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Meet : Joel Henriques

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Joel’s website: www.madebyjoel.com Joel’s book: www.madebyjoel.com/madetoplay Joel Henriques is an artist who lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. He is author of the blog Made by Joel, where he shares his toys and craft ideas, and strives to show the importance and fun of handmade arts and crafts. He has recently …

Make It : Summer necklaces for (little) girls

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As a mother of 2 boys, I use any excuse to make something pretty for a sweet little girl (not that my boys aren’t sweet, but pretty isn’t exactly in their vocabulary, let alone their wardrobe). So for the 4th birthday of a little friend of mine, I wanted to make a necklace … the …

Inspiration Board : Funny Food

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How would you like to wake up to these guys tomorrow morning? Photos by Bill Wurtzel Or read the morning paper with this lady? This little fella looks delicious, nutritious, and well-dressed. Bill Wurtzel offers 365 fun and healthy ways to craft your breakfast in his new book Funny Food.  Each work of food art …

Inspiration Board : Passover Crafts

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Passover begins tomorrow- have you checked out our Pinterest board devoted to the holiday?  We’ve got some clever recipes, fresh tabletop ideas, and sweet crafts for your Passover seder. Cover each Haggadah with decorative paper to coordinate with your table setting. Make a keepsake afikomen bag out of a pretty hanky. How about this Matzo …

Make It : Easter Surprise Balls!

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Surprise balls are an easy -to-make cute addition to an Easter basket, and a fun way to receive treats and toys. They’re made by wrapping crepe paper streamers or strips around little toys and candy, adding more treats as you wrap the streamers around and around. These bunny surprise balls, designed by the brilliant Athena …

Make It : Children's Bird Wings with Lynn Russell

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I’d like to introduce my long-time “internet friend” Lynn Russell, the very talented artist and letterpress printer at Satsuma Press. We met on Etsy years ago – Lynn discovered we were mutual “favorites” and reached out to me, and she has been a cherished pen pal ever since. A bit about Lynn: She works and …

Last Minute Valentines

Make It : Last Minute Valentines

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Yikes- VALENTINE’S DAY IS TOMORROW!  Need to whip up some last minute tokens of everlasting love?  Or maybe just a little something to brighten up a friend’s day?  You’ll find everything you need in our Valentine’s Day clip art round-up from last week. Also, Ez from Creature Comforts has done her own downloadable Valentine round-up- …

Make It : Valentine treats for the whole class

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After many  years of Valentines for school friends (see some here and here) , this is our last time of Valentine treats for the whole class … my son is in 5th grade and will be starting Middle school next year. I know from my older son that there you for sure do not hand out …