Everyday fun

Easier snowflakes

By megret | December 22, 2010 at 6:56 am | One comment

Here's a neat tip: Simplify paper snowflake making by using white basket-style coffee filters. They're just the right size and shape, and are just as fragile and delicate looking as a real...

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Button wreaths

By megret | December 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm | One comment

Yet another Martha craft....this time amended a bit to make it easier for little hands: Button wreath ornaments! (We used pipe cleaners instead of wire.) (We also didn't worry about color coordinating our buttons. We have a grab bag o' buttons that was just perfect...

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Christmas “door bells”

By megret | December 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm | No comments

I saw this craft from Martha Stewart Kids and wondered if the kids would like to make these "door bells." And then I thought about it. Paint? Yes. Glitter? Yes. Noise? Yes! Of course they would! (I love this face of concentration G makes. He's done this...

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Popsicle stick puzzles

By megret | December 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm | No comments

Tape 8-10 wooden popsicle sticks together on one side with masking tape. Flip over, and draw/decorate the entire side with a picture. (Markers work best.) Untape, mix up, and then try to put it back together! Easy and...

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Christmas Countdown….2010

By megret | November 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm | No comments

For the third year in a row, we made a paper chain to help us count down the days till Christmas! I wrote every day's activity on the calendar I keep in our kitchen, so I can prepare for and know what's coming up soon. Here are this year's activities: (a few are...

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