I like this rough grainy clay as its good for sensory development for small toddlers and the shape of your characters stay in place much better when it has something rough to hold on to.
This recipe is so easy your kids can make it! I made this batch twice to make sure it doesn’t clump when making one big batch but maybe it will work for you? Let me know!
You will need:
- 1 cup coarse salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup warm water
- Food coloring
Mix all the ingredients except the food coloring.
Separate the batch in two if you want more colors.
Add the food coloring and put in microwave for 30seconds. If its not firm and still stick to your hands, put it back into the microwave for another 30secs. If it still sticks, add a little flour and repeat.
I ended up with 5 colors because I made the batch twice and then took a little of the blue and a little of the purple and added yellow to get that awesome stone grey colour.
Having trouble figuring out the colours? Here’s a free printable colour chart!
The star showed the way to the manger where Jesus was born. What a great time to celebrate the birth of Christ. May you be light in the lives of others this Christmas!
Here’s an A4 printable to be folded into a half A4 card, another with four small cards and another with gift tags. Enjoy and share away! Read the rest of this entry
Finally its time for some FREE Party Printables! This week its Frozen. I found that boys also love Frozen but really struggle to find Printables so I designed one specially for them. Click on the link below to download, open in Word or any other editing programme and insert your own info. Alternatively you can also print it out and write it by hand. Read the rest of this entry
My love for spiders started one day when I went bug hunting with my kids. In one day we found two baboon spiders and a very small gecko by just looking… Amazing how nature comes alive when you actually look.
It was the most amazing thing to inspect the small male and female baboon spiders (Harpactira sp. ‘Robertson’) and since my father did the same for me as a child, of course I just had to catch the third one we saw in the house to look at it closely and release back into the garden. It made me think of how my grandma used to kill every spider in sight with Doom…
Why do people kill spiders? They are a valuable part of the eco system and they are quite effective in eradicating insects. We’ll I’m sure most people mainly kill them because they are afraid that they can be dangerous and possibly deadly.
Well I found this exert from How stuff works – Home & Garden
“Most spiders don’t harm humans. In fact, they help us.
Dr. Linda S. Rayor, Assistant Professor of Entomology, Cornell University
Spiders are beneficial inhabitants of any garden, ecosystem, or home because of their important contributions to biological control of pest insects. Spiders are considered to be the most important terrestrial predators, eating tons of pest insects or other small arthropods every year. Spiders are generalist predators that are willing to eat almost any insect they can catch. They are abundant and found in most habitats. They only need to be left alone!
Spiders are voracious hunters and will reduce the amount of pests in your garden. However, spiders will also go after bees and other favorable insects. Spiders aren’t aggressive like mantises, so importing the arachnids to your garden isn’t going to quash an aphid outbreak. However, their very presence will reduce garden pests. (And no chemicals!)
Like the good Doc says, all you have to do is leave them alone.”
The Spider Club of Southern Africa has a great free printable booklet that will enlighten you on how many actual deadly spiders we have in South Africa. Download the booklet HERE and next time you see a scary looking creature…. know that he’s most probably harmless and more afraid of you than you are of him.
Just leave him alone and you should be fine and if you absolutely have to, rather transfer him to the garden by catch and release with a glass and a piece of cardboard, You’ll come to notice its actually not that scary!
So proud of my KraftiMama merchandise to be delivered at Restaurants wherever I go. So far the reception has been wonderful and I am pleased to say the owners are loving the gesture.
I created my own coloring pages, drawn from 4 basic shapes: Circles, Triangles, Squares &
Stars for kids to color in and cut out to play a matching game. Download the free printable HERE!
Free Calendars 2015
Many of you may not know that I actually used to be a Graphic Designer! Well I’m starting to find my muse again now that the kids are turning 2 so I recently opened a new shop in Etsy. Now and then I will post free printables on my Facebook page so stay in touch. I Read the rest of this entry
Its getting closer to Valentines day so I thought I’d give you something fun to print for your loved one. Just print it out on a A4 paper or cardboard and fold back the back flap. Enjoy!
So Iv’e told you before that I like to design stuff too (see Free Printables). Well I have opened a new shop and since it still quite empty I would love to have your ideas on themes.
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Ever wish you had some kind of warning sign or apology to let visitors know that your toilet does not look like a war zone all the time… that its only a temporary result of a Toddler getting used to the potty and/or toilet? Well I did so I thought I’d design this one Read the rest of this entry