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  1. Bored Kids? Top 5 free ideas to beat the school holiday boredom!

    August 9, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    “I’m boooooorrrrred!”

    Children often complain of being bored when they’re off on their school summer holidays! And parents don’t often have the time or money to take them on expensive day trips, sports activities, cinema and so on.

    Here are our top five FREE ideas to beat the boredom!

    1. SCAVENGER HUNT

    Free Printable Kids Scavenger Hunt

    Give your kids a list of fun items to gather and tick off, or fun challenges. You can hunt outdoors in a garden, park or forest (natural items, creepy crawlies, litter) or indoors (“5 items that are red”, “exactly 50ml of water”, a screwdriver). You can even create a photo scavenger hunt and have kids photograph a list of things and present them to you when they’re finished. Scavenger hunts are great because they can be played in any location, and individually or in a group.

    We have a free kids’ outdoor scavenger hunt that you can print off at home, and it comes in three designs.

    Click on the links below to download!
    Monsters Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
    Birdie Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
    Nautical/Pirate Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

    2. PAPER CRAFTS

    There are tons of free printable paper crafts for kids available on blogs, Pinterest, Instagram etc. Here are just a few:

     

    You can find more free kids printables on our Pinterest board.

    3. MONSTER HUNT

    Monster Hunt Printable Game

    A free printable game by Faffy Tea!

    Hide our cute monsters around your house, garden or outdoor area and get the kids to find them all!

    There are 12 numbered monsters to print and cut out. Each Monster prints to an A4 page, so you can use normal printer paper or white card.

    Find out more & download

    4. FREE BOARD GAMES

    Rain and Rainbows Free Board Game Craft

    There are also lots of free printable board games for kids available around the web.

    Kids will have so much fun cutting and crafting a board game that they can play afterwards! Here are just a few:

     

    You can find more free kids games on our Pinterest board.

    5. BOREDOM BUSTER JAR

    Boredom Buster Jar

    This is a fab idea – a jar full of suggestions/tasks of things to do whenever kids complain that they are bored!

    Why not make your own at the start of the summer holidays?

    Or you can download a set of free printable activity cards to add to your jar, and then decorate / prettify it to create a boredom buster kit.

    Find the free printables over at While He Was Napping Blog.

     

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  2. Free Eurovision 2016 Scoresheet – Rate the countries with quirky categories! Eurovision Song Contest Scorecard

    May 13, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Hello visitor! This is the 2016 Eurovision Scoresheet so the countries and acts participating are out of date! Click here for our 2018 Eurovision Scoresheet 

     

    Having a Eurovision Party? Download our free printable Scoresheet / Scorecard to rate the countries’ performances. You score Eurovision!

    There are 5 quirky fun categories:

    – Song “Catchiness” – can you sing along by the third chorus?
    – Entertainment Factor – did the performance grab you, or did you get bored?
    – Sets, Staging & Props – video, pyrotechnics, musical instruments?
    – Hotness of Performers – does the singer catch your eye? What about the dancers?
    – The “Element of Surprise” – is there a costume reveal halfway through? Unexpected drum solo?

    The scoresheet lists the countries, performers and songs in order – as confirmed at last night’s Eurovision Song Contest semi-final!

    Free Eurovision Scorecard

    The scorecard / scoresheet is available as a JPEG file or PDF file in A4 size, so you can easily print it out at home on regular printer paper.

    We hope you enjoy it!

     

    Hello visitor! This is the 2016 Eurovision Scoresheet so the countries and acts participating are out of date! Click here for our 2018 Eurovision Scoresheet 

     

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  3. Pixel Art Wedding Card – Free printable card design / graphic for a geeky couple on their wedding day

    April 4, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Today we’re sharing with you a retro pixel art wedding card!

    This simple and colourful card would be perfect for a geeky / gaming couple who are getting married soon (even better if they have cats), so feel free to download and print as much as you like. We’ve created a few man/woman options with some different hair colour options – but let us know in the comments below if you need a specific skin colour / hair colour combination for a soon-to-be married couple that you know!

    The card will best fit on to A6 card stock. Or be creative and use the graphic for some other purpose…

    Click on a card image to download the JPG file. Enjoy!

