Action Pack Magazine for kids.

This downloadable high quality e-magazine is just for kids(and their grown-ups and siblings too). There is no advertising in these magazines – just really great quality projects for creative curious kids who love to do stuff! Find out more in our about page or head straight to the shop to purchase the latest issue.

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You might have noticed that we disappeared for a week or two. Whipup.net was hacked, and it took us a while to access our data. I’m so relieved that most of our content is back online, and we will be restoring the most recent posts as soon as we can.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the people who helped to get Whipup back online. We have lost so much this past year, and the idea that Whipup might have finished suddenly was too much to comprehend.

Thanks for your patience and support. xx Kate

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2013 Elements: WATER edition

Cover image: Jo Newman  and her children make natural watercolour paint

The first issue for 2013 is part of our Elements themed year, and begins with WATER. So versatile and so necessary for life. In this issue we have 15 contributors, and more than 20 projects, these wonderful contributors from around the world walk us through arts and crafts, science, experimentation, adventure, cooking and play — all related to water.

  1. :: Jo Newman  and her children make natural watercolour paints & salt from the sea
  2. :: Susan Schwake & her students show us some water colour techniques
  3. :: Vicki Smith makes paper mache bowls with her students
  4. :: Joanie Gorman and a bunch of kids make a fleet of boats & cork sailors
  5. :: Marcie Cuff and her daughter send a message in a bottle
  6. :: Kathreen Ricketson & family [that’s me] investigate ocean flotsam & jetsam, make some ephemeral beach collections & experiment with sea jellies
  7. :: Gina Vida and her children make two ice projects
  8. :: Helen Bird shows us a fun wet felted project
  9. :: Natalie Kramer  experiments with water tension four different ways
  10. :: Jo Ebisujima and her son experiment with water density & quiz us on water usage
  11. :: Alex Kelly and her kids go fishing & learn a lot about fish while using a Japanese printing technique
  12. :: Melissa Wastney bakes water crackers
  13. :: Lucy Hordern and her daughter create a water bottle rainbow
  14. :: Dawn & Wesley Smith make a water rocket
  15. :: and Jackie Boucher has designed a water themed word search & colouring page
This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [you can save the file to your hard drive and access it, read, and print it anytime and you can view the pdf on a Tablet or iPad].
Image: Joanie Gorman‘s cork sailors and pirates

FREE PROJECT EXCERPT

Make these cork sailors and pirates to sail on your boat (project also included in this Action Pack) – DOWNLOAD 1-page PDF here.

Image: Natalie Kramer  experiments with water tension

Image: Helen Bird shows us a fun wet felted project

Image: Gina Vida‘s ice lantern

Image: Lucy Hordern‘s water bottle rainbow 

When tackling these projects be sure to:

  1. Ask permission first.
  2. Organise your area, use equipment safely and follow the safety advice.
  3. Prepare and organise your space, ingredients and materials beforehand.
  4. Be safe and careful when handling heat and knives and sharp instruments.
  5. Clean up afterwards.
  6. Have fun.

Important: After purchase you will be directed to a page where you can download the PDF. And the pdf magazine will also be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. 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 (150 hours or 5 tries), 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. Very occasionally your email provider may mark this email as junk, so if you do not receive the email, then first check your junk mail, as a precaution download the file from the webpage directly after purchase.

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

This compilation issue is a curated mix of projects from the first 2 years of Action Pack.

These projects have been specially chosen to appeal, and be appropriate for, the 3-6 year old pre-schooler age — and their parents.

These projects will enable pre-schoolers to explore craft, cooking, science and the outdoors in a fun, messy and interesting way.

Parents will be required to closely supervise these projects, assist where required, help set up the space and explain the projects. However the projects themselves should be carried out by the children with only minimal assistance. Parents will of course be able to choose projects they think their children are ready for.

These projects are messy, fun and useful! And they require only the most basic of supplies (paint, paper and a few pantry items), and you’ll most likely need aprons or old shirts to use as paint smocks, some paint brushes and some newspaper to lay out to make clean up a lot easier.

Enjoy
xx
Kathreen

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [you can save the file to your hard drive and access it, read, and print it anytime and you can view the pdf on a Tablet or iPad].

