For the Kids

No-Tip Fairy Chairs

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If you have fairies, (and who doesn’t?) you must know a major problem with fairy furniture is that it tips over. What with the uneven terrain, wind and rain, crawling creatures and clumsy fairies, most fairy abodes look like they have barely survived an earthquake. When I decided to make a few chairs for the […]

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Homemade Child’s Watercolors Tutorial

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I worked for ages trying to find out WHY all of the recipes online for water colors use a mixture of acid and base.  It didn’t seem to make sense.  But, when I tried the recipes with and without the fizzy reaction, the fizzies were far superior paints.  Less powdery and boogery.  More even distribution […]

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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial

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You will need: mold plaster of paris water food coloring or tempera paint (we tried both…you choose) 1.  Choose a mold.  I think toilet paper tubes are too big.  We use the skinny tube from the aluminum foil.  Perfect size. 2.  Better than the tubes themselves is an aluminum-wrapped version.  I find that the pure tubes […]

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Homeschool Round Up

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Having babies when your kids are older generates a lot of questions.  So, I made a few printables for homeschool to satisfy the curiosity.  Both the DEVELOPMENT cards above and the PARTS OF THE BABY BELLY cards are available HERE.  Also, in our science text we are doing the anatomy of the senses.  I found […]

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DIY Homeschool: 5 Gadgets I Can’t Live Without

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#1 Duplexing Laser Printer The first product I ever bought for my homeschool was recommended by the lady who pioneered Hillbilly Housewife.  For her homeschool, Old Fashioned Education, she printed free books and bound them herself.  If the queen of frugality said I needed this product, then I was inclined to believe her.  Laser printing […]

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