Saturday, November 30, 2013

Do it yourself, be a little creative : Make the adorable T-Shirt

Fall-print T-Shirt

Make the adorable T-Shirt with beautiful leaves print. You can even add your name for a personalised touch.

Materials Needed :

1. T-shirt
2. cardboard, enough to fill inside of shirt 
3. 2-3 leaf shaped foam stamps, at least 1 large and 1 small
4. child face foam stamp
5, paint brush
6. fabric paint: peach (or flesh colour), pink, light blue, brown, red, orange, yellow, sage green

1. Lay shirt flat on work surface. Insert cardboard inside the shirt.

2. Using child-face stamp first, paint the stamp (face-flesh, girl's hair - brown, boy's cap - light blue). Use a generous amount of paint, without it dripping off the stamp.

3. Carefully press the stamp onto the shirt, around or below elbow height. Don't press too hard, just enough pressure to be sure that all the paint goes onto the shirt. Carefully remove the stamp by lifting straight up into the air. Use pink paint to carefully dab on the cheeks.

4.If using a black shirt,some lighter colours will not show up as well as they would on a white shirt. You can use a paint brush to carefully touch up the face or hair if you like.

5. For the leaves, begin with orange. Paint the entire leaf stamp and press onto shirt. Start by the child-face stamp and wrok your way down. You will need to reapply the paint fro each leaf impression.Create a pile of leaves by overlapping the stamp.

6. One you have sizable pile of leaves, change colours to yellow. Stamp several yellow leaves into the pile, and then do the same with red paint.

7. Once you are satisfied with the leaf pile, take a small leaf stamp and paint it green. Add a few small green leaves to the pile, and then create the look of falling leaves by stamping small leaves up above the pile, up to the shoulder of the shirt. If you have a second small leaf stamp, repeat this process with yellow.

8. Allow to dry completely, overnight is best.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Kids Just Avoid Fake Health Foods

Dear Parents,

I would like to ask a question that do you 'reward' your child with Junk food for his good behavior? ... Balancing healthy and nutritious food with taste is indeed a monumentally tough ... interferes with the body's nervous system to fake the enhanced taste effect.

It is very easy to get tempted to eat so-called healthy packaged food while shopping at the supermarket. But the realities behind such health foods are quite different.Here are a few fake foods all you kids should avoid.

1. Instant Oatmeal:

Most of us are inclined to think that granola or instant oatmeal based cereals are very healthy. But this is far from teh truth. Oats present in granola or other cereals are extremely refined and processed because of which they lose all their nutritional value, especially fibre.

2. Fruit Juice:

Did you know that drinking one tall glass pa packaged fruit juice is the same as drinking one tall glass of sugary cola? No matter how healthy packaged juices claim themselves to be, the reality is that they are nothing but a mixture of some fruit pulp, water sugar and a lot of flavouring agents.

3. Vegetable Oils:

Vegetable oils may sound healthy because they contain the word vegetable, but these are fake health foods you must abvoid. Such oils are heavily processed and refined.

4. Reduced fat Peanut Butter:

Reduced fat peanut butter has been made very popular in recent years as it caters to people want to remain weight conscious without compromising on taste. Such peanut butters are often known to have higher calorie content than regular peanut butters.

5. Flavoured Yougurt:

You could be committing a grave mistake by going on a diet and surviving solely on flavoured yougurts thinking it is healthy. Such yougurts available in the supermarket are fake health foods which are actually loaded with sugar and flavoring agents.

I no longer eat junk food because I want to but because I have to. I guess you could call it an addiction.