Category: Kids

November 27th Birthday Love: Kevin Henkes

“The sky was full – of blue and sun. The ocean reflected it and was flat and glossy like a fancy ballroom floor. To Martha, this was the most beautiful sight, a miracle. The ocean made her feel insignificant and slightly afraid, but in an exhilarating way. Her inclination was not to walk or dance …

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5 Coloring Pages to Add Some Fun to Your Kids’ Thanksgiving Break

Add some creative time for the kids, as well as some peace of mind for the parents, to this year’s Thanksgiving break with these fun and festive coloring pages. Click on each image for the full, printable coloring page. 1. Happy Thanksgiving 2. Native Americans 3. Fall Garden 4. Pumpkin Pattern 5. Turkey

3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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Halloween Gourd Friends

Fall has arrived and pumpkins have arrived with it but today, I’m not really looking at the pumpkins.  Instead, I am looking at the cute little bags of gourds that are lining the produce section of your local grocery store. Usually, these little treats are found in a bag of about 12 gourds.  They are …

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How to Make Ollivander’s Wand

Let’s be honest, how many times have we seen Harry Potter and wished we had wand? The answer, at least for me, is too many. Sadly, I don’t live close to Orlando and can’t just get a wand if I want. So I decided to make my own. Here’s how to make a wand Ollivander …

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How to Make Halloween Tissue Paper Ghosts

Some of the best craft projects can be made from common household items, and here we’ll learn how to make this fun Halloween craft project from tissues or coffee filters and a few other items. This is an easy project that children and adults of all ages can enjoy! And not only are they fun …

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Halloween Felt Ghosts

Felt is one of my favorite mediums to work with, and these Halloween felt ghosts are adorable and fun to make with the kids. They’re also incredibly inexpensive! Use them as Halloween decorations or ornaments. Here’s how to make your own Halloween felt ghosts. Halloween Felt Ghosts What you need: One or two sheets of white …

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Halloween Treat Recipes: Candy Apples & Popcorn Balls

Halloween is a great time for all kinds of treats—and they’re definitely not hard to find!  Starting in August and September, most grocery stores and convenient stores put bags and bags of candy assortments up for sale.  Everyone has a favorite traditional, store bought treat, but why not take your Halloween offering to the next …

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September 25th Birthday Love: Shel Silverstein

Where The Sidewalk Ends There is a place where the sidewalk endsand before the street begins,and there the grass grows soft and white,and there the sun burns crimson bright,and there the moon-bird rests from his flightto cool in the peppermint wind. Let us leave this place where the smoke blows blackand the dark street winds …

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Crafty Recipes: Paper Mache

I love, I mean LOVE, paper mache (aka papier-mâché) but unfortunately, my kids do not feel the same. For some reason, they act like paper mache paste is an acid that once it gets on their skin it will begin to burn. I’m not sure why this is, but the same kids that hate the feeling …

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