Category: crafts

Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

[ 2 ] November 20, 2014 |

First published in 2007, but still one of my favorite Kidoinfo projects and love seeing how others have adapted it over the yeas. This project has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our house. It’s a way to celebrate fall and remind us of the many relatives and friends we have to be thankful for. This […]

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More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

[ 0 ] November 4, 2014 |

Time to replace the Halloween decorations with some more natural DIY crafts. We like to celebrate fall by making crafts that remind us of the season’s colors, shapes and textures or using natural materials found on our outdoor hikes. Many of these projects are simple and need little advanced planning. Although I show samples of […]

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School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here.  Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out. 1. Visit the bluebells in Swan Point Woods, Providence.  If you head into in these magical woods you will find the most wonderful and secret (Ssh!) glen of bluebells.  To get […]

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DIY Spring Crafts

DIY Spring Crafts

[ 1 ] March 20, 2014 |

Now that spring is here, clear off the table to make space for spring crafting.

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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Winter creations

Winter creations

[ 2 ] January 7, 2014 |

The cold weather invites us to stay indoors more and often leads to digging out the old craft box and creating.

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Easy Homemade Gifts

Easy Homemade Gifts

[ 1 ] December 16, 2013 |

As the flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy.  You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]

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Family Matters: Thanksgiving Crafts for Tiny Turkeys

Family Matters: Thanksgiving Crafts for Tiny Turkeys

[ 1 ] November 12, 2013 |

Here are a few fun Thanksgiving crafts to do with your little ones.

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5 Pint-sized Painting Projects and Chalkboard Paint 7 Ways

5 Pint-sized Painting Projects and Chalkboard Paint 7 Ways

[ 0 ] September 23, 2013 |

From crayons to chalkboard art, painting is one activity that pretty much every child enjoys and for good reason: what kid could turn down a chance to get messy with mom’s permission? Whether you’re looking for a family project or just trying to find something to occupy your little one for a while, following are […]

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Every Picture Tells a Story…

Every Picture Tells a Story…

[ 0 ] August 12, 2013 |

The next time you take photos of your kids, take a moment to look back together and see what bubbles up.

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