Posts Tagged: kid stuff

Mother Bear Project – My first bear!

Here she is…at last…my very first contribution to the Mother Bear Project!  I had visited their booth while attending Stitches East, back in November, and I purchased the kit to crochet an adorable bear that would be sent to comfort children who are affected by HIV/AIDS.  You can read all about this very worthwhile project […]

Not a creature was stirring….

…except these little mice!  I made them with the daycare children as a gift they could share with their familes.  They are called Christmas Eve Mice and they’re pretty easy to make.  Just dip some stemmed maraschino cherries in melted chocolate, add a Hershey kiss face, place on the pillow of a double-stuffed Oreo cookie […]

Stitches East – the Mother Bear Project

I was totally looking forward to attending the Stitches East Knitting Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center last Saturday, and I was thrilled to be there! Aisle after aisle of vendors with booths chock full of yarns, patterns, books and hand-knit samples.  The hottest, trendiest hand-knitted garment?  Hands down, the shawl.  Almost every vendor offered […]

Scooby Dooby Doo…a kid’s party!

It’s that time of year when daycare closes for the summer and we party with a year-end celebration!  This year’s theme was Scooby Doo, one of the kids’ all-time favorite cartoon characters.  I was a bit surprised that the cowardly dog, who would rather have a snack than solve a mystery, would remain so wildly […]

Easter Greetings

This past summer, I took advantage of a “Today’s Special” at HSN and purchased the Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter.  They offered it as a bundle which included the cutting machine and several accompanying cartridges.  I will admit that when it arrived, I looked at it with a bit of wonder and confusion.  Why did I […]

Turkeys on Parade

Holidays are a perfect time to engage kids with fun crafts.  These little turkeys have become a yearly tradition for my daycare children, and they just love making them and munching on the supplies :o)  You’ll need:  1 apple, mini-marshmallows, craisins, candy corn, some toothpicks, and your rendition of a turkey profile (cut out of […]

Hey now, you’re a Rockstar

I always have an end-of-the-year party for the children that I care for, and I try to make it a truly special event.  This year’s theme was “Rock Star” and, thanks to Oriental Trading, we had the coolest accessories!  The catalog pages were filled with headbands, blow-up guitars & microphones, Mohawk wigs, little Rock Duckies…the […]