Learning a new language can bring many benefits. It can help you connect with other cultures, understand different points of view, and think more creatively. It can also improve your job prospects and earnings potential. And there are many other advantages of being bilingual or multilingual.
A huge welcome to Week 32 of the Tuesday Tutorials Pintorials Pin Party! Just a reminder that this linky will be open for two weeks until 21st August 2015 so you have plenty of time to link with us! Do link up with us if you post any summer crafts with your children. Also we are looking for a co-host! If you would like to join us, please email either me or Hodge’s blog!
Recently, I went to the Hillary Blinds craft event in Birmingham to learn how to make a fabric book cover and a bird. Since then, I keen wanting to make a fabric toilet paper holder for the family bathroom toilet. The kids use this toilet the most and it is very plain. We have not yet tackled that room and left it as it was when we bought our home. There is no mirror, shower panels or any pictures. So I took up Hillarys’ craft challenge to use one of their four new fabrics to make something creative.
Dr. Oetker wants everyone to celebrate the great and good about chocolate and get experimental by trying new chocolatey bakes you have never attempted before. To get everyone excited, throughout March, Dr. Oetker is running a Twitter competition to encourage everyone to have a go at baking their own yummy chocolate cakes and bakes. To enter, simply Tweet @DrOetkerbakes a photo of a chocolate bake you have made and tell them who you will be sharing it with using the hashtag #evenbetterbaking for the chance to win a deluxe hamper of Dr.Oetker chocolate products! What are you waiting for!
We are a huge fan of chocolate and I frequently bake chocolate cakes or cookies to share. Chocolate always tastes better if it’s shared with your loved ones and friends. I tried baking traditional chocolate profiteroles recently, but this time around, I decided to make a creative linked heart effect pattern on the Choux buns. This chocolate recipe can be found on Dr. Oetker’s website where you can find lots of baking inspiration for chocolate cakes and bakes.
I am so thrilled to join in Multicultural Kids Blogs’ first annual series on Chinese New Year. Today I am sharing this Chinese New Year spiral craft. This spiral craft is great for decoration for teaching your children to recognise the Chinese New Year auspicious words. This is very simple to make.
Last week, I blogged about how I made a book folding sheep for myself and I also bought a book for my son. He needed a lot of my help to fold the pages and took much longer. He managed to slightly tear the top of many pages and some pages are not very neat. Nevertheless, this is his book. I asked him what he wanted to make out of it and he wanted make a pig as he was born in the Year of the Pig in the Chinese lunar calendar. So I made him a book folding Peppa Pig!
This December, OXO Good Grips set bloggers an ultimate Christmas challenge to bake a gingerbread house, letting our imagination run wild with all the possible ways we can decorate it. They have also teamed up with Stork to provide us this challenge. We have received a baking bundle including Stork margarine, OXO’s new bakers 8 piece silicone decorating set, compact food scale, measuring spoon set, 11” whisk and a medium silicone spatula.
Last year when I tried to bake my gingerbread house, the whole house collapsed with cookies breaking off as I didn’t have the proper tools and maybe because I used too thin icing. So this year, I am challenging myself again to make a house that won’t crumble!
This is an Origami Ladybird step by step video tutorial. Origami is such a simple and fun craft! I have loved it since when I was very young. I used to fold thousands of paper cranes hoping my wish could come true and it did. But how true are these wishes – they are just a wish, you have to work hard for your wish than simply thinking folding thousands of paper cranes (wishes) will help your dreams come true.
Recently, I received this Cat’s cradle book and it was a real blast from the past as it triggered memories of playing this in the playground with my school mates. It was really popular during my childhood among all the girls as they tried to solve the next challenge!
We have been busy making Chinese New Year Ang Bao/Pow Star. This is how we made it!
I made a video to show you step-by-step how to build a Paul’s Yard Boomer kids bike.