Monthly Archives July 2015

Ladybugs in the Garden

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Garden Projects, and Kid's Crafts.

Do you want some help in controlling pests in the garden? Ladybugs are winged insects that belong to the beetle family.  They are small, rounded and usually bright coloured with hardened wing cases to cover the transparent wings.  The red and black markings are a warning to birds and small animals that the ladybug tastes bad. Look for ladybugs  on leaves and stems of plants.  They will eat aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and spider mites. You can encourage ladybugs to live in your garden by making this food recipe. In a bowl mix with a spoon ¼ cup white sugar,
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A Soapy Incentive

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Kid's Crafts.

Do you need an incentive for the kids or grandkids to wash their hands?  Try making this bar of soap that just might tempt them to wash more often. I saw an idea for making soap for kids by putting a little toy inside the soap.  The site with the idea used a lego person inside, which I know the grandson would love as he’s a lego maniac, but I had just hired both grandkids to be my under gardeners and water the veggies while we were away and I thought this would be a fun thing for them.  So
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