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I’m bored…

Luckily this is a phrase we haven’t been hearing lately at SCR toys since our children started road testing our toys, while we’re in the final stages of website development.

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As parents ourselves we’re always on the look out for new ways to beat the ‘I’m bored’ phrase and here are a few of our recent favourites.

1. The British Science Association has some great free activities to keep children and parents busy, testing your science skills in a fun way. We liked Indoor SuperStar activity – Crafty Rafts:- Can you help Cosmic & Gem to decide the best design for a raft? You can make models out of paper. What shape of raft will hold the largest number of objects before it sinks? You can only use one sheet of paper at a time.

More information about this activities and others can be found at http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/creststar/home-holidays-activities

2. Take advantage of the windy weather, make a kite and go kite flying –  http://www.my-best-kite.com/kite-for-kids.html

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3. Make a snail farm. Get up close and personal with the snails in your garden. Feed and observe your snails for just a couple of days before setting them free. You’ll need a clear plastic bottle (with its top), some sellotape, soil, lettuce or weeds and, of course, a snail or two from the garden. The bottle will be your snails’ home. First cut a small door in the side of the bottle and carefully pierce the bottle to make some small air vents. Then fill the bottle with damp soil and place your snails inside. Place some lettuce or weeds from the garden inside, such as dandelion leaves. Seal up the door and make sure the bottle top is on. Now observe your snails. How do they move and what do they seem to prefer eating? Have they made a snail trail inside the bottle? Remember to release your snails from the bottle after a day or two.

4. Make a Mother’s day card for Mother’s Day on Sunday. The Martha Stewart site has some great inspiration.

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Great things to do with children on St David’s day

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Here are some of our favourite things to do for St David’s day tomorrow.

1. For younger children cbeebies have a great link which explains all about St David. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/lets-celebrate/stories/lets-celebrate-stdavidsperformance/

2. Make a welsh dragon, here’s how! dragon

3. And finally it wouldn’t be St David’s day without Welsh Cakes!

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What you need…

225g plain flour, 85g sugar, 1/2 tsp of mixed spice, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 50g butter cut into small pieces, 50g lard cut into small pieces and a little extra for frying, 50g currents, 1 egg beaten, splash of milk.

What to do…

  1. Tip the flour, sugar, mixed spice, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Then, with your fingers, rub in the butter and lard until crumbly. Mix in the currants. Work the egg into the mixture until you have soft dough, adding a splash of milk if it seems a little dry – it should be the same consistency as shortcrust pastry.
  2. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings. Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with lard, and place over a medium heat. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Delicious served warm with butter and jam, or simply sprinkled with caster sugar. Cakes will stay fresh in a tin for 1 week.

Have a great day!

Hello World!

Welcome to SCR toys.

A little about us…

We ‘re just about to launch our new website selling battery powered buggies, tractors and bikes.

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At SCR toys we understand the importance of fun in children’s lives.  The stresses and strains of modern family life make it too easy to forget children need fun to create special memories. These toys are a great way to have fun sharing and creating special memories.  We’ve had great fun testing the toys with our own children, and can safely say they are the one toy that hasn’t been consigned to a dusty cupboard!  The John Deer tractor has been a great hit with inspiring our little ones to help around the garden, even in the cold!

Our toys are safe, robust and manufactured in Italy by the trusted brand name Peg Prego.

Please follow us for updates and news of our launch.

Thank you!