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How to Tie Dye Your Clothes Using Acrylic Paint

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This trend from the 1960s has made a comeback! Tie dying your clothes is a fun way to add colour to your wardrobe. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Harry Styles and Willow Smith have all been spotted rocking the tie dye fashion trend.

What you need:
Acrylic paint in various colours of your choice Plastic bottles with spouts for each colour of paint (This is a good opportunity to recycle disposable water bottles or empty sauce bottles.) Warm water and cold water White t-shirt or material you want to tie dye Rubber bands




Method:

Mixing the paint can get quite messy, so it is best to do it outdoors on the grass. Pour a different colour of paint into each plastic bottle. You only need to fill about one eighth of the bottle with paint. 



Fill each bottle half way, with warm water. Put the lids on tightly and shake well. This step is very important if you are using acrylic paint. If it doesn't mix properly, the paint may become dry and crusty. Add cold water to fill up all the bottles an…

How Sugar Bay Camp is Completely Different

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The word “camp” may conjure up memories of slurry porridge and compulsory exercise, but fortunately there is one camp in South Africa that will have your kids remembering the complete opposite.


In addition to their delicious dining experience, Sugar Bay Kids Camp is also unique in the following seven ways:


1. Activities are not compulsory
Sugar Bay offers over 100 activities, none of which are compulsory. This means that your children are free to choose what they would enjoy every day. Sugar Bay has all the usual camp activities like ropes obstacle courses, paintball, arts & crafts, BMXing, and kayaking, but they also have activities that are not found at most camps like water slides and a 4-station bungee trampoline.


2. This camp has a beach!
One of the best perks about Sugar Bay is that it has private access to the lagoon and beach. If you live inland and your children seldom have the opportunity to see the ocean, they will love being at Sugar Bay. Free-choice of activities means th…

8 Signs of Great Parenting

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Your child’s behaviour is not an accurate measure of your parenting skills. The best indication of great parenting is your behaviour as a parent.


A well-behaved child may have overbearing parents. All children will, at times, test limits to try and get a reaction out of adults. This is normal for kids of all ages and is not a sign of bad parenting.


Aiming to be a perfect parent can cause you anxiety and can actually have a negative impact on your kids. A great parent simply tries their best to help their children become happy, healthy and independent adults.


Whether you have a toddler, a tween or a teenager, here are eight signs that you’re doing a good job:




1. You love your children unconditionally. Even if your child sometimes tests your patience, the point of being their parent is to help them grow. Everything that you teach your child should come from a place of love. Children need affection. Show your kids that you love them with smiles and hugs. While love is not enough to be a go…