Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Resist Art with Easter Eggs

Yesterday I showed you the resist art I did with my kids. Today we did the same kind of thing, but on eggs.  

to make these you will need :

*eggs (hard boiled or blown)
*cup of water
*food colouring
*Magic Scotch Tape
*kitchen paper

1. Take your blown or hard boiled eggs. (Tip: if you are working with young children hard boiled eggs are safer to work on, but do not last as long.) Cut pieces of Scotch Magic Tape into different
shaped triangles and place them securely on the egg. (Tip: try to eliminate all air bubbles under the tape to ensure the dye does not leak through and spoil your design)

2. Mix half a cup of water with two tablespoons of vinegar.The vinegar will ensure the dye successfully stains the eggshell.

3. Add your chosen shade of dye until the water is a strong colour

4. Place the egg in the coloured water. If the egg is blown it may float; place a spoon on top to prevent this. Leave the egg to dye for one hour. The longer the eggs are left in the solution, the darker the pattern will appear

5. Remove the egg with a spoon

6. Gently pat the egg dry with kitchen paper and remove any excess dye to create a speckled effect

7. Peel off the Scotch Magic Tape to reveal the undyed egg 

8. And there you have your decorated egg, ready to display
in an egg cup!

How to you like my eggs? I did one with triangles and one with thin strips of the scotch magic tape

For more ideas and inspiration on how to use Scotch Magic Tape for a range of everyday uses visit You can also find them on YouTube

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Kids Resist Art

We decided to do some resist art the other day.
for this all you need is

Scotch Magic Tape
Paint brush

My youngest Aaron was feeling a bit ill, so just my and Caitlin, 4, did this project. Caitlin has been learning her name and things that being with the letter C. First I made a letter C shape on the paper with the magic tape

Then simply paint over the entire paper with what ever colour you like. Caitlin use pink and blue, and also mixed some together to make purple. Let the Paint dry fully, then just wash away the paint over the top of the magic tape. The Scotch Magic Tape is invisible so you don't have to remove it.

Here is one of the resist are we did together

We ripped the paper on this one, as Caitlin got over excited and tried to rip the scotch tape off the paper inside of just wipe the paint off it

but apart from the holes, it came out really good.
We will be doing this again in a few days when Aaron is feeling better

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Duvet Days : The Family Way

It’s not always possible to have a duvet day, despite our best efforts. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could just take a day off work and lounge beneath a snug duvet all day as you let the stresses slip away? Of course it would, but unfortunately, life doesn’t always work like that. Instead, apply the concept of a duvet day to a weekend day, when you and the whole family can take part. Say no to the housework and the endless list of errands; so what if the dishwasher needs emptying and the kids’ rooms look like World War 3 just happened! Everything will still be there for you all to tackle tomorrow (unfortunately). Today, it’s all about the duvet and pure relaxation.

Make sure that you plan the day in advance to make it super special. Add it to the calendar weeks before so that you have something to look forward to as a family. Head to the shops and treat your family members to new pyjamas or a new dressing gown for the occasion, or take a look at George at ASDA’s girl’s slippers or boy’s slippers so that your youngsters can be cosy from head to toe.

When it comes to duvets, the bigger the better. If you have a king-size duvet, bring it downstairs and you can all snuggle up underneath it on the sofa. Alternatively, if you (or the kids, or the other half) is a bit of a duvet hogger, bring all the duvets downstairs so that you all have your own piece of snuggly bliss.

Get yourselves a pile of movies lined up that are fit for all the family – some Disney favourites would be perfect for the kids, while some nostalgic movies from your own childhood will introduce your kids to the films you watched when you were their age.

Take the opportunity to appreciate what your kids love. Are they huge fans of video games? Get them to teach you the ropes – you never know, you may be a natural! Party games would be ideal and with the Wii, or Xbox Kinect, at the helm, you’re all in for a whale of a time.

Do remember as well that, just because it’s termed a Duvet Day, doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to move or do anything unless you have your duvet with you. Just make sure that the day is all about you and your family – no work, no chores, just fun! Fancy doing some baking or a few craft activities? Go for it! Or maybe it’s a great opportunity to pull out the family board games? Whatever you choose to do, base your day around each other, spend some quality time together and forget about the stresses of everyday life.

Rainy days are the perfect opportunity for a restful duvet day – grab your duvet and pillow and curl up on the sofa. You won’t care about the drab and dreary weather outside when you’re cosy, comfy and having fun with the family.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Gifts Ideas for my Husband

It's mine and my husbands 10th wedding anniversary at the end of May. Some of my friends are surprise that we have been married for 10 years as I don't look old enough to have been married for that long. But I got married when I was just 19 and he was 21. Young I know, But we are still together and our relationship is as strong has ever. Anyway, as this is our 10th Anniversary I wanted to get him something special so I have been looking at for some ideas.

1. Adidas Shock Wave Rise Above T-shirt - he loves his sport brands and he goes through t-shirts like there's no tomorrow, so this would be great

2. Nike Gym bag - he's in need of a new one, his is all tatty and falling apart

3. A new Watch - he doesn't wear a watch, but is always asking me for the time, so this watch from the Watch Hut might be a good idea

4. Personalized Hopside Down Beer Glass - even though he's cutting down, he love a nice glass of cold lager. Great for the bbqs we have in summer.

5. Dvd's and Blu-Rays - I know there not very special, but he loves watching his films. In fact we both do.

6. Chocolates - He just loves his chocolate, especially white chocolate

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

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