Visual Report no.1 FCE 2016

I had a great and fun time again at the Festive Craft Extravaganza! This year I prepared a station for making mini candle holders using some play dough, leaves, mini ornaments and mini berries. I also made himmeli with straws to decorate the room. You can see in the album below the candle holders and the himmeli placed in my house. Love the festive feeling!

Festive Craft Extravaganza 2016


Together with Simone of Jacaranda tree Montessori Amsterdam, we are having a craft workshop for winter! Kyoko KInder Kunst Klas , Flatto 81 and Hiyoko Imai will prepare fun craft tables. 2nd session is sold out but we have some places left for the 1st session of 9-10:30. Please pay in the link below. Also this time Malicafe is taking pre orders for vegan bento box. Please check it out!

The link to sign up is here

The link to pre-order a bento box is here

Visual Report Summer Fun Extravaganza 2016

We had a fun craft workshop again with Simone, Flatto81 and Hiyoko Imai. To fit our theme ‘Summer Fun’ I prepared summer like craft, wind chimes in Japanese style. Japanese wind chimes “Furin” are typically made of thin glass to give refreshing sound. I chose clear plastic cups to look like glass. I also made wind catchers of summer icons, dyed wood beads and designed own stickers. You can see the resulting works in the photo gallery below.

Thank you very much to Simone from Jacaranda Tree Montessori Amsterdam for organizing such a fun event. Also than you to all who joined our workshop. I hope you have a nice summer holiday with your ‘Furin’.

Summer Fun Craft Extravaganza, Saturday 2 July @ Jacaranda Tree Montessori



I’m collaborating with Simone from Jacaranda Tree for Summer Fun Craft Extravaganza. This year we don’t have the Tanabatakai but you’ll have summer fun with your little one, just like last summer.

We’ll be making;

Wind Chimes/Kyoko Kinder Kunst Klas

Paper Fans/Hiyoko Imai

Paper Sculptures/Flatto81

Play Dough Making/Jacaranda Tree Montessori

also some Japanese refreshments and Japanese goodies;


Kyoko Kimono

Please note:
* One of us will be at each station to help you, but parents should be prepared to participate with your child too.
* Bring an apron or old shirt! You may get dirty.
* All ages are welcome. Older children will be able to work on the crafts more independently; younger children will need more assistance from their parents. Even little ones will enjoy absorbing all the impressions and the parents will get to enjoy the craft projects (also fun!).

Date: Saturday 2 July 2016
Address: Veerstraat 48, top floor

To sign up for the 10:30 – 12:00 session, click here:

To sign up for the 14:30 – 16:00 session, click here:

There is space for 28 children in each session. This event always sells out, so be quick! You are welcome to invite your friends to sign up too.



Visual Report Festive Craft Extravaganza 2015



Easy! Uncooked Play Dough Receip


You can find those ingredients in most Dutch major supermarkets except green tea powder (you can use food coloring instead). I use 200ml measuring cup.


  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbs oil
  • (1/2 tsp green tea powder)
  • Food coloring


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of boiling water, lemmon juice and oil.
  3. Stair until dough becomes smooth.
  4. Mix food coloring.


This makes 2 play-doh® sized lumps. I usually make two colored lumps and keep each in a play-doh® container.