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things to do with kids – Karen's World


How are the school holiday’s going? Children getting bored yet? Parent’s getting stressed? Sometimes it’s hard to amuse them and keep their interest, there is one sure way of doing it. Pick the toy they like the best and let their imagination run, all you have to do is go with it.

Start collecting as many boxes, all different shapes and sizes, lots of newspapers and you are almost ready.

Talk to the children about what they are going to build. Some ideas are castle’s, fort’s, things for Action man, wrestler rings, Barbie garden, food or things for Barbie house, dinosaur land, pen pots, beach, swimming pools or play grounds. I am sure they will think of more ideas or something that they want to build.

Arrange the boxes roughly how you want them by cutting them to shape and sticking together.

Make some paste by mixing 2 cups water, 2 cups flour and teaspoon salt.

Dip strips of newspaper into the glue and stick onto the boxes and create the shapes you need by moulding the paper. For smaller thing’s like food, balls, guns or toys you can mash up small bits of newspaper and glue then leave it for a bit to dry out and you can then model it like clay.

Try to make the last layer white paper and then it is ready to leave for a couple of days to dry. Then you have the task of painting it, you can add glitter to make it sparkly, sand to make it textured, just use your imagination and create fairy tales.

Here is Dinosaur land, it has a river, hiding places and trees.

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