Unique Gift Ideas for Boys – Make Your Own Robot Kit

Robotic Kits are excellent for inquisitive boys. These post features some interesting make your own robot kit as a unique gift idea for a boy.

Great Gift Ideas for Boys for Christmas – Make Your Own Robot Kit

A Make Your Own Robot Kit is perfect for boys who like to know why and how everything works. Homemade robot kits are very educational. They teach Science in a practical and fun way. Boys won’t even know they are learning.

They will make great Christmas Gifts for this holiday season or for a birthday or any other special occasion.

We recently gave our boy a Make Your Own Brush Robot Kit and he loves it. I love it too. My only complaint? I will need to have dozens on these little brush robots to help me scrub my floors clean.

On the right is my own picture of the robot.

Make Your Own Brush Robot – This will make a great gift for the boy who is interested in Science and How Stuff Works


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Christmas came early for my boy this year. He did well in his school examinations so we allowed him to choose one toy at the toy shop. He scorned at all the toys in the shop. “I have outgrown toys mom. They are too childish for me.” he declared.

Then he selected this Robot out of several Make Your Own Robot Kits. Well, actually, I helped him decided because I thought it looked rather adorable and I thought it could help me do some brushing around the house. ūüėČ

The Robot is not that easy to assemble but we did it finally. I helped him to put together most of it. He got to stick on the googly eyes, tighten some screws, bent the wires and fix the brush. That was good enough for him. He was fascinated with the robot.

The robot works on the principle of vibrating motors. I learned a thing about two about the Science of vibration. I also got to explain about circuits and how to make a complete circuit to him and my boy got to insert the batteries in our completed Robot and hit the switch. He carefully inserted the batteries the right way round and was very proud of it.

Older boys will enjoy fixing this on their own. This Make Your Own Brush Robot Kit makes a great educational Christmas gift for younger boys with supervision and older boys to explore.

Doodling Robot Kit


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We saw this Doodling Robot Kit and I thought it would be great fun for the kids too. Besides learning about Science, they get to have a few laughs too. They can make patterns and get creative by using different colored pens. A very nice gift for boys this Christmas.

Make Your Own Smart Robot – A Smart Robot that moves like it has a brain


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Do you know how one of those iRobot Vacumn Cleaner Cleaners work?

If you don’t, you can get one of this Smart Make Your Own Robot Kit. It works using the same principle as the iRobot smart vacumn cleaner. Why not get the boy a Smart Make Your Own Robot and his mom the smart iRobot Vacumn cleaner? They do make a perfect pair for a Christmas gift for both mother and son.

Transforming Solar Robot – Can’t get enough of transformers?


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Now boys can make their own transformer Robots with this Make your own Solar Powered Transforming Robot. Isn’t it cool? It will be a very nice gift for the Transformers fan.

Make Your Own Robotic Dog for Boys


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Have you heard of Hasbro’s i-Dog Robotic Music Loving Canine? This robotic dog moves and grooves to the beat with an expressive face and 7 multicolored lights. It will make a really nice Christmas Gift for a boy. Even big boys will love this one as a Christmas gift.

However, I like to make my own Robotic Dog. It doesn’t dance like the i-Dog can but it can transform into an airboat, windmill, and two planes and it is powered on solar powered. Definitely a savings on my pocket for energy draining batteries and it will teach the boy a thing or two about the benefits of solar energy.

Make Your Own Remote Control Arm and Machines


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This Christmas surprise your boy with a Make Your Own Remote Control Machines Set. It will provide hours of fun for the older boy.

For the younger boy, it is best to stick to a simple Make Your Own Robotic Arm Kit.

Make Your Own Robotic Insects and Other Unusual Make Your Own Robotic Kits


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This one is supposed to be a grasshopper solar powered kit. It looks a little too much like a cockroach so I will give this one a miss. However boys may find this amusing.

You can make just about anything with robotics. These educational kits are great gifts for boys who have “outgrown” little boy toys like mine has.

