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The Pick of the week: Craft Caravan


LANGUAGE: English
GROUP: Pre-K +
TIME: Less than 30 Minutes
LEVEL: Easy
CLEANUP: Easy
RECYCLING: No


Hi guys this is my first blog entry in 2010, can you believe it? I just wanted to share this great website with you www.craftcaravan.com. The reason why the site caught my eye was due to the uniqueness of it: Basically the site allows you to subscribe and receive a monthly kids craft materials in the mail. IN THE MAIL I KNOW, GENIOUS! Well it did not occur to me though so kudos to its inventor :(, but seriously I went to the site and the subscriptions are a bargain and the crafts are awesome so you definitely should check it out.


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The Home Depot: FREE Kids Workshops


LANGUAGE: English
GROUP: Kindergarten +
TIME: Less than 30 Minutes
LEVEL: Easy
CLEANUP: Easy
RECYCLING: No


The Home Depot’s Kids Workshops offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bug-house or Declaration of Independence frame kit.

The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, simil

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Gardening with Kids


LANGUAGE: English
GROUP: Pre-K +
TIME: Less than 30 Minutes
LEVEL: Easy
CLEANUP: Easy
RECYCLING: No


One of my favorite activities during the summer is gardening with my son. He loves flowers and I love gardening vegetables, I guess that makes us the perfect gardening team. For the last 4 years my son has helped me plant small seeds add water and let the sun do its work. Even smaller jobs as just adding water to the plants is quite rewarding for kids.

Here are some of our pictures as we have done gardening for several years and also some useful links for gardening with kids.


LANGUAGE: English
GROUP: Pre-K +
TIME: Less than 30 Minutes
LEVEL: Easy
CLEANUP: Easy
RECYCLING: No


This video explains how do I come up with new crafts: the process and the inspiration.

How do I come up with new crafts?

#1- By looking at the materials and imagining new uses.
#2- Recalling a craft that I did with my parents and improving upon it.
#3- Just sitting down and playing with my son.
#4- By looking at nature and trying to capture at least 0.0000001% of its beauty.
#5- I dream about them… No, seriously I do.


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Save, Clean and Organize while crafting with kids



LANGUAGE: English
GROUP: N/A
TIME: Less than 30 Minutes
LEVEL: Easy
CLEANUP: Easy
RECYCLING: No


Tips for parents & teachers who do crafts with children

I wanted to share a few tips that I have picked up by crafting with my parents, then with my sisters and now with my son. Tips to save money and to organize and clean in a breeze.

Buy in Bulk and save a lot
buying in bulk saves you a lot of money. Specially when you buy paper, paint and beads. If you are buying paper try buying a box load rather than one pack. If you buy paint you can re-use baby food containers and put paint in some them so that the paint is not used all at once. When buyi

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