No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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A Dozen Ideas to Make A Tee-shirt into An Animal and More

Rusty Dog Tee-shirt set with co-ordianitng colors of dog ears and dog nose. Sold On-line Heart Felt Play Store Tee-shirt Set: https://no-non-cents-nanna.myshopify.com/products/tee-shirt-set-rusty-dog

When you need a cheap dress-up costume for a school skit or a birthday party activity that the kids will remember and wear long after the gift wraping paper is throw away this short video below will give you some inspiring ways to use basic TEE-shirts a pair of animal ears a tail or maybe a  a visor with a cut animal face..

Since, I Malika Bourne, is the typo-ing writer of this No Non-cents Nanna blog and the owner of No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store…and very frugal Sophie-Do-it and I made this very quick no budget video to shamelessly self promote Heart Felt Plays Store new Basic Tee-shirt line and our dinosaur animal ears, noses, tails accessories and tutus and fairy wings. 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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Thoughts on Day of the Dead and Death Celebrations and Real Life Death and Dying.

In this post I want to address the part of the process of life: Death and Dying. With Halloween festivities quickly approaching, I want to remind parents that children look to us adults to set the examples about life and death.

I wonder if our children and grandchildren get confused  about loved ones dying with all the carrying on at Halloween time or with creepy cartoons.. READ MORE

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