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august graphics and fonts

The August Bundle has arrived, filled with graphics and fonts.

What’s included? The August Bundle includes 65 different fonts and 13 different graphics packs.
This graphics and fonts pack comes with a full complete license, which allows use of these design products across a wide range of commercial activities, including on items which are created to sell.

This huge collection of graphics and fonts is only available for August 2016, so check it out and grab it while it’s still available.

august graphics and fonts

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The Craftalicious Bundle – Vol. 03

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The Craftalicious Bundle - Vol. 03

The third instalment of the Craftalicious Bundle series is here! This spectacular craft bundle includes 64 items and is sure to have a little something for everyone.

Click here now to see the Craftalicious Bundle now.

All fonts and graphics are 100% accessible on Cricut, Silhouette, SCAL as well as many other craft based machines and programs.

This craft bundle is only available for a limited time, so do hurry over and grab it now before it’s gone!

As always, this bundle comes with a Complete License which allows you to use the products included within this pack for a wide range of commercial activities, including on printed products to be sold.

The Craftalicious Bundle - Vol. 03

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The Crafters Graphics Pack

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crafters graphics pack

Here’s a really nice crafting graphics bundle with a nice variety of graphics: Weddings, Easter, graduation, grandparents, dancing, patriotic, sports, and more.

The Crafters Graphics Pack contains 25 products in SVG, DXF, EPS & PNG formats, accessible on a wide range of machines including Silhouette, Cricut, SCAL and many more.

Click here to grab this bundle for only $12 right now. Hurry, this special deal price is only good for a limited time!

There’s a lot of ideas for these graphics: T-shirts, greeting cards, throw pillows, scrapbooking pages, posters… mix and match and you can create all sorts of items.

The crafters pack comes with a Complete License, meaning the content can be used for both personal and commercial use.

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

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Homemade play dough recipe

Homemade Play Dough Recipe

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Save money on play time and fun time with this homemade play dough recipe.

1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cups of salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon cream of tarter
food coloring

Place all of the ingredients into a pot and stir to mix well. Add the food coloring that you want for this batch. to make more colors, make more batches of the play dough after this one is finished.

Heat on medium-low (or low if you don’t have a medium low setting) and stir occasionally. Once the batter look is gone and the mixture start staying together as you’re stirring (about 5-8 minutes), remove the pot from the heat.

Scoop the dough onto the wax paper. Once the play dough is cool enough to touch, knead it into shape to place into an airtight container.

Makes about 2 cups.

 

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Columbus Day Activities for Kids

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Columbus Day Activities for Kids

You can have fun and teach your kids about Columbus Day at the same time. Crafts and activities are a great way to give kids a hands-on experience that underscores their learning. Here are some ideas for kids’ activities for Columbus Day.

1. Boat Race

For this activity, gather the following items:

* Wading pool
* 3 egg cartons, Styrofoam or cardboard
* Floral foam
* Craft sticks or wooden skewers
* White paper
* Scissors
* Electric fan
* Permanent markers and/or crayons
* Hot glue gun

First, cut the egg cartons apart along the hinge. You will be using the lids. Lay slabs of floral foam evenly in each lid so that it’s balanced. Decorate the outside of the egg carton lids however you like. Maybe give them a wooden look with brown, gray and black crayons and markers.

Cut sail shapes from the white paper and decorate them with the names of Columbus’ three ships (the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria). Hot glue the sails to the craft sticks or skewers, then stick them into the floral foam sail-side-up.

Fill the wading pool with several inches of water. Keeping the cord and fan well away from the water, place it near enough to create a breeze on the water. Line up the ships, turn on the fan, and have a boat race.

2. Spanish and Italian Feast

Christopher Columbus was a native of Italy, and his trip was funded by Spain’s Queen Isabella. Find recipes online or at your local library for classic regional foods and have an ethnic meal. Here are some ideas for various foods and dishes.

Spanish:
* Paella (traditional chicken and rice dish)
* Gazpacho (cold vegetable soup)
* Chorizo (pork sausage with paprika)
* Tortilla de Patatas (tortilla made with potatoes and eggs)

Italian:
* Frittata (savory pancake with egg and various ingredients)
* Fresh pasta (making pasta noodles can be a fun activity in itself)
* Tiramisu (sponge cake-based dessert with chocolate and Kahlua liqueur)
* Risotto (slow-cooking skillet rice dish)

3. Make a Map

Use butcher paper, large sheets of brown wrapping paper, or even brown paper bags (cut along the seams to make a flat sheet) to make a big map. Research in order to get Columbus’ route accurate, and draw a map of the countries and the route. You could use construction paper to cut out three little ships to go along the route on the map.

The finished map can be put up on a wall if you like, and the ships moved a little each day.

4. Explore

You don’t have to go finding another country, but the whole family can go out exploring with a goal in mind. Put away the GPS and use a paper map and a compass to go on a drive or a hike. Circle the destination on the map and find your way using the old-fashioned implements. You could also replicate this spirit of exploration and map reading with a scavenger hunt.

 

 

 

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