Crafts: “A spring twig”

Crafts is very exciting and useful exercise for both two-year-old kids, and for older children. Children love tinkering, decorating and doing crafts with their hands. Modern materials offer tremendous opportunities for creativity.

While walking in the park with the children watch and discuss the changes that occur in spring.

 

The sun shines brighter, the air is getting warmer. Buds swell on the trees, soon the trees will get the new green leaves. Some trees are already blooming.

 

 

 

Crafts: “A spring twig”   Cut spring twigs while walking.

You need the following things:

1. A twig with swollen buds.

2. Shapes of flowers and leaves.

3. Beads, stickers, stones to decorate flowers.

4. Glue

 

Prepare shapes of flowers and leaves in advance. Fold the sheet of colored paper so, that you can cut a flower and then open it.

Open cut flowers again and let the kids decorate them as they wish. Add and glue some beads, stones, stickers on the front side of each flower or leave. Paint with crayons or markers. Encourage your child to work all alone, help if necessary.

 

 

After decorating the flowers, open each flower again. Glue the inner side of the flower and fix on a twig together with your child.

When the twig is ready, put it in water. You can make a few twigs, and you will get a whole bunch. Watch the twig in a few days. It gets new leaves become even more beautiful!

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How to get rid of foot odors

Sometimes the material is the main problem of foot odors. Synthetic materials don’t allow air to circulate, as a result, bacteria accumulates between the toes and is responsible for the pungent odors.

People whose feet sweat excessively often have problems with health and suffer from flat feet, diabetes, metabolic disorders.

Try to wear sandals or open-toed shoes and walk barefoot in summer. Wear leather or canvas shoes which allow your feet to “breathe”, buy socks made out of natural materials such as wool, cotton, hemp or bamboo.

How to get rid of foot odors.

1. Hot and Cold Shower Therapy for feet. Once in the morning and once in the evening wash your feet with cold, then hot water. Start with warm comfortable water, then slowly increase the temperature, then turn down cold. Always begin with hot and end off with cold water. Afterwards wash your feet with anti-bacterial soap.

2. Powder. After a contrast shower, use baby powder. Sprinkle the powder on your feet and in your shoes. Diaper rash cream with the ingredient zinc oxide is also good.

3. Special deo for feet. To get rid of foot odor, use special deodorants for your feet.

4. Soaking your feet in a tub.

Try soaking your feet in a tub of lukewarm tea — the tannin acid has a drying effect. Take 3 teaspoons of black or Camille tea and dissolve in warm water. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes 1-2 times daily. Dry thoroughly afterwards.

Adding 2 tablespoons of sea salt to the tub leaves your feet feeling refreshed, clean and smelling great.

For foot baths you can use a solution of potassium permanganate, a solution of wild rose leaves and fruits, or lavender and rosemary oil, which produce pleasant and relaxing scent.

5. Propolis. Because of its antibacterial properties propolis is used to treat skin diseases and kills microorganisms. Propolis tincture can be used for wiping feet.

Read more:

Walking barefoot improves health

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Homemade bath additive for dry skin

In the winter your skin and hair become dry and dull. Use bath additive that help rehydrate dry skin. But many commercial bath additives used as bath treatments for dry skin may contain fragrances, colors, and artificial perfumes that can even do the opposite and dry your skin. Mix yourself the best natural ingredients.

How to make a homemade bath additive for dry skin?

Homemade bath additive recipe for dry skin

1. A cup olive oil (or sunflower oil, safflower oil)
2. Two cups of milk or cream
3. Ten drops of any essential oil such as lavender oil.
Lavender oil is well known for its relaxing qualities.

Pour all ingredients into the warm bath water and enjoy your bath. This bath additive is also recommended for people with very sensitive skin.

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A handmade gift for Christmas “White dove”

Children at any age usually have a great creative interest. For children in kindergarten age creativity and learning with an adult are very important.
Crafts help promote motor skills, endurance, creativity, imagination and cover a broad range of skills and interests. Manipulating with small objects, such as stones, seeds, beads or buttons, holding and picking them up, and planning out the further action, helps to encourage the development of fine motor skills.
The development of fine motor skills is very important for children at the age of 2-3 years. This is closely connected with the development of speech. The human brain centers responsible for speech and movement of the fingers are very close to each other. While sculpting the appropriate parts of brain are activated and they stimulate the nearest areas responsible for speech.

As a Christmas gift you can make a handmade souvenir of dove. White doves have symbolized celebration, love, happiness and prosperity. It is a perfect gift for the ones you love.

Such a gift you can do even with a two-year-old child.

 

 

Let us see how to make a beautiful handmade gift for Christmas White Christmas Dove.

You need:

1. an apple

2. a napkin

3. a glue stick

4. decorations, stickers, wiggle eyes

5. a white ribbon or hair tie

6. a template of dove, scissors and crayons

Let your child color the template with paints or crayons.

Then cut out the template.

 

 

Decorate the shapes as you wish.
Glue on some stickers, seeds, beads, buttons and a pair of wiggle eyes.

 

 

To make the body of a dove, you need an apple, or hair tie  or a white ribbon. Put an apple in the middle of a napkin and fold the corners.

 

 

 

Hold the corners with a ribbon or hair tie.

 

 

 

Glue on the head and the wings of a dove.
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A candle burns longer

If you burn a candle often, here are some tricks that will make the candles last nearly twice as long.

  • Candles will burn 2 times longer, if you place them in the freezer for a day before using them.
  • Lightly rub the candle with a piece of soap.
  • Wrap a candle in a foil. It will make the candle burn longer. Such a candle works as a tea-light, which is very efficient, because melting wax burns up completely.

 

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How to serve a finger bowl

You can serve a finger bowl filled with warm water and a piece of lemon each time you offer a hands-on meal such as lobster, ribs, corn-on-the-cob, fried chicken, shellfish, asparagus or chicken wings. Dip your fingers into the water, rinse them lightly and then dry with your napkin.

The finger bowl is usually served before the meal or immediately after the plate has been removed.

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How to chill a beverage fast

The drink is supposed to be served ice-cold or you need cold and refreshing drinks to enjoy during the hot summer days. Here are some tips how to chill your favorite drink very fast.

  • To chill a beverage fast, wrap the bottle with a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer. In about 10 minutes the drink is refreshing and cold.
  • Fill a bowl with cold water and put ice cubes in it. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Mix the ingredients and place the bottle in this ice water solution. Salt affects the cooling process. In 10 minutes you can enjoy your cold beverages.

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Fruity ice cubes for beverages

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Walking barefoot improves health

Children should go barefoot as much as possible. This exercise strengthens and trains the muscles of the feet.

Many American children suffer from various forms of flatfoot. Walking barefoot prevents flatfoot.

Foot sole has a large number of receptors, which stimulate the related organs. Walking  barefoot improves the work of many internal organs and strengthens immunity.

Going shoeless helps to relax not only the feet, but the whole body. It is very pleasant to feel the fresh and cool grass or warm sand under your feet. Walking barefoot is a great way to feel young, healthy and relaxed.

Try to go barefoot on any occasion!

Read more:

How to get rid of foot odors

 

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