Tag: arts & crafts

Origami

A friend of mine gave me a gift recently. I wanted to share the idea with you. She loves Origami and makes these beautiful open paper boxes with them. Then she fills the boxes with various things. At Christmas, she gave us Hersey’s kisses… Continue Reading “Origami”

Book Review: Usborne Children’s Books

I am such a fan of the Usborne Books.  I first found one in the library and then another, and then another and began to notice that I kept checking out books by the same company.  They are beautiful books, full of pictures and  colors… Continue Reading “Book Review: Usborne Children’s Books”

Pirate Party – ARRRR!!

We had an Indian Summer last fall in Utah.  My cousin, Jana decided to take advantage of the warm weather and she threw a pirate party.  First of all, there is no one craftier, than Jana.  She can turn nothing into something beautiful and I am… Continue Reading “Pirate Party – ARRRR!!”

Book Review: An Apple Pie for Dinner

I recently read a sweet book with my children.  An Apple Pie for Dinner is the re-telling of an English folktale, written by Susan VanHecke, illustrated by Carol Baicker-McKee. Published by Marshall Cavendish, 2009. There’s also a website dedicated to it with fun activities and a more… Continue Reading “Book Review: An Apple Pie for Dinner”

Reindeer Thumb-print Cards

Today I was babysitting my nieces, which seems to always turn into craft time.  They were getting tired of just making collages (one of my favorite things to have kids do, because it’s simple and creative. :)) So, I got out a craft magazine that had some… Continue Reading “Reindeer Thumb-print Cards”

Magazine Envelopes

When I first went away to college,  I wrote letters to friends all around the world who had gone in different directions – school, missions for our church, work, etc.  This was in the days before e-mail (were there ever such days?). I got really creative… Continue Reading “Magazine Envelopes”

Book Review – The Creative Family

  I just found a book in the library (see previous post) called – The Creative Family: how to encourage imagination and nurture family connections by Amanda Blake Soule. It was full of some really good ideas. I’m just going to jot down a couple… Continue Reading “Book Review – The Creative Family”

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