Of course you can do many things with potatoes. Baked, roasted, puree, stirred fry etc But it is also a great beauty product thanks to its lifting properties, you can make a snack with the leftovers and finally some DIY stamps and glue. Looking for some glue? Everything is ready but you can’t find anyContinue reading “Potato : the star of your kitchen”
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Brighten up your day by making a candle
#Video below Children should be supervised at all time for this activity. For making candles, nothing easier. You will need A container: old packaging cut a the desired size and shape, or a jar, or a tea cup Wax: soya wax, beeswax or old candles Wick: toilet paper leaf twisted VERY tight Smell: natural suchContinue reading “Brighten up your day by making a candle”
Wonderful Winter Trail at the Maxwell Centre garden
Hello All! We have some very exciting news, the Maxwell Centre has teamed up with local Dundee enterprise How It Felt to bring you an installation filled with childlike wonder with inspiration from the Garden! This has been funded by the Dundee City Council – Festive Celebrations Grant Scheme. Throughout November and December and withContinue reading “Wonderful Winter Trail at the Maxwell Centre garden”
How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers
It is the perfect time of the year to start collecting seeds. How to collect seeds? The flower head wouldn’t have any petals The colour is brownish If you shake the flower head, you will hear the seeds. Put everything in a paper bag or tiny envelop with example with the name, the date andContinue reading “How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers”
Amanda and her painted stones: Thank you!
In the growing kits from July we’ve had an idea for one of the activities: painted wooden spoon. Well, it wasn’t really our idea, Amanda inspired us! And here is why. Amanda had some free time and started to do stone painting. Patience, creativity and focus were needed. One day after an other, she improvedContinue reading “Amanda and her painted stones: Thank you!”
May growing kit success!
We have been overwhelmed after receiving 130 requests for one of our free growing kits in just 24 hours! See here some happy growers faces from our last spring kits! We are hoping to encourage local families to grow their own fruit and vegetable, to be more creative in their garden or windowsill and spendingContinue reading “May growing kit success!”
Develop your creativity: do some origami!
The Japanese word “origami”means : to fold (ori) and kami (paper). Origami helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. You will find 4 instructions: the tulip and the ladybug (level 1), the frog and the bird (level 2). If you have some thread/ wire, you can hang them and make your animalsContinue reading “Develop your creativity: do some origami!”
Here are some pictures we have been sent from the families that received our spring growing kits, we are so glad you enjoyed these. More information here on what was in these spring growing kits from the Maxwell Centre and keep a look out on our Facebook page for a new kit in the nextContinue reading “Happy growers!”
Spring growing kits for local families
We have created a new growing kit for spring with 6 edible plants to grow and 6 craft activities. We’ll be delivering them this week. We have 75 for those who request them (first come first served). Some have gone to Action for children, social workers, many of the families that come to our GardeningContinue reading “Spring growing kits for local families”