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HOW TO MAKE A SPARKLING FUN LIGHT

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – a sparkly fun light.

When I was making my scary candle holder for Halloween, five-year-old Goddess said she wanted to make a jewelled candle holder.

I explained that jewels and beads would be practical as we cover the whole thing with tissue paper, so the embellishments need to be flat.

We compromised with sparkling metallic sequins and the end result was beautiful.

She had a lot of fun making it as well and the jar doubles as a treasure trove and night light. This is a clever and fun way to recycle glass jars.

I love those sequins and always keep a supply on hand. They can be bought at craft and dollar stores. They have the sparkle of glitter but are not nearly as messy and they can be used for so many cool projects. Check out the pictures below these instructions for some other fun projects using metallic sequins.

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CLEVER AND CREATIVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING IDEAS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project. This week’s projects are to add a bit of fun to your Christmas wrapping.

Have you noticed that the cheap Christmas paper is getting thinner and is ripping more easily while the expensive paper is becoming, well, more expensive?

For me, nothing beats brown paper packages tied up with string (these are a few of my favourite things) yet at Christmas, it’s fun to jazz up the gifts, even if you don’t resort to all the glitter and glitz that is part of the season.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD MAN AND HIS HOUSE

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – make your own gingerbread man and houses.

The houses can be made large enough to use as a clever wrapping solution for Christmas or small enough to hold a tiny battery tea light and hang on the tree.

There are two gingerbread man projects – an ornament made out of recyclables and a recipe for the delicious cookies.

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EASY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – Christmas ornaments that are so easy you can make them yourself.

This week’s projects include a cute little sled out of paddle pop sticks, a wine cork tree, photo blocks to hang on your Christmas tree and little stars the kids can decorate.

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HOW TO CRAFT A NATURAL CHRISTMAS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – crafting a natural Christmas.

I love all the sparkle and glitz of the season and it just wouldn’t be the same without some glitter and tinsel.

But there is something so beautiful in the simplicity of natural decorations, using nature’s gifts to help decorate.

This week’s projects include a pine cone wreath, stars and trees made out of twigs, and sweet and simple wooden gnome decorations.

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FOUR FUNTASTIC GIFTS TO MAKE FOR CHRISTMAS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project, funtastic gifts for Christmas.

These little gifts come straight from the heart but do not require special skills and expensive materials. In fact, they are funtastic.

They include a gorgeous teacup garden, a decorative tin, a personalised mug and a chalk board cutting board.

 

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5 FABULOUS JEWELLERY PROJECTS TO MAKE FOR CHRISTMAS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project. This week I have some super cute and fabulous jewellery crafts, some that can be done in literally seconds!

The projects include some cute Christmas earrings made out of cardboard, a ridiculously easy necklace and bracelet using headbands, and how to turn kid art into wearable bling.

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EASY AND CHEAP HOMEMADE TOYS – BOUNCING BALLS AND CATERPULTS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making homemade toys.

This week’s instructions are for a homemade bouncing ball, a catapult and a paper plate dinosaur.

Every child loves getting new toys but the joy and satisfaction they get from making their own are even better.

Teaching kids to make their own toys helps them to understand the value of things – the time it takes and the steps required to complete a project.

I try to find projects that do not require a lot of expensive craft items and these projects fit the bill.

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EASY SPOOKY ART PROJECT FOR HALLOWEEN

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – spooky art for Halloween.

This is actually a collage and a great project to teach kids how to achieve balance in an artwork.

I cheated when I did this project with my art students, many of whom do not have the fine motor skills for using scissors and cutting out.

Instead of cutting out dozens of scary houses and even more bats, I found some inexpensive spooky stickers to use.

If you are doing this project with just a few people, cutting out the bats and the spooky house is easy. I’ve even provided a template for the house.

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EASY TO MAKE MUMMIES AND MONSTERS FOR HALLOWEEN

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – easy to make mummies and monsters for Halloween.

These fun crafts are the perfect way to help your little ones get into the spirit of Halloween.

The mummies are so easy even the three-year-old Goddess enjoyed the fun.

Who doesn’t like making scary monster faces? This one is made out of a tissue box. Watch out when you put your hand in his big mouth – you may just end up with a handful of treats!

The creepy candle holder takes a bit more skill, but the kids can still help with the glueing.

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