No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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Teach Your Kids to Sew This Spring Break

Sophie-Do-It learns to sew. 4 year old turned a heart shaped pillow cover right side out; filled with stuffing then sewed the opening close. Of course it looked like a 4 year old sewed the pillow…and No Non-cents Nanna is so proud!

Do you or your kids know how to sew on a button or mend a ripped hem on your skirt? Can they thread a needle?Perhaps you always wanted to learn to embroider a gift?

Well, stop putting  off learning this basic skill. Plan to learn to sew this Spring Break, Summer vacation or Winter Break. How about after school instead of veggie out with video game?

Six years ago I taught my 11 year old grand daughter to sew so simple embroidery stitiches. She plans on being a surgeon one day. She has a head start on those stitching skills. READ MORE

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Making Breakfast Sensory Play from Felt: Tracing Shapes

Felt breakfast

Felt breakfast. Image copyright Malika Bourne

There is some very nice sensory play items on the commercial market. But, I prefer to make my own felt shapes versus purchasing manufactured products.

This multi-part post will show you how to get started making economical  felt shapes for pre-school children and younger grade school children.

Making felt items for kids to experience texture and shapes is requires minimal artistic skills and few tools. READ MORE

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What is Cuter Than a Bugs Ear and RePurposed with Duct Tape?

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