Jun 15

The Tweens News | English

I Love You Daddy Poem!

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You might need to use tools that require adult supervision, such as glue gun and scissors. If so, these can be replaced by textile glue and safety scissors. Make sure you ask your parents some help.

Pair this cute poem with some construction paper and a photo and you’ve created a fun family keepsake that Dad will cherish.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 sheet blue construction paper
  • 1 sheet light blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Photograph
  • White craft glue
  • Father’s Day poem (Print out our example.)

How to make it:

  1. Print off poem and trim off excess paper, cut the corners off if you like. (Picture #1)
  2. Cut around the edges of the light blue construction paper in whatever design you like. We chose curves. (Picture #2)
  3. Glue the light blue paper to the blue paper.
  4. Glue the poem to the light blue paper, leaving enough room above it to place your photograph. (Picture #3)
  5. Glue the photograph above the poem.

Tips:

  • You can make this craft extra special by writing out their own poems.
  • You can add a hanger by taping a piece of yarn or ribbon to the back.
  • To help this keepsake really last, you can laminate it!
  • Be sure to write the date on the back.

Picture #1:

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Picture #2:

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Picture #3:

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Cookie Tube For Dad!

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You might need to use tools that require adult supervision, such as glue gun and scissors. If so, these can be replaced by textile glue and safety scissors. Make sure you ask your parents some help.

Recycle a cylindrical potato chip container into a modern art cookie tin for Dad! Paint it however you like and fill it will your dad’s favorite homemade cookies.

What you’ll need:

  • Potato chip cylinder
  • Gesso or white acrylic paint (recommended: Liquitex Basics Gesso)
  • Acrylic paints in green, yellow and blue
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic sealer spray
  • Homemade cookies

How to make it:

  1. Bake your dad’s favorite cookie recipe and set aside to cool.
  2. Wash out the potato chip container carefully and let dry.
  3. Paint the container with a coat of gesso or white paint and let dry. (Picture #1)
  4. Paint container with different colors in an abstract art fashion. (Picture #2) We did fat brush strokes in random places using three different colors.
  5. While the paint is still drying, use a paintbrush to add the lightest color, filling in the gaps and overlapping the other colors. (Picture #3)
  6. Have an adult spray with acrylic sealer spray and let dry.
  7. Wrap stacked cookies in tissue paper and fill container.
  8. Replace lid and add a bow to the top if you like.

Tips:

  • If Dad doesn’t have a favorite cookie, try some of our cookie recipes (Type in the SEARCH: Cookie).
  • If your dad’s favorite are brownies, make the brownies and use a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to make them round (after they are baked)!
  • Add a leftover Christmas bow to the top or make one from ribbon.

Picture #1:

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Picture #2:

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Picture #3:

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Source:

- http://crafts.kaboose.com/i-love-you-daddy-poem.html

- http://crafts.kaboose.com/cookie-tube-for-dad.html

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May 07

The Tweens News | English

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You might need to use tools that require adult supervision, such as glue gun and scissors. If so, these can be replaced by textile glue and safety scissors. Make sure you ask your parents some help.

This fun project is perfect for people of almost any age. These inexpensive yet lovely soap bars make perfect gifts for teachers, mom, grandma, or just about anyone. Plus, they’re fun to use in the bath, too!

What you’ll need:

  • Glycerin soap, clear or white (This only works with glycerin soap – do not substitute.)
  • Soap dye in colors or your choice
  • Soap or candy molds
  • Microwave safe liquid measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Popsicle stick or coffee stirrer
  • Knife (adults only)

How to make it:

  1. If using bars of soap, cut into three pieces. If using purchased glycerin blocks, cut off 2-3 pre-measured chunks.
  2. Put glycerin soap into a measuring cup, microwave according to package directions (or 20 seconds), then in 10-second intervals until melted.
  3. If you want colors, this is the time to add the dye. Add a few drops and stir with a spoon. If you want the color darker, simply add more dye.
  4. Slowly pour the liquid soap into the mold. Set aside to harden for 45 minutes to an hour. Some soaps may harden sooner than others.
  5. Rinse out measuring cup and repeat process for other colors.
  6. After soap has cooled completely, pop them out of the molds. If you find this difficult, you can place the soap into the freezer for ten minutes and try again.

