Where do all those missing socks go? Instead of getting frustrated, turn those unpaired socks into snowmen in just three easy steps. This no-sew craft recycles unmatched socks into adorable snowmen. Add a couple buttons, a pipe-cleaner nose, and those mismatched socks will be transformed into this friendly little Frosty. Next time you are asked, "do you want to build a snowman?" you can smile, sort through the laundry, and say, "yes!"
If you're on the east coast you may be a little sick of the real snow, but we can never get enough of snow globes. For those times when the wind is blowing a little too much outiside, you can shake up a little winter magic of your own indoors. Create an entire winter wonderland by adding bristle brush trees and small plastic figurines, toys or whatever you imagine. Blizzards in a jar only take a few minutes to make, in three easy steps, but are a huge hit.
Let the kids shake up a storm of their own with this easy project.
One of my family's favorite special occasion treats is afternoon tea. The combination of delicious sweets, fancy sandwiches, pretty china, and the tradition of an afternoon tea service is something we can all agree on. Despite the gentile settings, children are generally welcome at places that serve afternoon tea. But, when you're talking fancy schmancy eating experiences with kids, it's always good to know where children will be most welcome and which experiences will be the most fun for them. After all, a special occasion should be fun for everyone. We got out and tried a few of the best afternoon tea spots in Boston so we could share the inside scoop with you.
With its storied past with tea, there’s no better place, outside Britain itself, to celebrate with a traditional English afternoon tea than Boston. So, pinkies up! Here are five great places for afternoon tea in Boston.
Sugar cubes aren't just good for tea and coffee; kids can use them to construct an igloo, ice castle, tower, or anything they can imagine. Forget Legos; on winter days that have you cooped up inside, keep little hands busy building a winter wonderland. In just three steps they can be building away. And if too many sugar cubes get eaten, just consider it fuel for imagination.
Conversation heart magnets are a fun gift for Valentine's Day and couldn't be easier to make. Find the perfect message to share with friends and loved ones; they'll love 'em. You can also use these to decorate a school locker or bulletin board, or stick them on a home made card. Make these adorable Valentines in just three easy steps.
Nothing quite says, "I love you" like a beautiful bouquet of roses, and this bunch certainly gets the message across. Better yet, you can dip the leftovers in some peanut butter and have a snack too!
Celery stamp roses are a fun way to play with your food and create some beautiful Valentines as well. When cut, these veggies create a rose-like pattern that looks like you are looking down into a beautiful bunch of flowers—in just three steps. We are so excited to give these hand stamped creations to grandparents, family, and friends.
Valentine's Day is all about sharing love and treats with others. This heartfelt craft uses doilies as stencils to create beautiful lace-like patterns. You can use this technique on treat bags to make classroom valentines, on cards or even on t-shirts if you use fabric paint. Make them in just three easy steps that even the littlest Valentines can do themselves.
I have always had a love affair with children’s books. In their best form, they have the capacity to shape how we see the world simply through a few words and illustrations. Red, a new book from our sponsor Harper Collins, is one of those special children’s books that should become a new classic.
Red tells the story of a crayon who has a red label, but is, in fact, blue. Red tries to be red, with the help of those around him, but no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t be red. The heartwarming story depicts, through adorable illustrations, how we are all best when we have the courage to let our true inner selves shine.
This sweet book inspired us to come up with a special crayon project ourselves. I love this simple activity that transforms any crayon drawing into a cool batik design that looks just like the complicated fabric technique. It’s fun to see the drawing change before your eyes, and it turns any child’s crayon drawing into a framable work of art or the perfect homemade Valentine. Here’s how you do it in three easy steps.
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