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Recycled Castle

Raining outside? Why not get your kids together and make this fun castle using an old box, left-over paper and toilet rolls! What you will need: Toilet Rolls Small Box Craft Paper A pair of Scissors Tape Coloured Pens Directions: Cut rectangles out from the top of the box (you can remove or use the top flaps). Draw […]

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Easter Crafts

Scouring the web, I found some great ideas for Easter projects to complete with the Kids. (Simple enough to include even the littlest members of the family) Egg Carton Chicks You can find the directions here: http://paperplateandplane.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/easter-egg-carton-chicks Bunny Plate Face An easy but fun craft, all you need is some cotton wool, paper plates, some colour […]

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Creating your own Vegetable Garden

With the kids back at school and moms & dads back at work, your life may be starting to show signs of routine and getting back to “normal”. The holiday chapter has been closed recorded only in photographs, memories and journals. Perhaps, you have made some new year’s resolutions for 2013. To be thinner, happier, healthier, […]

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Upcycled Food Tin Can

Tin Cans are wonderful items that can easily be Reused, Recycled…or Upcycled. This is a fun project to do with the kids and my daughter’s tin was, of course, more creative than mine but the nice thing is how useful they are. I love useful crafts…instead of crafts that land up as clutter. What you will need: […]

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Creating a Goal Collage

Creating a Goal Collage is a wonderful activity for moms, dads and/or kids. It is a great way to stay motivated (especially if you are a visual person). What you will need: Cardboard / Paper Glue A pair of Scissors Old Magazines or Newspapers Putting your Goal Collage together Start by thinking of all the goals […]

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Shoe Flowers

Turn an old shoe into a beautiful blooming planter. This is a fun activity to get your toddlers or even older kids involved in. It is “Upcycling” and it doesn’t cost much at all. In fact you may have most of the things you need right at home! What you need: Old Shoe Pebbles Potting soil […]

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Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas

Here are a few affordable ideas that you and your family can make this Christmas. Cookies in a jar / Soup in a jar / Recipe in a jar – This gift, with its various layers of colorful ingredients, is most beautiful unwrapped. Make the instructional tag from a folded rectangle of white cardboard, decorate it […]

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Playdough Recipe

This is an easy recipe for making your own playdough. Playdough is a great medium for kids to explore their own creativity and its fun for parents too! Ingredients 150g (6oz) plain white flour 300ml (12 pint) warm water with a few drops of food dye 75g (3oz) salt 1 tbsp of vegetable oil 2 […]

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Bunny Ears for Easter

Keep the kids busy this Easter with these fun bunny ears which they can wear when they go on their Easter Egg Hunt! What you’ll need: White poster board Pink paper/board Scissors Pencil Glue Tape or stapler Easter stickers (optional) Markers, crayons or colored pencils (optional) How to make it: Cut a strip of poster […]

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