CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY – OVER $1000 WORTH OF PRIZES

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‘Tis The Season! Your chance to win one of the following prizes could not be easier! Simply chose which prize you’d like to win, fill in the competition form and you’re in the draw.

RYOBI Drill Kit (Valued at $199)

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Get the ultimate combination of power, convenience and versatility with the 18V ONE+ drill driver kit from RYOBI. This comes with a high-capacity 5.0Ah battery, and a nylon bag for easy and safe storage and transportation.

More information can be found HERE.

All RYOBI products can be found exclusively at www.bunnings.com.au

LEGENDS IN CONCERT DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $179.80)

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Legends in Concert is once again heading to The Palms at Crown from the 10th-27th January, 2019 and this year’s line-up was specifically chosen based on Melbourne fans requests! We have a double pass for Thursday 10th January, 7.30pm performance to give away.

You will hear many of the legendary songs you know and love, sung with pitch perfect live vocals as the tribute artists portray Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Cyndi Lauper and Kenny Rogers and returning by popular demand, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.

More information can be found HERE.

THE ILLUSIONISTS DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $178)

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The world’s biggest selling magic show returns to Melbourne with their spectacular new production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway, materialising in the Regent Theatre for one week only from 22 to 27 January 2019.

The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This year, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway will continue to redefine magic and challenge audience expectations with large-scale stunts, levitation, mindreading, disappearance and daredevilry. This non-stop show is thrilling and sophisticated magic at its best!

More information can be found HERE.

HUMAN NATURE DOUBLE PASS – MELBOURNE (Valued at $200)

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Human Nature are making a triumphant return to Melbourne next year for their ‘Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration Tour’ and you can win a double pass for either of their Melbourne shows.

Their Melbourne shows on 1st and 2nd May 2019 at the Margaret Court Arena, will form part of a national tour to celebrate the success of 30 years of making music together, and the group can’t wait to share the moment with their fans.

General admission tickets, VIP Sound Check packages and VIP Meet and Greet packages can be purchased from HERE (Ticketek).

PETER PAN GOES WRONG DOUBLE PASS (Valued at $199.80)

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Win tickets to this hilarious play at the Arts Centre, Melbourne on Wednesday 19th December, 7pm performance. 

Join the Peter Pan Goes Wrong cast who have all been silly enough to sign on again with The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society where they will once more battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious and disastrous results.

More information can be found HERE.

2 x SILVERS CIRCUS FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $120 each)

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From January 2, 2019 Silvers Circus will be at the Bata Show Grounds, 1150 Nepean Hwy Mornington.

Owned by Swiss born Anna & Anton Gasser, Silvers, from humble beginnings 40 years ago, have evolved into the critically acclaimed position of being one of the Top 10 Circuses of the World. Silvers circus presents a line up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques.

Prize winners can chose date and time to attend. More information can be found HERE.

WIND IN THE WILLOWS FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $90)

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Win tickets to this not-to-miss outdoor theatre experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne on Friday 21 December at 10am.

There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure.

The Wind in the Willows is Australia’s best-loved affordable family entertainment, so pack a picnic, grab the kids and join in the fun! More information can be found HERE.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS (4 tickets, valued at $110)

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Win tickets to this not-to-miss outdoor theatre experience at the 11am show on Friday the 4th of January, 2019.

Life is suddenly turned up-side down for Alice, so join her as she tumbles down the rabbit hole and lands in the magical world of Wonderland. It’s a roller-coaster of a story as she bravely bounces from one unexpected and amazing situation to the next.

Presented in a bright performance style, with colourful costumes, interactive games and catchy songs this is a perfect way to go on a gentle but stimulating adventure with the entire family. Show location is Ripponlea House and Gardens – 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick (entry via main gate on Hotham St) and you are free to explore the gardens after the show.

More information can be found HERE.

 

YOWIE CHOCOLATE HAMPER WITH 12 PACK OF YOWIES AND 6 BOOKS (Valued at $78)

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Yowie has released its mega World Wildlife Super Series to Australian collectors, featuring over 50 new toys to discover. Yowie is a delicious 100% premium milk chocolate with a surprise toy inside and is nut, gluten and GMO-free. Certified by the Rain Forest Alliance, Yowie is the natural choice for the allergy and eco-conscious.

The Yowie World Wildlife Super Series is available for a limited time at retailers such as Woolworths, Kmart and Big W.

Find out more about Yowie’s new World Wildlife Super Series by visiting: http://yowieworld.com/au/

 

WINNERS:

Thank you to the thousands of people who entered our amazing Christmas competition!

