Monday, December 14, 2020


This week's take home craft is a hanging holiday elf to decorate your refrigerator or a bedroom door! Inside the kit are shapes for a head, tunic, arms and legs, a hat and other elf elements, including some extra paper and cotton for your creative kid. The directions are included, a guide to how your child might put the pieces together, but this week, there is no picture model for kids to follow. For your reference only, here's the pieces and how they could be used. 

Here's a sample of the directions in the kit:
The small yellow U-shaped pieces could be pockets on the elf’s shirt or tunic! Do you want one, or two, or zero pockets? Maybe you could add some buttons for his shirt and some toys or Christmas items sticking out from his pockets (if he has them!). There’s some extra white paper in your kit if you want to draw things and cut them out - or you could just draw with crayons or markers right on his shirt.

We have a dozen kits available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call or email and we'll get your kits to you through curbside pickup.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

A Pirate Christmas

I love this book. The illustrations are so detailed and clever. If you get a chance, borrow it and read it to your kids up close. Very sorry about the orientation of the camera...try to view it at full screen. 

If some child knows the answer to the question I pose about halfway through the story, could you post it in the comments, please? 😉Thanks.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Christmas Tree Craft

For this week's take-home craft, we’re making a simple two-sided Christmas tree decoration. There are three steps to this craft - covering a cardboard triangle with foil, collaging over the foil with tissue paper, and finally bedazzling the tree with jewels and sequins. Your child will need glue, scissors, crayons, and some patience (or help!) turning a gold disc into a tree topper. Directions and all the materials are included in this week's take-home craft kit. Give us a call or email to let us know how many kits you'd like to pick up curbside. Quantities are limited! That said, we have a couple of Advent calendar chain kits left from last week - and we even have a leftover moose kit if you'd like to make a Christmoose! 🤣

Let us know too if you'd like some holiday books - we have lots!