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Cauliflower, Almond & Lemon Tahini Salad

With the warmer weather approaching, this salad is perfect to kick-start your spring health campaign.   Ingredients ½ head cauliflower (approx.) cut into very small florets 1 large red onion, halved and sliced into wedges ¼ teaspoon cumin, ground Good pinch sea salt and grind of black pepper Drizzle extra virgin olive oil 150g baby spinach ½ cup toasted almonds Zest of one lemon, finely grated Lemon Ta ...

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Watermelon Pizza

This is one of the easiest and most beautiful party pizzas ever. You can make them yourself, of you can let the kids decorate their own. It could even be a fun party game - the prettiest pizza wins! Ingredients Watermelon, sliced into triangles Greek yoghurt Fruit to decorate, your pick of berries, kiwi fruit, pineapple pieces, rockmelon (great to make shapes with), orange segments, stonefruit slices, mint ...

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Pretty as a Picture

With a growing list of allergies and food intolerance in kids today, creating healthy food for your child’s next birthday party, that’s visually fun to boot, is not as tough as it sounds. It does take a little creativity in the kitchen to come up with a healthy party spread, and one that is visually appealing too because, let’s face it, the food table is generally the focal point of the party. Luckily the I ...

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Art Projects with Mrs Red // The Importance of Visual Art

Practising and enjoying visual art is an important part of the education process. haven magazine's resident art expert, Mrs Red, tells us why. We live in a world of ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ and as an art business, I am in the ‘want’ category. Art is unfortunately seen as a luxury even though simple visual creative activities are often the backbone of a child’s educational development. Learning to create and appr ...

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Art Projects with Mrs Red // Kids’ Paint

Kids' paint - it's just paint, right? As an art teacher, I get asked a lot of questions about which paints are suitable for kids. There is also a lot of misconception about 'washable' paints. Here's a breakdown on paint so you know what your child is using.   Choosing paint feels similar to when choosing milk - there are so many varieties that you are both spoilt for choice and confused all at the same ...

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Colour In

This month the kids can have a go at making their very own haven cover with our special colouring-in!   Email us your completed masterpiece as we would love to share it on social media. Just make sure to include your child’s name, age and suburb when you send it to editor@havenmagazine.com.au.   Download your FREE colour in here!   ...

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5 Easy & Cheap DIY Crafts Kids Can Make

Are your kids crafty? Want to give them a DIY project this school holiday period? These days many children miss out on the joy of making something with their hands. With so many things that parents can buy for their children, it’s no wonder many kids are missing out on vital hand and creative skills. If you want to give your children something fun to do while allowing them to develop their creative skills, ...

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Mrs Red’s Top 8 Creative Teacher Gift Ideas

The silly season is approaching fast and those wonderful teachers who have helped your children grow, shouldn’t be forgotten! I have put together my top 8 creative ideas for teacher appreciation gifts and not one of them includes an apple, chocolates or a mug! I also spoke with a few teachers to find out their thoughts on the end of year gifts and the ones that always mean the most are the handmade, even if ...

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Having a Moment // Colour My World

Colouring in for adults is totally having a moment right now. And it’s way more than just pictures and pencils – mindful meditation such as colouring in calms the mind and occupies the hands, blocking out negative or intrusive thoughts and giving your brain a rest from the daily To Do lists, reminders, alerts and stresses that we all face.   And when street artists and publishing powerhouses such as Vo ...

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Art Projects With Mrs Red // Pet Rocks

What it is with kids and pet rocks? We will never know and really, why question it, it’s harmless and keeps them quiet! I have begun pebble painting at the art room recently and watched as kids of all ages are drawn to it, creating all kinds of things on their pebble. The possibilities are endless of course and it doesn’t matter if you just enjoy the process or aim to make a work of art out of it. If you do ...

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