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ALL THIS DASHING RAIN AND NOT A RAINBOW IN SIGHT. 

SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE THE SUNSHINE  ARRIVE A LITTLE SOONER?

I KNOW, HOW ABOUT MAKING SOME RAINBOW WORDS.

AND THE THINGS IS, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE WORDS APPEAR.

HERE IS THE WORD

R A I N B O W

THIS IS FOR THE UNDER 5'S WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM A FAMILY MEMBER

JUST TELL ME HOW MANY 3 (THREE) LETTER WORDS YOU CAN MAKE OUT OF THE WORD

R A I N B O W

10 WORDS = GOOD

14 WORDS = VERY GOOD

15 OR MORE + FANTASTIC, YOU ARE A GENIUS

NOW THIS IS FOR THE UNDER 8'S ON THEIR OWN.

Diddily Dee Dot managed to find 25 but I am a lot older than five

The Rainbow Colours

JUST TELL ME HOW MANY 4 OR MORE LETTER WORDS YOU CAN MAKE OUT OF THE WORD

R A I N B O W

10 WORDS = GOOD

 14 WORDS = VERY GOOD

 15+  FANTASTIC, YOU ARE A GENIUS

Diddily Dee Dot managed to find 19 but I am a lot older than you


Rainbows form when sunlight is refracted into separate colours by water droplets. We usually see rainbows as arcs due to each individual colour refracting at different angles.
Though a rainbow spans a continuous spectrum of colours, the human eye usually perceives bands of seven distinct colours, they are : red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.


In the Bible, the rainbow represents the promises of God and was a sign of the covenant that God would never again flood the earth with water: "I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth... .. the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh." Gen 9:13,15


Answers are being looked after by MORPH, further down the page.


  DIDDILY DEE DOT'S DREAMLAND WELCOMES THE WONDERFUL

WORLD OF PERLER BEADS

I am sure you have all heard of the wonderful Perler Beads. It was my grand-daughter PERLER BEADSMolly who first brought them to my attention. They bring a whole new concept to the world of beads, I do hope you won't mind me placing what could seem an advert for Perler, but I do believe when the word PROJECT is mentioned it is free for the children to see what the project is all about. So enjoy. I can show you the pictures and the how they are so easy to make and great fun to model with, but the actual fish pegboard, unless you have one or can find one in the shops, you will need to go to Perler themselves to ask how you can purchase them. Here is a wonderful Playlist I have just put together from my friends at YouTube, I do rather think "ukretrogameaddict" has some fantastic models.... oh by the way, there are also a few of some normal beads, these are for the little ones who don't have the patience to stick things together.

BEWARE WHEN USING BEADS AND SMALL OBJECTS WHEN THE REALLY SMALL ONES ARE AROUND. A TRAY TO KEEP EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND A SLEEPING TODDLER IS THE BEST COUPLING I CAN THINK OF. LOL XXX DIDDILY

 

PERLER BEAD PROJECT

THIS FOR 4 - 6 YEAR OLD WITH ADULT HELP.

Check out these unique ways to use Perler beads. From simple hearts and stars to 3-dimensional boxes, jewelry and much more, the possibilities are endless! We add more projects every month.  Yes, you CAN make any of these project ideas. Simply click the Project Pattern for any project.  You can print out (or save to your computer) the easy to follow patterns and directions.

  • Sea Creatures

    Designed By The Perler Design Team

Colorful creatures of the deep can be created with Perler Beads using our uniquely shaped pegboards. Add them to an aquarium to keep the real fish company!  

Sea Creatures from Perler Beads

1. Download the Sea Creatures Project Pattern. Use the octopus, fishy, and dolphin pegboards for your projects and place all the beads for the design.

Fishes by Perler Beads

2. Cover the completed design with the ironing paper. Keeping the iron level, gently iron the beads in a circular motion for about 10 seconds to fuse the beads evenly. Ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center.

Sea Creatures from Perler Beads

Warning: Parents—the ironing must be done by an adult only. Some irons may emit steam. Please keep children at a safe distance.

Sea Creatures from Perler Beads

3. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Lift your design from the pegboard; flip the design over and repeat step #2.

Your pegboard and ironing paper are reusable.



DIDDILY DEE DOT'S DREAMLAND WELCOMES THE WONDERFUL 

Have you dino's come to have a look.... Nosey things, shoo.

PASTIMES 4 U

Here is a really good recipe for play dough and some ideas of how to make things with the children.   Because it is softer and easier to mould, it is ideal for tiny hands to manage and it can be a wonderful for helping to teach the child how to make all those shapes we write on paper. Now they can help make the dough and then make wonderful objects with their hard work finished.

A PLAY DOUGH RECIPE

Ingredients

2 cups of white plain flour

1 cup of cooking salt

1 dessert-spoon of Cream of Tartar

1/3 cup of olive oil

Food colouring according to strength required

Water

METHOD

Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly.

