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Mother’s Day Craft and Ideas

Craft: Create a Bunch of Flowers You will need: Toilet Rolls Paint (optional) / wrapping paper Craft Paper/Card Glue Straws/Sticks Sticky tape Instructions: Paint white circles orange for the centre of the flowers and leave to dry OR cut out orange circles of card/paper. Paint the toilet roll (vase) the colour of your choice. Cut […]

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 […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Idea: Heart “Attack”

Give a loved one a “Heart Attack” on Valentine’s Day! This is a fun way to involve the kids and teach them about kindness. What you will need Different colour papers A pair of scissors Colour Pens/Crayons Prestik or Tape Directions Cut out different size hearts from the colour paper Write sweet messages about/for your […]

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, […]

Home Made Himalayan Bath Crystals

A great gift for that special occassion or just to say “I am thinking of you”, these bath crystals are the perfect thing to add to your bath while you relax and let the stress of the day disappear… What you will need: An empty glass bottle/container/jar – recycle, recycle, recycle! Himalayan Crystal Salt Essential […]

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: […]

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 […]

Getting creative…with cleaning!

Let’s face it, some tasks are boring and repetitive. Cleaning and Organising can be one of those tasks, especially since you have to do it over and over and over again. “Didn’t I just clean this?”. You may know by now, we are a fun-loving family. we like to make things fun (no matter how […]

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 […]