Welcome. This is where I share everything that we make and do so that you can do it, too! Each post in this section usually has a video that was made for it, as well. Just click in the post where you see the word “video” to check it out. Have fun & enjoy!
—Your New Friend, Gray
Testing glitter party lips on my favorite drink. Must make a mustache one for Baxter!
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My mom and papa and I taught ourselves a lot to create Wondermint Kids. For instance, my papa learned how to shoot video and edit them in iMovie all by himself; my mom learned all about the world of plug-ins, photoshop and photography; and I learned how to write scripts and blog posts, how to shoot videos, how best to explain recipes and crafts, and also how to conduct production meetings. But we could not have made what you see without a lot of friends & family and our main Wondermint Team who helped us along the way so that we could share all these fun projects with old friends and new friends like you.
Blender An electric mixing machine that usually liquifies ingredients poured into it. It can also be used to chop or grind some ingredients. We will use this item a lot. You can see Gray use a blender to make a Buy Phentermine Tablets Uk with her friend, Ruby, and in the future she will show you how to make mango lassis from India.
A kitchen tool used to mix ingredients for recipes, such as cookies, cakes etcetera. Mixing stands are powered by electricity and have different speeds and paddles or blades which are used to mix different types of ingredients. You can see Gray use her Mixing Stand in the video she made with her dog, Baxter: Buy Phentermine Hydrochloride 37.5Mg Online.
Kitchen tool with sharp holes or slits that shreds cheese, vegetables or fruit when you slide them across the tool. Great for making shredded potatoes or carrots or cheese.
Zester A kitchen tool used to peel or shred fine pieces of peel from citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and limes. Zested citrus is great in baked goods, like cookies and cakes, or on fruit or vegetable salads.
Melon baller Tool used to scoop out round ball-shaped sections from soft fruits and melons. The size of the melon ball is usually ¼ inch to 1 inch. This makes cute fruit salads and fruit kabobs.
Plastic Knife A plastic tool that looks like a metal knife but is made out of plastic. We got the serrated plastic knife that is used in our videos at Target.
Mandoline A kitchen tool used to thinly slice fruits and vegetables and sometimes make decorative slices. This should really only be used by adults because the blades are very sharp and if you are not careful, you can cut yourself.
Parchment paper We use this “paper” a lot when we bake to line cookie sheets and cake pans. It keeps the food from sticking to your pan. We will also use it for some arts & crafts. You can find it in the grocery store where you find aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
COOKING: some unique & alternative ingredients
We use lots of different kinds of ingredients from around the world. Here are just a few of the ingredients we thought we should explain. This list will grow as we grow. And, feel free to email us a question about any ingredients we use in our cooking posts!
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Adhesives are things that make things stick. We use different kinds of adhesives, like glue and tape, depending on the weight of the other materials in a craft or the look we want. Below is a list of the adhesives we use the most.
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Modge Podge White paste-like glue that dries clear and comes in a matte or glossy finish or sheer gold glimmer finish. This adhesive is great for paper mache projects or coating projects that get a lot of fingerprints. There are homemade versions which we will be testing on our blog. And, here is a great Buy Phentermine 2014 by blogger Amy Anderson that explains all the different kinds of Modge Podge formulas. Warning: we might go a little crazy with the modge podge!
Craft glue Some people call this white glue. It is water-based adhesive that dries clear. Elmer’s is a common craft glue.
Glue stick A solid stick of glue that comes in a push-up tube. This glue can be handy because it is easy for kids to use and does not wrinkle or over-wet paper.
Hot glue Hot glue comes in a solid stick that is inserted into something called a glue “gun”. When the glue melts, the liquid glue sticks to objects and cools as it dries. Great adhesive for when you need something stronger than craft glue. Warning: It is easy to burn yourself when using a glue gun, so we recommend parents use the glue gun or they carefully supervise older kids. Young kids should never do this alone.
PVA glue This is an “archival” quality white glue, which means it is great for art projects that you want to last a very long time. It is also water-based, therefore safe for kids. We use this glue when we make special book projects or invitations that we know we will want to frame and keep for a very long time.
Double-sided tape Like regular Scotch tape but it is sticky on two sides. Peel off one side and place it on your paper, then remove the other side to get it to stick to another piece of paper or surface. We love using this tape for D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) gift wrapping projects.
Glue Dots You can find these adhesive dots in rolls or sheets. These dots are also handy for gift wrapping because kids do not have to tear or cut the tape themselves. They can also add a three dimensional effect to art projects like collages or greeting cards when you add punched paper to a glue dot or glitter.
Liquid starch An adhesive used primarily on fabric during ironing, but it can also be used for arts & crafts projects like paper mache and collages. Liquid starch is thinner than most other kinds of adhesive, so the paper absorbs it very quickly. Sometimes we thicken liquid starch with craft glue or modge podge to prevent lighter weight papers from tearing too easily.
The Love Locks bridge is one of the places you don’t hear about a lot when the subject of Paris comes up. However, it was one of my favorite places I discovered on my first trip to France. I got to go to Paris because my mom and our friend, Becca, had to go for a work fashion show. And, it just so happens that Becca’s daughter, Remy, is my age and one of my best and oldest friends, so we both got to go to Paris with them and our fathers!
With my good friend, Remy, on the Pont Des Art bridge, Paris
The real name of the Love Locks bridge is Pont des Arts. The interesting thing about this bridge is that couples and families place locks on the bridge with their names written on the locks with a sharpie. Sometimes, there will be quick sketches on the locks, too. And, every now and then you will see a custom designed lock that is engraved (like the brass heart above). Lots of couples on their honeymoon bring the engraved locks.
