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Spring Into Action With Crafty Projects!

May 08, 2012

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, butterflies are flying about - and crafty ideas are floating through the air! Kidzworld has come up with some fun projects for the season that you can do on your own, with your 'rents or with your BFF.

Spring Crafts - Flower Arrangements

April showers bring May flowers, so it's the perfect time to pick fresh flowers and make them into necklaces and bracelets. Daisies and daffodils will work well for this project. Once you cut off the stems, ask your mom to help you with the needle and thread as you sew the flowers into jewelry - they'll not only look pretty, but make you smell great too!

Spring Crafts - Florals Forever

If you want to keep your flowers around for awhile, then why not press and dry them? Thinner flowers like pansies, buttercups and cherry blossoms are best cuz they press better, dry faster and keep more of their color. Find the biggest, heaviest book in your house, like a phone book or dictionary, open it to the middle, sandwich the flowers between paper towels and put them inside the book. Then stack more books on top of it. It'll take up to three weeks to fully dry, but once they're dry, you can frame them or glue them onto cards and stationery.

Spring Crafts - Hi Hi Birdie

Invite some feathery friends to your backyard with a pine cone bird feeder!

What You Need:

  • Several large pine cones.
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter.
  • 2 1/2 cups of uncooked oats.
  • Birdseed.
  • A few feet of string.

What to Do:

  • Mix the peanut butter and oats until it's blended really well. You can add sunflower seeds, chopped nuts and dried fruit to make it even tastier.
  • Tie string onto the pine cones so that you can hang them from a tree branch.
  • Cover the pine cones with the PB & O mixture and then roll them around in the birdseed.

Spring Crafts - Backyard Mural

Transforming an old, white sheet into a majestic mural is easy as 1,2,3! Hang the sheet on a clothesline or drape it over a fence and get to work with your paintbrushes, sponges and felt markers. Be as creative as you can by drawing, designing and splattering your canvas. It'd be cool to have a theme though, like a spring theme filled with flowers, insects and raindrops.

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Favorite Thing to Do in Spring?

  • Spring cleaning.
  • Stop and smell the flowers.
  • Splash around in puddles.
  • Stay indoors cuz of my allergies.

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` ` Throw our fists to the air ` ` ` ` Kicking and fighting ` ` Name: Eruna Ichinomiya Nickname?: Just Eruna! Magical Girl Name: Nemurin Age: Fourteen, going on fifteen Gender: Female Sexuality: Lesbian Nationality: Full-Japanese Appearance: (Too lazy to upload photos for this dumb joke.) Magical Girl Appearance: (^) Voice & Accent: An energetic, fairly loud mezzo-soprano which almost never sounds unhappy. She has a Japanese accent. Clothing- Weekends: ~ Unbuttoned white blouse ~ Black long-sleeved t-shirt ~ Black & red skirt ~ White stockings ~ Light brown heeled ankle boots ~ Red hairband ~ Yellow scarf Clothing- Costume: ~ Light orange patterned nightgown ~ White loose socks Clothing- Sleep: ~ Baggy yellow shirt ~ White gym shorts Personality: It's not exactly difficult to say that Eruna is... well, energetic. She's full of optimism, and is never without a wide grin. It's really difficult to bring her out a happy mood once she's in one. She's very cheerful, and finds it pretty easy to go up to people and start talking. She likes to be praised and spoiled by other people, as it makes her feel extra-cheerful. Of course, she does boast about herself quite a bit and the things she's done, but she doesn't think of herself as arrogant, as she still acknowledges other people don't just want to hear a load of bragging.  Another noticeable trait of Eruna's is how much she loves anime and video games. This love has affected the way she talks about other people, often using archetypes to describe people. She also has a love for cute girls, and has no qualms about running up to you and giving you a hug just because she looks like a cute character. She often has fantasies and delusions concerning characters she deems "cute", and you can often hear her muttering random, out-of-place statements about strange scenarios. Eruna, despite her optimism, happens to be the least motivated person in the world, if not the universe. She prefers the company of her video games to doing homework and studying, and has what she likes to call "selective participation". Basically, if you're not a cute girl or you're not getting her any new games or DVDs, she won't do anything for you- not even get you a snack. Due to her lazy attitude, she rarely studies for tests, and her grades are absolutely atrocious. She doesn't exactly care- she's always got that girl from the dating sim she's playing to take her mind off things... Magical Girl Personality: Nemurin definitely has Eruna's more lazy and unmotivated personality. She likes to sleep, and do pretty much nothing else. She's kinda just there, and doesn't exactly seem all that willing to change that, either. When she isn't sleeping or lazing about and putting off her work, she likes to talk to the other magical girls. She doesn't exactly talk about specific subjects, she kinda just rambles. She's very whimsical and dreamy, and rarely seems to have her head out of the clouds. She is quite cheery, and has a friendly, cuddly vibe to her. She just seems like a really absent-minded, yet lazy optimist, which is essentially what she actually is. History: Eruna's life was pretty ordinary, and nothing really odd happened in it. She had parents who worked, she went to an ordinary school, she had an ordinary brother... there was nothing exactly abnormal about her. From a young age, she'd loved magical girls, and pretty much pretended to be one for her whole childhood. Of course, this caused other people to find her quite... well, strange, but it never really bothered her all that much. Of course, she did eventually grow out of acting like a magical girl, but she never really grew out of her love for magical girls in general. She started watching more anime and playing more games as she got older, and gained quite a lot of online friends because of this. She started playing MagiPro because one of her friends told her about it, and of course, she couldn't exactly say no to playing it. Power: Sleepwalker- Nemurin can control the mind of a living target for up to 5 minutes per use of her powers. Weapon: A pink pillow, which is used as a throwing weapon. It's very light to her, but it's pretty heavy to others- especially when thrown. Code: Magical Other Info?: @snoopynwoodstock123  ` ` Do you dare to dream? ` ` ` ` I believe I can ` `
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