The winners are:

RYOBI DRILL KIT (VALUED AT $199)

ALEXANDRA MILLER

WIND IN THE WILLOWS FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $90)

JADE STANTON

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $110)

ALICE HOSKING

2 X SILVERS CIRCUS FAMILY PASS (4 TICKETS, VALUED AT $130 EACH)

  1. MERON SLATTERY
  2. JAYDE MOORE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $179.80)

WAYNE DAINER

THE ILLUSIONISTS DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $178)

MEL CHAPMAN

YOWIE CHOCOLATE HAMPER WITH 12 PACK OF YOWIES AND 6 BOOKS (VALUED AT $78)

LISA PIRES

HUMAN NATURE DOUBLE PASS – MELBOURNE (VALUED AT $200)

JACKIE O’CONNOR

PETER PAN GOES WRONG DOUBLE PASS (VALUED AT $199.80)

KALAI SHAW

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 12 DECEMBER AT 11.59PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 13/12/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.
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RYOBI – Father’s Day Gift Guide and $399 Giveaway!

This post is in collaboration with RYOBI

Eight years ago, Tim became a Daddy. I remember for his first Father’s Day, I made him a mug with photos of Alegría on it. He still uses that mug today. In the subsequent years, we have given him an assortment of gifts. Some hits and some misses. This year, is guaranteed to be a hit! (Psst! Spoiler Alert, we are giving one of you a chance to WIN Dad’s present this year … but more on that later!)

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One of the world’s largest and most innovative power tool manufacturers, RYOBI specialises in making quality power tools truly affordable and with over 70 tools in the ONE+ range. So, whether Dad is interested in woodworking, automotive, DIY, camping or gardening, RYOBI has a tool for him!

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Now, picking a tool for Dad might seem overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be. RYOBI have developed an amazing Gift Guide (you can find it HERE) that makes it so easy to choose the perfect gift! You simply choose who it is for, what they are interested in and your budget and … voila, they give you gift suggestions and tell you where your closest Bunnings is! RYOBI is available exclusive to Bunnings Australia and New Zealand, so you don’t need to wonder where to go to purchase!

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What I like about RYOBI, is that they are so confident in their ONE+ tools, they back them with a 6 year replacement warranty.* Not that we have ever had a problem, and we use RYOBI tools at least 2-3 times per week. It’s good to know what you are covered if anything does go wrong with your purchase, just don’t forget to register on their website.

FATHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate RYOBI’s new gift selector that will help you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day, we are giving away a RYOBI 18V ONE+ 4-piece kit worth $399.

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The Ryobi 18V ONE+ 4-piece kit combines efficient power tools with handy accessories. Featuring a circular saw, angle grinder, impact driver and drill driver, it has everything your Dad needs to become the ultimate DIYer.

This kit comes complete with:
• 1 x 18V ONE+ drill driver
• 1 x 18V ONE+ impact driver
• 1 x 18V ONE+ circular saw
• 1 x 18V ONE+ angle grinder
• 2 x 2.5Ah lithium ion battery
• 1 x fast charger.

The 18V ONE+ 4-piece kit also comes with a nylon carry bag, so you can keep all the different parts stored in one handy portable location.

Happy Father’s Day, indeed!

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FIRSTLY:

Make sure you LIKE Kidding Around Australia and RYOBI on Facebook and FOLLOW Kidding Around Australia and RYOBI on Instagram if you use these sites to keep up to date with all that we do. This is really important!

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. 

WINNER: Xavier Hammond, VIC

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MORE INFORMATION

www.ryobi.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RyobiAU
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryobianz
#ryobi #ryobiAU #ryobimade

* 6 year warranty applies to cordless products registered at www.ryobi.com.au. Batteries and chargers have 3 year warranty only. Corded tools have a 4 year warranty.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF AUSTRALIA ONLY. BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU AGREE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA MAILING LIST, IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED. YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED AND YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE AT ANY TIME.
BY ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 27 AUGUST 2018 AT 11.59 PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 28/8/2018 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. 
ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. PRIZES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, CHANGEABLE OR REDEEMABLE FOR CASH. KIDDING AROUND AUSTRALIA WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRIZE OR THE WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION.

Wooden Fairy Story Discs – DIY with Ryobi Australia!

This post is in collaboration with Ryobi Australia
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Alegria and Isaac love to play outside! There is nothing better than seeing their imaginations run wild whilst getting a great big dose of fresh air and being in nature! In an age where kids are spending more time on devices, we have been making a concerted effort to swap screen time for green time. To achieve this, we we visit national parks in our local area, go to playgrounds and spend time in our garden.

We have put aside a little area in the backyard, under some trees and in amongst the flowers, for a fairy garden. One of Alegria’s favourite things to do in the fairy garden is to play with our homemade wooden story discs. Wooden story discs, similar to story stones, are great as story-telling prompts for narrative play. They are fun, easy to make and your kids will love them!
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If this is your first DIY project, here are my Top 5 Tips to get you on your way! You don’t need to feel intimidated by DIY, there are many projects that require very little in the way of skill, tools or materials.

GEORGINA’S TOP DIY TIPS!

