I made a free May Day Window Transparency template to share with you all. I’ve been trying to make one transparency a month. Next month, I am hoping to get away from relying so heavily on a silhouette, but I really wanted to illustrate the May Pole in this template. Sola has no idea what a May Pole looks like in real life and probably never will. While it used to be that some of the local cities hosted May Day events in the past, it seems like May Day in the Seattle area has just come to be associated with protests, riots, road closures, traffic jams, looting, and/or violence. Still, I wanted her to see what one looked like, so I made this transparency.
Shadow Puppet Plays Putting on shadow puppet plays is a great way to encourage children’s storytelling skills. It’s also a great indoor activity for rainy afternoons when your child is going stir crazy to play outside. When Sola was younger, we used her play stands to put on shadow puppet shows. Unfortunately, when we moved, […]
Festivals of Light No matter what culture you are from or what religion you belong to, most holidays at this time of year have one thing in common and that is light. Whether it is a menorah for Hanukah, Christmas lights for Christmas, lights for Diwali, a crown of candles for Santa Lucia Day, or […]
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making handmade paper for some time now. I like the idea of being able to recycle my own paper. Plus, this year I am trying a new approach to nature journaling. Instead of buying fancy journals, Sola and I will making our own journals and I thought […]
We’ve made DIY pinwheels for a few summers in a row now. They are an easy summer craft to make with children. Big pinwheels, like one Sola is holding above, make cute summer decorations, while smaller pinwheels are fun for kids to run around with. To make a pinwheel, you will need: Dowel 3/8″ thick, […]