Category Archives: crafts

Decorate a Notebook

You could get very fancy and make the notebook itself. I used a small composition book (they were four for a dollar or something), and for this one, I cut apart a small picture book that had mostly already been destroyed by a stream of toddlers who colored in it, tore a page or two, […]

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Jack Frost, a poem and printable colouring page

I have always found the notion of Jack Frost enchanting. I don’t know why. I just do. Poems of Home: II. For Children The Frost Hannah Flagg Gould (1789–1865) THE FROST looked forth, one still, clear night, And he said, “Now I shall be out of sight; So through the valley and over the height […]

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Play Figures to Make for Christmas: Boy, goats, wolf

You can print these on cardstock, color them, and cut them out, fold them, tape them to toilet paper tubes (cut down to about an inch tall) or blocks to use for 3D figures.  Make them as gifts. Have your kids make them as gifts for other children.  Stories you can tell: Boy Who Cried […]

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Exercising Creativity Muscles

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Making Things

Several years ago somebody who was reading my blog fairly regularly told me that she had found a library which had some women’s magazines going back to the first editions, mostly in the late 1800s, early 1900s, and she loved perusing them (as do I). She had noticed something as she read the old magazines […]

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