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Mak­ing pa­per doll chains

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But wait - lo­cated be­tween Queen­stown and Wanaka is the most amaz­ing des­ti­na­tion for school hol­i­day fun for the whole fam­ily – Mum, Dad and the kids – and even Grandma and Grandad – they will cer­tainly want to be part of the re­turn trip which will def­i­nitely even­tu­ate. Cardrona Ad­ven­ture Park is

an amaz­ing ‘point of dif­fer­ence’ to bring the fam­ily to with fun ga­lore guar­an­teed at the only ride park of its kind in the world. Ev­ery­one can be catered for - from the 5-year-old to the teenager, from be­gin­ners to the in­ter­me­di­ate abil­ity level through to the out­right adrenalin junkie, there are sev­eral great ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able for en­joy­ment. So much to choose from and so many op­tions: At the Cardrona Ad­ven­ture Park you can choose from sev­eral dis­tinc­tive fun rides. As a fam­ily drive the world’s big­gest bus mon­ster truck or set off on a fam­ily quad bike ride. While there are age re­stric­tions on cer­tain rides with safety the para­mount con­sid­er­a­tion for all who take part, chil­dren from the age of 6+ can drive their own quad bikes. Want­ing some­thing a lit­tle more chal­leng­ing? The In­ter-

Photo: ROBYN EDIE/FAIR­FAX PHO­TOS me­di­ate / Ad­vanced Rides head up into the moun­tains, to an ex­cit­ing 4500 feet and are struc­tured around your per­sonal abil­i­ties and needs. What more, you can choose your own style, whether it’s a mild, scenic ride or an adrenalin pump­ing all ter­rain ac­tion ride. For the fam­ily with chil­dren ages 6+, there is a 1 hour river run ride. Longer rides are avail­able for chil­dren aged 12+. Choose a se­ries of rides which take in the spec­tac­u­lar scenery from across the Crif­fel Range. Come and have some fun and race around the track on kids 50cc quad bikes for ages 6+. And for that birthday party with a dif­fer­ence, a sur­prise treat for a fam­ily mem­ber or a team bond­ing ac­tiv­ity for your work­place, where bet­ter to go than the Cardrona Ad­ven­ture Park? Open ev­ery day from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m – longer hours in sum­mer or by ar­range­ment. Your fam­ily will thank you for it – and want to come back time and time again.

This one is an old favourite but some­times it’s nice to be re­minded of the ob­vi­ous. Mak­ing a chain of pa­per dolls is a quick and easy craft ac­tiv­ity but you may be sur­prised at how en­ter­tain­ing kids can find it and how a whole af­ter­noon can dis­ap­pear in this pur­suit. You will need: Light card­board or sturdy pa­per Scis­sors Pens, mark­ers and crayons Dec­o­ra­tive ma­te­ri­als such as scraps of pa­per and fab­ric, but­tons, lace, trim, glit­ter, tin-foil, stick­ers, se­quins etc. Glue Cut a strip of pa­per about 10 cm high and as long as you like. The longer the strip, the more dolls you will end up with. Fold the strip of pa­per ac­cor­dion style, mak­ing each panel about 6cm or so wide Your (older) child can draw a fig­ure on the top panel mak­ing sure that parts of the body (hands, feet etc) touch the sides of the panel. Cut around the fig­ure but don’t cut along the folds where the parts of the body touch. Un­fold the chain of dolls and then dec­o­rate with ei­ther just mark­ers and crayons or use glue and stick on all sorts of won­drous out­fits. Older chil­dren will be quite ca­pa­ble of draw­ing their own shape on the top panel. Preschool­ers may need you to draw the fig­ure and cut out the shape but will have plenty of fun un­fold­ing the chain and then dec­o­rat­ing it once you are done.

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