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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Only Two More Weeks!

It's just two weeks before the kids go back to school. You've probably run out of daytrips to take, and ideas to entertain them, these last two weeks could very well turn into a trip through purgatory!

Although you don't want to hear it, the time between the start of school and the holidays will pass by in a flash. So, in the next two weeks, involve your kids in making some unique holiday wrapping paper. It'll provide them with a creative activity, have a practical result, and, keep them out of trouble, .

We recently added Print & Stamp Lab: 52 Ideas for Handmade, Upcycled Print Tools [761 BUN]. This book by Traci Bunkers explores a simple craft idea--making printing stamps--and has made it accessible and doable for the average person.

Using materials found around a typical home such as erasers, pencil grips, bottle tops, buttons, rubber bands, etc., Bunkers has created some awesome printed papers. With your kids, keep it simple: salvage disposable materials like rubber bands and bottle tops; use rolls of plain white or brown paper; use red, green, and/or blue craft paint; consult Print & Stamp Lab for inspiration, and have fun!

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