  1. Pick a simple DIY design – you don’t want to be overwhelmed and never finish. Save the instructions or take a screen shot on your phone for easy reference.
  2. Make sure you get some essential safety gear – safety glasses and hearing protection are a must. Gloves are handy as well!
  3. Ask for help – expert advice is available at stores like Bunnings Warehouse or local hardware stores. Ask your friends, you will be surprised at the hidden skills people have!
  4. Get prepared – make sure you have all the tools and materials you need before you begin. You don’t want to have to stop half way to pop down to the shops again!
  5. Set aside time to DIY – I often work on my projects when the kids are playing in the backyard. They come and check out what I am doing, have a go (if it’s safe) and then go back to playing. It’s amazing how much knowledge they pick up by observing you and participating, where appropriate.

HOW TO MAKE WOODEN STORY DISCS:

As I said, wooden story discs are easy to make, and even easier when you have the right tools!

For the wooden story discs, we stopped by Bunnings and picked out some Ryobi Tools to make the job easier. Isaac was in little boy heaven!

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Obviously we had a specific idea of what we were using the tools for, however, we have found that we use them all the time for various DIY jobs and for even lighting the Weber BBQ!

If you are a beginner, don’t be scared! Each tool comes with an instruction manual and there are also online tutorials on how to use all the Ryobi tools on Ryobi TV.

TOOLS WE USED:

MATERIALS WE USED:

  • 64 x 19 mm 3.0 m length of timber
  • Various rubber stamps (we chose fairy themed but you can choose anything!)
  • Versamark ink
  • Embossing powder

DIY STEPS:

STEP 1: MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE!

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Before cutting your timber, do a quick measurement to make sure your stamps will fit! Mark out where you want to make your cuts along the timber.

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STEP 2: GET CUTTING!

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Always remember your safety protection (safety glasses and hearing protection at a minimum) and get cutting! The Ryobi 2000W 254mm Slide Compound Mitre Saw With Laser was easy to use, and I highly recommend getting the stand. The saw has just enough safety precautions that you know you won’t cut off a finger (always a bonus!) and not too many that makes using it cumbersome. The laser makes cutting a straight line, exactly where you want it, a breeze!

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STEP 3: SAND AND SEE!

Now that you have your little bits of timber, it’s time to shape them! You could use a pencil to mark out the basic shape you want your discs to be or be like us and see what shape it becomes! Alegria really loved helping out with this task. With the right safety equipment and supervision, there is no reason not to include your kids in your DIY tasks!

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We used the Ryobi 200W Corded Multi Tool Kit sanding attachment and rounded the corners off the timber pieces. We used a vice to hold our discs (and an old sock as the vice was marking our timber!) and smoothed all of the edges so that they were safe for even the littlest of fairies.

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The Multi Tool is such a handy tool to have, although in hindsight, I would have used the Ryobi 370W Belt and Disc Sander as this was a job that took a long time! The Belt and Disc Sander would definitely be faster!

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STEP 4: GET SOME INK!

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Using your chosen rubber stamps, coat the stamp with Versamark ink and stamp it onto your wooden disc. Make sure you are very careful and don’t move the stamp once it is on the wood or the embossing powder will stick to it and ruin your image!

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STEP 5: SPRINKLE FAIRY DUST (EMBOSSING POWDER)!

As soon as you have stamped your wooden disc, you need to sprinkle embossing powder on it. You need to be quick as you don’t want the ink to dry as your powder won’t stick!

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Don’t waste your powder – pour the excess back into your container or use a piece of paper folded in half as a funnel.

STEP 6: TURN UP THE HEAT!

Activating the embossing powder is for adults only! Let me say that again! The heat gun is HOT so the kids need to step away!
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Now that they are at a safe distance, heat the embossing powder until it begins to change. It sort of bubbles and melts. The Ryobi 2000W Corded Heat Gun has a red light so that you can target specific spots and you don’t burn anything. The silver end gets hot, so be careful after you have finished to avoid burns. The gun itself is easy to use and as I said earlier Tim uses it to light his Weber BBQ all the time so it is a handy addition to your tool box.

STEP 7: ENJOY!

The kids can use the wooden story discs however they chose! There’s no right or wrong way to play!
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If you are looking for ideas, the kids can use the discs for:

Math Play: The discs can be used in sorting or grouping activities. Children can count how many people (or fairies), animals or food items they have or make shapes by lining up the discs into circles, squares and even in long lines.

Story Telling: Children can tell a story based on a single image or use another disc to further the story. Children can do this independently or as a group taking it in turns to tell a story or add another sentence to the group story.

Imaginative Play:  The discs don’t have to be used exclusively in the garden, they can be used as:

  • obstacles on the car or train track
  • characters in the dollhouse
  • guests at a tea party

Of course, there are many ways your children will find to play with these wooden story discs and you can put what ever images you like on them so they can be tailored to your child’s interests.

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Acknowledgements – This post was brought to you in collaboration with Ryobi Australia. Kidding Around Australia were supplied with the tools required for this project and as always our opinions are our own.


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