Separately mix well: small quantity of water with the oil & food colouring.

Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon & keep adding  small quantitites of more water until mixture is smooth, and  the consistency is like thick paste or custard.  Don't worry about it sticking to everything at this stage it will get better he, he , he.

Pour into a shallow non stick tray, spread out and place in a hot oven (200°) for a few minutes.  The mixture will swell a little and it is here that you pour away the surplus water and then that yucky sticky-ness will vanish.

Do make sure you don't leave it in the oven too long, it will otherwise be a solid brick and not a moulding dough .Smile

Now let it cool enough to touch before kneading  well until it is nice and smooth, it should be soft and shouldn't stick to your hands. 

If the dough turns out too sticky, add more  flour gradually and knead it in until it no longer sticks to your fingers.

If any mixture sticks to the work surface, sprinkle a little flour down first. (Like when mummy is making pastry, that is called dough as well kids!)

The play dough is now ready to use….have fun!!

Don't forget you can make many colours by blending some of the food colouring together, especially if you haven't got many colours.

This is a wonderful place to go to learn all about colour mixing as well as a million other things.

 The mixture will be too salty to be tempting to eat, but should a child try, the ingredients are normal non toxic kitchen ones.

CAUTION:  Do not leave in oven too long or you will end up with very salty bread.

STORE:in an air tight container or plastic bag.  No need to refrigerate. It will keep for months, as the salt is a preservative and the white flour is virtually dead.

Other things you might need

Basic shape cutters small enough for a young child to hold & to fit in a small cake/muffin tray.

A small rolling pin, plastic non-sharp knife & a garlic press.

A few ideas of what you can do with your play dough

Take a good handful of dough and help child to roll it out fairly thinly. Then use the shape cutters, helping the child to cut and remove the dough & asking them which shape they would like next.  Think “share” rather than “show” as children love to have their own input.

  Have the child place the little shapes into the muffin pan, counting as you go.

Next, some hand dexterity… start off by showing how to make a ”sausage” – rolling the dough into a sausage on the table with both hands.  Here our little boy is dangling it back and forth to see how bendy it is.  

Now could be the time to introduce a non sharp rounded end plastic knife to cut up the “sausage”.   First show the cutting process. Then if necessary, assist the child to cut by placing your hand over his/hers on the knife to help them feel  the necessary pressure needed to push down and cut.  Count the pieces as they are cut off.

Now take two smallish piece of dough and start off rolling 2 balls. Give the child one and have them copy your hand movements “round and round”.  Soon they will be rolling their own unassisted. Have fun rolling your balls to one another.

 So many things can be moulded from the basic ball and sausage shapes…for example a doll like this one. We used the wrong end of a pen to make the eyes and buttons and a thumbnail impression for the mouth.

So how did we make the hair?  By using a garlic press.  This press has small squares but some have round holes. Just keep adding more into the press and squeezing until the “hair” is the length you want.  Ask the child to help squeeze with you.

Cleaning the garlic press:  Simply let the dough dry in the press and it should tap out easily into a bin.

My thanks to Tony for supplying the recipe and ideas for this Post.  He has had a lot to do with the Playgroup movement in the past, both in N.Z. and Australia.  Here he is enjoying dough play with 2 year old Kyan.

Keep dough in a sealed container and should it need moistening from time to time, just make some holes and fill with water before putting away. The dough will take up the water and when you knead it up again it will be regenerated.

Another ideal use for home made playdough, is making it into plaques..

This is the link that I placed on Facebook ; You can make an impression of a foot or hand, paw or name. just follow the way to do it at "WhiteAmber's" link below. Enjoy xx

http://whiteamber.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/precious-moments-need-to-be-captured-moulded-and-kept-for-years-to-come/


Hugs Diddily Dee Dot xxx

PASTIMES 4 U


PRESENTS A SUPER NEW PLAYLIST OF MORPH THE MAGNIFICENT


The late Tony Hart with the fabulous Morph

He will be remembered for the infectious enthusiasm and flair that instilled a love of art in millions of children. Tony Hart, who has died at the age of 83, in 2006 inspired generations during a TV career that spanned six decades and featured hugely successful shows including Hartbeat, Saturday Special and Smart Hart.   To read more go to:


I am sure that Mummy and Daddy will have loads of fun watching the adventures of Morph.
We place this here to show our respect for the late "Tony Hart"  who created the wonderful MORPH many years ago. We all miss him very much



Here are the words Diddily Dee Dot has found in the word ;

R A I N B O W

AIR   BOW   BAR   BAN   BRA   BRO   BOA   ION   NIB   NAB   NOR   NOW   OWN   OAR   OBI   ORB  RAN   ROW   ROB   RIB   RAW  WAR   WAN   WIN   WON

BORN   BRAN   BROW   BIRO   BARN   IRON   RAIN   ROAN   RANI   WORN   WAIN   WARN   BRAIN   BROWN   BAIRN   ROBIN   ROWAN   RAINBOW

 KABOOSE

HAS SOME MORE WONDERFUL THINGS FOR YOU TO MAKE


Handprint ApronKids will enjoy making this handy apron. All they have to do is dip their hands in paint and voilá, they've made a great gift with their own "signature" on it.

