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Frugal Summer Activities for Bored Kids

By Larraine Roulston: With sunny summer days, along with extended evening light, there are plenty of activities around to keep kids entertained for a couple of months. As schedules and workloads also take on a relaxed pace, all should be content on the home front. Yet, there will come a day or two when you …

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Arts and Crafts with Kids

By Dawna Matthews: “Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” — Loris Malaguzzi Art was always present in my life as a child. I painted, glued, cut and folded. I got messy, colored outside the lines, …

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Kids’ Winter Crafts — DIY Bird Feeder

By Fredrica Syren: Days after Christmas is usually when my kids are ready for some fun arts and crafts and bird feeders is a perfect craft to do with little ones in the winter time. Whenever my kids have had a snack outside, they’ve noticed that a bird would come to …

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DIY Summer Art & Craft Ideas

 By Larraine Roulston:  Summertime can be a great opportunity to test your ability to create any number of the latest crafts that appeal to warm weather fun.  If you have children who play in a small backyard kiddie pool, they will love your making huge bubbles for them to stand under. For this, your …

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DIY Hobby Dough for Christmas

By Lorraine Roulston: Hobby Dough craft is a great fun thing for the kids to do during the holiday.  It can be prepared and kept soft in an airtight plastic bag. Preparation: 10 minutes.  Baking: 2 hours or overnight air dry.  Makes: About 3 cups (750mL).  Freezing: Not recommended. 2 cups …

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Christmas and Recycled Themed Craft Ideas For Kids

By Larraine Roulston: The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without children feverishly engaged in making Christmas crafts. This activity helps youngsters develop fine motor skills and at the same time creates pleasing pieces of art. Most parents and teachers have a supply of toilet roll cylinders and empty …

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I’m Bored Mommy! — Quick Kids’ Craft Ideas

By Fredrica Syren: With three kids, I feel as if I’m constantly on the go with cleaning, feeding, dressing, changing diapers, picking up toys, and of course — the fun of cleaning it up again. My kids have tons of energy and imagination, but there are times when they look …

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Halloween Decorations — Shrunken Heads Made from Apples

By Emma Grace Fairchild: It’s already October! For those who love Halloween, the countdown begins for everything spooky and creepy, from costumes to decorations and parties. I came across this fun idea for creating homemade decorations, using apples to make shrunken heads. They can be skewered on a stick and …

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All-Natural Egg Dyes

By Fredrica Syren: Ahh, spring is here — or at least we’re getting a hint of it. Of course, the Easter holiday is a sure sign it’s just around the corner. Nothing says Easter more than dying eggs with kids, and in my family we use all-natural coloring made from …

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I’m Bored, Mom!!!

By Fredrica Syren: Summer is here with warm weather, long days that seem to last forever and summer break for kids. Every year, I look forward to spending more time with all my kids at home, not rushing off anywhere and just being us. Yup, it sounds like a dream. …

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