Something small can make a big difference. Yesterday, still reeling from the news of the day before, we went to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Gardens to see the fairy gardens, and there we found solace. We missed the big event last Sunday, when kids came wearing wings and built fairy houses of their very own, but that was just fine. Sans crowds, we enjoyed exploring the greenhouses and discovering teeny tiny houses, villages, and grottos.
The fairy gardens are on display until tomorrow (Thursday) at 4 pm, and I highly recommend taking a drive down to Providence to see them. Read on for highlights from the exhibition and tips to get the most out of your visit. Even if you can’t get there before the exhibit ends tomorrow, take a look at the photos for inspiration – maybe you’ll decide to attend the fairy garden event next year, or build a miniature village of your very own with your kids.
What about the egg hunt at home and the kids’ Easter baskets? Does the thought of stuffing them with candy and weathering the ensuing sugar high give you a headache? If you’re looking for some ideas for filling baskets and eggs without going overboard on the sweets, read on for basket themes, egg fillers and places in the Greater Boston area to get great little gifts.
Spring always inspires wanderlust in my family. How about yours? Are you imagining yourselves somewhere far away, someplace new and exciting? Even if you can’t get away, you and your kids can take a crafting vacation to Japan, France, Mexico, or the UK for an hour or two, and have a souvenir to display proudly when you return to your every day life.
Last week, we gave you a challenge: Spend 8 minutes each day, for 30 days, on a creative activity with your kids. If you’re like me, this isn’t easy. Then again, a challenge isn’t supposed to be easy, is it?
I’ve had to find creative ways to work creativity into my family’s hectic days, and I’ve discovered a wonderful outlet that achieves multiple goals – food art. From bento boxes to cakes you can draw on, there is no end to fun ways to get creative in the kitchen with your kids. Read on for some of my favorite ideas.
Did you know that March is National Craft Month? In honor of the occasion, the folks at Artbeat Creativity Store in Arlington have issued a challenge – A Month of Creativity – and we’re taking it up a level. Inspired by cre8time.org, the challenge is to find 8 minutes every day, for 30 days, to devote to an art activity. We've added a Mommy Poppins twist: Spend 8 minutes each day working on an art activity with your kids.
We’ve started the challenge, and so have many of our readers. We know you can do it – and we’ve got a whole palette of tools to help you succeed. Read on for a roundup of ideas to get you started, stores for art supplies, and places to make arts and crafts in and around Boston.
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