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Fun with Kids

23 Oct

Sometimes with little ones you need some boredom busters.  Here are a few ideas, not much money. Maybe a little messy, but that is part of the fun.

Ghost zip line from My Nearest and Dearest.  I could see this becoming a fun experiment to see just what will go the fastest down the zip line.
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Kids Activities Blog has a cute art project using toilet paper rolls.
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Oh boy learning and fun! B-Inspired Mama has a fun why to learn numbers with toy cars.
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Babble has 25 rainy day activities for kids.  I like the this tic tac toe game as it involves movement.
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Here is one for older kids.  Make your own chess set from nuts and bolts.  The one is from Cub Scouts Ideas.
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Frugal Fun for Boys has a fun design for Legos.
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DIY Bracelets

22 Oct

Here are a couple of bracelet designs for you to give a try.  Both are quiet lovely.

This pretty leather bracelet is from Crafts Unleashed.

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Paper Scissors and Superheros has a bracelet made from pretty bits of fabric.

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DIY Bookends

15 Oct

I like these concrete geometric bookends from e-How.  It is a well written tutorial with pictures.  Would make a unique gift.

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Paper Mache

13 Oct

Have you ever played around with paper mache?  My mom would let us do this fun art project at home, it is easy to do and though a little on the messy side very cheap to produce. We would use the flour, water and newspaper method, usually using a balloon for shape.  My technique has changed a little bit, and I still think it is a lot of fun.

For recipes check out The Ultimate Paper Mache.  I like the one that uses glue.  A lot of good information on this blog.

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Brisbane Kids show how to make a piggy bank.
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Bowls by The Long Thread.
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Mamie Janes has some nice Christmas decorating ideas.
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These colorful chickens by Krokotat use cereal boxes as a base.
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A wonderful deer head from Imperfectly Imaginable.
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Hopefully I has stirred a few creative juices today.

Spiral Clasp

18 Sep

Isn’t this a pretty clasp, Sweet Bead Studio has a great tutorial on how to make it.  So I guess I am going to play with beads today :-)
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DIY: Wire Wrapped Post Earrings

28 Aug

When I saw these earrings from Baisley & Nior I thought how lovely.  Then I saw what they were made from and my thought was do I go buy popsicles or just the sticks?  Either way they turn out quit beautiful.

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Lunch Bags

20 Aug

School days are getting closer.  I grew up taking my lunch to school and even though my guys were homeschooled, they would eat lunch with their friends when we had co-op days.  When they were little they would love having super hero lunch bags as they got older we went to brown paper sacks. I think the duct tape sacks or the clothe ones made to look like a brown paper bag would have worked. (And still been cool)  It was never cool to put a note in their bags, though that didn’t always stop me.  Hershey Kisses got the message across and that was OK. So here are a few ideas for lunch bags and things that might help when making lunch.

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Duct tape is very durable and comes in lots of designs now. Check this out at  504 Main.

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Cute round bag found at Whip Up.

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Sew 4 Home does wonderful sewing tutorials, this one is insulated and laminated.

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This one would be easy to personalize, from A Lemon Squeezy Home.

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Spicy Perspective has some great ideas for lunch.

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Living on Love and Cents has some great organizing ideas.

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Thought this was a good idea.

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