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Keep Dad Indoors DIY Gift Fathers day

To make this awesome fathers day gift you need some stuff

  • A bucket or old plastic paint bucket
  • fast concrete
  • Plastic bags
  • 3 empty bottles and 4 filled bottles
  • a piece of wire iron
  • 2 nuts and 2 washers
  • canning can
  • White paint and colored paint for the base
  • A piece of white paper and markers for the canning can
  • a metal drill for hole in the tin
  • Tape to mask the wire iron

Put a plastic bag in the bucket and pour in the concrete. Put plastic bags around the empty bottles and press them into the concrete. Wiggle back and forth to make the gate bigger. Insert the piece of wire iron in the middle. Make sure the bottles do not rise and remain loose during drying, and that the iron wire stays upright.

Success making your own beer standard!
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Without Money anyway a Gift

Without Money anyway a Gift. When your month is longer than your paycheck last, you can have some troubles to find a gift when you need one. Do not worry, here is the solution!

Look for creative ideas, cook or bake something, cut flowers from your own garden, kids also like a nosegay,

Look around you and see what you can spare, a book, a pack of coffee, a necklace or a tin of beer.

In this case, it’s not about the gift, it’s about the packaging. They even do not want to open it. Make a real art from the gift wrap!

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Taped Christmas Light Jars

Manual for light jars

How to make these Christmas light jars.

What do you need?

  • Jars
  • Battery lights
  • Orange bag
  • Tape
  • Stickers
  • Lace 2x
  • Double-sided tape
  • Fork
  • Some ornaments

Christmas light jar with tape

Tape the jar, and add the stickers.
How to make the bow with use of a fork?

Use double-sided tape to attach the ribbon and decorate with an ornament. I used the second piece of lace to tie the bow.

Wrap the battery holder and the lights in the red-orange bag.

Christmas light jar with battery lights

And put the orange bag into the jar.

The effect is amazing!

Success making your own taped Christmas lights!

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Unique Handbag Key ring or Phone Hangers

These handmade unique bags hangers are almost pieces of art. They are so beautiful! You can use them as key rings and bag hangers. I even made two hangers for the walker of my mother and my mother-in-law.

The hangers, include the ring, are about 10-14 cm in length.

These cute handmade hangers are for sale for 14,99 euros each.

They are made from recycled beads and the white lace is in grandmother’s style.

Free shipment – The Netherlands only

You can contact me on the form below for further details. Payment can be done by PayPal, bank wire or cash (discount of 2,49) when you live in the neighborhood and want to drop by to get it in person.Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinby feather

Christmas Pieces Of Hedera Ivy Plant

The ordinary ivy can very well be used for Christmas pieces.

What do you need?Chrismas pieces of hedera plant

  • Flowerpot
  • Oasis
  • 3 wooden plant sticks
  • rubber band
  • plant thread
  • 9 ivy stems
  • Battery Christmas lights
  • Ornament


  • Cutter
  • Glue gun

Soak the oasis in water and fill the flowerpot. Put in the 3 wooden sticks and tie them together on top with the rubber band. Stick the battery sleeve to the back of the flowerpot with the hot glue gun.

Attach the lights to the sticks. Cover the oasis with ivy leaves. Then put the 9 ivy branches around in the pot. Grab them on top and use the plant thread wire to hold them on top.

Wrap a nice piece of lace around it. Glue the ornament on the front of the flowerpot.

Quick, beautiful and easy!

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Kids Art Manual Fun Wobbly Hand

Manual Fun Wobbly Hand

Fun Wobbly Hand

What do you need?

  • An empty supplement jar
  • strong magnet (s)
  • Scissor
  • Stanley knife
  • hot bradawl
  • Cardboard
  • Adhesive foil
  • Camera
  • Double sided tape
  • A clip or empty tape roll


1. Cut off the bottom

Fun Wobbly Hand

2. Cut the jar, use about half of it

Fun Wobbly Hand

3. Glue a strong magnet in the lid or make holes and glue the magnets in the holes

 Fun Wobbly Hand

4. Let the child draw their hand and take a picture

5. Print the picture and glue it on the cardboard hand, plastify the hand with adhesive foil.

6. To get more grip you can glue an empty adhesive tape roll in the end with hot glue, and attach the hand on it. You can also use an old suspenders clip.


Enjoy making your child’s wobbly waving hand!

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Kids Art Birdshanger Manual

Kids art Birdshanger


What do you need?

  • A wooden hanger
  • Decorative Tape
  • Colored cardboard
  • Glue
  • Fishing thread

Make the hanger beautiful colored with decoration tape.

Cut out the pattern from the cardboard, double for the wings and the tail.

bird mobile pattern

kids art bird hanger manual

Fold the parts together, and put a Scottish tape around the tail. Connect it with fishers thread to the hanger in different heights.

birds mobile diy

Success creating your own unique birds’ mobile hanger.

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The Best Christmas Gifts For All Ages 2017

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Here is my list of the nicest Christmas gifts for all ages for 2017 in random order.

