Handprint & Photo Keepsake Ornament

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So each year I want to add a photo to our Christmas tree ornaments AND a keepsake too, so this year I combined the two: making a handprint AND photo keepsake ornament! I used salt dough(after a failed attempt at white baking soda clay, rather don’t ask *facepalm*!)! We added some red glitter to the […]

Our Elfie 2

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More Elfie-fun! Watching over the cake(it only came out the oven after the kids went to bed), “helping” with the teachers gifts(but got himself full of stickers in the process), hanging with friends and playing Tic Tac Toe with the Christmas ornaments! Playing hide-n-seek, pretending to be Spider-Elf on the net lights, getting in to […]

Sweet Candy Cane Gift

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End of the year means end of the school year for us too, and with that teacher and assistants gifts are in order! For the assistants we made these cute candy cane gifts, and it was real easy too!

Gifts in a Tin

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So, the teacher assistants gifts were sorted, and now it was the teachers turns! I got these cute tins cheaply, and decided to pack it with different things for the different teachers(according to their personalities, as far as possible) 1)Coffee & Cookie Lover and 2)Teacher Emergency Kit 3) Hot Chocolate Kit and 4) Crochet Lover […]

How to wrap odd-shaped Gifts

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Are you also wrapping presents at the moment? What a task! I rather love it, but sometimes it gets a bit tricky when the gift is an odd shape. For small gifts like the above picture, I like to make a cracker “casing”. Here is the easy How to: Step 1- measure your gifts and […]

Summer Christmas Headbands

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Today we are joining a group of bloggers from all over the world to bring you an interesting series on Christmas in different lands by Multicultural Kid Blogs. Christmas time here in South Africa is right in the middle of summer, so we experience very hot weather(usually around 30′C). Christmas accessories, like elf suits and […]

Upcycled Wipes Container Toy

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This month we are joining in Project: Recycle & Create again, this time to make a gift, recycling an item, and this is what I made: This DIY fine motor skills toy made from an upcycled baby wipes container was a hit with my 22 month old boy, and even his 4 year old sister […]

Our Elf on the Shelf 1

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We were so excited when Elfie arrived! He’s been having fun too! He’s been sliding down the bannister, got stuck playing with magnets, and made a friend, serenading her. He made himself a swing, got ready to watch a movie(Frozen) with the kids, combed Santas beard, and brought cake mix for Daddy and the kids(to […]

Our Week: Christmas Theme

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This was the last theme of the year, and what a fun one! Look at all the crafts we made: This patterned tree is so cheerful! The learners had to cut strips of paper, working on their scissors skills. I helped to cut their trees by folding the white paper in half first. They glued […]

Frozen Playdough Gift

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We are a bit late to the Frozen craze party, but this playdough kit I made as a gift was just too cute and pretty not to share! I used the microwave playdough recipe I love(it is really quick and easy to make), and used teal gel food colouring. We kneaded some glitter in after […]