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Create a toddler wardrobe for under $50.

I love a good bargain. I'm that girl who, when complimented on a piece of clothing, gushes about how inexpensive it was. I love buying things on sale, cheap. I don't love "cheap" things. There's a difference. With four kids, shopping for clothes can be very costly. In the past I've ended up with more… Continue reading Create a toddler wardrobe for under $50.

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Decorative Halloween Garland

Yeah, yeah, I know – it’s actually spring where I live. But with an abundance of fluoro orange and black plastic Halloween decorations threatening to overwhelm my decor (Who am I kidding? My home looks like the inside of Toys r Us after the Boxing Day sales), ahem, I thought it would be pleasant to incorporate… Continue reading Decorative Halloween Garland

Craft and Activities · halloween · Life with Four

Spooky Spiderweb Weaving

Today I'm kicking off the week of Halloween-themed craft with this easy and enjoyable activity for kids. Please follow along each day this week for more crafts. This activity uses fine motor skills and mathematical understandings. You can talk to your child about the way in which they use their fingers and hands to carefully… Continue reading Spooky Spiderweb Weaving

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Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs – work together activity for children and parents.

Materials: Paper plates (small size) Chenille sticks (pipe cleaners if you're old-school) Webs (bought from Riot but available at craft shops) Large pom pom and small pom pom per spider Googly eyes Craft glue Cotton tips Stapler Activity: 1. Adult cuts the inside circle out of the paper plate. discard outer circle. 2. Child spreads… Continue reading Scary Spiders on Sparkly Webs – work together activity for children and parents.

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Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!

Your kids will love getting their hands dirty and producing a cool little monster print, which may be used as a card, framed as a hanging picture, or displayed on a window (suitable for children aged 3-5).   Materials: Green paint Black marker Medium-size googly eyes Craft glue Paper plate Glue brush or cotton tip… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Monster Handprint Art for toddlers and preschoolers!

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Celebrate the Tradition of Giving with Myer Christmas Giftorium

  Retail giant Myer today launched a revolutionary way to shop for the festive season. Myer's Christmas Giftorium will appear in all 67 of its stores nationwide on 8 November 2014. And it's nothing short of incredible. I was invited to be one of the first to experience this new way to shop. I took along my two eldest,… Continue reading Celebrate the Tradition of Giving with Myer Christmas Giftorium

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Conversations With Strangers: The first-date question that changed my life.

Do you like kids? Yep. Do you? Yep. Good. It should have been no surprise to anyone that we both liked kids. We're both teachers. We first met in a computer lab at university where we were both studying to become teachers. And although a platonic, fairly distant (like, as in, long-haul-international-flight-distant) friendship developed over the following… Continue reading Conversations With Strangers: The first-date question that changed my life.