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Jul05
Making Sun Prints with Children: Burning Daylight– Sun Print Results

Making Sun Prints with Children: Burning Daylight– Sun Print Results

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This project burned a lot of daylight and for that I am eternally grateful. First we burned about two hours collecting items for our prints on a nature walk, taking time to feed the ducks, skip stones on the lake and search for turtles on the shore. If this project had ended up burning down […]

Jul03
Making sun prints with children: Burning Daylight: Sun Print Edition

Making sun prints with children: Burning Daylight: Sun Print Edition

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I may have mentioned off handedly about a thousand times, how much trouble I have filling the summer with things to do for my kids. Yesterday I ran an idea by Isabel, suggesting I come up with a craft project or two to do with your kids each week. I’ll be using my friend’s younger […]

Jun28
Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

Ideas for Bubble Making, Sidewalk Chalk & Playdough: Mixing up outdoor fun burns daylight.

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It’s almost July which means I’ve made it through two weeks of summer break without killing anyone. Wow, I’m amazing. In this time frame I’ve also made it through several jars of play-doh, a few gallons of bubbles and more quarts of sidewalk paint than I’d like to add up. While at Target yesterday looking […]

Jun13
Last Minute Great Father’s Day Crafts!

Last Minute Great Father’s Day Crafts!

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Hey! Last minute, again…at least I’m equally lazy when it comes to getting gifts or giving them. I spent last night browsing some craft projects the kids could do for their dad to celebrate his awesome fathering capabilities on Sunday. Though, I tend to think of Father’s Day as a pageant, a Fatherhood Pageant. In […]

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Feb06
Kids’ Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas: Love is in the air. Or is that Elmer’s glue?

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Crafts and Ideas: Love is in the air. Or is that Elmer’s glue?

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It is so cold here apparently children run the risk of their brains not working and so there is no school. For the second day. It’s either that or the entire school district hates me and wants me to be unhappy. This is definitely the only explanation for the upcoming farce that is “Mid-Winter Break”. […]

Dec14
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

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You would think, with all my November talk of holiday shopping and getting your cards out, I had completed all my Christmas preparations in the first weekend in December and have been sitting by the warm light of the tastefully decorated Christmas tree with a cup of eggnog all month calm in the face of […]

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