rachel from @immy_plays_and_learns. We really love her insta and know you will love it too. While many of us continue to struggle through the loooong lockdown weeks, we wanted to bring you some unique play ideas to help bring more joy to your kids play. Check out the fun below for more details....
This week we have some exciting make-at-home activities from our wonderful Melbourne crafting friends at See Make Play. We know many of you are stuck in lockdown and may be looking for some simple at-home kids activities to help pass the time and keep everyone entertained. Check out the super cute and sparkly 'craft-licious tea bags'. Make some really unique and yummy tea for your next indoor tea party. And just incase you're not the crafting type, they have put together some simple steps and ideas to help get you inspired. Read below for all the details...
With Father's Day coming up next weekend we wanted to make sure all Dad's are feeling extra special this year. Some of our fabulous Dad's might be stuck in lockdown but we still want to make it a special day for them. We will share with you some fun play ideas and inspiration for making Dad's day great for whoever you might be celebrating this year.
It's so important that children have fun playing with their toys as toys can also be such an important part of every child's learning and development. Here at Make Me Iconic we just love the open-ended nature of wooden toys. It's part of our passion to create a beautiful range of open-ended and gender neutral toys for all children to enjoy for years to come. There are so many benefits to wooden open-ended toys, we've highlighted a few of our favourite benefits below. Our aim is for kids to love the toys that we make (and also for us to have fun in the process of creating them)! You can head to the blog to find out more...
We love to take any opportunity to support other up-and-coming businesses and stay-at-home mums who juggle work, life and parenting. We know just how hard it can be! We also love to share the work of other inspiring Women and to build each other up. This week we've had a chat to the lovely Stephanie from @thevaratribe. Her images are just divine and we know you will love her as much as we do. Check out her work for more information on the gorgeous Steph...
It’s finally lunch time with our iconic Aussie Munchies set, and what will your order be today? A sausage sandwich (tomato sauce of course) a serve of hot chips, or a good old fashioned burger with the lot? Finished off with your favourite Aussie treat, and you’ve just experienced a classic Australian feed. Made from beautiful wood and featuring soft fabric extras, this munchies set is all about celebrating the quirky treats that we love the most. It’s perfect for a long day of imaginative play at home, or as a gift for friends from afar..
This week we are featuring our FREE Iconic Arty + Crafty E-magazine. This fabulous digital magazine features some of our most popular crafting adventures that you might have seen before and just want them on one digital place to refresh your memory. Maybe you are in lockdown too and looking for some fresh ideas to spend some time with you kids while we all stay home.
Our Iconic Post Box Letters Craft Kit is the perfect indoor winter activity to do at home with your little loves. We know just how much kids love crafting and making and decorating. Now they can make their own custom mail for their Iconic Post Box. And just incase you're not the crafting type, we've put together some simple steps and ideas to help get you inspired.
Our Iconic Doctors Kit provides a beautiful set of accessories for your little one’s imaginative play... I got a bad case of lovin' you, as Robert Palmer would say. So next time you need a doctor in the house to save the day, make sure you have this wooden iconic Doctors Kit on hand. Set-up a hospital scene at home and let your child’s unfettered imagination go! This fantastic role play kit helps children to become familiar with medical care, making trips to the doctor less painful for everyone. It also promotes imaginative play and encourages nurturing behaviour and empathy — after all, Kitty-Kat needs some help with her broken leg! We made our kit gender-neutral to celebrate the fact that these days anyone can aspire to be a doctor or nurse.
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Our Iconic Doll Nurturing Kit provides a beautiful set of accessories for your little one’s imaginative play. With all the things a mini-parent needs to encourage their favourite doll to toilet train. Watch them grow their nurturing, empathetic traits as they take care of their bub and share play-time roles amongst siblings and friends. Made with gorgeous natural timber and soft, neutral-toned fabrics, this kit can be mixed and matched with our Iconic Doll Accessories Kit to extend their play even more.
