Easy Bento Boxes

Posted on Feb 15, 2016

We are coming to an end to the special Women on YouTube Guest Series I was running over on Red Ted Art YouTube. It has been 3 weeks of ecclectic makes and bakes ? celebrating the diversity of female YouTubers and all the fabulous inspirational ideas they have to share. Today, we have Eats Amazing ? a channel dedicated to make food fun and her easy Bento Boxes. Fun food doesn?t not necessarily mean ?lots of extra work?, a few simple ideas here and there can jazz up a lunchbox or picnic instantly. Remember, we eat ?with our eyes? too and presenting something nicely can make all the difference. For me Eats Amazing ideas are for creating fun food on special occasions ? on a Birthday or maybe your child has had a difficult week and you want to put a smile on their face? Watch the video below and see how quick and easy it really is to create a Bento Box for your family! If you are looking for Easy Bento Boxes supplies, here are some you can find online! Affiliate links provided for convenience. Find Bento Supplies here: US/ UKFind Bento Food Picks here: US/ UK Strawberry Bento Box featured in video: US/ UK  Other Bento box options US/ UK (the burger is fun!) This is how easy it is to make a cute Bento Box for Lunch! Don?t forget to subscribe to Eats Amazing & Red Ted Art on YouTube today! More Tortilla Wrap ?ways? for adding to Easy Bento Boxes? I hope that Eats Amazing and I have inspired you to give Bento Boxes a go ? it isn?t something you ?have to do? every day.. but every so often, it is just a little bit of fun for the kids and helps brighten their day. Since this Easy Bento Box video was made, the kids and I LOVE making ?cucumber and tomato? crowns and I frequently add those to their evening meal. Did you like this? Share it: Tags: Birthday, food, guest posts, guests, kids, party food, party ideas, recipes, videos, vlogs Category: Party Ideas, vlogs some...

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Sewing Projects for Kids

Posted on Feb 15, 2016

So? are you looking to teaching kids to sew? If yes, we have brought together some great little sewing projects for kids. Sewing projects that they SHOULD be able to do. The majority of these sewing projects, my kids have **actually** made themselves between the ages of 3yrs and 8yrs old. When they were little, I would work with them one on one on their sewing project, helping guide every stitch. And now they are a little older (6yrs and 8yrs), I can usually leave them to their sewing, whilst only helping when they get into an difficulties. These sewing projects for kids are also great if you are teaching boys to sew. I found that my son enjoyed them all too! Please do keep checking back, as I add more sewing crafts for kids over time! Also remember that may of these ideas make great sewing projects for gifts too. Perfect for Granny?s Birthday or as a small Christmas present made by the kids! Sewing Projects for Kids Perfect Sewing Crafts for Kids that make lovely gifts too! These little Felt heart ornaments also work really well as ?heart keyrings? and my kids had a set as zipper pulls, but have the heart THEY made to Granny for Christmas as an ornament for the tree. My daughter was 3.5yrs when she made her first one. As you can tell, we love sewing with felt for kids? projects as it doesn?t fray and is easy to get the needle through. My daughter loved making these Felt button star ornaments and again, Granny got some as a present. This is one of Red Ted?s first sewing project made from a ?felted? jumper. This gives the fabric a felt like quality, that is easy to sew and doesn?t fray. Perfect for our Nature bag craft and a go at blanket stitch! I adore these Sewing Crafts for Kids ? juggling chooks as sewing projects for kids learning to sew ? I confess that my kids have NOT YET made these ? but they are dying to (and it is just a question of time as to why we haven?t). They look ?3d?? but actually only require the skills for ?2d? sewing. Hand sew these with kids or use these as a beginners sewing machine project! Another cute felt project for teaching kids to sew ? this is an adrable Felt heart mobile for kids to sew ? or make the hearts as little ornaments/ book bag charms or key chains. A great beginner?s sewing project is this Easy fabric flower. It requires ?straight line? sewing only and is perfect for hand sewing. These fabric flowers sewing project can be used as a brooch, hair piece, embellishment for a bag or can be turned into a rosette A more confident child could then have a go at this slightly more intermediate but still easy sewing project for kids: Fabric petal flower (intermediate child sewer). Technically...

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Check out these Monster Prizes!

Posted on Feb 14, 2016

Oooh I am soooooo very excited about this competition to celebrate the launch of Hotel Transylvania 2!! Firstly, because we LOVE LOVE LOVE Hotel Transylvania 1 AND Hotel Transylvania 2. I am not just saying that.. we really do. We have seen both movies at the cinema and at home and the kids adore all the fun and lovable characters. It is a great movie for kids, as the ?monsters? quickly turn out to be friendly, so they can enjoy lots of monster fun, without getting scared. The first movie is a romance movie.. whilst the second one focuses on young Dennis. Dracula is a bit worried that his grandson Dennis isn?t exhibiting any vampire traits and is indeed ?human? like his father Johnny. He goes on a mission to help Dennis find his vampire powers? but on that journey discovers that it doesn?t matter what you are. So the movie is all about being different (but being ?you?) and standing by your friends for who they are. Such strong messages to send to kids. We LOVE it. Anyway, I digress? to celebrate the launch (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD 15th February) The Creation Station and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are launching a nationwide ?Design a Monster? competition and there are some **AMAZING** prizes up for grabs.. check these out: THE MAIN PRIZE: the winning monster design chosen by Sony Pictures Animation and drawn by one of their prestigious animation team. a ?The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2? book, signed by the Director the DVD or Blu-ray of the new movie DAILY SPOT PRIZES: copies of ?The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2? book copies of the DVD Isn?t that simply MONSTROUS? So what do you have to do to enter? It is simple: Monster Me Drawing Competition All you have to do is?. get drawing MONSTERS with your kids ? let your imagination go wild! share your drawings via #MonsterMeHotelT2 hashtag on twitter, facebook, pinterest or instagram during half term holidays (14th Feb ? 22nd Feb 2016) spot prizes will be awarded every day to entries via the hashtag, and will be announced daily on the official Hotel Transylvania 2 Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CheckInToHotelT). The main winner will be announced week commencing 22nd February. if you are blogger you will receive a copy of Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD to include as a giveaway on your blog if you post about the competition. Your readers must enter the competition via the #MonsterMeHotelT2 hashtag and tag your blog on twitter to win. Winner?s details must be sent to [email protected] who will post prizes out directly. please include the age of your child Find the competition team on the official FB page and Sony Pics At Home twitter or email [email protected] with any queries. I LOVE this competition, as ANYONE can draw a monster, there is no right or wrong ?monster? and you can really let your...

