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Back to Basics


Back to Basics  Tuesday, August 13th, 2013  city tv-Breakfast Television, a.m.


Presenter:  Sheila Stark-Perreault, PHEc


Organization:  Manitoba Association of Home Economists


Contact:  www.MAHE.ca


Title:  Back to Basics


 Summary:  In the first segment join Sheila as she talks with the host about why sewing is an important life skill and what it teaches.   Sheila will showcase the basic essentials to have on hand, and show the basic stitches to get anyone started.  Is our host up to the basic stitch challenge?


In the second segment Sheila will introduce the no-sew fleece projects and have our host help create one of them.  See how to create a fun book mark with basic stitches and a scrap happy bowl made from…you guessed it “scraps”.

Travel Fun


July 9, 2013


Presenter: Nancy Schneider, PHEc


Organization: Manitoba Association of Home Economists Contact: www.MAHE.ca


Summary: When traveling with children it is important to keep the engaged and busy in order to keep the peace. We will learn how to make a couple of items that can be used when travelling. First, we will make a hidden treasures bottle. Using mostly items found around the home, this item can provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages. The hidden treasures bottle is also very portable, so can be played with in a restaurant while waiting for meals. Materials will include: a clear bottle, rice, and several small item such as buttons.


Next, we will create a “bingo” type game. This game uses letter recognition so your child will need to be a bit older. Using a paper plate as the base, you will be able to use this in a car, out on walks, or even in an airport. Materials will include: paper plate, marker Finally we will create a way to create pictures, without pens, crayons or markers. You will simply need yarn and sand paper. These pictures will not be permanent, but will allow for creativity without a mess while traveling. Materials will include: yarn, sand paper.


Play dough and paint recipes using the microwave


Play dough and paint recipes using the microwave


Presenter: Nancy Schneider, PHEc


Organization: Manitoba Association of Home Economists


Who doesn’t love playing with play dough? It is such a great stress reliever and encourages so much creativity. Learn how to make your own wonderful smelling play dough in the microwave.


You will need 1 cup of flour, ½ cup of salt, 2 tsp cream of tartar all mixed together in a microwave safe bowl. Then measure 1 cup of water, and mix in 1 package of Kool-Aid. Pour thecoloured water into the dry ingredients and add 1 Tbsp of cooking oil. Mix all together. Place in microwave for about 45 seconds on high. Remove and stir. Put back in the microwave for about 20 seconds, remove and stir. Continue until the dough is no longer running and pulls away from the sides (like the consistency of play dough). Times with vary depending on the strength of your microwave.   Place the dough on the counter on wax paper and knead. Be careful, it will be very warm. Store play dough in an air tight container in the fridge for several weeks. Use different flavours of kool-aid to get great bright colours and wonderful scents.


What child doesn’t love to paint? Here is a recipe that creates puffy pictures. Combine 1 cup of flour, 3 tsp of baking powder, and 1 tsp of salt. Add enough water to make the consistency of pancake batter. Mix well. Separate the mixture into baggies and add food colour. Carefully “mush” the colur and mixture. Then either cut off a small corner of the bag, or use a squirtable container and draw your pictures on regular white paper. After you are done, place your paper in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds. The paint will puff and dry. Extra paint can be kept in the fridge for a few days.


Two quick and easy recipes to make on those rainy summer days! Enjoy




Iron Chef


MAHE TV ; Breakfast TV Tuesday, April 9th, 2013


Join Human Ecology teacher and Home Economist, Sheila Stark-Perreault, Tuesday, April 9th for Breakfast Television.


Segment 1:   Join Sheila and the host as she shares 5 tips for Cooking with Kids. Keep it Safe and Fun!!


Segment 2:   Join Sheila and the East Selkirk Middle School – Iron Chef competitors for cooking inspirations with creativity as they share their winning recipes.









St. Patrick’s Day Merriment


Presenter: Nancy Schneider, PHEc Organization: Manitoba Association of Home Economists Contact: www.mahe.ca Summary: Nancy shares tips and ideas on ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day We all remember our Mr. Potato Head toy. Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making your own real Mr. Potato Head. Simply use a potato and bits and pieces you have in your craft area to create your Mr. Potato head. This can include beads, feathers, gift picks, ribbon, googly eyes, buttons and even paint. Nancy will also share some simple food preparations that will ensure everyone gets to eat green food on St. Paddy’s Day. Learn how to paint toast, make green pasta, and create shamrock tortilla chips.