It’s fun to read the messages on the colorful locks
The locks come in all kinds of colors, shapes, and styles. It was interesting to walk by the locks and imagine all the stories of the people who left them. The locks represent their love for each other and their special relationship.
The really fun part is that once you’ve locked your love lock to the bridge, you take your key and throw it into the Seine river! You can even make a wish if you’d like. Once your key sinks to the bottom, it means no one can break your love or friendship. My family and I put a lock on the bridge, too, and one day we will go back to see it.
MORE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE LOVE LOCKS BRIDGE IN PARIS:
1. One night, city officials cut off all the locks. But the next day, the citizens of Paris put more locks on and even started another Love Locks bridge!
2. There are other bridges like this around the world.
Hi there. My name is Gray and I am the kid host and co-creator of Wondermint Kids. I get asked a lot of questions about Wondermint Kids, so I thought I would answer some of them here.
Question: How old are you?
Gray: I turned 8 yrs old in May 2013.
Question: Why did you start Wondermint Kids?
Gray: I am lucky because my family and friends are SUPER creative. I wanted to share the fun things we do and the amazing places we visit with other kids so that they can enjoy them, too. Wondermint Kids helps us do that.
Question: Don’t you get nervous making the videos?
Gray: Yes! In real life, I’m a bit shy. When we shoot videos, I try not to be nervous by concentrating on what I am doing and not on how nervous I am. After awhile the nervousness goes away and I have a blast.
Question: Why did you decide to have blog posts in English, Spanish & Chinese?
Gray: We want people all over the world to enjoy Wondermint Kids. Also, my family is multi-cultural. I am an American, but I am also ¼ Chinese, ¼ Mexican (w/ some French & Native American ancestors) & ½ Irish.
Question: How do you come up with ideas for Wondermint Kids?
Gray: We share original ideas from playdates that I have had with my friends. Other times, we get inspired by books and different bloggers and websites. Some of our favorites are Daily Candy Kids, Design Love Fest, Oh, Happy Day, Martha Stewart, Joy The Baker, Weelicious, Brit & Co, and Oh, Joy.
Question: Does someone tell you what to say? Who writes the scripts?
Gray: My parents and I have production meetings in our living room once a week & we think about what project we will video and what supplies we will need. I write the scripts (sometimes with my friends), fun titles & taglines and the introductions for our blog in my lucky lavender notebook. My mom writes out the printable recipes and instructions.
Question: What else do you like to do in your spare time?
Gray: I love helping my mom cook or editing her writing, making imovies & JibJab movies with my father, and I love art. I also like learning about history, reading, & dancing, especially ballet.
Question: Will your dog, Baxter, be in more episodes?
Gray: Maybe. It depends on what we are making. On his birthday, we might bake a very special treat for him! Baxter is a rescue dog so we do not really know his real birth date. But a vet helped us figure out that he was probably born in November of 2011.
Question: What are some of the coolest places you’ve visited?
Gray: I think the coolest places I have traveled to are Alaska & Paris. I also love going to San Diego & South or North Carolina to see family.
Question: What are your favorite books?
Gray: Before I was five, I liked picture books like… Knuffle Bunny, Shrinking Sam, Keba-Keba, Iggy Peck Architect & The Dunderheads. Now that I’m older, I love chapter books like… Matilda, Mckenna, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Princess Diaries, and A Little Princess.
Question: Can I share an idea or give feedback?
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Cheap Phentermine Weight Loss PillsHello again! Parents have had a lot of questions about our blog & videos, too. So, here are some answers to those questions by my parents (aka Ayn & Sam).
Q: As parents, why did you create the Wondermint Kids site?
A: We have a kid that isn’t drawn to TV, but working on the computer was becoming more frequent & enjoyable to her because of school. Once we watched her navigate the internet, we saw that the internet was really missing out on the opportunity to help kids connect with their creative sides and the natural maker and explorer in them. We could not find sites with kids teaching kids. Wondermint Kids takes a project-based teaching approach that naturally and organically models cooperation (kids work together), etiquette (Gray models positive behaviors with her friends), math (adding, fractions and geometry come up a lot when crafting & cooking), history (especially in the travel blog posts), and culture (we have friends from other cultures share their customs & crafts).
Q: Is this your first foray into the family space & education?
A: No. When Gray was 2 yrs old we had an amazing business called Cool Baby. Within ten months we were the highest rated Baby/Kid space in Los Angeles with art & music classes and, more importantly, we assembled some amazing creative teachers and made lifelong friends. Then a giant crane & a billboard fell on our site and put us out of business. Over the years people kept asking us to open up something new for the community. This is our way of doing that. We’ve also written for PBS’ Now & Future Parent series. Sam has co-produced bilingual educational video series and Ayn studied creative learning approaches at Harvard University.
Q: Are parents required to do the crafts with their child?
A: It really depends on the age of your child. But we recommend that all parents help with set-up and anything that involves cutting or electricity. The great thing about Wondermint Kids is that all crafts have been road-tested and a child or adult can see how to make the craft before attempting it. And, you can see that a kid is actually doing the craft (no sneaky special effects!), so you know it’s possible. If you have ever come home from the craft store with $50 worth of glitter, paper, and fancy tools only to discover that you can’t execute something the way Martha Stewart can, you’ll understand how cool this is.
Q: Are your crafts eco-friendly? Are recipes healthy?
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Q: What do you have planned for the future?
A: We’d love to get help from investors to donate tablets to children’s hospital wards so that child patients can view Wondermint Kids & we would love to add some interactive elements to the site so that kids can earn badges as they learn skills or write reviews or travel. We’d also love a Wondermint Kids app.