Author Archives: KraftiMama

About KraftiMama

Spending time with my 5 year old twins is my favorite hobby and that aligns so well with my love for arts and crafts. I also have a group of homeschooling moms and kids that meets at my house every week. Anyone can do it, why not give it a try? Learning has become lots of fun in this house and it has naturally come to a homeschooling environment that I would love to share with you along the way.

Coloring Calendar 2019 Printable!!

Coloring Calendar 2019 Printable!!
Coloring Calendar 2019 Printable!!

I am so excited to share my Etsy Shop that I have re-opened with you. To celebrate, I made a printable Coloring Calendar yay! I had a brain wave while trying to figure out how to keep printing cost low for my followers when I thought of making it black and white coloring pages. Something to colour each month

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Lost Kitties Unbox and Reveal… Collect and Swap with Littlest Pet Shop and Lock Stars!

Lost Kitties Unbox and Reveal… Collect and Swap with Littlest Pet Shop and Lock Stars!
Lost Kitties Unbox and Reveal… Collect and Swap with Littlest Pet Shop and Lock Stars!

We were not familiar with Lost Kitties or even Littlest Pet shop when we received these cute little gifts in pretend milk cartons from Hasbro. My kids loved them though and I think there will be some more collecting in days to come… oh boy! You can buy them at Toys R Us, ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Hamleys, Takealot and other major retailers. Please click on the video below to see the cute little babies and subscribe to my channel for updates! Read the rest of this entry

9 Tips for Flying with Children

9 Tips for Flying with Children
9 Tips for Flying with Children

It’s not often that we fly these days, I mean Cheap flights are getting hard to come by, so I was a little rusty on what to do with my kids when we recently went on a flight to Johannesburg. Thinking about what to bring or how to prepare for a flight can be stressful, so I compiled this list with my tips for flying with children. Read the rest of this entry

Kids Say the Darndest Things in English and Afrikaans!

Kids Say the Darndest Things in English and Afrikaans!
Kids Say the Darndest Things in English and Afrikaans!

We all have things we will never forget that our kids had said at some stage… I personally write everything down in my notes and even copy them to a little special book that I will show them when they are older. It’s something you just don’t want to miss as a parent, but as adults we all can appreciate the funny things these little creatures come up with.

I have asked Moms from groups combining around 200 000 members all across South Africa, what were the funniest things their kids said and they did not disappoint! Here are some of my favourites! Read the rest of this entry

Flash Cards and Poster Free!!

Flash Cards and Poster Free!!
Flash Cards and Poster Free!!

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

Alphabet Printable Z for Zulu FREE!

Alphabet Printable Z for Zulu FREE!
Alphabet Printable Z for Zulu FREE!

Finally we have come to an end of this range… do look out for the complete alphabet Flashcards and A3 poster coming up next! I hope you had fun with these, if so, please SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! TIA xxx

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Alphabet Printable X for Xylophone and X-ray FREE!

Alphabet Printable X for Xylophone and X-ray FREE!
Alphabet Printable X for Xylophone and X-ray FREE!

There’s two ways of pronouncing X so I thought I’d make two different ones as I know people have different opinions on which one to use so I give you xylophone and x-ray. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Gingerbreadhousekit SA Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

Gingerbreadhousekit SA Review and GIVEAWAY!!!
Gingerbreadhousekit SA Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

I have to be honest, when I received this kit in the post I was a little nervous. You see, I am not the best baker… as in NOT GOOD! My first reaction upon lifting the package was that it was a really heavy kit… score points number one. Opening it was even more of a surprise… Read the rest of this entry

Alphabet Printable V for Volcano FREE!

Alphabet Printable V for Volcano FREE!
Alphabet Printable V for Volcano FREE!

I only just noticed that a Volcano is an upside down V… or an upside A… a pity it’s not called Alcono! Oh well since it’s called Volcano, you can help kids remember the V by telling them the upside-down thing.

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My 5 Worst Social Media Pet Peeves

My 5 Worst Social Media Pet Peeves
My 5 Worst Social Media Pet Peeves

We’ve certainly come a long way since the start of Facebook and Mixit and thank goodness people don’t really text that way anymore because seriously, just why? Thank goodness we have come this far or our Facebook post windows would still start with “Elsabé is….” causing our posts to start with half sentences.

I seriously don’t know when we will stop getting half memory posts of the early 2000’s starting with half sentences like “in the mood for baking cake…” or “thinking that the tennis is getting boring now with Djokovic hitting Read the rest of this entry