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Make Your Own Morris Dancing Bells For Spring!

All over the world, there are wonderful traditions where people take simple items like dancing bells, shells or seeds and make them into bracelets, waist belts or anklets. Then, as they dance, they create part of the rhythm just by moving. Have you ever thought of the body as a musical instrument? In the British […]

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May Day Activities and Crafts for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

May Day Activities and Crafts for Kids

For families living in the Northern Hemisphere, May Day is a great time to celebrate longer days, warmer weather, and the increased presence of the sun. With centuries of history behind it, May Day offers numerous ways for kids and families to tap into the spirit of the holiday. Here is a brief history of

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Make Your Own Flower Eggs and Celebrate Special Days as the People in Riau, Indonesia

People in Sumatra, Indonesia, especially the Malay ethnic group, have a unique way of celebrating special days and events. They make lots of flower eggs and share them with guests at weddings, birthday parties, baby showers and religious events. The egg that is hung on the stalk symbolizes fertility while the flower represents beauty. Each

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Multicultural Kid Blogs Bedouin weaving Inspired Bookmarks

Bedouin Weaving Inspired Bookmarks – Beginner Sewing for Kids

My 5-year-old wanted to learn to sew. We made these fun Bedouin weaving inspired bookmarks. The idea was to imitate the Saudi Arabian Sadu cloth more or less but the experience … priceless! Sadu cloth is the traditional craft of Saudi Arabia. It is brightly colored thick woven cloth with simple but bold patterns. The Sadu

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DIY for Cross-Cultural Families: 8 Lightweight Gifts

There are so many clever DIY gifts out there on the internet, but I’ve been on the lookout for DIY, lightweight (weigh less than 100 grams), and upcycled gifts you’d actually be happy to receive. Bonus points for gifts that don’t take too long to make. I don’t know about you, but I sure hate

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