Here’s a frugal idea for making a cheap dollar store clock into an expensive-looking work of art. You can buy a basic clock for cheap and change it into this elegant gift.Read the rest of this entry
A while back I had to make DIY Chirstmas gifts for Mother&Child Magazine. I had so much fun creating these, so I thought I’d add them to my gift ideas for this Christmas.
I just love DIY Christmas crafts! The idea of thoughtfully making something for someone with love, warms my heart. As gifts, the challenge for me was adding some gifts that people actually want and not only use on Christmas day so something not necessarily Christmassy that they will want to use during the whole year.
Enters my first idea:Read the rest of this entry
I have great news… I closed down my Etsy Shop and will now be giving away all my party invites for free! Over the next few weeks I will upload the other invites.
For now I give you my latest invite… Wonder Park yay! I only just started designing them in an editable format so please let me know if you have trouble downloading or editing these docs… I’m still getting the hang of it.Read the rest of this entry
So I’ve been seeing posts of a friend of mine of his 6 year old son kicking but at chess tournaments and I was totally surprised… 6 year olds can play chess? I started showing my 6 year old twins a move or two and quickly realised that they could do much more than we think. George Harrolds of Kaoori Chess sets is going to tell us more about the benefits of chess for kids’ development.
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This guest post was done by 11 year old Zarmeen! I get a lot of requests for guest posts of which I turn down most, but I had a look at Zarmeens blog and I must say I loved it. Go have a look for some lovely, child friendly crafts!
I am Zarmeen Zia. I am 11 years old. I love making arts, crafts and yummy treats. My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/Kids-DIY-with-Zarmeen-483236425411959/
My Instagram profile is https://www.instagram.com/kidsdiywithzarmeen/
I always enjoy sharing my craft tutorials. Today, I am sharing kids fun craft project DIY unicorn paper fan. You will find nothing expensive or difficult to try.
Visit my blog https://kidsdiywithzarmeen.blogspot.com/
It is an easy kids fun craft project. Kids can make it easily. Let’s learn how to make it.Read the rest of this entry
Here’s a little earth day free printable colouring page. Have fun!Read the rest of this entry
It’s a great time to bring family together over a long-weekend, Rhodes Quality has teamed up with celebrity baker Sebastian Newman to add some sweetness to your special family time.
Two deliciously simple recipes for you to try: Granadilla & condensed milk baked cheesecake and an Easter rocky road.Read the rest of this entry
Easter is around the corner, so if you wanted to do some crafts, it’s time to start now.
Click on the images below to go to choose a craft or printable.
Have fun!Read the rest of this entry
A while back I started doing articles for Mother And Child Magazine. I created this Fox Mask for their woodland themed party. It was so much fun to do and really not too hard.Read the rest of this entry
Uiteindelik soos belowe, die begin van my nuwe Werkboekies reeks! Hierdie is die eerste een, so laat weet gerus as daar ‘n foutjie opduik, hierdie is nog die toets fase. Die idee is om ‘n werkboekie vir elke letter van die Alfabet te maak en dan daarna om nog meer voorbeelde vir elke letter te doen met verskillende aktiwiteite.Read the rest of this entry
- Guestpost by Nicky Ellis of Horses & Foals
In this digital era, it is easy and affordable to purchase the latest gadgets and gain access to technology. One often finds children riveted to tablets, smartphones or a computer screen, engrossed in playing games, or their attention is glued to the television set. Studies have shown that the usage of gadgets can cause children to have a limited attention span. Such habits lead children towards a sedentary lifestyle from a young age. This can cause multiple health issues, both physical and mental. It also affects children’s reasoning power, the capability of thinking logically and hampers their creative mind. Initiating children into a sports activity or helping them inculcate a hobby or enrolling them in a creative / performing arts class can serve as a great motivation for kids to break the monotony of their usual routine and spend some time doing something fun and creative.
Here are my top five ways to help your child to improve their focus.Read the rest of this entry
Yes I am still going strong whoop whoop!!! and yes I am still mostly sugar free… apart from one or two cheat days I have been sugar free for 27 days now! I almost can’t believe it myself, I even said no to cake that my 12 year old niece baked and felt terrible for it but I am happy to say I stayed strong and I am no longer binging on sugar.Read the rest of this entry
This one is A3 size but you can set your printer for A4 if you wish to print smaller size. I highly recommend that you take the high res file (10MB) to a printer and print out 2 copies of the A3 and laminate both. The one is for the wall as a poster and the other can be cut in the middle of the green lines to make flashcards.
The smaller file (250kb) can be printed A4 without quality loss but might be too small for a poster and way too small for flashcards. The low res A3 might be a little less on quality but still ok if it doesn’t bother you. Read the rest of this entry
Have you seen the printable alphabet I have in English? Click on any of the buttons below to download for FREE!Read the rest of this entry
Finally as promised, you can now have the Play Doh mats in English or Afrikaans delivered to your nearest Pep (South Africa only). As a bonus, the Flash cards and Poster is also included.Read the rest of this entry
Kidloland has the most amazing app with multiple different educational games that is really worth it to join at least for a few months. I wrote about it HERE!
So they also brought out a coding app which is really great. My 5 year olds find it fun but also challenging. There’s a few free games within the app to try out as well as a free game of the day so download the game to give it a try!
Check out the video below for a preview.Read the rest of this entry
Guest Post by Ivie from Homeschool on the Range
Yvie practices the art of simple living with her chickens, goats, dogs, rabbits, and house full of boys in rural America. She loves acoustic guitar, historical novels, and anything with dark chocolate! You can find her at Homeschool On the Range, or on Facebook and Instagram.
It’s human nature to remember the bad more vividly than the good – it’s how we evolved to make sure we stayed safe – by remembering those negative experiences vividly so that we could avoid them in the future.
However, with the advent of massive connectivity, negativity now surrounds us from every direction….and it’s pervasive. Turn on the television, tune into social media, or pick up a paper and you’ll typically be bombarded with negativity.Read the rest of this entry
I wrote this post about Decluttering your brain way back when and also this one about Dealing with Toy Overload, but honestly I am still figuring out how to declutter my life! Being the little crafter that I am, I keep almost everything because I constantly think I should be able to do something with it.
Well I have a whole new schedule planned so I am getting to the end of this madness…Read the rest of this entry
I have to admit, that first morning after I wrote this post I woke up thinking’ “What have I done? Why did I do that?” I had a feeling of impending doom… like failure was sure to follow, but now, 6 days later I am still hanging on so I guess I’m really doing this!
So there was a few things that really dragged me down and I knew those things would have to be addressed first.