It’s not often that I get sent something that I am really excited about, but this one I like so much I am going to subscribe! I saw the sponsored posts on Facebook with these interesting articles, but I expected the usual 95% of pages to be filled with ads and fillers, so what a great surprise Read the rest of this entry
I got some awesome Father’s Day card ideas on this page but I liked too much of them so I decided to make a special keepsakes box big enough to fit a lot of pages with lots of different messages. The kids had already made Dad special match boxes at a play group we attend so I thought I’d make it big enough to fit different kinds of objects. This project was so much fun and the kids loved it too! Read the rest of this entry
Guest Post by Alise from Papilio Prints
Everybody has that one piece of fabric that’s connected too emotionally to throw away yet too old to be worn. They are mostly stacked at the bottom of the dresser drawers or in the darkest corners of the wardrobes, where it is most likely to be never seen again.
Holding on to clothes that we do not use prove to be a complete waste if one doesn’t believe in donating or selling them. So let’s bring out the old pieces of fabric and try some crafts.
Below are the most practical and innovative ways to transfigure a Read the rest of this entry
My son loves Transformers (the toys) and always want to watch the stories… So far I have managed to keep him interested in Rescue Bots,,, it’s not as violent as the newer versions of Transformers. He loves his sticker chart, hope you will enjoy it too! Read the rest of this entry
I know I know, sticker charts are terrible but I do use them from time to time. I just remembered about these today… designed them a while back and forgot to post. I specifically added the warrior princesses… why are they always left out?
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I got this nice post from writer, Mom and craft lover called Annabelle Short and thought I’d share it with you. Looks like fun and the kids will love it! Read the rest of this entry
Adult Coloring has taken the world by storm and of course as all good things there has to be a day for it… and there is! Today is National Coloring Book Day so I thought I’d show you some beautiful books that I got to review from faithful-to-nature.co.za. (Click here to like them on Facebook)
There are many benefits to adult coloring. Mostly we just do it because we love it, but it has proven to be very effective in combating anxiety and has even been used in hospitals as Read the rest of this entry
I got this idea for this year’s father’s day printable, let me know what you think!
I got this awesome shirt from In The Gap Clothing for my son and I love it! Local is surely lekker and to top that, this is a growing family business to watch!
Wearing Christian clothing is not everyone’s cup of tea but for some people it can be a great opportunity to share their faith and answer questions around the clothing they wear. It can be a whole ministry field on your way to work or at the shops. I think its awesome!
About In the Gap:
“Well, it all started with a dream. When my husband awoke one morning with several designs still in his mind, he realized that the dream of printing Christian t-shirts was from God. More than a year later (in God’s perfect time) the opportunity came to start our Christian Clothing Company and countless details fell into place within a matter of weeks. We were amazed at our King, knowing that this step and the timing was from Him.
In the Gap Clothing is situated in Mossel Bay, South Africa, and we seek to design and distribute quality Christian clothing aimed at promoting Kingdom life.”
They have some pretty cool pillow cases, wall stickers and shirts & hoodies so hop over and have a look!
Here’s a fun way of showing your Primary School kids what’s on the extra curricular calendar for the week. When they are still so small they are excited about what they are doing when, so this is a nice way for them to be aware of what happens what day. The time labels are there for the older ones who have an idea of time but mostly it helps for mom to also know whats going on!
What you’ll need:
- A3 Hard project board and an optional A1 to cut to size for a frame (you can also use two A3’s and cut one of the pieces smaller if you prefer a smaller calendar)
- Bostik Crazy Clay
- The lid of an ice cream container
- Whiteboard marker
- Bostik Rainbow Glitter Glue
- One or two different colours felt
- Bostik Art and Craft Sprayable Adhesive
- Bostik Clear Adhesive
- Bostik Glue dots (extra strong)
- Velcro (5-10cm should do) You only need the rough part
- Bostik Sew Simple
- Bostik Prestik
Create your activity pieces with Bostik Crazy Clay and allow it to dry for about 6 hours. This clay is really easy to work with and dries into a nice spongy piece. I created activity pieces for swimming, hockey, maths classes, reading classes, tennis, piano lessons, art classes and birthday parties.
Cut rectangles of about 5,5 x 4,5cm for the non-repetitive activities that only happens that week out of the lid of an ice cream container. Cut half of them in three for the time labels. Round off the edges with Bostik Crazy Clay or Bostik Glitter Glue. I did the non-repetitive labels with Crazy Clay and the time labels with glitter glue. Leave to dry.
Spray an ample amount of Bostik Art & Craft sprayable adhesive on the project boards and firmly press the felt to the board, smoothing it out to ensure there are no wrinkles. Turn the boards around and cut the squares out in line with the edges of the boards. Apply Bostik Clear Glue on the excess edges one by one before you close the tabs otherwise the glue may dry into the fabric too quickly and dry out too soon.
If you use an A3 project board and measure the width in Landscape it should be around 60cm. That gives you 7cm per day of the week with one extra for the activity pieces, so draw lines with Bostik Glitter Glue 7cm apart, leaving one bigger space at the end for the extra pieces you won’t use for the week. Leave to dry.
Cut the rough part of the velcro in small squares, press the backside firmly on a glue dot, pull it from the film and stick it to the backs of all the activity pieces and labels.
I just love Bostik Sew Simple… I hardly use a needle anymore (oops). Apply it abundantly on both sides of the covered project boards, smooth out with your finger or a piece of cardboard and allow to dry for 10 minutes. Press firmly together and set aside to dry.
Finally write the days of the week with Glitter Glue at the top and there you go, time well spent for organizing your kids’ extra curricular activities.
Use a piece of Bostik Prestik to put the eraser marker on the wall next to the activity board for the blank labels used for the non-repetitive activities. Have fun!
This post is sponsored by Bostik smart adhesives.