This week we've had a chat to the lovely Bec from @ocean_daze. Her images are just divine and we know you will love her as much as we do. As part of giving back to the community we really love to support other up-and-coming businesses and the people behind them who juggle work, life and parenting. We know just how hard it can be! Sharing the work of inspiring brands and building each other up is so important to us. Check out Bec's work in our Blog
Kids birthday parties can be really fun to plan. But it's always hard to know what to put in the party bags! If you hate giving excess lollies or cheap toys that will only be put into landfill, why not invest in some small wooden toys that will last much longer and that kids will actually want to play with and keep. To help you out, we have put together some fun party bag crafting ideas for your next birthday.
Looking after the little scrapes and bruises that come from a day’s adventuring can be simple as a trip to the garden or the kitchen cupboard if you have your favourite natural products well stocked.
Healing can entail many different things for families that are natural-minded, and who enjoy a holistic way of life. Sometimes those aching muscles, scraped shins and energetic little bodies need only the simple things. Now you can easily soothe Teddy’s bruises with Arnica Cream, and keep your Dolly healthy with Vitamin C or help Bunny’s cold with Bone Broth soup.
We love to take any opportunity to support other up-and-coming businesses and stay-at-home mums who juggle work, life and parenting. We know just how hard it can be! We also love to share the work of other inspiring Women and to build each other up. This week we've had a chat to the lovely Camille Hulm. Her images are just divine and we know you will love her as much as we do. Check out her work and head to the blog for more info...
We love to help you to extend your wooden toy play with some fun and unique ideas that we have created with our toys in mind. With our latest crafting activity you can grab a tasty burger from our online shop and make it into a meal at home with our fries and drink DIY craft. Just read below to find all the easy step-by-step instructions!
With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday on the 9th May, we want to celebrate all the amazing Mum's & Special Carers out there. We know you are all doing an amazing job! So to make it easier for you to put your feet up for a well deserved rest this Sunday, we've put together some iconic play ideas and be sure not to miss out on our I Love Mum SALE!
With the weather cooling down it's a great time to plan a fun caravan or glamping adventure. Embrace the cooler weather and set up for a day of play outside, in nature. With some warm clothing and some favourite toys, you can create hours of play with your kids, creating memories and family traditions you'll all cherish. Check out all the fun and inspiration pictures below...
The days of going to the Milk Bar and asking for a bag of mixed lollies for only $1 will always be ingrained in our minds! "I'll have 2 chocolate freckles please, 3 gummy bears, 2 musk sticks and don't forget my lollypop!" We never had pre-mixed bags of lollies; we always created our own mix of sweets no matter how long it took. We loved the feeling of the white paper bags in our hands and the delicious treats that were waiting inside to try. Those were the days... Now you can re-create these memories at home with our Iconic Candy Jar. Comes complete with all the yummiest lollies, paper bags and more...
School holiday's are perfect for getting outdoors with your family. There are so many great times to be had and memories to be made. Make the most of the last of the warm Autumn days before we head into Winter. Kids always love exploring for treasures, burning off some excess energy and you get to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries in the fresh air. We sure love these amazing images by @romydrew.She is a mama, a damm fine picture taker and her pictures just make our jaw drop. Scroll down below to read more about the fabulous Romy.
Our NEWEST additions to our Iconic wooden toys range have finally arrived. These unique toy kits are bound to add hours of fun to your play! Be the first to check them out below. We love to bring your new and unique toys that last the test of time. Our wooden toys are unique and so much better than the cheaper copy-cats version out there - because you simply just get more play our of toys. Our toys have lots of function, and are smooth to the touch as well as a beautiful design which kids are drawn too. If you end up buying a cheaper version of a wooden toys then it ends up stuck in the cupboard or corner and no one plays with it at all.
To celebrate special occasions such as Easter, we always love thinking outside the box and creating fun new family traditions. These beautiful Easter cakes and hot cross bun creations are such a unique Easter surprise, or a fun holiday activity to prepare with your loved ones! Topped of course with some classic Make Me Iconic goodies from our online faves, you really can't go wrong this Easter!
Easter is almost here so it's a great time to shop for your Easter gifts with is. Easter is just over a week away be sure to get in quick for your last minute gift shopping. We love giving toys as an alternative to chocolate at Easter. The fun of toys lasts so much longer and gives kids something fun and new to entertain them over the school holidays (and all our wooden toys don't contain any extra sugar!). Choose express shipping to ensure your order arrives in time. We have also got some great new Easter gift and crafting ideas for you. Head to the blog for the full details!