  1. Pariot Bluetooth Handsfree Carkit + Handsfree bel  + FM Transmitter + 2 USB ports
  2. GoPro Accessories Camera Kit
  3. Headphone Bluetooth 4.1  Headset Earbuds Wireless
  4. Aluminum Creditcard holder / Anti-RFID
  5. ZeroX Sports Action Camera with Ultra 4K HD – 2 Inch LCD Screen | Wifi Certified | 16 MP | Waterresistent
  6. Imaginarium FAMILY SWEET HOME
  7. Wifi video doorbell with intercom + wireless bell
  8. Pill box Week 28 Compartments (7 days – 4 days) (Pillendoos Week 28 Compartments ( 7 days – 4-day portions)
  9. Buddha bracelet – set of 2 bracelets with bronze Buddha and symbol Ohm in the color matte black
  10. DoYourFitness – Office Ball Fitness Ball Pilates Ball – incl. Pump –  55cm
  11. Stepper inSPORTline EasyStep – I have this one in my childcare and the children are quite fond of it.
  12. Cashmere van Home-textiles – blanket
  13. Smooff Hipnic – Multifunctionele Picnic bag – Shiny Silver
  14. Star Shower Motion Projector + Remote
  15. Alecto COA-26 Carbon monoxide alarm – Alecto COA-26 Koolmonoxide melder
  16. Hoverboard 6,5, Rood, Samsung battery, Bluetooth, LED light with TAOTAO motherboard 700W – Red
  17. Hovercart for Hoverboard
  18. Mookie Swingball Championship
  19. Salta Combo Trampoline – 183 cm
  20. Youniversity Activity Centre
  21. Fisher-Price Learn Fun World Globe
  22. Longfield Games Kart holder 50 cm – Wood
  23. VTech Kidi SuperStar black – Karaoke Set
  24. Woodburn set deluxe (nr. 0261)
  25. Syma X5SW Drone Quadcopter Wifi live Cam FPV _Black Edition + 2 X 4stuks Alkaline batteries Original !!, Ordered Today, Delivered Tomorrow

(with a single exception)

It’s always hard to find the perfect Christmas gift, especially for elderly people. They have everything already, that’s why I thought about the carbon monoxide alarm and the cardholder.

For kids of 9+, the hoverboard is a topper! In combination with the hover cart, it becomes a very attractive and functional toy even to use for younger kids 6+.

The Youniversity Activity Centre and the Fisher-Price Learn Fun World Globe are educational responsible toys for the youngest of 1-4 years of age.

And who doesn’t want that silver cashmere blanket for cozy hours on the coach?

A few months back I bought the Stepper inSPORTline EasyStep – the kids of the daycare are quite fond of it.

Decorate wood and make your own nametag at the front door with the wood burner, the children here are having a lot of fun with it.

Key/chain/Pan flap racks

Read also my blog reviews about the best children’s toys and the worst children’s toys.

I believe and hope that I gave you lots of great ideas to go for Christmas shopping!
When you can’t find the perfect present in the list, you can visit for more great shopping gift ideas

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Manual for creative playground

This project is created by Jeffrey. (6, almost 7)

Manual for creative playground

What did Jeffrey use for this amazing playground?

  • A piece of cardboard (40cm x 30 cm)Manual for creative playground
  • Chestnuts
  • Toothpicks
  • Sate sticks
  • Colored paper (120gr.)
  • Jar lid and sand
  • Chenille thread
  • Cotton thread
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Little piece of cloth
  • Ice sticks
  • Duck tape
  • Scottish tape
  • Iron wire
  • A Dremel drill
  • Scissors
  • Prick to make holes in the chestnut

Jeffrey is a very creative boy, and when he starts out with a new idea, he just asks, do you have…. within no time the table is filled with material. And Jeffrey is working on his project from the battlefield. It’s really amusing to watch him 🙂

The Swing

4 chestnuts, 2 toothpicks, 2 sate sticks, cotton thread and chenille thread. He stuck it to the cardboard with Scottish tape

The Carousel

10 toothpicks, 1 sate stick, 2 chestnuts, cotton thread, puppets drawn on paper, stuck on the cardboard with Scottish tape.

The Slide

2 ice sticks with holes in it (Dremel drill) 5 toothpicks, 2 chestnuts, 2playground made by Jeffrey sate sticks, Ducktape and double-sided tape which he used to stuck the chestnuts to the cardboard.

The Sandpit

A jar lid, sand and 2 sided tape to stick it to the cardboard.playground made by Jeffrey

The Seesaw

Iron wire to make the frame and an ice stick for the seesaw. 2 paper puppets. The puppets are stick on the seesaw with double-sided tape. The frame is hooked to the cardboard.

The mother on bench

The bench he made of ice sticks connected with Ducktape. The mother is made of chenille thread and has a circle-skirt. She is taped to the bench with double-sided tape.

The Climbing Pole

Made by his sister Danique. Make holes with the Dremel drill, braid thread through the holes and leave a long thread to climb the pole on top. Put toothpicks through the holes. And “hang” a paper puppet in the climbing pole.

Top presentation of creativity Jeffrey!

Free Crafts Kids

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How to create animals of chestnuts?

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It’s the time of year again, the chestnut trees are letting their treasures fall. And all children are getting wild when you pass a chestnut tree.

What to do with all those chestnuts?

We create animals from the chestnuts.

Create Animals of chestnuts

How to create animals of chestnuts?

Necessities to create animals of chestnuts.

Animals of chestnuts necessities

  • Chestnuts
  • Toothpicks
  • Wobbly eyes
  • Sate sticks
  • Chenille wire
  • Prick
  • Glue

Make 4 little holes with the prick an stick in the toothpicks for the legs of the little animals.

Cut the toothpick in half for the neck, except when you make a giraffe, then you use a whole toothpick.

Prick the holes for the ears and tail. Stick in the ears and a tail from the chenille wire. Make a curly tail by winding the chenille wire around a pencil.

Animals of chestnut

Glue as last the wobbly eyes on the head.


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