Materials
  • Solid-colored apron
  • Fabric paints
  • Paper plates
  • Fabric pen

Instructions
  1. Cover a work area with newspaper, and lay the apron right side up. Pour a little paint into a paper plate.

  2. Have kids press their hands in the paint, move them around until the palm sides are covered, then place their handprints on the apron. Continue until the apron is covered with prints.

  3. Write each child's name with a fabric pen under his handprint. Let dry for at least one day before wearing.


NORWAY: Cork Trolls

Epcot Fun Stop crafts from FamilyFun


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Ancient Norwegians believed that trolls with magical powers lurked among the country's fjords and forests. Our simple cork troll also proved magical at the Norway Kidcot Fun Stop, where kids from around the world made it a runaway favorite. "Kids can relate to trolls," explains manager Scott Pitts, "since most have heard or read the fable 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff.'"

Materials
  • 2 corks
  • Glue
  • Fun fur for hair
  • Felt, cloth or crepe paper for clothing
  • Yarn or string for belts
  • 4 to 5 pompons for nose, hands and feetnull
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Small bow-tie pasta for ears
  • Crepe paper for hat
Instructions
  1.   Glue one cork on top of the other, as shown, then glue on hair, clothes and features using the materials listed.

  2. To make the hats, apply glue around the top 1/2 inch of the cork, then wrap a 1/2-inch edge of crepe paper around the glued area and gently twist the opposite end. Finally, glue a pompon on top.


 


DIDDILY DEE DOT'S DREAM-LAND
PASTIMES 4 U
More From Kaboose
http://crafts.kaboose.com/maybasket5.html

Paper Plate May Basket

Difficulty: Easy

Age: 4 and up

Parental supervision is recommended

Let the children decide how to decorate the outside of the paper plates. The children can make their own flowers from construction paper to put inside. Any mother would love this, and so would a grandmother!

What you'll need:

  • 2 Flimsy paper plates
  • Construction paper
  • Markers or paint, optional
  • Scissors
  • Decorative scissors, optional
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or yarn

How to make it:

  1. Cut one plate in half. Set aside one half for another project or for another child to use.
  2. Decorate the outside (bottom) of the plates using markers, paint, construction paper, or whatever you wish. Let dry.
  3. Staple the circular paper plate and the half plate together, outsides facing out.
  4. Hole punch two holes in the top of the circular paper plate. (see photo)
  5. Attach a piece of ribbon or yarn so you can hang the basket on the door handle.
  6. Create flowers and leaves from construction paper. Glue pieces together.
  7. Assemble in your basket. Glue in place.
  8. Early on the morning of May 1st place it on your mother's bedroom door.
  9. You can also make more baskets to hang on your neighbor's door, a friend's, or anyone special to you.
  10. Remember, it's supposed to be a surprise!

DIDDILY DEE DOT'S DREAM-LAND
PASTIMES 4 U


More From Kaboose



Flower Pony Bead Pin

By: Mia Cronan

Difficulty: Easy

Age: 5 and up

Parental supervision is recommended



This little pin makes a pretty addition to your child's homemade jewelry collection.  It's fun to make and helps develop fine motor skills for those wee hands.  You can change the colors to anything you like, and mix and match with cute outfits!

Be sure to check out all of our jewelry crafts, wearable crafts and crafts for teens.

What you'll need:

  • 10 medium-large safety pins
  • One safety pin (without a coil)
  • 100 pony beads in the following colors: 24 red, 12 yellow, 64 sky-blue
  • White towel for laying out beads
  • Grid included for flower pattern

How to make it:

  • Lay beads out on towel.
  • String beads onto safety pins (see photo) as shown in the grid in this photo.
  • When all ten pins complete, place them on the coil-less safety pin in the order shown.

Tips:

  • We added some green beads in one corner to simulate a flower stem.
  • You may choose to add a pretty ribbon that coordinates with the colors in the pin.
  • We found that picking up the beads with the pin point was easier than trying to place the beads onto the pin.


PASTIMES 4 U

Here are some lovely pictures for you to print and colour, they come from the Allsorts Craft Pages of Jenny Harris. It is a long time since I popped over there to see how she was getting on and I can tell you she has the most fantastic selection of wonderful crafts for everyone. Her address is at the bottom of the pictures. DO TAKE TIME OUT TO POP OVER AND SEE HER



 

Which Witch is your Witch ?


