If you have spent much time looking at dolls, whether in the process of shopping as an adult or in the course of play during your own childhood, you will have noted the wide array of styles available–everything from very floppy baby dolls and rag dolls, completely unstuffed dolls, to very formed baby and child-like dolls. Aside from what you can see on the outside, though, it can be difficult to discern the real differences between dolls. Here are a … Read More...
A tradition in Germany and Sweden, these simple, all-natural straw ornaments are beautiful, affordable and fairly easy to make. Make some to grace your Christmas tree, then make some to give away as gifts. This is a good craft to do with children over the age of 5.
Natural Straw (available at a feed, pet or craft store) or Colorful Straw
X-acto or sharp knife
Thread (gold thread blends in better, red thread gives a festive pop)
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This time of year often provides a whirlwind of social engagements and entertainments, as well as the varied and endless errands attendant on special occasions. You can get so caught up in all the things to do that you might get to the new year only too grateful that it’s all over. There are ways that you can find a little of the enjoyment this season brought you as a child, or at least more readily share in your child’s … Read More...