Learn through play: times tables bingo
February 17, 2015 – 6:28 am | No Comment

The times tables bingo is a fun game to play with as many children as you like. It consists of 12 boards, one for each times table with the results placed at random.  The boards …

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Decoupage cardboard tray
March 25, 2015 – 8:28 am | No Comment

cardboardTrayDecoupageThis is a simple project to turn one of those cardboard trays often used by supermarkets to place vegetables in. This particular one is a tomato tray. The shape remains the same, but I toughened it with the use of newspaper and lot of glue. Then I decorated with some flowers cutouts and decoupage glue.
Material: a cardboard tray, glue, newspaper, 2 brushes, wrapping paper or paper napkins with nice flowers, decoupage glue (better is waterproof), paint.
1. Cut the newspaper in many irregular pieces, apply layers of newspaper on the cardboard tray. Leave until completely dry. You will know when it is ready for the next step because the tray will be very hard and tough.
2. Paint the tray with a base colour. I used thick white paint. Leave to dry.
3. Cut the flowers or shapes you wish to use to decorate.
4. Attach the shapes with decoupage glue. Apply a coat of glue to the whole tray. Leave it to dry.

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Spring Zentangle Inspired Art
March 13, 2015 – 2:15 am | No Comment
Spring Zentangle Inspired Art

This is my latest zen inspired by Spring.

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Zentangle Inspired drawings: a rose
February 13, 2015 – 4:01 am | No Comment
Zentangle Inspired drawings: a rose

Another Zentangle with a Valentine’s Day theme. A rose with a tiny heart in the middle.

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Multiply with hearts
February 10, 2015 – 2:00 am | No Comment
Multiply with hearts

This is a two page printable with a grid of the two times table where hearts are used instead of numbers and another grid with hearts containing the answer. The answer grid can be cut …

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Valentine’s Day ZIA
February 9, 2015 – 4:34 am | No Comment
Valentine’s Day ZIA

This is my latest Zentangles drawing.

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How to make a heart shaped lavender sachet
February 4, 2015 – 8:28 am | No Comment
How to make a heart shaped lavender sachet

I have a lot of fabrics scraps left over from bigger project, which I wanted to use to make something new  so this week I bring you a heart shaped lavender sachet. To make …

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Zentangles Inspired Art: A Dragon
January 21, 2015 – 2:41 am | No Comment
Zentangles Inspired Art: A Dragon

Ever since I discovered the art of Zentangles I am completely hooked. I like to doodle, I find it relaxing and frees my mind for other creative ideas. This is my Dragon Zentangles for …

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Free printables: Christmas crossword
December 20, 2014 – 3:45 am | No Comment
Free printables: Christmas crossword

A crossword for the holidays with a lot of Christmas words to practise spelling. The clues are simple and should be easy enough for school age children.

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Holidays printables: Christmas Tree doodle
December 2, 2014 – 6:22 am | One Comment
Holidays printables: Christmas Tree doodle

There is a whole set of Christmas doodles here, including this Xmas Tree, snowflakes and Xmas decorations.

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TP rolls Advent calendar
December 1, 2014 – 4:35 am | 2 Comments
TP rolls Advent calendar

This is our advent calendar this year. I have started it a little late, but I managed to put it up yesterday, just in time for the first of the month. I set up …

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Learning the Periodic Table can be fun
November 19, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment
Learning the Periodic Table can be fun

This week’s science topic was The Periodic Table so I had a look around for fun ways to familiarise with the symbols and the concepts of the elements and I found a great board …

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Homeschooling: a more flexible way of learning
November 11, 2014 – 8:48 am | No Comment
Homeschooling: a more flexible way of learning

Recently we have adopted homeschooling for my 11 year old son. After sleepless nights mulling over the possibility of him moving on to a more flexible way of learning, we decided to go though …

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Educational activity books for Halloween
October 24, 2014 – 2:45 am | No Comment
Educational activity books for Halloween

Perfect for 6 to 12 year olds the Halloween Book of Fun by National Geographic is packed full of quizes, educational games, creative ideas to make your own costume and make up. …

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