Other artists - Wintergatan: Marble Machine

Music we love- Wintergatan: Marble Machine

14 months spent building a beautiful contraption that plays music using 2000 marbles. What wonderful ideas can be contained in peoples imagination.

Wintergatan music machine in action 

and How it works part 1

and How it works part 2

I love how slap dash the building process looks but how precise and beautiful the final product. 

 

 

Make it - ANZAC Biscuits

Today is ANZAC day in Australia. This recipe is one that the soldiers made in the trenches and has become an Australia staple. Most people have their own version of how to make ANZAC biscuits but here is my mums way. Very simple and tasty. I add in a shake of ginger and some seeds as we didn't have enough coconut. It is a forgiving recipe so you can change it to suit your taste.

Turn on your oven to 180 degrees

in a bowl mix...
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup coconut
1 cup of sugar (or less)
120 grams of melted butter

then stir together
2 table spoons of boiling water
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
2 teaspoons of bicarb of soda
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

mix both together
roll into balls and flatten on a baking tray
cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown

magic the gathering - Special Event Adam Paquette Artist talk for kids

magic the gathering - Special Event

all artwork by Adam Paquette

Starting this Thursday the 19th of Feb we will be starting a playing club meeting at the rooms to play "Magic the Gathering" card game.

In an amazing moment of serendipity the only licensed Australia artist Adam Paquette happens to live one street away and saw our flyer on a lamp post and is coming along this week to show some of his original artwork and meet the kids. If you are interested, or know someone who is come along or let us know!

doing it for the kids - kinderling online radio

doing it for the kids - kinderling online radio

I may be slow to the party but Kinderling online radio station is just terrific. Filled with interesting and diverse music for the whole family that won't drive you up the wall.

With programs going all day and night there is music to keep you calm if your up with children that won't sleep, or stories and music to start your day right.

There is also a selection of  Birthday party playlists you can stream to take your celebration to the next level.