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Easy five min Christmas crafts for kids


This is a decoupage project you may easily do with your kids. It’s an easy Christmas craft of making cardboard Christmas tree decorations.

easy Christmas crafts for kids

easy Christmas crafts for kids

Here is the how to for this easy Christmas craft for kids:

What you need:

– cardboard

– glue

– napkin

Making cardboard Christmas tree decorations.

Print out or draw the patterns: elm tree, heart, start, or anything you want. Cut out them out of cardboard. Glue the napkin on both sides.

easy Christmas crafts for kids

easy Christmas crafts for kids

I have cut out the middle of the heart. Now I can use it as my Christmas tree decoration or as a small decoupaged picture frame. The good thing is that you do not have to do the perfect decoupage for this easy Cristmas craft.

 

 

Winter has finally come to Ukraine: winter photos and winter fun


Only few days ago we have found flowers blooming in the grass. We believed we were doomed for “green’ Christmas. But here we are. It’s snowing heavily in Ukraine. Here are some winter photos and winter fun we had on our wooden diy slide for kids.

winter photos in Ukraine

winter photos in Ukraine

Here is the slide. We used to slide down right into the pool of water from it. Now we dive into the snow.

winter snowy fun with kids

winter snowy fun with kids

winter photoes

winter photos

We’ve got all this snow falling down in just two days.

winter photoes

winter photos

DIY project: playhouse with slide


This is one of my husband’s wood DIY projects: a playhouse with a slide. It did save us lots of money and it has given our kids lots of fun to play with it.

Here is this wooden playhouse with a slide, two swings and sandpit.

DIY project: wood playhouse with slide

You may see only one swing on the right, but there is a tire swing next to it there. As you may see, the sandpit is below the house, so kids can play there during sunny and hot hours or when it rains. The playhouse is made of wood and the slide is made of zinc coated iron.

Here is how this wood playhouse DIY project has started:

DIY project: wood playhouse with slide

DIY project: wood playhouse with slide

And, here is the kind of fun we have with it now:

DIY project: wood playhouse with slide

We have placed a PVC pool underneath the slide. Poured the water in and got our mini aqua park at home with this wooden playhouse with a slide.

DIY project: wood playhouse with slide

Here we have some grand splashes in the pool!

This DIY wooden playhouse project has save us lots of money, too. If we were to buy it ready made, we had to pay around $ 3 – 5 000! For the DIY project my husband had to buy some wood and iron, sand and nails, etc. But, roughly estimated, this DIY playhouse cost amount to less than $1 000. So, that’s a lot of money saved.

And, we have all the ‘white envy’ of our neighbours. They all really love this playhouse. When we have a church home group meeting, they love to have it over at our house, because we can let kids run and play and they let us pray and fellowship.


This is a great post. I wish, I could have read it few years ago!

The Science of Mom

So, here we are, six posts and two months after my declaration that I would get to the bottom of this little issue of infant sleep. It shouldn’t have surprised me that it has taken me this long to begin to understand this topic. After all, it is a field with decades of research and thousands of published papers. If I was only interested in finding support for one side of the issue, I could have dug up a few papers in an hour or two and whipped something out, but I needed a more complete understanding – for myself, if for nobody else. My experience was quite beautifully summed up by a reader’s comment on my last post:

“…wide reviews of research (rather than simply focusing on the work of one or even a few researchers or studies) tend to show that dogmatism on many parenting issues is…

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Soft baby toy making: Hello Kitty


handmade hello kittyAs many other girls, my older daughter is in love with Hello Kitty.

Here is our handmade soft toy Hello Kitty. We had a soft coat of our baby girl. She grew out of it. So, we made this toy together with my older daughter. We did not use any patterns for it. I drew a sort of pattern for this soft toy on a sheet of paper. Cut it out and placed on the fabric. It took us about 1 hour to make this soft Hello Kitty toy.

Growing Up Green


Color modeling dough recipe for busy moms: get your kids busy having fun


Color modeling dough recipe for busy moms: get your kids busy having fun.