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Adventure
On the road with Crab and Bikey: part one
13th March 10

On the road with Crab and Bikey: part one

Part One: In which Team Bike drags itself away from Bristol and across the sea to darkest France, only to find it really quite nice.

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Bright Sparks
ManHunt: hide and seek for grown-ups
13th March 10

ManHunt: hide and seek for grown-ups

the love of it talks to Harry Man about playing hide and seek in London and how he has reclaimed the capital as one big playground.

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Make
How to… make mittens
13th March 10

How to… make mittens

Create quirky felted mittens out of old shrunken jumpers – it’s a simple, but ingenious idea and it’s really very easy to do! Read on to find out how…

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Make
How to… make homemade hobnobs
13th March 10

How to… make homemade hobnobs

Well, HobNobs are delicious. And homemade ones are even better. Buttery, crumbly, and because they have oats in them, you can pretend they’re good for you! Plus they’re really easy and cheap to make.

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Make
How to… make an Indian headdress
13th March 10

How to… make an Indian headdress

Co-author of The Happy Campers, Tess Sandilands on how to make an Indian headdress – the perfect accessory for an indoor picnic or winter den!

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Make
How to… make a monster
13th March 10

How to… make a monster

Making a monster is child’s play. Stuffed Nonsense show us how…

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Make
How to… go guerrilla gardening
13th March 10

How to… go guerrilla gardening

Have you ever walked past a piece of unused land near your house that’s full of weeds or rubbish? Wouldn’t it look much better full of flowers and plants? That’s where guerrilla gardening comes in. Armed with trowels, shrubs, watering cans and torches, groups of green-fingered enthusiasts descend upon orphaned land and transform it into a flourishing garden.

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Adventure
Edinburgh to London: fast and free
13th March 10

Edinburgh to London: fast and free

Years ago I was in Edinburgh with a girlfriend. She was leaving the city on a coach for London and I was devastated when I couldn’t book a seat on the coach too. I waved her off with a tear in my eye. With no desire to do anything on my own I was lost and restless. Nor did I have money to overcome the loneliness. I felt crap.

I opted to get “out of there” and decided to hitch “anywhere”. So I walked to the local bus stop and got on a bus going west, out of town, towards the ring road, past Corstorphine and the Zoo. Then I sulkily put out my thumb and trusted to whatever showed up.

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Project 2010
Build a cardboard city
13th March 10

Build a cardboard city

Gather up all the cardboard boxes you can find, grab some glue sticks, a little tin foil and a few friends and construct your own city in a day. Create the Eiffel Tower out of lollysticks, build the Golden Gate Bridge with coloured paper and string or the Sydney Opera House in egg boxes. Build small, dream big and send us your photos when you’re done eh? Read More »

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Project 2010
Draw a blind self portrait
13th March 10

Draw a blind self portrait

To celebrate the launch of Light Box’s Happiness Project, we’d like to challenge you all to draw a blind self-portrait. Look in a mirror or sit opposite a friend and just start sketching. Use pen or crayons, glue and glitter, finger paint, make a collage, make a mess. There are no rules. No, wait, there is one rule – don’t, whatever you do, look at your paper! Read More »

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