When I spend time wandering through Instagram, I look predominantly at these six things:
Makeup & hair tutorials – I absolutely love watching people transforming their look through makeup or clever hair styles, whether it’s as heavy as contouring (something I’ll probably never try in a million years) or as light as a flourished cat eye.
Food inspiration – I ogle at smoothie bowls garnished with chia seeds and pomegranate, and wander how moms can put together such amazing kids lunch boxes or deliver perfectly divided meals in cute silicone plates.
Travel spots – secret pools, beautiful sunsets, wide open spaces, wildlife galloping across a floodplain – I get my travel kicks from simply musing through Instagram, which certainly helps fill the gap between now and my next trip somewhere. (ah, Kruger I miss you).
Celebrity news and nonsense – I admit it, I look at a number of celebs accounts fairly regularly and also tend to get caught up in year-on-year comparisons (who had what nosejob when) and who-wore-what side-by-side outfits. Yup. Nuff said.
DIY ideas – from my absolutely favourite DIY blogger (LiveLoveDIY) to creative ways on how to transform wooden pallets, make Christmas wreaths or use chalk paint, Instagram is a wealth of inspiration.
…and Kids Crafts and fun – here I’ve discovered a complete wormhole of ideas, it’s actually hard to stop scrolling. But then I found TheDadLab and spent AGES trawling his account.
This stay-at-home dad comes up with amazingly creative games, activities and educational fun for his two boys and posts videos for us ‘hey, let’s play blocks’ parents on how to be a little more out-of-the-box. He seriously makes his kids day, everyday. Here are a few of my favourite videos which are worth a watch:
THE ICE & SALT VOLCANO / WATERFALL
Melting ice with salt and adding food colouring is a simple science project for kids of all ages. I added water in balloons and left them in freezer overnight. In the morning we started the experiment. Salt that was added to the ice, started melting it creating beautiful channels. Food colouring followed the melting pattern and made those look really pretty. #thedadlab_experiments
BAKING SODA & FOOD COLOURING BALLOONS
Now, let’s all go out there and get creative with our kids. Or simply spend some time on Instagram, the inspiration never really ends!