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Entries from November 2008

The Week That Was – 22

November 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Time flew and here we are – we must have been having fun because before I could look it was the weekend again… So we read some books: And our favorite was: This book is a running favorite – and completely responsible for the wolf fixation in our house… many a night over the last […]

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Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gift Packaging ideas…

November 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Sometimes there are gifts that gift wrapping just isn’t going to do the trick and you can usually package away with gift bags… but supposing you don’t want to buy a couple of gift bags then here are se7en alternative ideas… Se7en Gift Packaging Ideas: Glass Jars: For gifts from the kitchen you can’t beat […]

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Owl Books: How to make an Origami Gift Box in Se7en Million Steps.

November 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Hi there: I haven’t posted in a while, if you are looking for more quick crafts and fun ideas then please go and look at my page: Owl Books Publishing Company. This is a life skill that I have learnt… very handy for keeping stuff in and it so impresses the mother person. When she […]

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Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gift Wrap Ideas.

November 28th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Brilliant gift wrapping needn’t take long and needn’t be expensive. It is a great way to get a wide age range of kids involved and focused on a project, especially if they have a goal and a particular gift in mind. If you plan to make a habit of making gift wrap then you should […]

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Fabulous Finger Paint in Se7en Steps…

November 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments

This is another one of those Life Skills every mother should know along with Play Do and Pipe Cleaner People. This recipe makes lovely smooth, shiny paint… great for smooshing between fingers or painting with fat brushes. Meet the Players: 1/2 a cup of cornflour 1 cup of cold water 2 tbs plain gelatine 2 […]

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Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gifts Kids Can Make For Kids…

November 27th, 2008 · 17 Comments

This post is part of my Clearly Christmas Series – packed with gift ideas and Christmas tips. Keep in mind that the thing with handmade gifts is that you want them to be lovely and not fragile and well just more creative than handy! If you give your kids free reign they may well go […]

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Se7en Silhouettes in Se7en Steps…

November 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

So, time for a Tuesday Art Task… This was meant to be a quick one and it turned out far trickier than we expected. In fact, it is far easier to make shadow puppets than shadow people! This is what you are aiming for:   So here we go… Step 1: Pop a piece of […]

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