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DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you, Great ideas for the craft novice to the seasoned pro Do it yourself advice to make everything from quilts to cushions to candles to soap.

Family Fun 101: Growing Cress Heads Grow your own cress from seed and add 'hair' to healthy salad sandwiches in just one week With a final gift from our chickens we decided to create an 'Egg Head'. An Egg Head is where you sow cress seed into eggshells with faces and watch the cress 'hair' grow. Making cress heads has to...
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Jamming in Marlborough We can all use computers - they’re all around us, in a myriad different gadgets - but most of us can’t program them. For those of us who fondly remember the “golden age of computing” (definitely the microcomputers of the 1980’s!) but whose coding skills have grown a little rusty, help is at hand in the form...
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Homemade Mealworm Bird Feeders Give birds a helping hand Make your own attractive pine cone bird feeder that not only looks better than plastic bird feeders but is guaranteed to be far more nutritious than anything found in shops. The secret? Yummy yummy dried mealworms (well, we’ve not actually tasted them ourselves so we’ll just have to take the birds’ word...
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Homemade Slime Great fun for kids parties, Halloween or just as a rainy day project The most difficult part of making slime is sourcing the right combination of ingredients (if you have contact lenses solution, shaving foam and PVA glue all at hand in your cupboards you're onto a winner!). This is probably the most cost effective recipe (I'd love to...
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Super Easy Salt dough Recipe Salt dough is one of the best materials you can use for craft projects. Salt dough can be used like any play-dough or craft clay but it's much cheaper, takes minutes to make and if you use my microwave recipe below it will only take minutes to dry – perfect for instant entertainment and results. I've learnt...
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Honey Ant Dreaming Our school holiday art project is to make our own Aboriginal dot painting just like the real ones we saw being painted at the Mindil Beach Markets in Darwin. We’ve based our painting on an artwork called “Honey Ant Dreaming” which was painted in Central Australia and represents honey ants in their underground home. It symbolises community,...

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