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Painted Rocks Social Media Craze

By Kim Robson: Remember the Pokémon Go craze in the summer of 2016? Kids and young adults were going outside in the fresh air and sunshine, getting exercise, and meeting new friends and neighbors as they searched for new Pokémons to “capture” on their smartphones. That craze seems to have …

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Budget-Friendly Homemade Kids’ Arts and Crafts Ideas

By Fredrica Syren: We have spent all summer pretty much outdoors and with friends, so the kids have been enjoying lots of play and have needed very little help and very few ideas. But now fall is here, so we have more time at home. They seem to crave for …

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Creativity Without Worries—Nontoxic Art Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: My kids have always loved to produce art. They love everything — painting, drawing, sewing, building and sculpting with playdough or clay. It’s just great to see how creative they get and have so much fun. Especially during our summer break, we spend more time creating art. …

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Upcycling IKEA Bags Ideas

By Kim Robson: I see people using old IKEA bags at the laundromat and grocery store all the time. They’re capacious, tough as nails, lightweight, easily folded flat, inexpensive at a buck, and easy to carry because of their sturdy woven handles. “Frakta” means “to carry,” and since 1996, the …

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Knitting For Health

By Kim Robson: What unlikely hobby is enjoyed by Madeleine Albright, Goldie Hawn and Russell Crowe? Knitting! Who remembers the NFL football player Rosey Grier? No one DARED to tell this huge, burly athlete that knitting was considered a “sissy” activity for a man. People from all walks of life …

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Ways To Reuse Cardboard and Paper

By Kim Robson: Naturally, we’ve all gotten used to the idea of recycling paper products. Recycling bins, especially for paper, are everywhere now. Even my grocery store clerks have separate bins for trash and paper, so I can toss my grocery list without guilt. But before you recycle that paper …

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