Monthly Archives: February 2012

Field Trip: Back to the deCordova

We took advantage of an absolutely beautifully mild February day during the kids’ break week and returned to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. (Our first visit, in the summertime, is described here.) This time, we made sure to find … Continue reading

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Shrinky Dink Fun

Materials: Plain Shrinky Dink sheets, permanent markers, colored pencils, hole punches I have a vague memory of Shrinky Dinks from early childhood, involving an avocado-green oven and those pre-printed Shrinky Dinks that require no more creativity than coloring books. But … Continue reading

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Weaving Process For a Preschooler

That cold-and-cough virus has been running through my kids for more than a week now, and G is the last to get it. When the kids are sick, the TV tends to be on more than normal (normal = hardly … Continue reading

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Patterned Paper Bag Heart Banner

Since November, I’ve been decorating our big sliding glass door to the deck with a seasonal banner of some sort. Our thankful banner was even created from paper bags! So when I saw that TinkerLab’s paper bag challenge fell at … Continue reading

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