Action Pack: Issue 1 {Beeswax & Paper}

by kath_red on 28/02/2011

in Action Pack

It’s a printable magazine for kids (aged 7+) in an easy downloadable PDF format. With no advertising, it is jam packed with 20+ pages of craft projects, outdoor activities, cooking, drawing and more, everything a kid needs for a weekend (or two) of activities.

This action packed magazine for kids will inspire creativity and healthy habits, as it feeds inquisitive minds, and challenges the imagination. We have developed this ‘Action Pack’, with busy parents and creative energetic kids in mind.

In this pack we have included science experiments that you can actually use, easy and delicious recipes, simple craft projects that require minimal adult supervision and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

In this pack you will find:

  • – Instructions to make 2 different origami beeswax dipped boats that will actually stay afloat in water. + more origami projects.
  • – Instructions to show you how-to draw realistic and cartoon bees. Plus lots of fun facts and interesting information.
  • – How to make beeswax candles and recipes to make your own natural beeswax lip balm & hand-lotion with printable labels!
  • – Recipes to make a yummy Honey & Cinnamon cake, & a healthy honeycomb lemonade.

This March Issue of the Action Pack comes with a heat warning – some projects require the use of hot melted beeswax – adult supervision may be required.

Our philosophy:
– We see kids as competent, creative and capable people. We believe that our kids are resourceful and clever and we try to enable them to develop their independence and creative minds within a secure and nurturing environment.
– We see learning opportunities everywhere. Learning should and can be fun. But we also know that parents are busy and cannot realistically be spending all weekend ‘playing’ with their kids. We want kids to get off the couch, away from the computer and learn the value and fun in making and doing stuff.

We really love the end result and hope you do too:

Instructions: After you have purchased the Action Pack you will receive an email with the link to where you can download the pdf. Save it onto your computer and then print out. It is a full colour 2o page document – but you print the pages you need as you need them. For optimum quality choose ‘best quality’ when printing, especially for the pages with illustrations. However feel free to print it out in black and white too.

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [which can also be viewed on a Tablet or iPad].

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The email address that it is sent to is the email connected to your paypal account. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period, so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

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1 katieh February 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

I’m really pleased with this – my eldest is a under 7 but he’s going to love the things we make for him to play with from this. And it’ll be well worth saving for when he’s bigger.

Congratulations! What a great launch!


2 electricbluebird February 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

yay!!!!!! i’ve been waiting patiently! My girls are 8 and 5 and this is perfect! Keep it up! We live next to a creek and cannot wait to make the boats!


3 Mickey and Eli February 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Yup Yup we live by running water too!
And for me the Honey cake recipe . . .
Thank you for the heads up via email.
I wish you success with your adventure and a fine and smooth day.
From Vancouver Island

Mickey S


4 Siobhan February 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Looks Great!


5 Theresa March 1, 2011 at 9:03 am

I just shared this little bit of brilliance on my little blog…how i wish my kids were younger to enjoy this gem….maybe I’ll just get one for me. Yes, that would be fantastic!


6 kath_red March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Oh thank you so much – you are so sweet – i hope you can find someone to share it with – maybe you could borrow someone else’s kids to come play one day!


7 Theresa March 1, 2011 at 6:36 pm

well, I did it….I ordered one for me. I will invite the neighbors kids if I can’t force mine into submission. Someone has to play with me!! And thank YOU for posting the link! You are also sweet!


8 kath_red March 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

oh yay – I hope you have fun with it! I am sure your kids are not too old for many of the projects :)


9 Linda March 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Agreed Theresa! I like to babysit for free to just have playtime
with the little kids! This will be great.


10 lekki March 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

congratulations on this magazine, it’s great. I’m going to start with the handcream :-)


11 kath_red March 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Oh thank you so much – the hand cream is fantastic – you’ll love it!


12 electricbluebird March 1, 2011 at 10:55 pm

OK….I bought it and then thought I saved it but cannot find it. Can someone email me and tell me how to re-download? I found a great beeswax source and cannot wait to start.


13 Cheryl March 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Perfect! We keep a few beehives in our city yard. Our 6 year old crafty girl has been helping with the bees since she was 4. We love to find bee related activities. Thank you! I am so excited about this.


14 kath_red March 2, 2011 at 12:15 am

Wow – you keep bees – that is so cool!


15 kellie March 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Amazing. I have to complement you on your projects choices, so fit for boys as well. yay you.


16 mandi@herbanhomestead March 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm

This looks so great! and bee themed to boot!
Perfect for our family : )


17 regina March 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I just ordered it and it’s awesome. Superbly done! My kids will love to make some of these projects.


18 Tamar March 4, 2011 at 9:49 am

This looks great.
Ordering right now!


19 Susan March 4, 2011 at 9:49 am

Looks like a great magazine. How can I subscribe? Susan


20 kath_red March 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I have not yet set up a subscription service – it is buy in now for now :)


21 Amy March 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

What a wonderful concept — and even better execution. I just purchased a copy for myself, and I’ve shared (and linked to your shop) on my blog. Thanks for this! My kids (and I) are going to be very busy this weekend!


22 Jamie March 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

My daughter [11] is very excited about making the things in this magazine. We’re going to recommend it to our home schooling groups and mailing lists as well.


23 kath_red March 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

oh that would be great – enjoy everyone. Issue 2 will be coming out in April too :)


24 molly March 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm

i’m a little late to the party, but i’m so excited about this magazine! i just downloaded a copy and can’t wait to show my kids. we’ve got plenty of beeswax, but i have a feeling we’ll be tracking down some honeycomb this afternoon. my son asked for some yesterday, but once he sees it in the action pack, it will become a necessity. i’ll definitely be linking this on my blog! thanks kathreen!


25 kath_red March 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Hi Molly – you can use regular honey instead of honeycomb – but you can often find honeycomb at a health food store.
Good luck with the projects!


26 toni March 8, 2011 at 7:34 am

We love this! My 5 year old son is taking his origami sailboat to school for show and tell this morning. Both my boys (5 & 7) were excited to make lip “bombs” until I explained that it is lip balm. We can’t wait to try it!


27 kath_red March 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm

How exciting – and lip bombs sound super cool – maybe I should make some of those :)


28 Jeanne M March 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

I feel like I might be missing something obvious, but is there some way to buy this for someone else? I’ll be buying it for my family but I’d like to share as a little gift for a friend on the other side of the country…


29 kath_red April 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

You can now join the Action Pack Flickr Group


30 angelina May 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm

yes, congrats on a great mag! super idea…i am interested. x


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