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Entries from June 2011

The Farmer Needs a Wife…

June 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

On with our puppet project … the farmer sure needs a wife, here she is: Let’s Meet The Players: Fabric scraps Cardboard white project glue, slightly diluted with water, for easier use. A skewer Let’s Play The Game: Select the fabric you want for your farmers wife and cut out the pieces of fabric. Paint […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Fabric Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts · Recycle Crafts

The Week That Was – 3.49

June 15th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Would anyone like to tell me exactly where half a year went… like where did it go??? It has been a little crisp around here… not moaning mind you… just cold, wet… and wintry. I am coming to terms with winter, and I will tell you how… it is very nearly mid-winter and I see […]

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How to Make A Farmer Puppet… Out of A Soda Bottle…

June 14th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Meet our Farmer puppet… Let’s Meet The Players: For the head: A small balloon, we used a water bomb balloon. Wall paper paste glue. Strips of newspaper. For the body: An empty soda bottle. A skewer. Some fabric scraps. Some white project glue, slightly diluted so that it is easier to spread. Let’s Play the […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · People/Puppet Crafts

Saturday Spot: It’s Show Time… A Puppet Stage and The Breakfast Show…

June 13th, 2011 · 9 Comments

One of the the things on our rapidly growing list of things to do in Winter… was “Show Time”: And we have been going a bit puppet mad over here just lately… and just supposing you wanted to see us making puppets then this is the week to watch the Expresso Show on SABC3… because […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · People/Puppet Crafts · Recycle Crafts

Happy Birthday Hood #2…

June 13th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Happy Brilliant Birthday, To my inventor To my super scientist… To my dismantler To my computer whizz To my sax player To my climber of everything To my great adventurer… To favorite food critic!!! The man of many, many friends… To my kite flyer… To the best big brother… To the brother in arms… To […]

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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #73… And Our Winter List Begins…

June 12th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Oh where to start with Whip-Up, such a great week of brilliant posts over here… this week was just packed with countless things to do with your kids post… … I love Daisy Yellow and her Index a Card Day Project is brilliant…. still a couple of days left to join… it is quick and easy and lovely to create something in a few moments of the day…

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How to Illustrate a Book in Se7en Steps, Augustus and His Smile…

June 10th, 2011 · 6 Comments

While the Crafty Crow is having a month of book loving we have been loving books ourselves. One of our favorite, favorite picture books is: Augustus and His Smile. He pops up all over the place… Even climbing out of the recycling bin… So we decided to do some book illustration…. We began with some […]

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