We know how much most kids love crafting so we've designed the perfect addition to our Iconic Post Box! The snail-mail lovers in your home will love this wood-based letter posting craft kit - is so much fun. Our craft kit includes all the bits and pieces you need for an engaging crafternoon with your kids. Start by decorating your own postcards and envelopes, then add the clipboard, receipts and parcel slips for hours of post-office play with friends. Designed for play with our Iconic Post Box, but just as fun when all you have is your imagination!
With International Women's Day just around the corner, it's been a great time to reflect on the journey I've been on over the last 10 years. I am so incredibly grateful to all the women who have both supported and inspired me since I first had the idea to start Make Me Iconic. From my very first market, to being stocked internationally - there has been many many up's and down's along the way! I am always in awe of all the amazing women in this world, juggling family and business and also success. Strong women lift each other up, so today, in the lead up to International Women's Day I wanted to share with you two inspiring Women who have had such a wonderful contribution to my business #IWD2021
Do you ever flick through your photos of your kids and wish they looked a little... better? I’ve been a newborn and family photographer for about seven years now, in addition to taking countless photos of my own three children, so I’m here to share with you my best tips for capturing the best shots of your children, whether you’re using your smart phone or a DSLR or anything in between.
They are finally back in stock! Check out one of our most popular toys - The Iconic Australian Mini Vehicles...To be an Aussie Kid you have to have the real Aussie stuff. So we felt every Aussie Kid should have a set of rare Aussie wood vehicles in their home. We usually get stuck with the London Bus or New York Taxi versions of toy cars So dream of being an Aussie Fire Fighter, or a Aussie Police Officer, or the local happy-go-lucky Posty. Any profession that involves wheels and the need to get somewhere quick to save the day.
We are looking forward to having lots to celebrate about this coming year. There are so many new goodies on their way this year which we can't wait to share with you all really soon. But if you and the kids are looking for an excuse to make your own little Australia Day party at home this weekend we have some great craft ideas to add to your Iconic Aussie Burger set. This is one of our most popular toys so we can't wait to share these fun ideas to dress it up just that little bit more for Australia Day. Or get in quick if you don't have our stacking burger in your toy collection yet... we promise you won't regret it!
Our NEW Loose Change additions have finally landed. These toys are so affordable and still great quality. Our Loose Change range makes great Christmas Stocking Fillers or small Birthday Gifts. Beautifully finished and best of all you only need a little bit of loose change to afford them.
The little ones really enjoy the countdown to Christmas. We've tried to get more creative this year to make the countdown just that extra bit special and memorable. What a year it has been! We'd love to finish off on a positive note and bring some extra joy and fun to this Christmas!
Now is the time to dry your dishes in style with our range of new tea towels! Perfect for making a small statement in your kitchen, these tea towels are both practical and stylish. Brighten up your kitchen with these bright and colourful tea towels which ensure drying up is never boring.
Get ready for Christmas as our tea towels make great gift ideas and perfect for posting interstate before those Boarders open up!
The annual family Christmas get-together might be a bit tricky to plan for this year, so we want to make at least one thing a tad easier for you: sending your gifts! We're offering free gift wrapping on all orders, so you can browse, save your wish-list, decide, purchase and send knowing that your friends and family will be getting some extra love when their parcel arrives.
Kids are so good at letting the imagination take over. Their worlds come alive as dolls become besties and nooks become castles. Boys and girls both love to act like grown ups in a good old fashioned game of ‘Mums and Dads’. And if a real Mum or Dad or big brothers and sisters join in the fun, guess who gets to call the shots? Enhance their play time with our beautiful wooden iconic doll accessories kit. It has everything a (pretend) bub could need as your little one immerses them self in creative play. They can feed, entertain and soothe baby, brush their hair and get them ready for the adventures they’ve planned for the day. 11 Piece wooden accessories kit for imaginative play with your favourite dolls or toys.
Our Make Me Iconic Loose Change range of toys make great stocking fillers and small gift ideas which are a perfect addition to any Christmas gift hamper. They also make a great small gifts just on their own! Check out below some of the many fun variations we have put together to give you some quick and easy gifting ideas!