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Fan of SQOTS™

Fan of SQOTS

Construct-o-Straws and Connecta Straws have turned the concept of regular drinking straws into clever construction kits. Each kit contains a number of straws - thicker and stronger than regular straws, along with plastic connection pieces so that you may produce both simple and complex models that are very light weight. The brightly colored plastic building kits are ideal for children whose visualization produce more free-form sculpture concepts. While creating their art forms, kids exercise … [Read more...]

Glue Dots for Synthetic or Plastic Nail Art

Glue dots for Nail Art

If you are comfortable wearing your fingernails short but wishing you have long and beautiful fingernails, then synthetic or plastic nail  is an option. It is possible to get synthetic nails at a salon, but you will be spending a lot of money to get them redone. With a few simple tools you can stick on nail art, synthetic nails or fake plastic nails in the comfort of your own home. This will help save money and time and enjoy the ability to change your nails as often as you want. During … [Read more...]

Teaching Reading with Flashcards

teach reading

Teaching your kids reading is much faster earlier in life than later.  This is because the cognitive development is strongest in the first three years of life. Flashcards are a great exercise for the mental process of active recall: given a prompt (the question), one produces the answer.  You can attach them to objects around the house to increase your child’s reading vocabulary. You can use SQOTS™ square sticky dots to attach flashcard labels to toys, furniture, etc. around the house. … [Read more...]

SQOTS™ Marble Run

marble run

Using SQOTS™ square glue dots and some cores from paper towels and toilet paper rolls there was hours of constructive fun and then marble run play.  Perfect indoor rainy day fun with SQOTS™.  Using the easy stretch removal properties of SQOTS™ this creation was easily taken down before Mum got too worried. Procedure: Using the cardboard tubes you have collected, a pair of scissors, plus a marble you can easily create a Marble Run against a cupboard, a window or a wall. As with all … [Read more...]

Model Train Sets for Young and Older Kids

model train set

Train sets are one of the most well-liked toys to engage in for kids and adults. Putting together a train set for the first time can be overwhelming, but anybody can get it done. Whether you are just creating a showcase for the holidays or setting up out on a life-long hobby, every layout starts with simple basics. Model railroading is an excellent family recreation, and with a little adult help the youngsters can do this too. Procedure: Make the guide rails on either side of a humped, … [Read more...]

Wall Collage

wall collage

Staring at a big empty wall space can make our mind race whether we have a large art piece to dress it up with or where can we get one.  It is not easy to find something that will match your taste and the house theme. One way to solve the problem is to use a wall collage – a collection of small wall art or pictures so that it combines to have the visual impact of much larger art. Usually made up of smaller pieces or artwork with no specific rules to follow, collages provide more flexibility … [Read more...]

Preserve Your Children’s Creative Work

Creative work

  Preserving our children’s creative works is really preserving our memories of them as children and helps them feel appreciated and loved.  It feels wrong to quickly look at each artwork and then throw it away.  Keeping and displaying their artwork for some time will encourage them to be more enthusiastic and creative, which can only help develop their artistic skills. With our busy schedules, we don’t often have the chance to open our treasure chests, which hold our … [Read more...]

Paper Chains in Minutes

paper chains

An old time favourite, paper chains are never out of trend.  You don’t have to wait for Christmas to create fun and colourful paper chains.  You can decorate your home economically on all special occasions. It can be a family activity on a rainy day.  Kids can easily make paper chains that yield beautiful and colourful results. It is a great way to inspire creativity and spark discussion for kids of all ages. With the availability of SQOTS™ Sheets, making paper chains has never been … [Read more...]