How To Light Up Your Home With Decorative Solar Lights

Decorative Solar Lights

Solar Powered Lights are an easy way to light up your garden. This hub shows you how to light up your home porch, balcony or garden with various solar lights.

How To Light Up Your Home With Solar Powered Decorative Lights

Harness the power of the sun. Save on energy. Use solar lights. Solar lights are easy to use and are great for home decoration purposes especially during festive seasons. They really make your garden and your home light up without costing you money. Solar powered lights are safe with no ugly and dangerous extension cords. No electrical outlet is needed and your solar powered decorative lights will automatically turn on at dusk. What could be better than that?

In this post, I will show you the various types of solar powered decorative lights available and how you can light up your home using these solar lights to illuminate your garden, pathways and homes into a magical fairyland.

Invest In A Solar Powered Post Cap For The Fence Posts Around Your House – An easy way to decorate the first point of greeting to your home.

Stained Glass Solar Post Cap Lamp

Solar Powered Post Caps are easy to affix. You can just place them atop your fence posts, screw them on and that is it. No electrical outlets are needed, no wiring is required. Areas that are especially difficult to wire will now be easily illuminated using solar powered post cap lights just like this one.

I love the stained glass look in this post cap solar powered lights. If you prefer, you can wall mount the solar lights too since some of them come with extra wall brackets for dual use. The solar powered post cap lights in the picture has been mounted on the wall but you can do away with the brackets and place them on your fence post caps too.

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Solar Powered Pathway Lights For Outdoors – Once you have got your bridge, fence or post cap lights, you can consider solar powered pathway lights as part of your garden decor and lighting

Solar Powered Pathway Lights soaks up the sun’s energy by day and shines brightly in the night for up to . Not only will solar powered pathway lights illuminate walks, gardens, and patios, they will also double up as your garden’s landscaping.

Some solar powered pathway lights come with two mounting options. Posts or Shepherd’s hook. Either way, they are easy to mount. Some of the solar lights even have a flicker candle effect and look like real candles in the night.

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Decorative Solar Lights In Various Animal Shapes Add Instant Charm To Your Garden – If you have a pond or flowerbed, it is a good idea to get cute decorative solar lights to pretty up your garden immediately.

Turtles on a Log Solar-Powered Outdoor LED Light

Nature inspired accents like these cute turtles on a log solar powered decorative lights pretty up any flower bed or pond instantly. Watch them light up like magic in the night. It only adds more charm to your garden landscape.

You can add solar light turtles, solar powered ladybirds, solar ladybirds, dragonflies, butterflies and more. Just place them where you want them or drive them into the ground with their posts. They are easy to install and fun.

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Flower Solar Lights Make Great Gifts For Moms, Sisters, Friends and Wives – These Solar Lights are everlasting. The colors may fade but they won’t wilt!

Solar Powered Flower Light, Hibiscus And Humming Bird Fixture

Another way to landscape your garden is to include solar powered flower lights in various strategic places. You can get lilies, roses, a single stalk or a bunch. It is up to you to use your creativity to light up and decorate your garden at the same time.

Flower solar lights is a fun way to add colors to your garden during the day and accent lights during the night. You can create different moods and feel using different colors and different flowers using solar powered flower lights.

These flower solar lights “grow” on a stake. All you need to do is stick them into the ground and charge the rechargeable batteries occasionally.
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Tips For Using Solar Lights

  1. Keep The Solar Panel Clean Of Any Garden Debris, Stone or Sand
  2. Solar Lights work best in a dark area at night. However, during the day, make sure they get at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight
  3. Get good quality solar lights that will last because the solar lights will be exposed to daily nature elements, sun, rain, snow etc.
  4. Think of what you want to use your solar lights for. Is it for a no frills light up your wall for security or for decorative and landscaping purposes or for saving money on electricity bill. Draw up your garden plan. Think about where you want to set up your solar lights before you shop on impulse.
  5. When you first set up your solar lights, you should charge it for 2-3 days under direct sunlight before first use.
    Always follow the instructions that come with your solar lights. Keep those instructions in case you need to replace the batteries after a couple of years.

