Category Archives: fun stuff

tutorial: a flower garden for toddlers

way back at christmastime, i made a flower garden toy for my niece after reading this blog post on the artful parent. once i’d gathered all the parts, i realized it was pretty simple and inexpensive to make (though mine … Continue reading

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this year’s diy christmas gifts, part 1: squishy circuits kits

one of my favorite library projects this year was squishy circuits. the short description of this project is– use homemade playdough to conduct enough electricity to light up some led’s. the longer description (and much more eloquent answer to the … Continue reading

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movie monday: one more from our trip to texas

Gabriel’s First Driving Lesson from carissaabc on Vimeo.

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app review: tiny bang story

i’ve been meaning to blog about the app tiny bang story for quite awhile, but i noticed today that it’s currently free and i don’t know how long that will last, so go start the download now and then come … Continue reading

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movie mondayish: cow chicken, episode 6 (the lost episode)

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an exciting giveaway!

a long while back, i wrote a review of the books by matthew van fleet. these books were so popular in our household for such a long time that we’d actually purchase anything new by this author as soon as … Continue reading

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paper worm racing tutorial

waaaaaaay back in 2008, i wrote a blog post about some worm races that we held at our library.  this year’s summer library theme is “dig into reading” and my worm race post has been getting a lot of hits … Continue reading

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a surprise gift for a friend

have i mentioned here that i am currently obsessed with making marshmallows from scratch?  i recently had a friend (who makes marshmallows professionally, among other things) teach me how to make them and as soon as i have the technique … Continue reading

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movie monday: happy easter! (a bit late…)

  (and if you’d like to compare, here’s last year’s version.)

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movie monday: cheater edition

observant readers may have noticed that i’m a few days behind.  also, there are a few family birthdays coming up for which i am not yet prepared and also i’m trying to pull together materials for a big presentation next … Continue reading

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