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So you may not be seeing people for a while. Why not experiment with all that makeup you have in your home? Check out these exciting makeup ideas for some really fancy fun looks. Makeup is an art medium and people can walk around as works of art like James Charles. Make this a family affair and get everyone involved. It’s a great time to experiment, try on makeup for a costume idea you are considering for Halloween, or let your young ones play around for fun like you might have done when you were a kid. For fun you can try one of these makeup challenges.


It may take a month, but if you go step by step and practice every day for ten minutes you can learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. No, you don’t solve it by popping off the pieces and rearranging them as needed to get the colors right on the side you can’t figure out. No, you don’t solve it by peeling the stickers off and swapping them where you need them. It’s a puzzle and those strategies would be considered cheating. Technically, so would learning how to do it from an online tutorial. However, at least by doing it that way you are putting in the effort to learn the proper technique and be able to replicate it. I trust that if you want to know how to learn the Rubik’s Cube you will google it yourself and find a good tutorial. I am not including them here because my daughter would be mad at me if I made it too easy for you to learn. Trust me, though, you can. My daughter learned when she was ten and can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute. She even did it for her school talent show in front of a packed elementary school auditorium!


Now is a great opportunity to be able to watch performances you would need to pay hundreds of dollars to enjoy. Check out Shakespeare performances at the Globe Theater in London. Also, many operas from various iconic cultural institutions are streaming for free. Check out symphonies that you can live stream for free in your own home. Introduce your family to these world renown treasures and spark a lifelong love of these types of classic entertainment. Or, if your family doesn’t love them, at least you tried. It never worked for my husband and daughter, but it turns out my son enjoys opera and I love symphonies!


As the weather gets better, you can start planting your garden with your family. There’s no better way to learn about the science of life than by growing something yourself. Check out the Old Farmer’s Almanac for what you should be planting when. Check out the Garden Center at Home Depot or someplace similar for your supplies. Then, go to work. Get the entire family involved by selecting plants and flowers together with them. If you don’t have an outside garden, try making a garden indoors on your windowsill.


One of my favorite things as a child was playing with paper dolls. I used to make them myself. Now there are even paper dolls for adults. Scroll down that link for some amazing varieties including President Obama and Steampunk. American Girl had paper doll books back in the 90’s. One of my former employees was so thoughtful that when she found out my kids liked American Girl dolls she brought over all of hers – in nearly mint condition. Craft Freebies has some modern one page color paper doll printouts too (no email sign up required but you have to dig a little to get to them and then right click and use the “open image” option). They are hand scanned and smaller than the standard size printer paper so I recommend printing at 150%. Free-Paper-Dolls has over 30 free downloadable full color paper doll books from the public domain (no email sign up required!) with everything from Barbie’s friend Midge to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I am so excited by finding these I think I need to go print some of them now…


For more great activities check out the seventy-five ideas we posted yesterday! Read the full post here.


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