    LIGHT BROWN / BLONDE

    Pixel Art Wedding

    DARK BROWN / DARK BROWN

    Pixel Art Wedding Card

    BLACK / DARK BROWN

    BLONDE / DARK BROWN

    Pixel Art Wedding Card

    GINGER / BLACK

    Free Printable Geeky Wedding

    BLONDE / LIGHT BROWN

    Pixel Art Wedding Card

    BLACK / BLONDE

    Free Printable Geeky Wedding

     


  4. Free Mother’s Day eCards – greetings graphics for your Mum’s Facebook Wall, WhatsApp or MMS!

    March 4, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Firstly we apologise for not posting for so long. A massive influx of freelance work has kept our chief designer Jodi very busy over the last couple of months!

    Today we’d like to share with you some free ecards / graphics for Mother’s Day this Sunday 6th March!

    Download and post one of these on your Mum’s Facebook wall, send to her through WhatsApp, tweet it to her, or send via text.

    Choose your favourite design and then click on the picture to download the larger version:

    CONFETTI

    Mother's Day Facebook Graphic

    VINTAGE

    Mother's Day Facebook Graphic 2

    TULIPS

    Mother's Day Facebook Graphic

     


  5. FREE Printable Steampunk Photo Booth Props – Top hat, goggles, moustache, ray gun & monocle!

    January 19, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    We haven’t had any new products for a little while – sorry about that!

    Here’s something new (and tons of fun) – 5 Free Printable Steampunk Props for use in a Photo Booth, dressing up games, weddings etc.

    Steampunk Photo Booth Props

    There’s a top hat, ray gun, monocle, moustache and some cyber goggles!

    The props print to A4 paper or card (they will print slightly smaller on US sized paper). There are 2 pages of props and they are “real to life” sizes e.g. the goggles and monocle will fit to your eyes. Print yourself at home on to plain white card or onto regular printer paper and then glue onto strong card. These are perfect for a Steampunk Party or Wedding!

    Free Printable Steampunk Props

    FREE Photo Booth Props

    These free Steampunk products theme matches our printable party pack that can be purchased from our Etsy shop.

     
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  6. Classic or kooky? Two FREE “Elf” Quote Printable Art Prints – Choose your style!

    November 27, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    How do you decorate your house for the holidays? Do you go for a classic, elegant touches, or a kooky, fun and kitsch look?

    Here are two free printable art prints we’ve designed, both using a famous quote from Buddy in the film “Elf“. Choose your style your match your christmas decor!

    They are A4 in size, so you can print at home on regular white printer paper. These will also print on US ‘Letter’ sized paper (just make sure that the prints aren’t squashed vertically).

    ELF ART PRINT: CLASSIC STYLE

    Elf Quote Art Print

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    ELF ART PRINT: KOOKY STYLE

    Elf Quote Art Print

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  7. Christmas “Minute to Win It” Game Ideas and Free Printable Scorecard

    November 17, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Minute to Win It Mini Games

    It’s getting all cold and festive! If you’re throwing a Christmas party, here are some ‘Minute to Win It’ game ideas that all guests will enjoy.

    There’s also a free printable scorecard (using our “Christmas Village” theme) that you can download to keep note of guests scores in the games.

    1. CLIFFHANGER
    Place 8 Christmas cards in the middle of a table, standing so that the fold of each card is horizontal and the folded edge points upwards. One-by-one guests have one minute each to blow on the cards to move them slowly and gently so that as the cards fall off the edge of the table, one side of the cards keeps them hanging on. It’s tricky!

    2. JINGLE IN THE TRUNK
    Use an empty tissue box and tie string or ribbon to it so that each guest can tie it around their waist. Boxes should be positioned at the bottom of the guest’s back. Fill the tissue box with jingling bells, cotton wool balls and/or polystyrene balls. Guests have one minute to shake their booty, jump and wiggle to get as many items out of the tissue box as they can. No leaning back!

    3. STOCKING FIDDLER
    Get a Christmas stocking and fill it with 15-20 objects. You can use anything you like such as Christmas decorations, household and kitchen objects, and toys (although nothing breakable). Tie up or stick down the opening of the stocking so that nobody can look inside. Guests have one minute to feel the stocking and write down as many of the objects that they think are inside the stocking as they can.

    4. RUDOLPH NOSE BEST
    Purchase some red pompoms (once for each guest… for hygiene reasons!) and tie/glue a short length of string to them. Give each guest a blob of petroleum jelly on the end of their nose. Guests then bite on to the non-pompom end of the string, and have to use their heads and bodies to swing the pompom and get it to stick to the petroleum jelly. See how many times each guest can do it in one minute. Voila – Rudolph’s red nose!

