Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

Toddler Fun Play With Pompoms

I never thought pompoms are that versatile! There are a lot of great, fun ideas out there, to entertain a toddler with them! Of course, you have to supervise them heavily, especially if you want to give them to a young toddler (under 20 months or so). Here is something funny. I started out writing this article about pompoms because I saw great uses for them, believing that you only buy them from a craft store. And then I saw tutorials and I thought: Hey, I’ve done this!!! I recalled a long forgotten memory…somewhere in my past, I had made…

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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

Amazing pine cone roses to make with your toddler

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Now, tell me. Isn’t that a beautiful idea? And easy (I love easy!!!). What do you have to do? Well, first, grab a lovely bag (some have a special “treasure bag”) and then take a nice walk with your kids, gathering some well-shaped pine cones and suitable wooden twigs. While gathering, try to get writ of all the seeds that could be in the pine cones. Back at home, the next fun step can begin! Painting! Take all the possible measures to avoid getting paint all over your place (hint: you’ll never get 100% protection!). And then just paint the pine…

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My first award!

What better way for me to close a somewhat stressful day, than to accept my first blogging award, ever! Thank you Sanjana from http://feedingthesonis.wordpress.com/ for nominating my blog, you can’t imagine how much it means to me! And of course, thank you from http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ for creating such a great award! It is worth the effort, cause it makes people like me happy! So, now the difficult part. I am supposed to write some random thing about me! Well, let’s see… So, after about 10 minutes of thinking what to write about me, I decided to write that I love going to a certain playground on…

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Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects

Amazing Dried Fruit Christmas Ornaments

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Making our own Christmas ornaments with my kids is one of my favorite activities this time of year. One cheap but awesome and beautiful idea is to make some Dried Fruit Christmas Ornaments using citrus fruit peels! Sooooo nice! You can use any citrus fruit you like; oranges, mandarins, limes, grapefruits or lemons. Then, you have two choices. Either cut the fruit carefully into thin slices or peel carefully the skin off the fruit. If you choose to slice the fruits, arrange the slices on a lined baking tray and put the tray in a preheated oven at about 90-100°C.…

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Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

Toddler Fun Play with “Mais”

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So, do you know the craft material “Mais”? It’ s an amazing, versatile, creative toy! They are like those eco-packaging material, with the difference that they come in colors! They stick together just with a little water and you can cut them, in order to get the shapes that you need. It’s a really great toy for toddlers and younger children. It promotes fine motor skills, color recognition, imagination, and creativity. You can really build whatever you want with it – well, we build mostly chains, but that’s another story! – and here are some examples of what you can…

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Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects

Sock snowmen

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I had to share this, they are sooooooo adorable!!! I will definitely try to make some of them together with my kids (well, at least with the older one). When I do – and if they are somewhat presentable 🙂 – I’ll post the pictures. The link for the really easy instructions is http://www.darkroomanddearly.com/2011/12/10th-day-of-christmas-sock-snowmen.html

Kids Food Ideas and Recipes, Savory Recipes, Sweet Recipes

Fun Toddler and Kids Food – Rolling A Toast

French Toast Cheesecake Roll-Ups

So simple and yet mouthwatering! Just get (or make!) some whole-grain toast bread without crusts – or cut them off. Then flatten the slices with a rolling pin. And now get creative! Use whatever ingredients you like. Tomato, cucumber, cream cheese, ham, the variations are countless! You can combine fruits as well. Once you have arranged them on the toast, all you – or your kids – need to do, is to roll them up. If you want you can cut them in a way that they get a “sushi” look, or you can grill them. Tasty!!! For a sweeter…

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