Tips:

  • For a tie dye effect, don’t add dye until after you have poured white soap into the molds. Add random drops of dye into white soap in mold and swirl with a coffee stick or toothpick.
  • For multicolor layers, pour the first color in and allow it to cool enough to form a skin (about 5 minutes). Carefully and very slowly add the second color over that.
  • For pastel shades, add only a couple drops of dye. For more bold colors, add more drops.
  • Make your own colors by mixing the dyes, or create a tie dye effect by using two or more colors instead of just one.

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Source: http://crafts.kaboose.com/easysoap.html

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Feb 03

The Tweens News | English

You might need to use tools that require adult supervision, such as glue gun and scissors. If so, these can be replaced by textile glue and safety scissors. Make sure you ask your parents some help.

These cute little homemade Valentines are much easier than they look! Whether you use construction paper or card stock, the results will be charming and you will be very proud. It makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for teachers, the babysitter, or even a best friend.

What you’ll need:

  • 8.5 x 11 construction paper or card stock in various colors and/or patterns
  • Valentine and/or heart stickers
  • scissors
  • pinking shears (optional)
  • glue stick or white craft or school glue
  • glitter (pink, red, white)

How to make it:

  1. Begin by cutting a piece of construction paper or card stock into four equal pieces.
  2. Fold quartered paper in half to make a card.
  3. For the easiest version, appropriate for preschoolers, use stickers to decorate or cut out hearts from a different color of construction paper or card stock to glue onto your cards. Experiment with different patterns, florals look great contrasted with stripes on a solid background.
  4. Younger siblings love glitter! Use a bottle of glue to “draw” on a heart or phrase (such as “Be Mine”). Sprinkle glue generously with pink, red or white glitter and let dry over night. Tap off excess glitter when completely dry.
  5. For the older set, let them use pinking sheers to cut out heart shapes and glue onto cards. Again, use contrasting patterns and colors to create a charming design.
  6. Once glue is dry, cards may curl up a little. Place cards between the pages of a heavy cookbook or phone book and leave over night.

Tips:

Finding the perfect paper. Card stock is available in literally hundreds of different designs. The scrap-booking aisle at your local craft store has individual sheets or pads of various colors and patterns. Caution, these papers can get costly, watch for sales or purchase these papers with other projects in mind as well. Construction paper is inexpensive and you will love it just as much.

Save on stickers. Discount department stores, such as Wal Mart and Kmart carry a large variety of stickers. You may also want to check your local dollar store.

Source: http://crafts.kaboose.com/valentine_homemade.html

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Nov 12

The Tweens News | English

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Caring for you skin does not have to be expensive. There are many cleansing facial masks that we can make at home that don’t cost much.

Before you put on any mask, you need to clean your face well with a make-up remover to get rid of make-up and dirt.

Purifying masks are best for tweens who tend to have oily skin. To make the mask you need to mix one egg white, one spoonful of honey, and a spoonful of evaporated milk. Put on the mask and let it sit for 15 minutes.

This mask cleans the skin deeply and is great for girls with blackheads and acne. For this one you will need half a cucumber chopped, minced parsley and two spoonfuls of natural yogurt. Blend all of these ingredients and then apply. Let this mask sit for about 20 minutes.

After such a cleansing mask it is a good idea to hydrate your skin with another mask. For this one, mix three egg whites, three spoonfuls of  heavy whipping cream and half a squeezed lemon. Mix, and let it take affect for 20 minutes.

When you are finished with each mask wash your face with warm water and pat it dry with a clean towel.

HOMEMADE MASKS

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Sep 08

The Tweens News | English

DELICIOUS HOMEMADE BROWNIE

•No touching knives or the stove
•Do not touch any appliances without adult supervision.
•Always wash your hands before handling food.

This is a real treat for chocolate lovers. And the best part is, it’s easy to make!

Here’s what you will need:

  1. 2 cups white sugar
  2. 1 cup butter
  3. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 cup walnut halves

After you have all the ingredients, melt the butter or margarine in a small pan. Then mix all ingredients in the order given above, one after another.

Get an adult to help you when you are ready to bake. Set the oven at 350 degrees F. The bake the brownies for 20 to 30 minutes in a 9 x 13 inch greased pan.

After, cool and enjoy! Yum!

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Source: http://www.wambie.com/tuttifrutti_us/news/DELICIOUS_HOMEMADE_BROWNIE-new_en-2019.html

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