Arts and crafts for April Fools’ Day

In France, the home of 3pommes, an April’s Fool prank is called a poisson d’avril, literally an ‘April fish’.

april fools day

© Madame Citron

In France they tell jokes to celebrate April Fools’, just like us, but the most common prank is to stick a cut-out paper fish on a friend’s back…. then giggling ensues until they realize!

So in true French style, 3pommes has selected some poissons d’avril so you can get involved!

On our Pinterest board, we provide templates and DIYs so you can get creative with the kids. You can choose to color in your new friend, or stick things to it like tissue paper, sequins or felt…. Let your imagination run wild!

One thing’s for sure – these fish are going to make waves ;)

Let’s throw a pyjama party!

Is there anything more exciting to kids than having friends round to sleepover? We didn’t think so! We’ve got some top tips to help you organize the best pyjama party ever!

pyjama party

Location

Pick the biggest room in the house where you can lay out the mattresses for the kids. Put a spare pair of sheets in the room if you have them – we don’t want anyone getting cold! Get creative with any rugs or fabrics you have lying around and make a den or tent-type structure – perfect for story telling!

Activities

To avoid the dreaded “I’m boooooooored”, make sure you have lots of activities in store for your sleepover guests. Board games, hide-and-seek, cartoons, arts and crafts, anything as long as they’re spoilt for choice!

Food

With more than a couple of kids to feed, the best thing is to keep it simple. You could get pizzas or even have a pancake night. If your little one loves films, why not organize a movie night?! Complete with popcorn, sweets and fizzy drinks galore!

And don’t forget breakfast for the next morning :)

Spring has sprung!

Spring is finally here! The sun is making a special appearance, as is the warm weather, and we want to make sure your kids are ready for the next season! Follow our lead with these light, practical clothes; perfect for the countdown to summer.

For girls, go for something with a bit of zest! We’ve opted for a playsuit – light and comfy, with a colourful cactus print. Pair it with our gorgeous powder pink jacket for a rock chic look.

Cactus print playsuit
Girls (4 – 12 years)

Powder pink jacket
Girls (4 – 12 years)

For boys, we’ve gone for an ocean theme: a flecked grey ‘Pacific waves’ t-shirt goes great with a pair of orange shorts. Your little one is sure to be a trend-setter! For the evening when it gets colder, a deep blue jacket with orange lining ties the whole outfit together.

Flecked grey t-shirt
Boys (4 – 12 years)

Orange shorts
Boys (4 – 12 years)