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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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Why wedding stationery matters

Why wedding stationery matters

By Jess Young for SWNS When it comes to planning a wedding, there is a lot to think about and you’d be forgiven for forgetting how important stationery can be. From invitations to menus and everything in between, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Yet, wedding...

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How YouTube is replacing hobbies

How YouTube is replacing hobbies

By Marchelle Abrahams / Daily Mail for IOL Are we raising a generation of web addicts? A major new study seems to point in that direction, saying children in the UK have become so addicted to screen time that they are abandoning their hobbies. It found that under-5s...

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Make school stationery last

Make school stationery last

Source: Jacaranda FM It’s back to school which means parents are expected to buy a list of school stationery as long as their arm for their kids. Stationery can be costly and because of that, it needs to last. These tips below will help you ensure that your child’s...

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Creative stationery set to boom this holiday season

Creative stationery set to boom this holiday season

By Tia Frapolli for The NPD Group The holiday season presents consumers with a perfect opportunity to get in touch with their creative side – a behaviour that bodes well for the US office supplies market. Several arts, crafts, and traditional supplies categories that...

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