Rainy Day Activity – Construct, Paint and Play with Your DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhause

Because it has been a rainy December, this inexpensive and fun activity is great for indoor fun time with the whole family! May we introduce our new found hobby for our family… Painting and decorating our very own Rocket!

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

Few weeks ago, Santa came knocking at our door with this amazing craft project which Ayra couldn’t wait to start working on. When she saw the flattened box, she demanded us to setup her “Spaceship” immediately.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

And so we did, in less than 30 minutes, we have our very own cardboard Rocket playhouse! It looked kinda plain and not so fun, but Ayah never fail to bring smile to our faces with his wacky ideas. Please meet our very own Rocket Man! “Peace yio!”

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

With our Do-a-dot paints, we starting painting our rocket. It was fun and we got to do something together as a family.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

Ayra was enjoying the painting and dotting all over her own rocket.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

The first weekend when Zara came back, she was super excited to see the rocket too. Without any introduction nor help, she managed to get in and out of the rocket on her own and was totally enjoying herself with it. Peek-a-boo! she said.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

We continued painting the rocket together and Zara helped too. I must say, painting this rocket with Do-A-Dot paint is no joke at all! Our hands and fingers get numbed from all the squeezing and dotting after 20 minutes. It took us quite a while to completely paint the rocket.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

The girls were more interested to play in the rocket than to paint on it. They even doodled inside, this is probably a better way for kids to let loose their creativity and just doodle and draw on these cardboard; without having to worry they destroy any furniture or walls with paints and colours.

The rocket is big enough for both our girls to fit in. Or put in a chair for one child to pretend to be an astronaut blasting into space in her own rocket.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

Zara is super loving opening and closing the door of the rocket!

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

After a week or so of on-and-off painting with our Do-A-Dot paints, we finally completed our rocket! Isn’t it pretty? Let Mummy Rocket show you how to pose in it.

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

DIY Cardboard Rocket Playhouse by My Playhause

This cardboard Rocket and other playhouse designs are available for purchase online at http://www.myplayhaus.com. And they are having a promotional 35% off regular price this christmas for all their playhouses! The Loving Mum highly recommend this as a Christmas gift for families with kids age 3 and above. Great activity for all ages.

Congrats to Cynthia!

For our #TLMGiftaway, we have picked a receiver of this awesome fun cardboard Rocket! Congrats to Cynthia Lau! We will be in touch with you soon via email.

Safe place to play for baby below 12 months

Now that my baby is able to crawl (super fast) and learning to stand and take small steps on her own, I find it a challenge trying to keep her out of the no-go zones at home and with the limited space at my mum’s place, its even tougher to have all her toys surrounding her for her to explore.

My temporary solution is to bring her to Hokey Pokey. First encounter at Hokey Pokey is on the day of shoot for Baby Essentials. She wasn’t able to crawl yet and I had to carry her from around to play. She had enjoyed it still and had a great night sleep that night. Brought her back again with my mum on a Saturday and she was all over the place. Grabbing toys from the shelves, crawling from one corner to another, pulling herself up to stand and reach for toys on high shelves or table and so much more activities! She kept herself occupied and had fun for an hour, till she realized her energy was running out.

Steady only! Standing like that.
Took baby steps while holding on to the shelves

So far, base on my online research, Hokey Pokey seems like the only place friendly and spacious enough for baby below 12 months. All other play houses were for older kids who can climb high and low and move around without parents supervision. They do have corner for young babies, but its not as fun and spacious.

Zooming down the hill!
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NTUC card member is having 10% discount off their membership now at Hokey Pokey, so I’ve gotten Ayra her first membership. Now each day out at Hokey Pokey will be $15 instead of the usual $25.

If you’re interested, the annual membership is at $50, including 1 free play on day of sign-up and 1 free play on the child’s birthday month. Special rate for party package booking and also get 6 free drinks (one for each visit). Not too bad a deal don’t you think?

Will be bringing baby girl to Hokey Pokey at least once a month. Anyone wants to go together? More fun to have play dates for the little ones!