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Dinosaur Terrarium Grow Jar

Makers Kit: Craft Projects for the Whole Family

Kids love to make things. Leave them in the dining room alone even for five minutes, and you’ll return to a tower built from chopsticks, napkins, and those coasters your mother-in-law gave you for Christmas last year. Why not channel that creativity into something productive and fun for the whole family?

Makerskit is a service offering everything a family will need to making interesting, fun crafts. With crafts as varied as a Mason Herb Garden Kit to a Dream Catcher Kit, there’s something for everyone regardless of age, gender, or interests. Each kit of Makers Craft craft projects kits contains all of the supplies and ingredients necessary to create the crafts, as well as a template of instructions showing how.

Dinosaur Terrarium Grow Jar

Perhaps best of all, the kits are inexpensive. The Dinosaur Terrarium Glow Jar — a perfect choice for young boys fascinated with dinosaurs — is only $18. That means that when an accident happens (and with young children, they will) there’s nothing to worry about. The kit can easily be replaced and you can replicate the experience again, using the previous accident as a learning experience.

The creators of Makerskit also started the Give a Kit Campaign in partnership with the Pledge 1% organization. This means that each purchase of a MakersKit results in the donation of an art supply kit to a public school in your home state or country. If you want to make fun, family-friendly crafts with your kids and give to a charitable organization, order a MakersKit.

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Cakes and pies used to get all the attention, but that’s rapidly changing with a trend towards choosing cupcakes instead. Cupcakes make it easy to give each person a serving of dessert and avoid the mess involved with cutting and serving a cake or pie. Most of all, they’re simply tasty and fun.

Cupcake Party Time

When it’s party time, cupcakes make a good choice for dessert. They are easier to transport than traditional cakes and can also prove easier to ice and decorate. This is an especially important point when letting kids in on the fun of preparing them. Cupcakes are also a hit with sometimes finicky children. For example, when preparing cupcakes for a school party, you can make a variety flavors. Having a selection of choices means there’s a cupcake to please just about everyone.

Family Time

Cupcakes aren’t just for fun times at school. They also provide fun for the whole family. A tasty cupcake can brighten up the day when served as an after-school snack or after-dinner dessert. You can also add to the joy of a birthday or holiday party at home with themed cupcakes. Families can even visit a cupcake bakery for a fun time out together, as can busy couples interested in a unique date-night activity.

Healthy Ingredients

Best of all is the fact that cupcakes don’t have to be unhealthy.  Applesauce or yogurt makes a good substitute for oil and butter, and reduced-fat icing makes for a healthier dessert. You may also add fresh fruit as a topping to reduce the amount of icing used and to take the place of candy and other less healthy toppings. Adding nuts, shredded vegetables and fruits to the batter may also increase its health value without hurting taste.

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Alicia Hagan, Editor