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 […]
My kids and I love to make gingerbread houses for the holidays. In past years we have made a many houses, a Noahâ€™s ark and a castle. This year I didnâ€™t feel like creating something from scratch, so I took the easy way out and bought some pre-made kits. They were cheap, and the fun […]
Elmerâ€™s is running a contest to see what people can create out of an Elmerâ€™s Trifold Board. The projects are being compiled at the Can You Top This website for everyone to see. When I decided this sounded like a fun pre-Thanksgiving project for the kids, so I went to Walmart and bought a board. […]
My son is doing a fun craft class and they are making lots of holiday things. This week they made cards, and he loved gluing glittery shapes on his cards. He also put a candy cane pipecleaner on each card, so I guess it isnâ€™t hard to figure out what his favorite holiday treat is. […]
This is a cute and easy craft for Christmas time, and it is fun to have the doors jingle when you open them. All you need are cardboard egg cartons, paint, yarn and some bells. Link up to the Holiday Open House for more holiday posts.
For an art project this week we made masks. I was doing a brief overview of Africa for my sonâ€™s homeschool co-op, so I figured masks worked as an African themed craft. As an added bonus masks are pretty seasonal for Halloween too. Of course any time there is a fun craft project my teenage […]
My family visits the New York State Fair every year. I think we have only missed one year in the last 20 years, so it is a huge family tradition. It is one last big summer event before we start back up with school. This year was no exception, and we had a great time. […]