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  • Rectangle granny square
    Rectangle granny square baby blanket pattern
    Granny squares are easy to crochet, but what if you want to make a blanket quickly in one large piece, but don’t want it to be square? This pattern looks just like a traditional granny square,except that it is rectangular instead of square....
  • Ocean in a botttle craft
    Ocean in a bottle craft for kids
    Going to the beach or a lake during the summer is often an activity that we participate in to cool off during the hot weather. Beach activities can be so much fun for the family. Keeping the memory alive through pictures and keepsakes is something...
  • Free printable Canada Day crafts, coloring pages, lesson plans
    Free printable Canada Day crafts, coloring pages, lesson plans
    Canadians celebrate Canada Day on July 1 (formerly called Dominion Day). Here are free printable Canada Day paper crafts, games and activities. Use these printables if the weather is too hot or too cold and rainy to play outside. Children creating...
  • Making a palm tree shirt with fabric markers
    Make a palm tree shirt with fabric makers
    Summer is the season of palm trees, and a shirt with this theme can be created with fabric markers. The supplies needed for this project were under ten dollars, which illustrates that fashion can be crafty and affordable. The following steps were...
  • Memorial Day party for all ages: Patriotic crafts, picnic recipes, games, parade
    Memorial Day party for all ages: Patriotic crafts, picnic recipes, games, parade
    Holiday party planning is easy when dealing with one age group. Planning for young and old is more challenging. Easily-bored kids want to romp while grandparents want to sit (quietly!) and visit. Here's a patriotic Memorial Day party--with...
  • Free Vacation Bible School printables, Bible coloring pages, Christian crafts
    Free Vacation Bible School printables, Bible coloring pages, Christian crafts
    A very popular summer activity is VBS, or Vacation Bible School. Almost every local church sponsers a week-long Vacation Bible School. And don't let the term 'school' intimidate. Most VBS programs are fun-filled, hands-on and activity...
  • Free printable Fathers Day cards: Father's Day crafts and printables for dad
    Free printable Fathers Day cards: Father's Day crafts and printables for dad
    When Father's Day rolls around, it's sometimes hard to know what to get dad. Children may find themselves with little cash to buy something. Here are free printable Father's Day greeting cards and crafts to make at home. Dad will love...
  • Cinco de Mayo party activities, crafts, games for Mexican cultural festival
    Cinco de Mayo party activities, crafts, games for Mexican cultural festival
    Cinco de Mayo translates to "fifth of May" in Spanish. It celebrates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Pueblo. It's not the Mexican independence day though it sounds like the U.S. 4th of July. My Latino friends tell me Cinco de...
  • May Day paper plate basket
    May day baskets for kids
    May Day is every year on May1st. On May Day people celebrate the beginning of Spring and the start of May. May Day is celebrated with festivals, dancing, food, and flowers. This May Day have your children celebrate by making their own May Day...
  • Smithsonian Craft Show had glorious focus on sustainability
    Smithsonian Craft Show had glorious focus on sustainability
    The Smithsonian Craft Show, the "queen of America's craft shows," April 23-26 had a first-time emphasis on sustainability. The 33rd annualshow was particularly timely -- it opened on the day after Earth Day.Its two online auctions...
  • My Own Creation
    Make Your Own Altered Art
    I came upon this book called Altered Art by Madeline Arendt while browsing things hoping I'd find a cheap flexible tape measure to help aid measurements for my fitness goals (which turns out Dollar Tree didn't have any). I started...
  • Meteorite Sword
    Meteorite Sword
    A beautiful sword has been crafted out of something not from earth, a meteorite.ASBL Lucilinburhuc is a medieval group that teaches and trains in combat with various styles and weapons. Located in Luxembourg (Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy...
  • Brain tissue
    Arts, crafts and computers can help preserve your memory
    There are shared concerns among aging people about the possibility of memory loss. There are effective manners in which you can strive to maintain a healthy brain and good memory as you age. The American Academy of Neurology reported on April 8,...
  • Jarrod Polson
    A Look at What's Happening at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington
    Jason Miller, author of Down Don't Bother Me, will be at Jo-Beth for a book signing this Saturday, April 11th at 2 pm. The book was recently published on March 24, 2015 by Harper Collins. Take a look at the book description to see if this is...
  • Grapevine nesting balls
    Attract spring birds to your garden with nesting materials
    Birding and gardening seems to go hand in hand. Many gardeners love to add birdhouses, baths, and feeders to their yard to help entice feathered friends to prime viewing spots. But many overlook an easy and very necessary way of attracting those...
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