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Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.


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Magical Ink-pot
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Easy to make, Magical Ink-pots

home made magical inkpot

ink pot ode, to be utter'd each time the pot is used One can behold no more useful an accompaniment to the quill, than the magical ink pot. Waiting deep inside its velvet inky blackness, are all the words for all the tales that have yet to be told. Your task is to discover them and order them to your bidding. However, be sure to utter the Ink Pot Ode as an incantation, before you embark upon the creation of your great opus, and heed the commonsense therein.
. . . Your Magical Ink-pot which will be made using a few old kitchen cleaner bottle caps or a single serving drinks bottle, will look utterly fabulous, and besides, it’s a great way to keep your feather quill on your desk. No serious wizard or witch would think about starting their new term without it.
. . . There is more than one way to make our ink pot and it all depends on what junk you have at hand to make it with. Any small juice bottle (single serving) or small shampoo or conditioner bottle may be cut down to size, sprayed black and simply made in to the finest looking Magical Ink-pot. Because the finishing touch of any magical ink-pot is the label, you'll find that we have provided three different sizes of label on the label download. The label also cleverly covers up the join in the bottles that you have cut down to size. To make sure that it goes round properly, stick it on at the front first, and then wrap both ends round to the back, trimming to the correct length at the back for a really neat finish.
. . . Download, the graphic printable bottle labels and whichever instructions best fit your needs, and get making magic. One set of instructions will show you how to make the ink-pot from three old packaging lids, the other, how to make the ink-pot from a small, single serving bottle. Make a different one with each of your children (if you magically have more than one), or for each colour of ink. The instructions and all the graphic printable templates are available in both A4 and US Letter size downloads just click on the size you need to download it.




Ink-pot making instructions using packaging lids

Choose these instructions if you have collected some packaging lids that you can use to make your ink-pot.

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Ink-pot making instructions using small drink bottle

Choose these instructions if you have a small bottle that you can use to make your ink-pot.

“magical Fantastic craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcandodownload US Letter printable from dadcando





Ink-pot label printable



Download and print off these labels to add the finishing touch to your Magical Ink-pot.

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This is your guide on how to easily make your models look great using a few simple tools and supplies. If you get the right glue and paint, then you can make a fabulous model out of more or less anything. tube of acrylic paint Here are few tips about getting the right stuff, so that you won’t be wasting your time waiting for rubbish glue to dry or paint that doesn’t bullet point permanent markercover the surface properly. One of the things that frustrated me as a child was the rubbish stuff we kids had to use when doing any kind of craft work.

Professionals and art studios use a whole range of proper graphic products: Performance glues (hot melt glues, double sided sticky tape, and Spray Mount), really sharp knives (scalpels), dense (permanent markers and lightweight but stiff mounting boards, (foamboard) that are now all available cheaply on the web or every in DIY shops, Red LEDand all make it possible to make more or less anything and make it look superb. So really there is no reason to waste the valuable time you spend with your kids trying to make things using feeble glues that take forever to dry, felt pens that rub off on your hands, or useless cardboard that doesn’t fold right. Get a few nice bits and pieces and make your place an Aladdin’s Cave of wonderful making and doing things.

spray mount canThe idea of making things with or for your kids is that you work on these projects together. For some of the more complex ones you will be doing most of the work, but as long as they are participating then they are learning and getting confidence from seeing how to solve problems and follow a plan. Some of the projects especially the paper folding and maybe even the easier pompom ones are suitable for children to tackle on their own, but whatever their skill level they should never be left alone with potentially dangerous equipment.

Craft knives and scalpels are very sharp and should never be used by a child, or left unattended where children are making stuff.

Glue guns get very hot and the melted glue is not only very hot but also very sticky. Children should not be allowed to use a glue gun unsupervised and if they are using it under supervision they need to be shown which bits get hot and learn how to use the glue without getting the hot melt glue on their fingers. safety warning symbol If a burn occurs get the glue off the finger as quickly as possible and run under cold water for at least five minutes. Turn your glue gun off after using it and put it to the back of the work surface out of reach, while it cools down. Make sure the wire isn’t trailing anywhere that might get tripped over. (All sounds like common sense, but we have had every type of minor accident!)

Superglue (cynoacrylate) sticks skin together permanently. In the hands of adults this feature can be tricky, in the hands of children superglue is downright dangerous and children should never be allowed to use it under any circumstances.

Permanent markers are just that; permanent, and will mark clothes, permanently, best to wear old clothes or an apron when doing painting and using permanent markers. They also mark table tops and carpet rather nicely and will bleed through one layer of normal paper to mark a table top underneath, so always put down another sheet of paper under your work, if using a marker to draw on paper.


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