Holiday Solar Lights Are Easy To Install Or Keep – Get String Holiday Lights, Hanging Solar Lights and Solar Lights With a Holiday Theme if your intention is to decorate your home for the holidays

Hanging Solar Lights, String Solar Lights, Solar Lights For Stairs, Shrubs, Bushes, Windows are great for holiday use.

If you have a tree in your garden, you can use these hanging solar lights or string solar lights not only during the holidays but all year round.

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String Solar Lights Can Be Used Not Only For The Garden – If You Don’t Have A Garden or Tree, You can Still Use String Solar Lights Or Other Solar Powered Lights

Solar Lights can be used in small spaces like balconies. You can have a small garden of potted plants.

Light them up with solar lights that glow in the dark but make sure your solar lights get plenty of sunlight during the day.

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Another Popular Type Of Decorative Solar Light Is The Solar Lantern Light – The Solar Lantern Light Can Be Hung Up Or Placed On A Patio Or Garden Table With Wonderful Results

Solar Mission Lantern Lights

You can get Chinese Lantern Solar Lights or other types of Lantern Solar Lights to create different effects for your outdoor space.

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Solar Lighted Garden Statue Give Your Garden Landscaping That Extra Oomph! – Garden Statues are a fun way to landscape your garden. Garden Statues That Light Up

Solar Lighted Garden Statue

I love how a garden statue can instantly decorate and be the focal point of a garden. A carefully placed garden statue, whether it is a little girl or boy statue or garden fairy statues make wonderful fixtures and decor for a garden. If the garden statues glow in the night with solar power, it is pretty amazing.

You don’t have to be a landscaper or hire a gardener to do these special effects for your garden. No wiring, no experts are needed. All that is required is a little creativity.

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A Few Colorful Solar Lighted Jars Placed On A Table Top Or At A Corner Of A Garden Can Quickly Add Charm And Interest To An Outdoor Corner

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When getting Solar Lighted Jars as a decorative item, choose those that have mosaic design or lighted prisms to get the best lighting effect and clever play with lights.

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As you can see from this post, solar lights can really add character to your garden. It is also environmental friendly and easy to set up as you do not require any electrical plus points or wires.

How To Create Your Own DIY European Charm Bracelet

This post shows you how to craft your own DIY European Charm Bracelet and the beads, charms and bracelet chains you will need.
How To Create Different Styles For Your DIY European Charm Bracelet

Recently I have been on a buying spree on eBay for charms and beads. I have collected quite a few charms and beads and I am going to share with you how I create different looks in minutes with the use of my beads. It is really fun playing with them. My daughter has her own box full of beads to make friendship bracelets with while I have my own collection of beads and charms to play with too.

My personal favorite are colorful bead and dangling charms. I love bling and dangling charms with a theme. However it is not cheap to have a collection of different charm bracelets with different themes. So I personalize my bracelets using colors and a few basic dangling colorful charms.

I’m going to show you pictures of some of my creations and what are the basic items I used to create them so read on.

Note: Photos Of Different Colored Bracelets Are From My Personal Creations And Taken Using My iPad.

European Charm Bracelet Beads – Get A Variety To Create Different Looks

These Are The Basic Beads And Items You Need To Create Several Different Bracelets To Match Your Different Colored Outfits – You Can Reuse These Beads, Charms And Connectors To Create Different Bracelets


Basic Charms And Beads For European Bracelet

You Will Need:

1. A Basic Chain Or Bangle – I am using the snake charm bracelet chain because I like how fluid and feminine it feels.

2. A Basic Dangle Charm – You can use any charm you like. I am using a heart or love charm because it matches with almost anything.

3. Colorful Dangling Charms – You can use other dangle charms in your favorite theme. I am using colorful dangling charms in my creations.

4. Gold Or Silver Beads – You can use gold, silver, metal or grey beads as your basic charm bracelet builder. I am using Tibetan Silver and 925 silver beads. I especially like the Tibetan Silver ones because they are affordable and adds character and depth to my bracelet.

