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What only crafts does not happen! Today we publish an unusual master class: an American Wendy from Oregon will teach how to make exquisite prints of flowers and leaves with the help of tools. So, reach for the hammer - we will be engaged in botany! This method, based on the use of natural dyes found in plants, was taught to me by my institute friend.

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We live in the XXI century, today the celebration of Christmas is different from how it was celebrated in the past or the century before, not to mention the earlier time. "Culinary Eden" decided to find out what modern Christmas is and including what it is eaten with. In the sense - what can be cooked for Christmas.

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Until the date of Halloween - it is celebrated on October 31 - there is not much time left, and it's time to think about how to spend a Halloween evening with children (if such a holiday in your life takes place, of course). Like any other holiday, it can be used not only as a reason to fool around and try on carnival costumes, but also for playing games and activities with children.

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I graduated with honors from university and hit the development of my career. Having changed three firms, I got into a well-known company and found a job to my liking. Career went up the hill, there was excitement. By the age of 25 I managed to get a position of a leading accountant. I wondered if I could become a major by 30? I abandoned friends, my once favorite volleyball and origami - once!

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Findus, the hero of Sven Nurdkvist's numerous books, is an unusual kitten. He does not catch mice and birds, like other cats, but on the contrary - feeds them. Together with him and your children will learn to make bird feeders with their own hands - from a milk package, a coconut and a flower pot. And also find out why tits feeders should be special.

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Vasily Alexandrovich Sukhomlinsky, the creator of a pedagogical system based on the principles of humanism and recognition of a child’s highest value, said: “Children must live in the world of beauty, play, fairy tales, music, drawing, fantasy, creativity”. And he was not alone in his opinion! Many countries have paid attention to the problem of social protection of children's rights even before the birth of a great teacher.

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The book “When Grandma and Grandpa were Small” - how to introduce a child to the history of his family through everyday events, to tell about the childhood of mothers and fathers, grandparents, great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers. And the chapter on preparing for the New Year is also in it, of course. The authors of the book are confident that almost the same conversation can take place above the box with Christmas decorations in every family.

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The toy "ball with snow" is familiar to all. But you can make the same magic card with the child for the New Year! If it is shaken or turned over, then inside - to the joy of the baby - it will snow. And if you send it by mail, it will please grandparents and distant friends. A simple and very effective workshop offers American Teri.

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What might be of interest to a group of children of different age, gender and interests? Since we were already pirates, we decided to open the "Academy of Spies" this year. Invitations - a folder (the usual folder for papers with a label on which the name of the child is written, cut to the desired size) with the inscriptions "Top Secret" and "Confidential".

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"There is a mother bear, a mother has a baby cub, there is a mother with the smallest kitten, and the child has a mother - Favorite, glorious most ..." I don’t know the author of these lines and don’t remember the continuation of the poem, my daughter knows by heart. She told him 2 years ago in kindergarten at a celebration dedicated to Mother's Day.

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In the fall, you are crazy about the schedule: first, purchases for kindergarten and school, then September 1, and therefore we have two family holidays at once — the birthday of the husband, and a little later, the son. Money is just enough, and there is not enough time and energy for everything. Having finished school purchases, I decided to try to look for birthday gifts on the Internet - on AliExpress.

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My niece had a birthday. It was summer, so we decided to arrange a children's holiday in the country. While Sashulya invited her girlfriends and chose her outfit, we decided to give her a surprise and bring her back to her childhood. So the idea of ​​"Fairy Fair" was born. This is the place where the most unusual transformations take place with the help of face painting and costumes (masks, clown noses, wigs, glasses, hats, etc).

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Valentine's Day is another reason to confess your love to your “halves” and your beloved. In recent years, Valentine's Day has become so popular that you cannot do without a gift on February 14th. And what could be better than flowers? Of course, flowers and candy. We offer a step-by-step master class that tells you how to make a bouquet in the shape of a heart with your own hands.

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A large sheet of paper lies on the table. Nearby are jars of paint. The artist's hand dips in them different hands one by one and draws a love story. At first he tries paints, spreads them out, mixes, draws lines on the first sheet, which turns out to be multi-colored. The painter puts it aside and takes another.

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As a birthday present, the cub is waiting for a game console. "Waiting" is too weak a word to express all the depth and power of his experiences: all relatives are notified, a poster is drawn, classmates are invited for the first tasting of the product. The only trouble is that ... the prefix will not be. Parents are categorically opposed to the purchase of this device for both financial and ideological reasons.

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Snowy winter, early spring and summer with sharp temperature fluctuations ... Is this a climate change or just a weather phenomenon? How do weather forecasters make their forecasts and can the climate be predicted? It has long been noted: if you want to keep the conversation going, and unfortunately you will not find a topic - talk about the weather. Win-win option: after all, all those present are persons interested and to some extent well-versed.

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Deep down, we all - both adults and kids - remain children ... I often have childhood memories ... I remember one New Year well. I was about five years old, but I remember everything as if it happened quite recently ... That year, on the eve of the holiday, as I remember, it was very noisy ... We were preparing for the celebration with the whole happy family.

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Summer is coming ... It's time to sew light, bright dresses and ... knit accessories for them. We offer you to make your own elegant summer set. It seems to us that white yarn is best suited for it ... Handbag. Materials: yarn (100% cotton), hook number 1.5. Bracelet. Materials: yarn (100% cotton), pearls, hook No. 1.25.

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There is one inconspicuous desk in the center of Helsinki. "Tavex" is called. So, nothing interesting for those who go to Finland for fishing, riding snowmobiles and other Finnish fish soup with salmon. But this is a sacred place for people with money, concerned about how to save and even increase their capital.

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