A star spangled banner

A star spangled banner

Every year, my kids look forward to our neighborhood 4th of July party, where they gorge themselves on hot dogs and watermelon, and the adults take turns manning the margarita machine. But until the party starts later today, I figured it might be fun to keep the kids...
Kickstart paper creativity, beautifully

Kickstart paper creativity, beautifully

Usually when I see a Kickstarter project, I think, “Huh. That’s kind of neat.” And then I see something shiny and move on with my day. But check this out: ReadyMade magazine’s founder, Grace Hawthorne, has created what just may be the perfect...
Paperflavor – delicious!

Paperflavor – delicious!

What’s that delightful flavor? I mean, I know it’s paper. But there are essences of ballerina, candy, fruit, robot, and… do I detect the delightful aroma of ninja? It must be Paperflavor, the brand new site offering a truly creative range of...
Gourmet popsicles in under 10 minutes

Gourmet popsicles in under 10 minutes

Around our house, homemade popsicles are the treat of the century–a huge score for mom since they’re a relatively healthy dessert. Well, now that I’ve found this amazing new gadget, they’re not just a treat for my kids. My husband and I are...
Board game boredom no more

Board game boredom no more

My kids are always coming up with some crazy games from our board game graveyard, and anything else they can find in my craft cabinet. So I figure, why not let them put their creativity into action by letting them invent their own board game? Rainy days, or around...
Super cool – Make your own pop-ups!

Super cool – Make your own pop-ups!

My son has been totally into making pop-ups this week. Little paper springs, rainbows and jack-in-the-boxes are all over our kitchen table as I type this. (And a million tiny scraps of paper are still on the kitchen floor.) And now, your kids can get into it too....

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