Welcome to 2012 from Action Pack

January 30, 2012

Sorry for the silence for the past few weeks, I have been edging my way slowly into 2012 and with the kids on their summer vacation (we are in Australia), it has been a great opportunity to just chill with them. It has been a pretty mild summer so our plans for the beach and the pool have been a bit thwarted, but we have been doing plenty of other stuff like going for bike rides, heading to the museum and few adventure playgrounds for family bbqs, but for the most part we have enjoyed spending time at home together cooking, crafting and reading books.

Some kids craft:

Scrappy card :: Wooden coasters (pictured above) :: make a jellyfish in a bottle :: cork balloon friends  :: Spoon puppet theatre :: Make some modern art :: [Thanks Crafty Crow -- check them out for some great kids craft ideas]

Some family cooking ideas:

Greek meatballs :: These vegetable balls look pretty good too :: Sweet potato wedges (yum) :: Pizza soup (who knew!) :: and for dessert a baked apple pancake

Some excellent books:

[Thanks to publishers and distributors for sending me books to review, I don't get paid to post reviews but I am an amazon affiliate] (Australians can purchase craft books online through can do books or booktopia or else browse booko for the best prices.)

And because it it closing in to Valentines day — here are some kid friendly valentines crafts.

Toilet roll valentine :: Love bug pet rocks :: Valentine heart mobile ::

And for you: 5 ways to organise your kids

This year we promised a Mad scientist issue of Action Pack and we will be delivering a little later than expected – 1 March instead of 1 February. We’ll be putting these bigger magazines out quarterly but will be interspersing them with weekender packs to keep your kids entertained in between. Also we have been listening to your feedback and will be designing each issue with a special printable section so you don’t have to print it all (unless you want to). But don’t forget the Action Packs are great to read on your Android tablet or iPad too, simply download them into your library and access them anytime anywhere.

What to expect in our upcoming Mad Scientist issue: Projects involving potions, crystals and reactions — be ready for some mini mad scientists in your home! We will also have a project for you too! Coming 1 March.

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Heather - Dollar Store Crafts February 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Thanks for including our V-day mobile! Enjoy your summer!

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