Holiday Crafts

Crafts for and about the holidays!

Christmas Cloche and Terrarium | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It Is Pronounced \ˈklōsh\ Have you seen all the adorable Christmas cloches and terrariums on Pinterest? (And while we’re having this conversation how do you pronounce “cloche” anyway? Good question! It ends up that people in the UK pronounce cloche kind of like “claus” with an “h” at the end and people in the US […]

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How has your week been? We’ve been much better this week, thankfully! We’ve also got Sola’s Halloween costume all together. She wants to be a rat, which is definitely an original idea (that I had nothing to do with). Over the years, I’ve learned that for us, the best costumes use regular clothing as a […]

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Seasonally Inspired Learning – 10 Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween is only 17 days away! Are you ready? We’re not! We had the stomach flu all week! Blech! This is the longest stomach flu we have ever had in the 25 years that I’ve been parenting, but I guess it is not that unusual for it to last up to 10 days. Then last […]

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Tie Dye Easter Eggs | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every year, Sola and I try to decorate Easter eggs using a different method(s) than the year before. This year, we decided to try our hand at making tie dye Easter eggs using Sharpies. Gohan had used this process to make tie dye t-shirts at a summer camp many years ago, but whenever I tried […]

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Last year, for Easter, Sola and I experimented with dyeing eggs with silk. For the most part, the eggs turned out quite lovely, worth saving for future Easters. We did learn a few things in the process that are worth mentioning thoughIn regards to 100% silk sources, a lot of Pinterest tutorials that I saw, […]

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