Cardboard Box Arcade

IMG_1547We are well into the throws of summer here, and between trips to the beach, swimming lessons, picnics and playdates, my kids are always looking for an opportunity to be creative at home. Having the kids work on making a cardboard box arcade will provide hours of fun and entertainment as well make memories to last a lifetime. My children are able to do most of this with minimal supervision from me, but if your kids are smaller, you may want to help with cutting cardboard boxes as they can be very tough!

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Let’s Sew Together – Super Happy Slippers – and a giveaway

IMG_3219Tegenn has been desperate to make some slippers for quite some time, so she was quick to jump on the Super Happy Slippers project from Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher.  They’re on the cover – she spotted them immediately!

She loved using fabric markers to draw pictures on the tops of the slippers – she thinks that drawing on fabric is much more fun than drawing on paper, and I’m inclined to agree with her.Slipper collage 2

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Let’s Sew Together – Ship Shape Fabric Necklaces

Last week I shared an interview with Rubyellen Bratcher, author of the new book Let’s Sew Together and this week I’m sharing a few projects that my kids and I have been inspired to make.necklace CollageI honestly can’t think of a nicer family activity than sitting and creating something with my children. With a few simple tools, supplies, a little inspiration and suddenly all is calm and productive, fun and focussed. The kids appreciate this creative down time as much as I do.IMG_2929

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Let’s Sew Together – Author Interview

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Have you heard? There’s a new book in town called, Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher from the blog Cakies. If you, like me, are planning to be around children who want to MAKE STUFF this summer, this book is a very handy resource to have around. It’s brimming with creative ideas for children and parents and despite its name, each chapter also includes no-sew projects, educational activities, play ideas and even reading suggestions that tie in with the craft activities. We delved right in and got busy, of course! And judging by what we’ve made together so far, the ideas are sooo imaginative, with beautiful photos directions and clear instructions.

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