What is evil and ugly on the inside and green on the outside ?
A witch dressed as a cucumber !


What is evil, ugly and black and goes round and round ?
A witch in a revolving door !


What's a cold, evil candle called ?
The wicked wick of the north !


What is a witch with poison ivy called ?

An itchy witchy !


What happens if you see twin witches ?
You won't be able to see which witch is witch !


Why did the baby witch smile when she came out in blotches ?
Because it was an 'appy rash !


Why did the witch give up fortune telling ?
There was no future in it !


What does a witch get if she is a poor traveller ?
Broom sick !


How did the witch almost lose her baby ?
She didn't take it far enough into the woods !


Why did the stupid witch keep her clothes in the fridge ?
She liked to have something cool to slip into in the evenings


PAST-TIMES 4U

 

THE CRAFTY CARTOON SHOW
With jokes borrowed from the wonderful Kids Jokes:

http://www.kidsjokes.co.uk/jokes/index.html

Thank-you,   www.kidsjokes.co.uk
PASTIMES 4 U


SOMETIMES A CRAFT ..... SOMETIMES A CARTOON

TAKE YOUR PICK.
 

IT WILL SOON BE SOMEONE'S DAY,


 

I do believe we have cooking this week
COME AND SEE WHAT IS ON OFFER IN
DREAMLAND
Yummy I love Pizza! loads of Spanish topping plenty of cheese,
 gosh now I am so hungry.


Happy Cooking and Cartooning

HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME

 


 
By kindergartencraft

Easter” rabbit paper dish. C.E.I.P “Vidal Portela” Pontevedra)

1- You need a paper dish and rabbit face pieces ears, nose, eyes  and teeth template, get an adult to help with these drawings.

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2- Colour the template as you like, we coloured ears in pink, nose in black and eyes in blue.


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3-Cut out the template pieces.  

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nose …      

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eyes


4. Glue the pieces on the paper dish.

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                  6. Draw some wiskers and here you´ve got your “Easter bunny


                 
 
 By kindergartencraft

Chicken (Lasnamäe Kindergarten Elementary School - Estonia)


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 1. You need some yellow paper, wire, feathers, eyes, glue, scissors and a pencil.

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2. Use a template to trace and cut out a body,  4. feathers for wings, felt eyes and beak, and googly eyes

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4. Use a piece of wire to make legs.     5. Paste wings and legs.


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   6. Here they are.

These very simple, little toys I have brought over from the old site of Kindergartencraft



 Take a trip up the Amazon straight from Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland.

 kindergartencraft.wordpress.com/



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 1. Use a template to cut out a dress    2. Put some glue to the edge of a dress.

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 3. Paste the dress.   4. Then use a wooden spoon and  pipe cleaner to dress doll.

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5.  Draw the face.                            6. Use a piece of wool and glue to make hair.  

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 7. Here they are - ready to play with        8. the cildren have used plastic spoons.

IN CASE YOU ARE FEELING A LITTLE BIT FED UP AND BORED.
HERE ARE A FEW JOKES YOU CAN SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AT SCHOOL.
I would also like you to join in with me to CONGRATULATE SELIGOR'S CASTLE of being given the new grade of 8 OUT OF TEN. Isn't that fantastic, hopefully we will have an upgrade here in Dreamland one day. I hope so. So lets give a big cheer for Seligor and Diddily Dee Dot but mainly all the lovely people who pay us a visit every day.
HIP, HIP, HIP, HOORAY.


 Q. What do swamp monsters like for tea?

A. Beings on toast!
Q. What do you get if you cross a biscuit with a car tyre?
A. Crumbs

Q. What did the donut say to the loaf of bread?
A. If I had that much dough, I wouldn't be hanging around this hole.

Q. What's the fastest cake in the world?
A. Meriiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnngue.

Q. What cake wanted to rule the world?
A. Attila the Bun.

Q. Why'd the boy eat his homework?
A. His teacher told him it was a piece of cake!


Q. What do you call a witches broomstick when you are very young?

A. A broom broom!

Q. What do you get if you cross a jogger with an apple pie?
A. Puff pastry


Q. What do policeman have in their sandwiches?
A. Truncheon Meat!

Q. What do you get if you cross a madman and a bakery?

A. Doughnuts

Q. What do you get if you cross a cake and a disco?
A. Abundance!

Q. What do you call the flour that fairies make bread with?
A. Elf raising flour!


Q. Why do idiots eat biscuits?
A. Because they're crackers!

Q. Why did the lazy man want a job in a bakery?
A. So he could loaf around!


Q. What do elves eat at parties?
A. Fairy cakes!






Q. Why does the school cook dip the sponge fingers in paraffin?
A. In an attempt to make them light!


 



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