Christmas a Time for Easy Christmas Crafts

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Easy Family Crafts
The holiday season is a time to celebrate and decorate the home with easy Christmas crafts. Children love to create decorations for the holidays, creating memories to last a lifetime. Sometimes it is difficult for parent to find activities for the children to do during family time. Many websites cater to parent with busy schedule and post crafts which can be easily created at home.

Great websites to start looking for craft ideas are listed at the bottom of this page. You may want to choose crafts that involve crayons, paints, colored paper, and glitter. These are always a hit with the kids.

I always like to ask the children to participate in the ideas before we get started. If you children are willing help them find easy Christmas crafts the entire group will enjoy doing. My family likes to paint and we like to take turns by passing the craft around to different family members. Sometimes we paint plaster Santa figures, paint by number pictures of make clay elves.

Easy Christmas crafts can be made from pipe cleaners and acrylic beads are very pretty and easy for kids to make. Try using red and white beads to create little candy cane to hang on the tree. These are fun to make and look great when finished.

Pipe cleaner come in many colors including gold and silver and are perfect for making easy Christmas crafts. Try twisting and bending them into little reindeer or use them for antlers on clothespin ornaments. Even small children enjoy working with pipe cleaner for all sorts of craft projects.  Popsicle stick are another favorite choice for small children and adults.  I always like to use them to make Christmas stars with a little bite of glue and some string for hanging.

Suggested Craft Sites
Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
Five for Friday
Easy Christmas Crafts Stick Stars
Easy Fingerprint Candy Cane Christmas

Recalled Toys: Be Careful Buying Used Riding Toys

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Riding toys can be expensive, that is why you should check the recalled toys list from the government. Parent like to find bargains at garage sales, the Goodwill or other second-hand and resale shops. To prevent injury to your child from recalled toys you should carry the latest list when you shop. You can download a recalled toys list from this website: http://www.safekids.org/our-work/recalls/ Beware of what you buy, many recalled toys have caused severe injury and even death in children.

Children like to copy grown ups and driving is one of their favorite riding toys. Ride on toys are a means of playing in a fantasy world and the many different vehicles allow kids to role play. They also give them a feeling of independence. Some of these toys get up to surprising speeds and good makes are designed to be durable. Most of these toys are very pricy and buying one second-hand is an affordable option.

The method of propulsion is either pedal power or electric cars. Pedal cars use push pedals or rotary pedals with a chain, similar to bicycles. The rotary method enables the car to go faster than push pedals. Electric cars usually come in 6, 12 or 24 volt versions. 6V is suitable for the under-5s and can go on hard flat surfaces, powering the ride on toys at walking pace. 12v can also travel over grass or gravel and will go around 5mph or jogging speed. 24v cars are more suited to older children and can go up to 15mph.
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There is a vehicle to suit every personality, including stylish sports cars, based on models such as Ferrari, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo and BMW. Character cars are also race cars, including Lightning McQueen. Other models include Formula 1 cars from the Grand Prix circuit. There is also a choice of go karts and quad bikes. Motorbikes come in well known makes like Ducatti and there is also a Vespa scooter. Remember to be cautious and check not only the toy visually for safety, but check your recalled toys list.

These aren’t just toys for the boys and they are popular with girls, who have their own pink cars, scooters and bikes from Barbie and Princess. The selection of jeeps also includes pink models. These toys have been around for years, many appear to be in great condition. Again don’t forget to check the model number and style against your recalled toys list.

Nostalgia can often persuade parents to buy classic ride on toys and models like the Model T Roadster are very stylish. There is also a range of retro racing cars and hot rods. Kids can imagine they are taking to the skies in a Corsair pedal plane or pretend they’re barnstorming in the Red Baron pedal plane. Fire engines can be retro too. All these vehicles can be topped off with accessories, such as play helmets or electronic steering wheels. Winter fun is guaranteed with ski bobs and snowmobiles.

The world of work can be great fun for creative play. It’s easy to be a construction worker with a Caterpillar Dump Truck or a digger. Tractors come with front loaders or trailers and can pull hay wagons or water tankers. Kids can load up the trailer with a pile of plastic logs and they become an instant lumberjack with their ride on toys.

Many retro toys that were made before the 70’s may not be on your list of recalled toys. You need to make a personal judgment concerning the safety of such vehicles. Also check to be sure that any riding toy is appropriate for your child size and age. Safety is the first concern when choosing riding toys for your precious child.

Acne Pimples and Skin Problems

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Acne pimples, one of the commonest skin problem that ails the human kind irrespective of the age, socio-economic class, color, or gender. Acne pimples are an embarrassing and burdensome problem. Acne can be defined, as red eruptions on the skin which is filled with a white substance, and is itchy and also painful. It is a problem most teens do not have under control.
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There are different ways to treat acne pimples. Teen often times try over-the-counter medication. Many times this is not enough and may make the problem worse. Your teen may need a skin specialist and prescription to get this problem under control. It only requires a little more patience because the routine has to be followed diligently to get rid of the problem once and for all. A natural remedy for acne is just as effective as medication.

Here are a few natural remedies to cure your teens acne pimples. To start with, increase daily consumption of water, it should be minimum of eight to ten glasses. This helps us to detoxify the system and kill harmful bacteria that cause acne pimples. Another treatment is to wash the skin several time a day with and acne soap. Theses treatment can be used for teen with mild cases of acne pimples.

Make-up should be medicated when your teen is suffering from acne pimples. Make-up can make acne conditions worse. Acne pimples should never be squeezed as it may spread the infection and may become worse. Squeezing acne pimples may also lead to permanent scars on the skin, which leaves your skin, looking worse. Avoid hair that falls on the acne-affected area. Hair should be kept clean and tied back to avoid contact with acne. Pillow cases should be washed on daily basis to avoid the germ to spread. Regular cleansing of the skin should be done to keep it free from germs.

A healthy lifestyle should be followed, with proper balance diet, exercise and sleep. Remember if you help your teen take proper care of themselves acne pimples can be treated and cured with the proper treatment.