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This week my daughter took one of our Christmas decorations, a metal pine tree and re-purposed it for Valentineâ€™s Day.
I love popcorn, my family will tell you that it is my favorite snack!Â So I will take advantage of any excuse I can find to make and eat popcorn, like making traditional holiday garlands out of popcorn and cranberries.
I always like to make some homemade gift for the holidays, it seems to make it more special if it is something you spent time creating.Â This year I decided to make a shadow box for my 15 year old daughter focusing on her love of ballet.Â My daughter is at dance constantly, it takes […]
This is a layered relief print art project my 12 year old son did last week.Â This is a somewhat time consuming project (and therefore perfect for summer vacation) which involves cutting multiple layers out of one printing block, gradually cutting away the entire block.Â It was fun, and more interesting than just cutting one […]
When we went to the movies last week we saw a preview for Winnie the Pooh, and my kids went nuts. They are 12 and 15, so way past the target age for this movie, but they have a great deal of nostalgia for Winnie the Pooh. My son watched Winnie the Pooh videos almost […]
Disney/Pixar has created an awesome activity pack for kids to go along with the soon to be released Cars 2 movie.Â They have a bunch of great crafts that you can make, including Mazes, Soap Box Dragster Activities, T-shirt Designs, a Radiator Springs Play Set.Â Sometimes the crafts we do are too â€œgirlyâ€ for my […]
We recently made a 3-D Bug Garden from the Elmerâ€™s Parent Projects web page.Â This is a cool 3-D bug project that pops off the page.Â Elmerâ€™s rates this project for ages 5-9, so my 15 year old daughter was planning to just help out her younger brother.Â But she really got into this project […]
My son has been learning about Ghana as part of our study of folktales around the world. We recently did a fun art project to make Adrinka cloth. Adrinka is a traditional hand-printed fabric made in Ghana. To do our project we used instructions from PBS Kids’ Africa, and it turned out very nicely. He […]
Have you seen cake pops? They are super cute little cakes on a stick that are easy to make and fun to decorate. Iâ€™ve been seeing them on the web a lot lately, and have been meaning to try making them. This weekend my 14 year old daughterâ€™s dance class was cancelled, so we had […]