Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Friday, August 12, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
I recycled a Maille pickle jar to make this vintage looking container to keep cotton balls in our renovated bathroom. I found this project needs a little bit of care and patience from us, and it will turn out rewardingly beautiful.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Making these ornaments using a few materials has lots of benefits for children. This fun home décor ornament teaches children math skills like counting, sequencing, and patterning, as well as increases their fine motor and sensory skills. These easy to do handmade ornament project will look beautiful when it is hung around the home.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When school's out, it's perfect time for craft camp! Children and parents will enjoy the creative 40 projects in the Craft Camp book published by Lark. The projects include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking and so much more. The book has ideas on how we can create colourful piñatas, eco-friendly mobiles, upcycled necklaces, hats, T-shirts, and many more projects. Children from 6 to 12 will find inspiring ideas in this book. We like the inspiring photographs that were useful when we were trying the projects. I would have preferred if there were more illustrations to accompany the written steps to make it clearer.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
When I do crafts, I enjoy recycling materials that I find around our home. Prior to this project, I haven't used glass paint so I was excited to see how the transformation of a frappuccino bottle into a decorative vase will turn out. I used a beautiful, pink Transparent Glass Stain for this project and really enjoyed the ease of using it.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I am very excited to announce about Disney Junior’s Princess and Heroes Contest. The grand prize for this contest will include round-trip flights to Toronto, two nights stay at a hotel, rink side seats, backstage character meet and greet for a family of four. The winning family will also get a $1000 for a Disney Store shopping spree.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Giving a new look to my old belonging is something I enjoy doing. I have done many projects such as recycling containers to make other crafts, giving old chairs a new look with fabric, using fabric to make yarn and many more.
Up-cycling these comfy pair of old shoes with fabric is my recent project.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Family day long weekend and the March break is just around the corner. I am planning on spending some quality time during the day with the children making crafts and food. I am also looking forward to relax, stay close to home and visit local attractions like the Ontario Science Centre :)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Green toys are safe, fun and good for the earth. All green toys are made with 100% recycled plastic milk containers which is already food safe plastic. Since these toys do not contain BPA, PVC, phthalates, coating, melamine or metal in any of their products, it makes me feel comfortable as my children handle and play with these toys.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Yummy ice cream cupcakes that are easy and delicious to make. I received these lovely box full of fun products from Me Myself and Us, which we had loads of fun making and eating.
We had a fabulous time making these cute cupcakes. The children were excited from the time they saw the box. This is a very good product to spend time together, bake, become creative and have fun while learning.
The presentation is really cute, the best thing is the silicone cones can be reused. The cake is very soft and delicious, which makes it hard to remove from the cones. All the packages have information clearly written with step by step pictures.
The cupcake mixture is a vanilla cake mix, in which we add 2 egg whites, 1 cup water and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.
For the vanilla frosting we add 1 cup icing sugar, 4 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp milk.
The cake mixture is filled up to the first line and baked in a preheated oven for 18 to 22 minutes at 325F by placing the cones on a baking tray. Let it cool completely. Then put the icing and sprinkle over it and serve.
We were so excited we couldn't wait to put the icing and sprinkles, so it started dripping like real ice cream :)
These creative baking kits from Me Myself and Us are available at Mastermind, Party Packagers, Hallmark, Toy stores in USA and Canada.
Review of the brownie mix and cookies are coming soon... There is also a giveaway of one of these products so do look at Me Myself and Us and leave a comment here to win.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011
A perfect way to recycle and reuse containers that are very useful around the house. We made a place to keep crayons. This activity can be done with any other type of container or tin.
2 litre pop bottle
bias tape or cloth
white out or chalk ink
Poke a hole then using a sharp scissor with a help of an adult cut the bottle, cut at any point depending on how deep you want the final product to be. Don't use the scissors that are used for cutting cloth.
Measure the diameter of the bottle then cut a piece of cloth with 1 1/2" width and use as bias tape or use a store bias tape. Cut the bias tape at least 1/2" more so it would over lap.
Use glue and paste the bias tape around the bottle. This is decorative and also prevents cuts when putting the hand into the bottle. Can use liquid paper or chalk ink pens to decorate the outside of the container.