Hobbies: Puppets

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Stay at Home Mom Seeking Arts/Crafts Ideas

Hi! I am having a great time staying home with my kids this summer. This is our first time together, I've worked all the years before. We're having a great time swimming, and attending movies at the theatre. But I was hoping to get some suggestions for arts/crafts. My kids like to play xbox & watch movies, but I don't want them doing too much of this. They like to draw but I was hoping to get some ideas of something we can ALL do together! I have a 9 yr old, 6 yr old, 5 yr old, 3 yr old, & 8 month old. Thanks!!!


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What to Do with the Piles and Piles of School Artwork?!

I'm desperately trying to get a handle on the chaos in my house that has gotten out of hand since my fourth baby was born in September. I am able to organize most things pretty efficiently, but the one thing I have never been able to figure out how to deal with is the artwork and school papers that come home every day. Now I have 2 kids in preschool, so they are coming home with completed cut and paste exercises, paper bag hand puppets, painted masterpieces, and a ton of projects that relate to the current season or theme of the week. ...


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Doll House- for Boys

Mamas & Papas- Can you recommend a doll house or its equivalent for a boy? Our son is 2.5 y.o. His early intervention teacher recommended we get one to foster pretend play. I am looking for something which is age appropriate and sturdy, and not terribly "pink" as toys which are geared for girls nowadays tend to be. Thanks, F. B.


Birthday Party Idea

I am looking for ideas (other than the over-done Pump It Up) for a birthday...


Dress Up

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Kids Play Places

My cousin and I are toying with the idea of opening a center where mom's bring their kids just to play. In the area where we live, there is nothing like this, other than the McDonalds play area. There isn't even a play area in our mall. Our plan would be for it to be a place where mom and child would stay - no drop-offs, not a daycare. We would have a cozy sitting area for mom's with coffee and snacks, and wifi, maybe a tv. The kids area would have a variety of different activities - an art center, a train table, an area to play "house...

Other Crafts

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Crafty Moms Need Ides for Halloween Crafts for Kindergaten Class

Hi everyone, my daughter's kinder Halloween party is two weeks from today. I offered to make easy crafts for the children to make/finish. What are good ideas for Halloween crafts? I was thing paper bag ghost puppets but other than that I've got nothing. Also if you have ideas for Halloween cupcakes I would appreciate it too. Any and every input is appreciated. Thanks and Happy Halloween to you all!


Arts and Crafts

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has any good ideas for arts and crafts. I am...


Crafts for Toddlers

Hi! Was wondering if you all could help me with finding fun & simple...


Craft Fair Crafters

Are any of you mamas crafters that set up booths at fairs? My school is...


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How to Read to Your Kids

This is going to sound like a silly concern, as most of my concerns do! I'm a writer by trade and I love reading. I come from a long line of librarians and I've been waiting my whole life to read to my kid. Before I had kids, I read to kids I babysat and I found that the girls are much, much better about sitting still and paying attention to the story. I also have a cousin whose mom is a librarian, and he grew up to hate reading! So despite my family background, I've always been afraid that my kid wouldn't love reading. So now I...