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Pool noodle decoration

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Pool noodle decoration

Pool Noodle Hack   Pool noodle Tinsel of your choice (10 metres) Hot Glue Gun   Decorations Pine cones Lotus pods Bows Ribbon   First I cut 30cm off one end of the noodle. I then tucked one end of the of the tinsel into the noodle and used the hot glue gun to secure the tinsel in place. Wrap the tinsel around the noodle, gluing every now and then, once the noodle has been completely wrapped in tinsel, glue the last little part onto the noodle Now using your chosen decorations using your hot glue gun add the finishing...

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Drying Orange Slices

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Drying Orange Slices

Dried Orange Slices How to dry oranges for Christmas! Super easy to do and as a bonus you house will smell amazing. First slice your oranges into 1-2cm slices, pat them dry and pop them into a low oven (120°C). Slices will need to stay in the oven for a minimum of four hours. Lay slices on a metal cooling rack over a baking tray. This will allow the air to circulate around. Turn each slice every half hour or so, this will ensure even drying and, minimize the chance of burning.  Wait for slices to cool, Now they are...

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Under the sea small world play

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Under the sea small world play

  You will need: A large container Sand Bi carb soda Sea creatures Shells Rocks Plastic Plants    A jug of water and vinegar (equal quantities e.g. 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar) add a dash of blue food colouring to make it blue.   Together with your child make the scene first place a layer of sand on the bottom of the tray you will be using. At one end add a layer of bi carb soda then sprinkle as to how far you would like.   We used an eye dropper so we could watch...

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Calling Dino Lovers

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Calling Dino Lovers

Hi everybody, How did you go up cycling wooden blocks? This weeks idea is Short and sweet (can actually be used with any animal, food or vehicle) This activity is a great set up for little palaeontologists  what you will need; Paint brushes Sand Magnifying  Large plastic container Laminator 1. Print and Laminate the pictures of your choice. 2. Sticky tape the pictures to the bottom of the large plastic container. 3.Cover base with sand, I have used kinetic sand so children can build, mold and and draw. 4. I've added rocks and artificial plants.   Have fun!  

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Up cycling old blocks and wooden off cuts

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Up cycling old blocks and wooden off cuts

Hi everyone, We hope you had fun with our messy recipes last week. This week I’m going to help you transform a few old wooden building blocks or wood off cuts into a road. What you will need: Old blocks or wood off cuts Black paint this can be blackboard paint, spray paint or acrylic (nothing water based ) White acrylic paint Red, green and yellow sticker dots Modge podge or PVA Glue (a glue that dries clear) Paint brushes   First you will need to give your blocks a light sand. This will allow the paint to stick. If...

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