Welcome to another Wacky Workshop project, creating a fun art space for kids. Let me assure you, these ideas are very budget-friendly. It’s amazing how many general household items can be used to create beautiful art and to store art and craft supplies. By avoiding an expensive run to the art store and instead,
Ever feel like you are storing enough children’s art to wallpaper your entire house? Between school, pre-school and home art activities, that pile can grow so quickly. It can be tricky to work out what to do with it all. Sure, you can throw it in the bin. But that doesn’t honour the effort
This is the second of a two-part series packed with tips and tricks to help you host a children’s party for under $100. In part I, I explained how to save money on the venue and activities. Eight super fun activities and prizes to go with them added up to $25. Part II tackles
How much are you prepared to spend on hosting a children’s party? I know of one grandmother who forked out more than $400 for her grandchild’s first birthday. A birthday he is unlikely to remember. The costs can add up really fast if you let them. But they don’t have to.
Just when you think it is safe to reclaim your home, along come the grandkids. It’s not always easy for us grandparents, who have not had to think about safety locks on cupboards, or the dangers of low-lying glass ornaments, for years. We may have been revelling in the enjoyment of being able to
Planning a party for the little ones? What can possibly go wrong? The comedian, W.C. Fields knew what he was talking about when he advised; “Never work with children or animals”. Why? Because they’re unpredictable and you can never be certain of outcomes when they’re involved. That being said, it is possible
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – great recycling projects using things you already have. A few weeks ago I gave instructions for a really cool train desk caddy, How to Make a Starlight Express Desk Caddy. While this one is really fun and uses recyclables, it may not be big enough for
6 GREAT WAYS TO COPE WITH KIDDIE CHAOS “I’m not changing or childproofing my house for grandkids – no way”. I must have said that dozens of times when our first Goddess (granddaughter) came into our lives. Within weeks I put a wooden playpen around the fireplace. She and her parents initially lived with