Kid Craft: Bunny Ring

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bunny Ring

Hop to it and celebrate spring with a bunny ring!

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Easter Egg Craft: Cascarones!

BY  |  Monday, Apr 07, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Confetti eggs known as Cascarones are a tradition common in Latin America and a great DIY alternative to dyed or plastic eggs for your Easter celebrations. Making Cascarones is fun, but the real fun comes in cracking them over your someone’s head!

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Afikomen Bag For Passover

BY  |  Friday, Apr 04, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Afikomen Bag

Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 14 and continues for seven days. It’s a joyous holiday for Jewish people, as it’s a celebration of freedom.

A favorite part of the Passover Seder for children is finding the afikoman (a large piece of a matzah that is hidden during the Seder). Children search for the afikomen and usually receive a prize for finding it.  This easy handmade afikomen bag will become a cherished family keepsake.

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Let’s Go Fly a DIY Kite!

BY  |  Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Let’s Go Fly a DIY kite! And there’s no better time than in March. You know, ”comes in like a lion” and all that.  So take advantage of the March winds and make a kite. All you need are a few materials and a windy day.

Here’s how to make your own kite in 10 easy steps:
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St. Patrick’s Day Round Up

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday!

Here’s a round up of parades, our favorite crafts, recipes, books and more that will make your Irish eyes smile — and remember, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!:

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Shamrock Bookmark for St. Patrick’s Day

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shamrock Bookmark

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by creating your very own Shamrock Bookmark to use when reading a great holiday book!

This craft is great for all ages. Younger children can use glue and older kids can make it a bit more advanced by sewing together and adding embellishments.

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Montclair in Miniature at the Montclair Art Museum

BY  |  Monday, Mar 10, 2014 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

build montclair in LEGO

Families and friends from all over Baristaville came to the Montclair Art Museum on Sunday afternoon to create a miniature Montclair using just LEGO and their ingenuity. Given photographs of historical buildings around town, teams of up to four people built Montclair from the tabletop up.

Designed by Livingston architect Stephen W. Schwartz, and co-sponsored with the Montclair Historical Society and Building Blocks Workshops, the annual Build Montclair in LEGO event was sold out. The full house created a bustling room of participants digging through over 60,000 LEGO building blocks looking for just the right size and color pieces. Sometimes creative license was called in to assist, and the results were fantastic and fun.

Check out the creativity in our slideshow of the event!:

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A Bit O’ Green For St. Patrick’s Day: Felt Headbands

BY  |  Monday, Mar 03, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

St. Patrick's Day

Headbands are an easy way to add a bit of green to your wardrobe for St Patrick’s Day (or any day if you love the  color).  They also make a great birthday party gift and are easy to make!

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Origami Hummingbird Necklace

BY  |  Friday, Feb 21, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Origami Hummingbird Necklace

I have always enjoyed sitting on my grandparents side porch watching the hummingbirds wiz by. So when my art teacher Mrs. Renzulli taught me how to make big origami hummingbirds I was thrilled. I quickly realized that I could make them any size and soon I had an army.

This is a great project for kids because all it requires is a little bit of patience and then you have an awesome necklace.

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Barista Kids Valentine’s Day Round-Up 2014

BY  |  Monday, Feb 10, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day is this Friday, so we’ve rounded up our best crafts, tips and recipes for you and your kids to enjoy:

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