5. One Safety Chain – You will need one safety chain. This item is optional. I used it because I like lots of dangles and hanging stuff on my bracelet.

6. Colorful Crystal Or Glass Beads – This is a must to create the different looks. You can get up to 4 or 6 of each color that you like to build your bracelet.

7. Murano Glass Beads – You can also collect colorful Murano Glass beads in different colors and patterns to make your bracelet one of a kind.

Basic Charms And Beads For European Bracelet

Here Are Some Of The European Charm Bracelets I Created Using The Basic Charms And Beads I Mentioned Earlier – With Clever Use Of Colorful Beads, You Can Create


Orange Charm Bracelet


Red Charm Bracelet


Blue Charm Bracelet


Yellow Charm Bracelet


Pink Charm Bracelet


Matching Orange Charm Dangle Earrings


Blue Charm Dangling Earrings

By Color Or By Theme?

For the purpose of this post, I have created bracelets based on one color themes because they are the easiest to create. However you can do two or three color themes for your bracelets. For example purple and pink, blue and green, yellow and orange. When using dual colors try to put warm colors together with warm ones. Or you can add a dash of black or white to add contrast or go colorful.

Alternatively you can collect themed charms and use those as a base for your bracelet. For example, hair styling theme, animal theme, love theme, mothers theme and a lot more depending on your likes and interests. Collect slowly and be creative and have fun creating your bracelets.

Dangling Charms Add Character And Theme To Your Bracelet – I Love Girly Girly Stuff Like Lipsticks, Handbags, High Heel Shoes Charms

One Optional Item You May Like To Have Is A Charm Bracelet Earring Chain Or A Snake Chain Necklace – You Can Make Matching Earrings And Necklaces For Your Bracelet Like The Ones I Created Above

Here’s everything you need to make the European Bracelets like mine. Snake bracelet chains, stoppers, Murano glass beads, dangling charms, Tibetan silver connectors, trinkets, Rhinestones and more. You can really get creative with these in hand.


Free Printable Valentine’s Day Love Coupons For Him

Don’t know what to get for your other half or spouse for Valentine’s Day? Why not try Love Coupons. This page introduces you to some cute Valentine Love Coupons, those that you can make or purchase.

Free Printable Love Coupon Books For Valentine’s Day

It is fun to make and receive love coupon vouchers. Have you made one before? I have made one for my husband years ago but he never redeemed any of them. I came to the conclusion that either he is not the coupon type (whatever that may mean) or my coupons must have been very dull and boring.

If you are the crafty type, you may like to make your own diy love coupon book for your boyfriend, spouse or significant other this Valentine’s Day. You can also make love coupon books at any other time including for his birthday or Christmas or just for fun.

This post highlights some of the best free printable love coupons you can find online, all nicely presented and reviewed for your easy reference. Valentine’s Day Love Coupons is a fun DIY Valentine’s Day Craft. You can really have fun while making them.

For those of you who are time strapped, you will find some love coupon books you can purchase at the bottom of this lens. You can still give coupons to your man even if you don’t have time to make them yourself. These love coupons usually come with text and are perforated.

I hope you enjoy this article. Some of the free printable coupons are really creative and fun. Some come with text and others are blank for you to fill your own. Just don’t make them boring or you will find your coupons stashed away in his drawer lost and forgotten.

In addition to love coupons you can also browse my other post for some Romantic Gift Ideas For Him.

1. The Love Voucher Book Free Printable Love Coupons – Free Printable Love Vouchers By Nancy From Creatus Design

Here is a simple but sweet love coupon book. It is created by Nancy of Creatus Design. She has called it “The Love Voucher Book”.

The Love Voucher Book has 4 pages in pink, blue, yellow and green and it comes with a cover. You can fill in the date of issuance, validity period as well as entitlement yourself. If you find that 4 pages is not enough, you can always print more pages for more vouchers.

Love Vouchers are great as a gift or as part of a gift to your man for Valentine’s Day.

