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DIY: Make your own chalk

DIY Chalk

WHAT YOU NEED • plaster of Paris  • water • disposable mixing containers (try paper cups) • disposable mixing utensils (try icy-pole sticks, plastic spoons or thick bamboo skewers) • powdered tempera paint  • baking paper  • masking tape (not washi)  • 5–8 toilet paper rolls  • scissors WHAT YOU NEED TO DO 1. Tape […]

DIY kids craft: Make a butterfly feeder

Butterfly feeder DIY kids craft

Here’s how to make your own DIY butterfly feeder – a perfect kids craft!  1. Get one of your old jam jars. Using a hammer and nail, puncture a hole in the centre of the lid. 2. Insert a piece of sponge into the hole of the lid so it fits very snug. 3. Turn […]

Bush craft

Bush craft kids activities

Bush craft puppets are a perfect DIY and are made from anything that grows in nature–dried leaves, fresh leaves, seed pods, flowers and sticks. Keep your eyes peeled for shapes which you think look like animals or animal parts—e.g., long and thin eucalyptus leaves make great snakes, small oval leaves make good rabbit ears, and […]

DIY Craft: The Birds And The Seeds

bird feeder

DIY CRAFT – WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE BIRD FEEDER Pine cone, open Butter knife Jar of peanut butter (no palm oil) Birdseed Pie tin or shallow bowl String   WHAT YOU NEED TO DO Pour birdseed into your pie tin or bowl and put aside.   With your knife, spread the peanut butter two-thirds […]

cookies & craft

Yummy, Soft, Pillowy Chocolate-Flecked Cookies   that are Gluten and Dairy-Free. Makes 12 cookies  2 tbsp coconut oil 1 1/2 cups almond meal 3 tbsp coconut flour  1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon pinch of salt 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 1/2 tsp vanilla paste 1 egg 125g / 4.4oz dark chocolate, chopped   Directions Preheat your oven to 200°C/ […]

How to build a bean tepee

bean tepee build

Enchanted beans get a bad rap in fairytales, but the fact is you can take these lovely legumes (plus some sticks) and make yourself a magical tepee. With the alchemy of soil, sunshine and water, they can become edible garden, vertical garden, green space and homegrown hide-out all in one. INSTRUCTIONS Materials 6–10 poles (2.5–3m […]

Pet Rocks

pet rocks

When the alien overlords finally make contact, they’ll be sure to have some questions and there are a few moments in our collective history that are just too weird to explain. Fads like hula hoops, Slinkys, fidget spinners—and the quirkiest of them all: Pet Rocks. As you might have guessed, Gary Dahl, the guy who […]