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Winter Craft: Painted Rock Road Signs 🚦

Winter Craft: Painted Rock Road Signs 🚦

Brrrr, It's getting colder outside, which means one thing: time for more craft ideas to help keep the imaginative play going strong in your home! Try our super cute painted road sign rocks - they're easy enough for all ages to have a go, and will add even more fun to their mini Aussie vehicle set.  

FREE E-Book: Mindfulness & Meditation 🧘 Toolkit

FREE E-Book: Mindfulness & Meditation 🧘 Toolkit

Even before the pandemic, it was hard work to be a parent. And now, as parents we might be pulling our hair out with the extra stress of trying to a be a teacher now too. Being a parent is hard work – meaningful, rewarding, wouldn’t-trade-it-for-the-world – but hard work even more so now.. So take care of yourself and keep your cup full.  If you don’t do things to keep your cup full, you have nothing left to give or share with others.

I have put together some ways we try to manage our stress and anxiety daily during Covid-19. These are just some small things we can try help ourselves and our families as we navigate our way through this. Taking care of our mental health is something that I personally have been working on in the last few years and now seems needed more than ever. On an airplane, we’re instructed to put on our own oxygen masks first, before helping a child do the same.  If you think that’s a crazy idea, realize that you’re not much help to anyone if you’ve passed out due to lack of oxygen because you tried to help everyone else first.

Put your oxygen mask on first and please stay safe.

Make Me Iconic Australian Gifts and Souvenirs and Wood Toys

We are 10 years old 🎂 & have learned a lot along the way!

Where does time fly?!!? We cant believe that we are 10 years old. I only started Make Me Iconic f...
How Does a Birthday 🍰 Treat from us Sound?

How Does a Birthday 🍰 Treat from us Sound?

Update your subscription preferences for a birthday treat! Just click on the link and tell us when your birthday is.
Thankyou for your support 💕 to support our business!

Thankyou for your support 💕 to support our business!

We wanted to say Thank You for being part of the Make Me Iconic world, and for continuing to support our small business over the last few crazy months! We are so grateful for all of your orders, and appreciative of your patience when delivery has taken a little longer than usual.We're working hard to help make this time easier for you and your family, and we hope you've been enjoying our extra IGTV content and iso craft ideas! This year so far has been strange.. but you have all been wonderful!
with love,
Natasha xx
Happy Mother's Day + DIY Snail Mail Craft 🌼

Happy Mother's Day + DIY Snail Mail Craft 🌼

As we are doing the right thing and spending our time at home and maybe even more time on technology, why not go back to the old-school days and start a little lovable Post Exchange between friends? Or create some of your own extra letters to pop in our iconic post box?

What Mother's Day means to me 💛 + FREE download

What Mother's Day means to me 💛 + FREE download

Mum's & Carers love knowing that they are cherished and appreciated. As we spend a different kind of Mothers Day at home this year it's nice to reflect a little bit and take a slow pace to life.

On the Blog I share what Mother's Day means to me and what Mother's Day looks like at home this year. Discover again what the most important things are to us right now and try our 10 Questions to ask your kids on Mother’s Day.
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Quarantine Crafting in IGTV with Ice Cream 🍦Memory Game

Here is another Free printable download for you to use at home as part of our Quarantine Crafting series in IGTV. We have been working hard and giving you lots of idea of simply quarantine crafting things to make and do at home using only simple tools and ingredients that you have on hand. It easy and fun to do and might give you a break from Home Schooling and test your memory skills.
It's time to get Creative at Home! 🍂 #ISO Style!

It's time to get Creative at Home! 🍂 #ISO Style!

We're  all #stayinghome but that doesn't mean we can't try something new and get creative with our play. Re-imagine the things you have around you and set off on an adventure of the imagination... pretend road trips, outdoor picnics (or indoor ones if it's getting too chilly), cardboard cubby houses, garden treasure hunts, or simply setting up for play in a new spot.
Quarantine Crafting: A Very Aussie 🐣 Easter!

Quarantine Crafting: A Very Aussie 🐣 Easter!

Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy some rest with our newest quarantine craft projectsWith school holidays approaching, we hope all the Mums, Dads and kids alike are headed for some well-earned rest! Bring the fun back asap with a cheery craft activity that the whole family will love - we've got two brand new ones up on the blog for you to try. 

Why Wooden Toys are Better ✅ for play at home

Why Wooden Toys are Better ✅ for play at home

We know that we sell wooden toys but not many people know why we have such a passion for designing and making them... 

Wooden toys in our view are simply the best and the only toys that have lasted the distance in our toy cupboard. Over the years, it has been the plastic stuff that ended up in the Charity drop off while the wood toys got passed down from child to child. We even keep the wooden toys in the attic for our children to pass down to their children one day.

We wanted to point out some of the reasons we love wooden toys so much.
guilt free Easter 🐰 treats to make during quarantine crafting

guilt free Easter 🐰 treats to make during quarantine crafting

Find your craft courage and make some of these guilt free felt hot cross buns. We are here to help during this unsettling time and coming up with ideas on how to distract yourself whilst at home with family and loved ones.

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make our mini grocery bag ♻ and play shop

Why not practice the use of no plastic bags in your play too!

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Make your next gift extra sweet! 🍦

We created these fun, summer-themed free printouts that you can use for your crafting projects all year round! 

On the Blog: Toy Safety for your Home & Play! 👍

On the Blog: Toy Safety for your Home & Play! 👍

It's important that children have fun playing with their toys and it's also an important part of every child's development. This is our aim!
We love this beautiful country that we get to call home 💛

We love this beautiful country that we get to call home 💛

We draw inspiration from the beloved quickness of our cities, and from the unsung icons of Aussie Life. One thing is for certain: at Make Me Iconic, we love this beautiful country that we get to call ‘home'. As time goes on, and as we face challenges together — such as the devastation of the current bushfire crisis  — we find ourselves appreciating our country’s natural beauty and rich cultural history even more. 

Craft Time! Cardboard Food Boxes to extend their play! 🍳

Craft Time! Cardboard Food Boxes to extend their play! 🍳

Get creative with some fun extras for our Healthy Tummy Brekky Tray - we created a free craft activity to keep the kids occupied during school holidays!

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🌽 😊 Make these extra craft projects for your Taco!

Its craft time! Extend your play with these super cute taco extras. Make your next Taco Tuesday even more fun with this fantastic craft idea. Create some super cute mini corn and felt capsicum to add to the  menu in your very own kitchen Taqueria - yum! Its kitchen play on a whole new level with our beautiful wooden taco set.

🎥 It's time for a Popcorn Movie Night! 🎥

🎥 It's time for a Popcorn Movie Night! 🎥

And action! It’s time for a Movie Night!  We’ve got everything you need for your next family movie night. Read on for tickets, treats, ideas and fun!

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Make our fun DIY Car Wash & use our Aussie Mini Vehicles! 🚔

Make our super-fun DIY Car Wash and use our Aussie Mini Vehicles to go with it. It's easy to make at home and we have all the details here for you to create your own -including a downloadable sticker sheet.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's! 😊

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's! 😊

The Best Pressie for Dad: Family Time! Father's Day is not just about gifts but most of all it’s about spending quality time with Dad. Here are some of the things we love to do as a family when we get a whole day off together. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day. Love, Natasha xo
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More ideas to extend their play with the Iconic Post Box 📮

More ideas to extend their play with the iconic post box. Deliver birthday gifts by post! (Also happens to come in handy for the tooth fairy…) Recycle real envelopes and write little notes of thanks to siblings and parents. Create a - z cards and envelopes to find and order.. a great way to learn your abc’s. Leave letters from mummy or daddy when they’re away on a work trip. Create hours of old-fashioned play with our wooden letters and velcro stamps. iconic australian post box $89.00 Plus - Did you know that we sell extra letters? You’ll find them in the spare parts section of our online shop. (Only while stocks last though!)

 

 

Yum Yum 🍕🍗 Add Arnott's Shapes to your kitchen play!

Yum Yum 🍕🍗 Add Arnott's Shapes to your kitchen play!

