Hacks

How to make the most incredibly satisfying slime creations with your kids

Let's face it, keeping your kids entertained is almost like a full-time job in itself, isn't it? Having said that, though, keeping your kids curious and interrogative is a rewarding experience, and one that will set them up for an interesting and varied childhood. If you've already worked your way through the many classic kids' games, taught them how to do a sudoku and given them a taste of the never-ending epic board games of your own childhood, you might be wondering where to turn next. Dear parent, allow me to introduce you to the wonderful world of slime. Your...

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Painting hacks you are going to want to try with your kids!

Painting hacks using fun and thrifty materials that you are going to want to try out with your kids! Have a go at making beautiful pictures with these fun activities. You can watch the video on Craft Factory Facebook here Bottle Painting  Credit: Jungle Creations[/caption] You Will Need: 1 x bottle (we used a small, plastic one) Paint Paper Brush   Method: Pour paint onto a palette or paper plate Dab the end of the bottle in the paint Then start dabbing onto the paper! Whatever composition you feel like, once done you now have petals! For the middle part...

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20 Upcycling Ideas That'll Turn Potential Trash Into Priceless Treasure

The need for recycling and upcycling is greater than ever before. The polar ice caps are melting at an unprecedented rate, with the Environmental Protection Agency reporting a six to eight-inch increase in sea level in the last ten years alone, and unless we take drastic action, much of our beautiful planet won't be around for generations to come. Plastic is one of the biggest contributors to landfill waste because it's so commonly used. And what is useful to us for nothing more than a few days, if that, can take up to 1000 years to decompose, the thebalancesmb.com reports. That's...

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14 Paw-fect DIY Projects That'll Get Your Dog's Tail Wagging

Ask any pet owner what their favorite thing in the world is - apart from playing with their fluffy bundle of joy - and the answer will most likely be "spoiling them!" When it comes to pets, us owners have no self-control. We want to reward their cute antics and the unconditional love they give us. And there's no better way to do this than with a fun chew toy, or a homemade bed. But these days, there's a limitless number of pet toys and treats on offer at pet stores, and it's a little frustrating when you buy your...

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Upcycle Your Old T-Shirts Into Funky Bracelets With This Simple Craft

We live in a world dominated by fast fashion. An unfortunate side effect of this is that the rate at which clothes are being wasted is higher than ever before. This is having a catastrophic effect on the environment, with a staggering 10.5 million tonnes worth of textiles going into landfills in 2015 alone, the EPA reports. However, with recycling and upcycling, this really doesn't have to be the case. And in this article, we are going to look at a brilliant way to upcycle your old t-shirts into funky handmade bracelets! They look pretty neat, eh? Credit: Crafts by...

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Stick To Playtime: Summer Holiday Crafts With Elmer’s

    Butterfly Suncatchers  You will need:  Elmer’s Clear School Glue  Elmer’s Colour Changing Glue Kit  Black paint  Lollipop stick  Design  Acrylic sheet    Method First, add some black paint to your Elmer’s clear school glue & stir with a lollipop stick to mix fully. Then pop the lid back onto the glue  Next, decide on your design for the suncatcher. We have chosen a butterfly design and drawn this onto a piece of paper.  Put your plastic sheet over the design on the paper and trace the lines with the black coloured glue. Leave to dry  Fill in the...

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