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Holiday Crafts - January

Snow Globes - Make this beautiful snow globe out of a baby food jar. Kids love this craft.

Snowman Candle Holder - Make a cute snowman candle holder out of a baby food jar.

Holiday Crafts - February

Valentine Heart Frame Craft - Instructions for making a cute, heart-shaped frame.

Tissue Paper Valentines - These crafts using tissue paper and construction paper make great Valentine's Day cards or decorations, and they're easy to do!

Valentine Keepsake Box - Here is instructions to a construction paper craft to make a box that you can collect your favorite valentine cards.

Valentine Mailbox - This is a great way to make a box for your child to collect valentines cards in. This simple craft uses a tissue box and construction paper.

Valentine’s Day Cards - Make these beautiful Valentine's Day Cards using construction paper and any pretty odds and ends like lace, feathers, glitter, ribbons, doilies, sequins, tissue paper.

Holiday Crafts - March

Wind Chime - Really cute craft project made out of an empty plastic liter bottle and construction paper.

Windsock - Make this really cool windsock out of construction paper and other materials from around your house.

Pot of Gold - This super easy project is a fun way to create a little package of goodies for friends or family.

Lamb Craft - In like a lion and out like a lamb. Use a paper plate, glue, cotton balls, markers and a cute bow to make this adorable craft. Sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while you clean up.

Styrofoam Lephrechaun Hat - How to make a leprechaun hat from a styrofoam cup.

St.Patrick's Day Shamrocks - Create your own beatiful basket of shamrocks!

Holiday Crafts - April

Easter Paper Baskets - These baskets are made out of construction paper and are perfect for Easter or anytime your child wants to store precious treasures!

Easter Chick - This Easter Chick will give your little ones practice with shapes (circles and triangles). Add this craft project to your preschool math lesson about shapes.

Torn Paper Easter Bunny - If you're making decorations to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring, here's an easy way to make an Easter bunny.

Holiday Crafts - May

Mother's Day Flower Bouquet Craft - This is a simple paper craft made from a child's handprint, paint or markers, and construction paper. It makes a great gift for a birthday or Mother's Day.

Butterfly Card - A colorful butterfly card made from construction paper. This card is great for birthdays, Mother's Day, or other occasions.

May Basket - This is a great craft for children of all ages... even young children. This craft uses cups, pipe cleaners, and sequins to make a basket that actually hold items.

Mother's Day Flower Pot - This craft is so amazing. This is the perfect craft for Dad's to do with their kids as a gift for their Mom for Mother's Day. There is a spot to insert a picture on the flower... so cute!

Holiday Crafts - June

Father's Day Picture Frame Craft - Get your creative juices flowing as you cut the cardboard into the shape of a cutting saw and make it into a picture frame by painting and decorating it.

Summer Sun Prints - Just an hour in the sun at noon will fade construction paper to leave behind decorative "prints".

Holiday Crafts - July

4th of July Fireworks - Create your own fireworks picture by using dark construction paper, glue and different colors of glitter. These fireworks pictures are great decorations for New Year, Chinese New Year, or Independence Day. The Chinese invented fireworks thousands of years ago.

Craft Stick Flag Craft - This is a simple-to-make US flag made from craft sticks.

Holiday Crafts - September

Autumn Paper Crafts - Make an autumn collage with construction paper, tissue paper, and glue.

Leaf Collage - This is a great fall time craft project when it is cold and rainy outside. You will use leaft templates and construction paper for this project, so no need to go outside and collect leaves.

Holiday Crafts - October

Paper Scarecrow - Make a really cute paper scarecrow.

Pumpkin Faces - Be prepared... you'll have an entire pumpkin patch to display before your kids have had enough.

Pumpkin Lanterns - Here is a great project to make construction paper lanterns in the shape of pumpkins. This is a great way to decorate for the fall. And, kids will love helping you decorate the house.

Scary Mouth Pop-up Card - Make a Mouth Pop-up Card. When you open the card, the mouth opens! You can make your card look like a bird, a shark, or a big-mouth monster. This is a very easy project and a lot of fun.

Jack-o-lantern Jars - Use orange tissue paper, glue, and a votive candle to make this mini Jack-o-lantern.

Ghost Craft - Make a cute pin out of cotton balls and googley eyes.

Mummy Craft - Here's a fun, fairly simple craft idea for Halloween. Moveable Mummies! You can bend them into different shapes, stand them, sit them and have hours of fun. Make one or make a whole haunted house full!

Spider - Instructions for making a LARGE spider using a garbage bag and a few other supplies.

