We got to know Cindy DeRosier recently and have been loving her blog, My Creative Life. It's full of creative and accessible crafts, cooking and travel tips.
When she posted a StickTogether Hot Air Balloon poster in her dining room, it became a focal point not just for her family, but everyone who dropped by, including Grandma.
Check out their fun collaboration here: https://www.cindyderosier.com/2019/03/sticktogether.html
It’s a snow day. The kids are outside having a snowball fight with neighborhood friends. You invite everyone in for hot chocolate. It’s not even noon…now what?
5 Device-free ways to keep the gang happy indoors:
Break out the Lego – collaborate on some new creations. https://www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/master-builder-lego-instructions-how-to/
Make sculpture, collages or other masterpieces with things found around the house. Afterward, mount a ‘group show.’ https://artfulparent.com/kids-arts-crafts-activities-500-fun-artful-things-kids/
Board games! Where kids interact with each other, instead of a screen. https://www.fractuslearning.com/best-board-games-for-kids/
Make ‘Slime’ using pantry ingredients (never gets old.) Remind everyone – firmly and frequently - that upholstery is off-limits! https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/category/slime/
Set up a StickTogether (for added fun, hide the cover so they can guess what the image will be.) Everyone can join in - little brothers, big sisters, even babysitters or parents!
We were thrilled recently when Heather at Beyond Our Front Yard named StickTogether as "Our favorite screen-free family activity of 2019."
Her blog focuses on family travel and activities and is full of good ideas. We think you'll enjoy her review of StickTogether - it's fun, informative and, as you can see, her kids are pretty adorable too! Thanks, Heather!
We had a great time in Phoenix at Creativation in January! Meeting and sharing ideas with so many influencers in the making/crafting world was inspiring, educational and just plain fun! Thanks to all who visited our booth!
Special thanks to Lynn Lilly of Craft Box Girls for including us in her wrap-up of show highlights: https://www.facebook.com/CraftBoxGirls/videos/1950982598334403/ (we’re featured at around minute 28:28.) Also to Cindy deRosier at My Creative Life for choosing StickTogether as a Creativation 'Cool Product Pick' and her lovely review: https://www.cindyderosier.com/
Stay tuned for more collaboration!
February is Black History Month and communities all over America are coming together to honor and learn about this important part of our shared history.
This list of "20 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond" from We Are Teachers is full of meaningful and inventive suggestions: https://www.weareteachers.com/7-fresh-ideas-for-black-history-month/
How does your community commemorate Black History Month? Let’s share our ideas!