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Rainbow Pasta Arts & Crafts

Rainbow Pasta Arts & Crafts

Making Rainbow Pasta is super easy to do, and can provide hours and hours of fun for kids of all ages.  You can use Rainbow Pasta to create art work, string necklaces, and make patterns.  I colored a bunch of noodles for my classroom recently and the kids had so much fun doing all kinds...
The Candle Lab OTR

The Candle Lab OTR

Do you love candles?  You need to visit the Candle Lab OTR. Do you love creating things?  You need to visit the Candle Lab OTR. Do you need a unique gift for someone special?  You need to visit the Candle Lab OTR. The Candle Lab OTR is a really cool shop where you can create...

Easy Peasy Valentines with Avery Labels

Avery Labels is making it super simple for you to put together awesome (sweet) valentines with your whole family!  Here’s how to do it in five easy steps: Easy Peasy Valentines with Avery Labels 1. Order supplies from Amazon: 2.  Design your labels on Avery.com/Hershey: 3. Print your labels: 4. Affix the labels to the...

Make Your Own Zoo

I am always on the lookout for ways to get my children to get creative.  They love doing so many crafty projects…whether it be with paper, recycled objects from around the house, or just sticks and rocks they find outside.  When I was offered a copy of “Make  Your Own Zoo” for review purposes  I...
St. Theresa's Textile Trove & Sugar Skull Costumes

St. Theresa’s Textile Trove & Sugar Skull Costumes

My favorite fabric shop in the whole wide world is  St. Theresa’s Textile Trove in Over the Rhine.  I have been shopping at this shop for funky fabrics ever since I first started quilting.  And back in those days I was piecing my quilts by hand.  These days sewing time is diminished greatly but I...
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Learning Activities

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Learning Activities

Recently  I started teaching preschool again after nine years at home with my little ones.  For the beginning of the school year I thought it would be fun to create learning activities surrounding one of my favorite children’s books, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.  The kids loved starting the...
Labyrinth Costumes for the Whole Family

Labyrinth Costumes for the Whole Family

Since my children were very small we have dressed them up for Halloween in a coordinating theme.  Sometimes Michael and I even join in on the fun and dress up with them.  The kids get really excited about the planning, secrecy and implementation of our Halloween Costumes each year.  We have been characters from Scooby...
20 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids of All Ages

20 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Just because summer is here doesn’t mean the kids need to stop learning!  I wanted to make learning fun this summer so with the help of some friends I put together a list of 20 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids of All Ages.  My kids are all very creative, and come up with some great...
LEGO Stationary

LEGO Stationary

Well knock me over with a feather…you can now purchase LEGO Stationary!  If you know me at all you know I’m a huge fan of Snail Mail and crafts for kids, and the kids are OBSESSED with LEGO bricks….so the LEGO Stationary will be a perfect addition to our home.  Maybe these cool writing tools...
Your Sharpie Style {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Your Sharpie Style {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

I adore Sharpie markers, and I have a pretty big collection that I use when working on my Cards by Katie note cards.  And they are perfect for doodling!  Adult coloring sheets are all the rage right now, but sometimes I’d rather just sit and doodle with a pen or marker.  With the new book...
Learning How to Embroider

Learning How to Embroider

When I was a teenager I would use floss to sew designs on bags, jeans, and just about anything else I could think of.  But I never truly learned how to properly embroider.  I never used a pattern and my masterpieces were not high quality.  Ella, on the other hand, has taught herself how to embroider...
Carscarones:  Mexican Confetti Eggs

Carscarones: Mexican Confetti Eggs

Have you ever heard of Carscarones?  They are Mexican Confetti Eggs that are made by hollowing out egg shells and filling the insides with confetti.  Then the Carscarones are cracked over someone’s head, which is supposed to bring good luck.  In Mexico the confetti eggs are used in many celebrations such as Carnival, Easter, Day...