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LEGO enters arts and crafts space with Dots

LEGO enters arts and crafts space with Dots

By Ryan Tuchow for Kids Screen The LEGO Group is building its way into the arts and crafts category with the 2D tile-based play line LEGO Dots. The new flat tiles come in various shapes and sizes and users can place them together to create 2D designs, such as facial...

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Find a hobby and get off your smartphone

Find a hobby and get off your smartphone

By Nicole Dieker for Life Hacker  Every day, I try to do at least one activity that is both engaging and smartphone-free—and if it’s social, that’s a bonus. Sometimes it’s group exercise class at the YMCA. Sometimes it’s choir rehearsal. Sometimes it’s as simple as...

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10 cute Christmas crafts to do with toddlers

10 cute Christmas crafts to do with toddlers

By Crystal Bassler for Moms.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Every child’s head is filled with thoughts of Santa and what presents might end up underneath the tree. Meanwhile, parents are buzzing around like bees trying to get things ready so that...

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Local seven-year-old starts stationery business

Local seven-year-old starts stationery business

By Lungile Satsuma for IOL  Omphile Mabitsela, 7, is so determined to beat the country’s harrowing unemployment statistics that he has already started building his stationery empire. Mabitsela, a Grade 2 learner from Randburg, has already roped in two of his friends,...

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Colour-in wallpaper ideal for children’s rooms

Colour-in wallpaper ideal for children’s rooms

By Rebecca Knight for Ideal Home Once upon a time, colouring-in books were the domain of toddlers and primary school kids. However, soon the adults were quick to catch onto the past-time that was leaving their children quiet and zen-ned out. We were all clamouring to...

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The fascinating history of paint-by-numbers kits

The fascinating history of paint-by-numbers kits

By Emma Taggart for My Modern Met  You probably remember “Paint-by-Numbers” kits from your childhood, but do you know the history of how they came to be? A mix between a coloring book and painting on a canvas, painting by numbers allows anyone to create a detailed...

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Is the adult colouring book craze dead?

Is the adult colouring book craze dead?

By Adam Rowe for Forbes In 2015, adult colouring books became the dark horse of the publishing industry, as a surprising surge in sales boosted major players’ revenues. In 2016, there was no end in sight. In 2017, the bottom fell out of the adult colouring book...

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How the Rolls-Royce of chalk nearly disappeared

How the Rolls-Royce of chalk nearly disappeared

By Mindy Weisberger for Live Science A type of blackboard chalk that was produced for decades by just one factory in Japan was so highly prized by mathematicians they referred to it as “the Rolls-Royce of chalk.” And when rumors surfaced about the chalk...

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