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Parents boost bicycles hack to help children pretend they're outside

by Marcos Whittle (2020-04-18)


Parents across the UK and further have shared their clever hacks to keeping their children entertained amid the lockdown.

Mothers  Louise Graham, from Glasgow, and Tracey Juliano, from New York, both went viral when they shared their homemade peloton bikes for their children - created by simply propping their stabilisers onto a pair of shoes and popping the bikes in front of a nice view.

Elsewhere Twitter went wild after father-of-two Ben Moore, from Yorkshire, shared a clip of him playing a waiter in full tuxedo, for a candle-lit dinner he created for his children at home.

And creative parents revealed their own clever DIY games, with Ashley Welsh, from Birmingham, creating her very own miniature makeshift football table using household items - including an old shoe box, felt tip pen, pegs and plastic straws.

If you have any kind of concerns concerning where by along with how to make use of When the problem can’t wait, it is possible to email us in our web site. Impressive DIY mum Loren Armstrong, 27, from Kent, wanted to give Olivia, two, her own toy kitchen, and transformed a chest of drawers - with outstanding results.

Meanwhile Kirsty Breslin, from Middlesborough, revealed how you can make a dancing stick man simply by drawing on a plate with a marker pen and pouring water over the top, in a series of clever parenting tips.

Homemade peloton bikes


















Louise Graham, from Glasgow, racked up 20,000 likes and comments when she shared a video of her two daughters cycling whilst looking out onto the countryside beyond







Personal trainer Tracey Juliano, from New York, had the same idea and racked up 3 million views with a video of her daughters cycling in front of a TV with a picture of the countryside, to emulate the outside during the lockdown


Louise Graham, from Glasgow, racked up 20,000 likes and comments when she shared a video of her two daughters cycling whilst looking out onto the countryside beyond. 






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Captioning the snap, shared to Facebook page 'Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group and wrote: 'Keeping the kids entertained', and showed how she propped up the girls' bike stabilisers on trainers to keep them from moving. 

Personal trainer Tracey Juliano, from New York, had the same idea and racked up 3 million views with a video of her daughters cycling in front of a TV with a picture of the countryside, to emulate the outside during the lockdown.

Home restaurant 


















Ben Moore, from Yorkshire, brought a restaurant home for his two children after becoming bored of being trapped inside the house







Dressed in a suit and white shirt he was seen showing his son a bottle of milk before letting him sample it, and then helping his daughter to cut up her food







Sharing the hilarious clip, which racked up over 700,000 views, he wrote: 'So because isolation and going nuts we threw a dinner party for the kids...'


Ben Moore, from Yorkshire, brought a restaurant home for his two children after becoming bored of being trapped inside the house.

Dressed in a suit and white shirt he was seen showing his son a bottle of milk before letting him sample it, and then helping his daughter to cut up her food.

Sharing the hilarious clip, which racked up over 700,000 views, he wrote: 'So because isolation and going nuts we threw a dinner party for the kids...'. 

The dancing stick man 






Elsewhere Kirsty Breslin, from Middlesborough, revealed how you can make a dancing stick man







The savvy parent showed how her son drew a stickman on a white plate with marker pen, making sure every limb as connected. After he carefully poured water on it, the whole figure detached, moving across the plate as though it was dancing


Elsewhere Kirsty Breslin, from Middlesborough, revealed how you can make a dancing stick man.

The savvy parent showed how her son drew a stickman on a white plate with marker pen, making sure every limb as connected.

After he carefully poured water on it, the whole figure detached, moving across the plate as though it was dancing. 

'We tried the dancing stick man and it worked. We used a whiteboard marker pen went over the lines a few times and used cold water. Good luck with yours', she wrote.

DIY football table 






Ashley Welsh, from Birmingham, created her very own miniature makeshift football table using household items - including an old shoe box, felt tip pen, pegs and plastic straws 







She created her very own miniature makeshift football table using household items in a bid to entertain her bored children during lockdown 







The mum used an old shoe box, felt tip pen, pegs and plastic straws to create the table while she used aping pong ball as the football 


Ashley Welsh, from Birmingham, created her very own miniature makeshift football table using household items - including an old shoe box, felt tip pen, pegs and plastic straws. 

The mother took to Facebook group DIY On A Budget to share before and after photos of her project, and was praised by other group members who thought the idea was 'amazing' and insisted they'd be trying it themselves. 

The makeshift table was made using a regular wooden shoebox, which the mother cut the top off and piercing eight holes in the side of the box. 

She then threaded multi coloured plastic straws through each hole and put green and yellow pegs on each, to replicate a real game table, using a ping pong ball as the football. 

She even drew miniature goal nets on side cut outs from the box in felt tip pen as well as the pitch markings on the bottom of the box. 

DIY toy kitchen 






Loren Armstrong, 27, from Kent, created a DIY toy kitchen for her daughter Olivia, two, for just £30. Pictured, at the start of the process







The retail worker was going to throw out an old unit but decided it would be a waste, so she headed to Pinterest to see what she could do with it. Pictured, the finished result


Loren Armstrong, 27, from Kent, wanted to give Olivia, two, a toy kitchen to keep her learning and having fun - but the shops are now closed and online was too expensive.  

'I wanted to get my daughter a kitchen for her birthday,' said Loren, speaking to money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk. 'I went to throw out an old unit but then decided it would be a waste as there wasn't much wrong with it.'

'I then looked on Pinterest to see what I could do with it, when I came across the kitchen idea.'

'I already had the white paint, tools, glue and sandpaper,' she explained. 'I bought tester pots of pink paint from B&Q. I took sample wallpaper for free for the tiles.' 

'The sink bowl and accessories were from IKEA and the tap was made from a p-trap from the plumbing department which I sprayed with silver paint,' she explained. 

'The oven door I sprayed with paint and used black gloss DC-fix to make the hob and glass effect on the door.'

'I sanded the unit, and then painted and attached all the wallpaper and accessories. I spent £30 in total.'

 



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