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WWE Poll: Who Should Face The Undertaker At WrestleMania 32?

Posted on Feb 14, 2016

Cena?s out, Strowman?s out? who?s left? WWE.com Plans always change in WWE, but the construction of this year?s WrestleMania has thus far been a cavalcade of aborted and rearranged ideas ? and that?s no more evident than in the path The Undertaker?s scheduled bout has taken. News broke last year that Wyatt Family giant Braun Strowman was being groomed for the position, but WWE higher-ups thought better of it and decided to go with a John Cena-Undertaker dream match. Once Cena suffered a shoulder injury, Strowman was again a potential opponent for the Phenom, but that idea has reportedly been shelved again. Even though John Cena is known for his quick recoveries, he doesn?t seem likely to make this year?s WrestleMania ? meaning that there?s nobody on the docket for Undertaker to face. WWE is currently suffering the consequences of not having built up talent over the past twelve months, as even the field of candidates is slim. Still, Undertaker?s match is a major drawing point at WrestleMania, so it?s likely he?ll end up on the card ? but whom should he face? Kevin Owens has been an entertaining heel since debuting on the main roster last spring, but he lost steam after losing his feud with John Cena. He?s reportedly offered his services for The Undertaker match, but decision-makers are not seriously considering him. Dean Ambrose is currently the Intercontinental Champion and one of the company?s most popular wrestlers, and many suspect that a heel turn is in his immediate future. Though Ambrose has also floundered in main events, he?s got the personality to hold up his end of a program with Undertaker. Both NXT Champion Finn Balor and new WWE arrival AJ Styles are largely unproven commodities in the company, but as both are world-class workers, a match with The Undertaker could be a show-stealer. The same can be said for a Chris Jericho bout ? plus the two have never met in a singles Pay-Per-View contest. Sheamus won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Survivor Series, and though his title reign didn?t last long, he?s still leader of heel stable The League of Nations. With Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, and Bad News Barrett by his side, Sheamus could pose a believable threat to the Phenom. Finally, Brock Lesnar?s feud with The Undertaker was seemingly put to bed at Hell in a Cell, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Though Lesnar?s been earmarked for a feud with The Wyatt Family, he can be shifted into a WrestleMania XXX rematch in order to give this year?s show some marquee value. Should any of these men wrestle The Undertaker? Should someone else? Or should the Phenom take this year off and wait until WrestleMania 33 for the Cena match? Computer...

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Applesauce bread-cake (VEGAN), 9p

Posted on Feb 14, 2016

Applesauce breadcake, Jack Monroe  This applesauce bread-that?s-a-bit-cakey is based on my original vegan banana bread recipe from my first cookbook, A Girl Called Jack. Photographs of that banana bread are sent to me on a near-daily basis, with an especial flurry at weekends, and I am delighted to receive them. It remains one of my favourite recipes, but every now and again a reader gets in touch to say that they just really don?t like bananas. At all. It seemed a shame not to share the simplicity and deliciousness of one of my favourite recipes with bananaphobes, so, I set about creating one just as simple, with Something Else. The Something Else turned out to be applesauce, made from stewing apples ? this can be cheated in the microwave for an even simpler version, or use a jar of shop-bought apple sauce. As this is a yeast-free and quite dense bread, it will work well with gluten free flour, simply add a splash of water, and then another, towards the end, and mix in well to form the dough. Gluten free flour tends to need more liquid than its regular counterparts. As ever, my ingredients are costed at Sainsburys because that is the closest supermarket to where I live, but others have similar ingredients at similar prices. If you find an amazing bargain ingredient, please comment and let us all know! Serves 8 in chunky squares or slices, 9p each. 2 small apples, any kind will do, 40p (80p/4, Basics) 1 tbsp bottled lemon juice, 3p (50p/250ml) 100ml vegetable or sunflower oil, 10p (£3/3l) 225g plain flour, 8p (Basics, 55p/1.5kg) 1 1/2 level tsp bicarb, 3p (85p/180g) 1 tsp ground cinnamon, depending on taste, 7p (Fairtrade, £1/38g) optional: a generous handful of sultanas or mixed dried peel First dice your apples, I leave the skin on mine with a quick wash under the tap, as there is fibre in the skin and a lot of the vitamins reportedly sit just beneath. You won?t notice it anyway, as it will be mushed down and baked into a loaf! Toss them into a pan with 1 tbsp lemon juice to stop them from browning. Cover with water, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer for around 20 minutes or until softened. Preheat your oven to 180C and lightly grease a loaf tin. (If you don?t have a loaf tin, a cake tin will do,  or even a baking tray). Take a large mixing bowl and add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. I have deliberately not put sugar in this recipe as I find the small cheap apples sweet enough, but if you have a cooking apple or a more tart variety, you might want to add 2 tbsp sugar to the mix. Stir it all together to evenly distribute.  Remove the apples from the heat and drain any excess water. Leave...

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