To print this free printable Valentine’s Day voucher book, go to Nancy’s blog post Sweet Tweets For Your Valentine Craft

2. Free Printable Valentine’s Day Card And Love Voucher Template – Printable Valentine’s Day Voucher Plus A Bonus Valentine’s Day Card Template

I really like the look of this one. It looks masculine and the bonus is it comes with a free printable Valentine’s Day Card and Envelope. I also like that the Free Printable Love Voucher comes with a “Terms and Conditions” section. Now, that is fun!

The free printable Valentine’s Day Card says “I wood love it if you would be my Valentine.” and “Happy Valentine’s Day”. The free printable Love Voucher contains 8 vouchers in a page and it comes with instructions on how to put them together. You can fill in the Voucher details yourself including what the voucher is good for and how long it is valid for.

Love Vouchers are a fun way of showing your love.

To print this free printable love voucher, go to this blog post by Love Vs Design

3. Free Valentine’s Day Coupon Book By Delightful Order – Valentine’s Day Love Vouchers To Last The Entire Year

I like this free printable Valentine’s Day Coupon Book because it has a love voucher that can be redeemed for each month of the year. After all, love is all year round and doesn’t come around just on Valentine’s Day.

The free printable Valentine’s Day Voucher reads “I love you in February/(year)” and “During this month you are entitled to ….” There is also a space for you to sign and seal your love as the issuer of the voucher. Very Sweet.

You can download this 12 free printable Valentine’s Day voucher for each month of the year at the¬†Delightful Order blog

Find Your Valentine’s Day Gift For Him Here – These Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him Can Be Presented To Him Together With Your Surprise Love Vouchers

4. Free Personalized Valentine’s Day Coupon Template – Make It A Personalized Non-Corny Voucher Filled With Inside Jokes That Only The Both Of You Can Understand

What I like about this free personalized Valentine’s Day Coupon template is the fact that it comes with step by step picture instructions on how to make it. I also like the handwritten style of this template. It is recommended that you fill this coupon book with your own private jokes that only both of you will understand and that you try to avoid to corny ones to make it more fun and personalized. Great ideas.

However, the template can only print out one coupon at the time. So if you have the time and patience… why not? It is for the love of your life, after all and it is Valentine’s Day.

Get the free template for this Valentine’s Day Personalized Vouchers here at¬†Kind Over Matter.com

5. Free Valentine Coupon Book With Pre Printed Text Or Without – Free Valentine’s Day Coupon Book That Gives You An Option To Fill In Your Own Text Or To Grab T

Here is a quick and easy last minute Valentine’s Day Coupon book. In fact, you can use it at any other time too, like his birthday or for Christmas because it doesn’t say “Valentine’s Day” on it.

You can select to print either the blank coupons or the ones with text included. Text says, “1/2 Hour Massage”, “Breakfast In Bed”, “Date to watch sports game at home and more.”

You can download this quick and easy Valentine’s Day Love Vouchers from the¬†Mommy by day Crafter by Night blog. According to the blogger who provided this free printable, it is small so you can have some fun hiding it.

This Valentine’s Day coupon book is free. All the blogger asks for in return is that you become a follower of her blog. I just became one.

6. Free Printable Voucher For Dinner Dates And More – You Can Also Make Your Own Voucher By Using The Blank Template Version

Here is another pre printed Valentine’s Day Voucher with Dinner Dates or Nights In or Nights Out choices. Yes, we know how fickle our men can be. So giving them a voucher to be redeem helps us get to know when they would like to spend it out on a date and when the prefer to stay home cuddling.

If you are the creative kind, just print out the blank templates and fill in your own choices for redemption by your man.

Go to¬†Unfortunately Oh¬†to print out these Love Coupons For Valentine’s Day.

7. Sexy Coupons For Him

If you are not the crafty kind or simply don’t have time to print and make your own, you can still give your other half a¬†Valentine’s Day Coupon Books¬†They are easily available online and are not very expensive like this sexy coupons for him.

Before purchasing this coupon book, do read the customer reviews to see if it is for you.

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