Crafts and DIY Projects, Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf

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Ikea Hack: How To Make A DIY Kids Bookshelf I didn’t have any place to arrange my children’s books, and I certainly didn’t want to spend a lot of money to store them. While surfing the web one day, I came across this DIY idea and the day came to make it! In that post they painted the shelves white, we, on the other hand, thought to make them cheerful and colorful! What did we do to make these kids bookcase? First of all we bought some inexpensive selves used for storing spice containers. We used the ones from IKEA,…

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Kids Food Ideas and Recipes, Savory Recipes

Fun and Healthy Kids Recipe: Meatballs on a Stick

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So, that is a photo of meatballs I made following my meatball recipe. As I have said in another post, my kids like their food on a stick, so that is exactly what I did! Now that my little girl is a little older, I cooked them in the oven. I am a little reluctant to upload my own photos since I am really not in any way a good photographer, nor am I a – even remotely close to – professional cook. I have no idea how to place dishes, how to arrange the food, how to use light, etc. Really,…

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Christmas Crafts and DIYs, Crafts and DIY Projects

Perfect gift and craft idea: DIY snow globes

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Here is such a great idea for handmade Christmas gifts!!! Make your own snow globe, even with a picture in it! Isn’t it the perfect gift for the grandparents or to put on your desk? I love this idea! The kids can help choosing the items to put inside and the colour of the glitter! I am sure going to make some of these! This will be fun! All you need are some jars with lids that it seals good. You can use any jar you have in the house, any size, any width. Then you will need some water-resistant items,…

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Fun Ideas for Kids and Families, Uncategorized

We made pompoms!!!

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As promised, I took my kids today outside and on the way to the grocery I made a quick stop at a store with yarns. We made plans to have some fun play with pompoms! I bought a few nice ones – actually, some were chosen by my three-year-old son (you know how they choose, right? Son: “That one mom, I want that one!” Me: “Oh that’s nice! But isn’t this one with the many colors super-great?” – Well, it worked half the times and we, fortunately, avoided that awful brownish one he wanted at first!). So, back at home, we…

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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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