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.
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.
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?
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.
Stay home, stay safe, and enjoy some rest with our newest quarantine craft projects. With 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.
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.
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.
Why not practice the use of no plastic bags in your play too!
We created these fun, summer-themed free printouts that you can use for your crafting projects all year round!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!)
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! 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.
Bring some nostalgia back into your play and invest in wood toys that last longer.
Why not take some time to get crafty with your little bunnies. We hope you enjoy the extra family days at home or away.
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.
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.