Archives for Kid’s Crafts

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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A Tuckered Out Reindeer

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

This poor reindeer is all tuckered out after a hectic holiday season.  Find out how to make one of your own.  I’ve also included a few other reindeer crafts that I’ve had posted over the years. The pooped out, tuckered out reindeer is a cute craft.  I received my original one many years ago as a gift and I always get it out at Christmas time.  You need 4 pom poms (2 inch diameter) for the body, 4 pom poms (1 inch diameter) for the feet, 1 pom pom about half inch to an inch for the nose and one small
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Little Wreaths

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

Little wreaths are wonderful to attach to a gift, to wear as a brooch, to decorate the tree, or decorate the table.  Over the years I’ve made a few different little wreaths.       I love little projects that you can start and finish all at once.  This curly wreath from Planet June was one of those projects. Using a small amount of two different greens and an even smaller amount of red yarn this little wreath made up while watching my favourite British tv show, Coronation Street.  The finished wreath is about 7.5 cm across (just under 3 inches for
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