Category Archives: Crafts/Activities

Storybook Character & Easy Costumes

Finding the right costume is the treasure hunt of Halloween isn’t it? The best kind, of course, are the homemade kind! These Pinterest boards, books and web links will help you find some great ideas for easy, cheap costumes…some of them even for your child’s favorite book character! Come up with a good one? Send us a picture on Facebook or Twitter!

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Books:

CostPrincessCostFairyCostPirateCostRobotCostKnightCostAstronautSpectacularHalloweenCoolCostumesCreativeCostumesCoolMakeupSimpleMasksExcellentFacePaintingDisneyFaceCostumeGlueGoCostumesCuteEasyCostumesBabyCostumes

Crafty Chloe

Chloe loves to make stuff. Out of anything. Craft supplies. Stuff she finds around the house. Trash. Stuff that doesn’t belong to her – like her Dad’s shirt! She is one creative girl! When she gets invited to a friend’s birthday party she is determined to make something truly special. Her motivation? Jealousy! I know, not what you expected. She wants to give her friend a gift at least as good as what one of the other guests is bringing! She comes up with something perfect…in fact, it is SO perfect it erases the jealousy and makes all three girls smile. The best gifts really are the homemade kind! Author: Kelly DiPucchio

More books about craft loving kids:

Some Books:

Alex and Lulu Two of a KindPolka Dot Penguin PotteryArt's SuppliesThe DotEmma's Rug

Winter Fun on a Cold Day

It’s cold! I know, stating the obvious! A good day to remember this famous storybook quote:

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.”

It would be a good day for a visit from The Cat in the Hat to change things up and make a big fun mess!

Since The Cat in the Hat won’t really stop by, here are some websites and books that might help you figure out how to have some fun together on a cold day, and later in the week, on a snowy day!

 

Winter Books:

Charley’s First NightLittle Bea and the Snowy DayHenry Goes SkatingOlivia Builds a SnowladyThe ReaderSnow Day for MouseSnowboy 1,2,3Snowmen at WorkA Snowy Day in Bugland
Build Your Own Fort, Igloo, and Other HangoutsHow Do You Know It’s Winter?The Kid’s Winter Fun BookWinter Colors