Do you want to teach your child the value in gift-giving? If so, put away your wallet and encourage them to create something special to give. It’s that’s simple. If you are handing over your money so the child can choose a gift to buy or, worse still, buying gifts on their behalf, you are
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops Project, Easter bonnets to make. It’s so easy to fork out your money and buy all the trappings to make a cute Easter bonnet for your kids, but why deprive them of all the creative enjoyment? These projects are fun, easy to make and don’t have to break the
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – Christmas creativity on a budget. Many of us will be doing our best to reign in Christmas spending this year and these Christmas creativity projects fit the bill. They are easy to make and cost very little in materials.
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, creating a galaxy of fun with paper plate spinning. Space – the final frontier. It is filled with beauty, mystery and possibilities, leaving the door wide open for the imagination to run wild. It’s no wonder then that galaxy pictures have been a favourite with Wacky Workshops students
Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – a shadow puppet theatre to celebrate Halloween. The Halloween tradition began with an ancient end of summer Celtic festival when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. The festival began to grow in popularity throughout Europe and eventually, the celebration spread to America. Though
The young boy walked into the studio in tears, exclaiming he did not want his father to leave. Just weeks before this, that same boy would virtually push his parents out of the door, eager to have my full attention as we embarked on a creative journey together. The next day, a
In uncertain times, it’s time to get back to basics. Time to build on what we know and have to help create stronger and better kids. This is a hard call for parents who are dealing with their own fears and frustrations. The fact is though, that what we do now – the routines
Around 11 million roses are expected to be brought into Australia in the days leading up to Valentine’ Day on February 14. Aside from the cost to Aussie farmers who cannot compete, there is an environmental cost. And then, of course, there is the personal cost. Fresh rose prices range from around $30 for
When it comes to celebrating all the beauty and wonder Australia has to offer, it’s hard to know where to begin. More than 90 per cent of our wildlife is found nowhere else in the wild. This includes kangaroos, dingos, wombats, echidnas, platypus and koalas – making this a truly unique and special country.
Jack was a happy baby with a big belly laugh he used with great regularity. He was a curious and adventurous toddler with a booming personality and the voice to go with it. His first few years of school were filled with curiosity and the desire to learn. Then, his voice became quiet, his