    5. BAUBLES SWING LOW
    In a corridor or large room that has a carpet, create a track along the floor by taping some edges or laying down string. Attach a plastic bauble to string / ribbon just at the right length that it can swing between guests’ legs and reach the floor. You can also use another piece or string or ribbon to tie the bauble on string around guests’ waists. Each guest then has one minute to swing their baubles between their legs and hit a ball along the track, just using the movement of their bodies (no hands!). If they hit the edge of the track their turn is instantly over, so they must go carefully and slowly. After a minute, measure the length they have achieved!

    6. SNOWBALLS ‘N’ STICKS
    Find two Christmas biscuit tins (or similar vessels!) and fill one with cotton wool balls, then decorate some chopsticks to look all festive. Guests have one minute to use the chopsticks to move as many cotton wool balls from the full tin into the empty tin as they can!

    Free Printable Christmas Game

    Here’s a free printable scorecard that you can use to make note of all guests’ scores for the 6 “Minute To Win It” games above.

    The scorecard is a JPG image file so can be printed from any home printer.

    It will work best if it’s printed at A5 size – e.g. use the Windows Print Pictures feature to print two copies on an A4 sheet of paper or card:

    Pointing hand DOWNLOAD FOR FREE
    (JPG FILE)

     


  8. Christmas Trivia Questions – Christmas themed quiz questions and answers for festive parties and games!

    November 6, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Christmas Quiz Questions

    Last Christmas we had a quiz as part of our holiday party, with 70 Christmas-themed trivia questions.

    We thought we’d share the questions so that you can put on your own quiz or use the questions as part of another party game! Please note that some of these are UK-centric.

    70 Question Quiz for Christmas

    1. Name 5 of Santa’s 8 reindeer from the “Twas the night before Christmas” poem (Rudolph doesn’t count!)

      Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Donner

    2. Who played the main character George Bailey in the film “It’s A Wonderful Life”?

      James Stewart

    3. What date is St Stephen’s Day?

      26th December

    4. In Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol”, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?

      Jacob Marley

    5. London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?

      Norway

    6. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics “…to save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray…”?

      God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    7. The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?

      The Nightmare before Christmas

    8. What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?

      Hogmanay

    9. How many maids were a-milking in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      8

    10. Who is officially credited as the author of “Auld Lang Syne”?

      Robert Burns

    11. In the song “Winter Wonderland”, who do we pretend the snowman is?

      Parson Brown

    12. In which film does this quote appear – “Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.”?

      Home Alone

    13. What red-blooming Christmas plant came originally from Mexico?

      Poinsetta

    14. Which actor is the narrator in the 2000 film “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”?

      Anthony Hopkins

    15. Pine needles are said to be a good source of which vitamin?

      C

    16. What is the zodiac sign of people born on 25 December?

      Capricorn

    17. “Christmas Crackers” was the first Christmas edition of which popular British sitcom?

      Only Fools and Horses

    18. What was Queen’s 1984 Christmas single called?

      Thank God it’s Christmas

    19. How many lords were a-leaping in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      10

    20. Jackie Wilson’s re-issued song “Reet Petite” became the 1986 UK Christmas number one after helping to advertise what brand?

      Levi’s

    21. La Befana is the legendary character who delivers Christmas presents to children in which European country?

      Italy

    22. Before the tradition of hanging stockings up at Christmas what did Dutch children hang by the fireside?

      Shoes

    23. Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?

      Oliver Cromwell

    24. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of which country?

      Australia

    25. Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which hugely popular 1950’s Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston?

      “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

    26. What is the name of The Simpson’s pet greyhound?

      Santa’s Little Helper

    27. Born on Christmas Day in 1954, she had hits with such songs as “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No More I Love Yous”, what is her name?

      Annie Lennox

    28. Which word, often associated with Christmas songs, stems from the Greek word for circle dance?

      Carol

    29. In which country is St. Nicholas called Sinterklaas?

      Netherlands

    30. In 1983, who was UK Christmas Number One with “Only You”?

      The Flying Pickets

    31. Everyone remembers Band Aid, what year were they Number One in the UK charts?

      1984

    32. Which Christmas word means “turning of the sun”?

      Yuletide

    33. How many pipers were piping in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      11

    34. In which city is Kevin left “Home Alone” at Christmas (the first movie)?

      Chicago

    35. What do George C. Scott, Daffy Duck, Patrick Stewart, Michael Caine, Fred Flintstone and Jim Carrey all have in common?