Lawn Spider - A fun decoration for your lawn.

Witch Candy Holder Craft - Cute little painted candy holder.

Holiday Crafts - November

Popcorn Turkey - Next time you make a bowl of popcorn, save a little bit for this adorable Thanksgiving craft.  They would be cute on each plate of your Thanksgiving feast.

Hands and Feet Turkey - Use cut-outs of a child's hands and feet to make this turkey decoration. Young children may need help tracing their hands and feet.

Paper Plate Turkey - A fun and easy Thanksgiving craft project using paper plates and construction paper. Even the youngest preschooler can do this fun craft.

Paper Turkeys - This is a fun and festive activity especially for Thanksgiving. This craft uses construction paper, wiggly eyes, and feathers.

Turkey Napkin Rings - Here is a fun and attractive turkey craft perfect for Thanksgiving. They are made from toilet paper rolls, construction paper and a bit of Fun Foam.

Holiday Crafts - December

Angel Craft - Use construction paper, cotton balls, glue, a cereal box, and foil to make this adorable angel.

Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree - Need something to do while the holiday cookies are in the oven?  This is the perfect craft for the holidays!

Brown Paper Reindeer - This is a fun Christmas project for kids, very easy to do, and a good way to recycle those old brown paper bags or you can use brown construction paper.

Holiday Paper Crafts - Here are a few holiday crafts using construction paper. Holiday crafts include Star of David and a Christmas tree.

Star Wreath - Make this really pretty start wreath using construction paper and some other craft materials. Make these stars using whatever colors the child would like.

Christmas Stocking - Make a great Christmas stocking from a brown paper grocery bag. You can hang it from your mantle and stuff it with Christmas goodies.

Dreidel Decorations - An easy decoration to create and display for Hannukah.

Peppermint Candy Frame - Make a Peppermint Candy Frame from Peppermint Candies, jumbo craft sticks, tacky glue, card board, and a photograph or drawing to put in the picture, clear acrylic spray.

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The kid ate the puree with pleasure, smearing its contents on all surfaces. And the jar was carefully washed out and sent to the shelf to its fellows. What to do with her?

There are a lot of ideas for using glass baby food jars. Website "Mom can do anything!" collected the most interesting of them. nine0003

  1. Needle cases. From glass jars it is easy to make such cute pincushions that can fit buttons and other small handicraft things.
  2. Houses for fairies. If you are fond of modeling, then you should try to make such a delightful house for fairies.
  3. Aquarium. A jar is a small aquarium for a toy fish. Pour soil inside, install algae - the craft is ready. You can also mold plasticine fish together with your child and place them in a jar. nine0016
  4. Terrarium. Plant moss and other small, low-maintenance plants inside.
  5. Decorations for the holiday. Decorate the jars with glitter, make holes in the lids and install decorative elements, letters and numbers. A very original decoration is ready.
  6. Bird feeder. Few people realize that such delicious drinkers and bird feeders are obtained from an ordinary baby food can. In the sun, they will shimmer with all the colors of the rainbow and delight the eye. nine0016
  7. Storage for small items. From cans, not only beautiful things are obtained, but also very practical. Screw the lids to a wooden surface and you will get very convenient containers for storing small things.
  8. Candlesticks for the garden. Buy a lot of small candles, put each one in its own jar and hang them by ropes on tree branches. A beautiful setting for a romantic evening is ready.
  9. Container for growing onions. Green onions are a storehouse of nutrients that are so lacking in the cold season. Growing such an onion is not difficult. Pour water into the jar, put the bulb on top, in a few days we will get the first shoots. nine0016
  10. Pots for seedlings. It is convenient to plant parsley, dill and other herbs in small jars.
  11. Crafts from baby food jars. Such beautiful flowers in pots are easy to make yourself with your children. We circle the palm on a green sheet of cardboard, cut it out, gluing a flower on each finger. We put it in a pot-jar - a beautiful craft is ready. Such flowers will be a great gift for mom or grandmother by March 8th.
  12. Storage containers. In puree jars it is very convenient to store buttons, beads, beads. nine0016
  13. Pencil holders.
  14. Night lamps.
  15. Snow globe. A can of baby food makes a delicious snow globe. Just stick the figurine on the lid. Pour the baby oil and glitter into the jar, close the lid tightly and shake.
  16. Gift-treat for guests or children.
  17. Original frames. Just place photos inside the jar.
  18. Spice storage. Glass jars with screw-on lids keep spices fresh for a long time. nine0016
  19. Vases for flowers. Just dip the jar in the paint and get unusual vases for small flowers.
  20. Jelly mold. Small jars are great for making jelly. It looks beautiful and appetizing in them, one jar holds one serving, and the screw cap will help keep it in the refrigerator for a long time.
  21. Portion desserts. In small jars it is convenient to make portioned desserts.
  22. Refreshing cocktail in a jar.
  23. Candles. You can read how to make these candles here. nine0016
  24. Crafts. Small glass jars are a great base for crafts.
  25. Rubber storage. The advantages of transparent jars are obvious - it's easy to find the right one.