Projects in the Preschool Action Pack Special Compilation Edition

35 projects // 60 pages of projects aimed at the 3-6 preschool age group

ART & CRAFT

  • Origami Cup
  • Lemon Prints
  • Chalk & Sand Art
  • Stone Eggs
  • Message Stones
  • Munch’em Egg Cosy
  • Cornflour Paint
  • Aztec Prints
  • Watercolour Feathers
  • Cornhusk Dolls
  • Party Mask

OUTDOORS

  • Herb & Fruit Tea
  • Seedling Pots
  • Paper Seed Bombs
  • Nature Jewels
  • Wild Body Paint
  • Three Simple Games
  • Stic-Stac-Stone
  • Scavenger Hunt

COOKING

  • Fruit Salad Kebabs
  • Fruit and Nut Snowballs
  • Trail Mix
  • Oat Balls
  • Homemade Butter
  • Honeycomb Lemonade
  • Pretzel Log Cabin
  • Easy Granita

SCIENCE

  • Cornflour Slime
  • Vinegar Volcano
  • Bubble Prints
  • Marble prints
  • Lava Concoction
  • Oily Fireworks
  • Lemon Acid Fizz
  • Zesty Bath Bombs
This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [you can save the file to your hard drive and access it, read, and print it anytime and you can view the pdf on a Tablet or iPad].

Preschool Action Pack projects contributed by:

:: Kathreen Ricketson {whipup.net}

:: Anne Weil {flax and twine}

:: Margie Oomen {resurrection fern}

:: Verity Heysen Kizek {the light garden}

:: Joanie Gorman {nini makes}

:: Susan Phillips {living with punks}

:: Carina Envoldsen-Harris {carinas craft blog}

::  Lisa Tilse {the red thread}

This compilation issue is a curated mix of projects from the first 2 years of Action Pack.

These projects have been specially chosen to appeal, and be appropriate for, the 3-6 year old pre-schooler age — and their parents.

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. 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 (150 hours or 5 tries), 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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NEW edition of Action Pack Magazine – for EVERYONE!

Family Apothecary – 50+ pages of salves, lotions, balms and crafty projects!

This is an e-magazine – you will receive a download link to a high quality printable pdf [you can save the file to your hard drive and access it, read, and print it anytime and you can view the pdf on a Tablet or iPad].

This issue is pretty amazing – if I do say so myself :) My family and I have had such a lot of fun experimenting and trying out recipes and new (to us) ingredients. I have really enjoyed the process of removing a lot of chemical products from our lives – toothpaste and deodorants for starters (something I have been wanting to do for a long time), and I have loved the smells of herbs and essences pervading the home.

Apothecary: 

  • An historical name for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses ‘materia medica’.
  • A person who dispensed medicines derived from herbs, plants and roots.
  • One who practices herbalism and sometimes alchemy as well; Ancient word for “pharmacist”.

In our Family Apothecary Action Pack Magazine you’ll find:

[all using herbs and commonly found simple ingredients like beeswax, olive oil and bicarb soda (plus a few special products too -- like coconut oil and kaolin clay).]

  • Home herbal medicinal recipes (salves and cold remedies)
  • Eco-home cleaning and freshening ideas (natural cleaning products and washing recipes)
  • Eco beauty treatments (lip balms, creams and hair tonics)
  • Natural personal products (toothpaste and deodorant)

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].

As well as detailed step-by-step how-to’s you’ll also find a slew of additional tips, ideas and alternative recipes for making some wonderful natural body, home and medicinal products for the whole family — all are easy enough for older kids to try but I know YOU will want to get stuck into this too.

PLUS there are sewing projects – eye mask, sleeping pillow, heat pack and lavender sachets (and more) which are all very easy to make and include detailed instructions.

And there is MORE … Each chapter has fact sheets highlighting some of the products that are used throughout, as well as a printable herbal guide AND each chapter has a page of printable gift tags 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 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 (150 hours or 5 tries), 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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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

Go Tribal: Action Pack Magazine

In this ‘Go Tribal’ issue you’ll find a ton of Tribal inspired crafts, activities and recipes. All kid tested and made.

We have super contributors in this issue:

  • Anne Weil and her son make totem pendants
  • Joanie Gorman, her daughter and a friend make corn husk dolls
  • the mother and daughter team from Wabi-Sabi make cattail boats and dolls
  • Verity and her son make an Aztec inspired print [suitable for pre-school age]
  • and Clare [no website] and her son make tamales.
  • Plus Rob Shugg and son [my guys] make darts, pen shooters and sling shots and Kathreen [that's me] gives Chilli Hot Chocolate a whirl plus makes dream catchers and watercolour feathers.

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].

 

 

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].

In this issue you will find:

  • 11 kid tested and made projects
  • Information on ancient toys and games
  • Printables to make and decorate your own paper feathers
  • Recipes to make an authentic Aztec feast
  • Ancient weapons to make at home [comes with a safety warning]
  • Aztec prints project is suitable for younger children

Be prepared for mess, for fun and for some seriously good fun.

When tackling these projects be sure to:

  • 1. Ask permission first.
  • 2. Organise your area, use equipment safely and follow the safety advice.
  • 3. Prepare and organise your ingredients and materials beforehand.
  • 4. Be safe and careful when handling heat and knives and sharp instruments.
  • 5. Clean up afterwards.
  • 6. Have fun.

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].

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 20+ page document – print the pages all at once or 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. Your PDF can also be saved and viewed onto your 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.

Contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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