      They have all played Ebeneezer Scrooge

    36. Which Christmas song contains these lyrics – “for yellow and red ones let’s stop all the fight”?

      “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon

    37. The traditional English Father Christmas was not dressed in red. What colour did he wear?

      Green

    38. Who sang the 1997 Christmas hit “I believe in Father Christmas”?

      Greg Lake

    39. What fruit is used to make a Christingle?

      Orange

    40. Which wrestler starred in the 1996 film “Santa with Muscles”?

      Hulk Hogan

    41. Who played Fred Claus in the 2007 movie of the same name?

      Vince Vaughan

    42. What was the name of the boy in the TV film “The Snowman”?

      James

    43. Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message?

      George V

    44. What is a baby turkey called?

      A Poult

    45. Which English Victorian cook wrote the definitive Christmas cookbook?

      Mrs Beeton

    46. In a traditional mince pie, which ingredient would make it unsuitable for vegetarians?

      Suet

    47. In whose Christmas special did various BBC newsmen perform “There is Nothing like a Dame”?

      Morecambe and Wise

    48. Who wrote the book that became the cartoon classic “The Snowman”?

      Raymond Briggs

    49. What was the name of Tiny Tim’s father in “A Christmas Carol”?

      Bob Cratchit

    50. In the film “Jingle All The Way”, what toy was Arnold Schwarzenegger searching for?

      Turbo-Man

    51. The plant “Viscum Album” is better known as which Christmas decoration?

      Mistletoe

    52. In which fictional land is it always winter but never Christmas?

      Narnia

    53. In the Christmas song “Jingle Bells”, how many horses pulled the sleigh?

      One

    54. Which American male comedian plays Kate Winslet’s love interest in the film “The Holiday”?

      Jack Black

    55. What is the name given to Father Christmas in France? Hint: A direct translation!

      Pere Noel

    56. Which boyband had the last UK Christmas number one of the 20th century?

      Westlife

    57. Which Hasbro children’s robot action figures were the most popular Christmas presents in 1984?

      Transformers

    58. At which of her homes does the Queen traditionally spend Christmas?

      Sandringham

    59. In the rhyme “Christmas is Coming”, what is getting fat?

      The Goose

    60. In cockney rhyming slang what are ‘eyes’ called?

      Mince Pies

    61. What is Aladdin’s mother called in the popular Pantomime?

      Widow Twankey

    62. “Driving Home For Christmas” was a hit single for which singer in 1988?

      Chris Rea

    63. The same song was Christmas No. 1 in 1975 and 1991. What was it?

      Bohemian Rhapsody

    64. What kind of animal delivers gifts at Christmas in Syria?

      Camel

    65. Who composed the music for the festive season ballet “The Nutcracker”?

      Tchaikovsky

    66. There are three days of the year when Americans consume the most food. One is Christmas, what are the other two?

      Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday

    67. What’s the name of the Christmas carol about evergreen plants?

      “The Holly and the Ivy”

    68. What colour of Christmas did Elvis Presley sing about?

      Blue

    69. Which author, most popular for his children’s stories and poems, wrote the very first Christmas Speech by King George V?

      Rudyard Kipling

    70. Name Two of the Three Wise Men that visited Jesus?

      Caspar, Balthazar and Melchior


  9. Free Printable Hen Party Game – “The Phone Game” – Simple, easy game using guests’ mobile or cellphones

    September 22, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Here’s a new free printable from our 90s inspired Hen Party range – “The Phone Game”.

    This very simple point-scoring game is created for Hen Parties (Bridal Showers / Bacherlorette Parties), but would also be fun to play at any type of party. Get all of your guests to take out their mobile phones / cellphones. On the game sheet you’ll see that guests collect or lose points based on their phone’s apps, messages, contacts and so on. The guest with the highest score wins!

    We like the thought of mixing a very modern concept into a retro 1990s themed party (you also might be able to get guests to abandon their phones for the night afterwards!)

    Free Printable Hen Party Game

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  10. Free “Monster Hunt” Printable Party Game for Kids – 12 cute monsters to hide around your venue

    August 24, 2015 by Faffy Tea

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    Today we have created another free kid-friendly party game to match our Monsters theme!

    Monster Hunt Printable Game

    There are 12 cute, numbered monsters to print, cut out and hide around your venue. Get the guests to find all of them! Each Monster prints to an A4 page, so you can use normal printer paper or white card.

    Game options:

    • Split guests into teams and make each Monster Hunter Team collect photo evidence that they have found all 12 monsters on a phone, camera or iPad.
    • Get guest to work together to collect up all of the monsters in the fastest time possible
    • Put a prize by each monster so that the more monsters the guests find, the more prizes they get to keep
    • Write a clue on the back of each monster, that leads the guests to the next monster, so that the game becomes a treasure hunt!

     

    Kids Monster Themed Party Game

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