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Turkey meat: how to feed your baby. Rules for the introduction of complementary foods: meat puree

Does your baby enjoy eating cereals, vegetable and fruit purees? It's time to offer him meat complementary foods. The best choice for introducing a baby to meat is a turkey. Read about how to properly introduce it into the baby's diet in our material. nine0074

The main advantage of turkey meat is hypoallergenicity. This meat has a lower allergenic potential compared to chicken and beef. And turkey contains a large amount of protein (100 g - 24 g of protein, while chicken - 20 g), which is important for the growing body of the baby. “In addition, turkey contains more copper than chicken,” says Lyubov Chernova, pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist at the MEDSI Children’s Clinic on Pirogovskaya . “It helps maintain the body’s antioxidant defenses, promotes the development of the nervous system, and the synthesis of myelin (nerve sheaths). fibers) and melanin (skin pigment). Also, copper provides the strength of the connective tissue, which is very important for children in their first years of life. After all, it is at this age that their period of active growth falls." nine0003

White and red turkey meat: what is the difference

White turkey meat is breasts and wings, red meat is legs and thighs. “The dark color of meat is due to the high content of myoglobin protein,” comments Lyubov Chernova . “This substance gives the meat a red-brown hue. Myoglobin provides transport and storage of oxygen in the muscles. Therefore, more active muscle groups have a red color.

White and red turkey meat differ in protein and fat content. So, per 100 g of product, red meat contains up to 8 g of fat, while white meat contains only 4 g. Accordingly, the calorie content of turkey red meat is higher. The protein content of white meat per 100 g is about 30 g, and that of red meat is 28 g.

There are also differences in nutrient content. Thus, red meat, compared to white meat, contains significantly more vital trace elements - zinc, selenium, iron and B vitamins - B1, B2, B9:

  • selenium is part of antioxidant enzymes, providing cellular protection processes against toxic products exchange.
  • zinc is important for the processes of cell division and growth, protein synthesis. It promotes good physical development, regulates immune functions. nine0016
  • iron ensures the maintenance of a sufficient level of hemoglobin and tissue respiration, is part of a number of enzymes and proteins.
  • B vitamins are necessary for the synthesis of neurotransmitters - substances that provide information exchange processes between neurons, normalizing processes in the nervous system. They are also needed to regulate hormone activity and maintain immunity.

What kind of turkey meat should I start with? Everything here is very individual! "If, for example, there is a need to increase food energy and zinc intake in an underweight child, then turkey red meat may be the best option," says Lyubov Chernova . “If the child, on the contrary, is overweight and weight control is necessary, then it is better to introduce white turkey meat into the diet.”

Turkey meat is a source of the amino acid tryptophan, from which melatonin (sleep hormone) is synthesized in the body.

When and how to introduce turkey meat into complementary foods

Offer your baby turkey at the age of 6-7 months. breastfeeding, are depleted. Plus, the baby's kidneys are already ready to excrete the breakdown products of animal protein.

Start feeding turkey meat puree with a portion of 3-5 g (that's 1/2 teaspoon). Gradually, within two weeks, bring the serving to the recommended daily allowance for age. You can offer your baby raw food or add it to their favorite vegetable purees. Another option is to dilute the puree with formula or breast milk.

It is advisable to introduce the child to a new product at breakfast (second feeding). So you will have the opportunity to observe the reaction of the baby to the novelty. Until the baby gets used to meaty foods, give them after feeding with breast milk or formula. nine0003

From the age of one and a half, kids completely switch to the "adult table". At this age, children can be given a turkey, steamed, boiled or baked.

Puree from jar or homemade?

Many pediatricians recommend commercially prepared turkey meat purees for the first feeding. And, on the one hand, there is a reason for this. In this case, you will be sure of the quality of the product. However, if you buy a high-quality turkey, then preparing mashed meat yourself will not be difficult for you. nine0003

Indylight's turkey meat is perfect for the first feeding.

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