  Add a classic Aussie Snack to your kitchen play set. Iconic Arnott’s Shapes $49.99. Did...
Let sweet Nostalgia warm up your home this Winter ❄

Let sweet Nostalgia warm up your home this Winter ❄

Cosy up this winter! Let sweet nostalgia warm up your home! Our selection of the most delicious treats for your kitchen.. and for the kids! The adults of today have grown up with Wizz Fizz in their lives since 1947. Those iconic little bags of sherbet were a stable at every Milk Bar or Birthday Party. It's true, you probably should not have Wizz Fizz every day, but on special celebrations, no party is complete without that little spoonful of sugar. FADS Fun Sticks are a blast from our past and a Milk Bar staple. Back in the day they were number 1 on our list of candy to buy with our $1 budget.

Oh baby it's cold outside! ☔ We have you covered ☔

Oh baby it's cold outside! ☔ We have you covered ☔

Oh baby it’s cold outside! Rainy and cold out there? We’ve got you covered! Brave the weather with our iconic umbrellas. The super sweet iconic fairy bread umbrella. Black on the outside to match with any outfit, and big enough to cover a friend too - if you snug in tight! You almost want it to rain just so you can see the design.Set up camp inside with our iconic camp fire set. Perfectly on-point in front of your indoor tent or tepee.

More Winter Play Tips: DIY Napkin Craft! ✂

More Winter Play Tips: DIY Napkin Craft! ✂

Extend their play even more with these crafty DIY napkins. They are super easy to make and any type of fabric can be used. Just gather up some things on our list of materials and begin! Perfect for something to do on these wintertime days.
Cosy Up for Indoor Play! 😊 Ideas for Staying in

Cosy Up for Indoor Play! 😊 Ideas for Staying in

Cosy up for Indoor Play! Here are our ideas for staying-in and fighting off that winter chill. Have breakfast in bed with our healthy tummy brekkie tray. (It’s our take on the traditional brekkie tray toy, but with the fancy schmancy brunch 
iconic beauty kit

Feature Product: Iconic Beauty Kit ✨ 💅 👑

We’ve created this beautiful play beauty kit as a keepsake toy that will last through all of your children’s years of playing dress-ups, shops, and Mum’s and Dad’s. It’s made from timber instead of plastic, and is designed to be a timeless addition to their toy collection that invites imagination into your home, and into their play.
On the Life + Play Blog: China and Hong Kong  ✈

On the Life + Play Blog: China and Hong Kong  ✈

Every year we take some time out to travel to China & Hong Kong to visit our factories and source new ideas for Make Me Iconic.
Less screen time means More Play! 😊

Less screen time means More Play! 😊

Bring some nostalgia back into your play and invest in wood toys that last longer.

Fill your home with happiness with the simple JOY of play 😊

Fill your home with happiness with the simple JOY of play 😊

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mum's out there. We think it's the best job ever. Our selection of...
Happy Easter 🐰 Enjoy the extra days with family 💛

Happy Easter 🐰 Enjoy the extra days with family 💛

Why not take some time to get crafty with your little bunnies. We hope you enjoy the extra family days at home or away.

Easter Play Ideas 🐰🌼 for you + your little ones!

Easter Play Ideas 🐰🌼 for you + your little ones!

This Easter Hunt for toys and not just chocolates! You can also bake bunny treats for your tea time play. Get crafty with your present wrapping too! Include basket-sized toys in your egg hunt to make the Easter bounty last longer.

Our Thailand Adventure ✈ this is also how we like to play

Our Thailand Adventure ✈ this is also how we like to play

After another hectic year after Christmas we spent some lazy days relaxing as a family on the beach at Thailand. Travel & Family Time is our ultimate combination and how we like to play.

its easy to Refresh your Home Time ✨ and play

its easy to Refresh your Home Time ✨ and play

Refresh your play. Bringing new icons to life in your home with our unique take on the classics. Add some extra pieces to extend their play for longer.
we all wanna be True Blue on Australia Day 👍 🌞

we all wanna be True Blue on Australia Day 👍 🌞

Act like an Aussie with our range of toys & homewares. Australia Day is all about being True Blue!