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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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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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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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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DIY Scratch Off Valentine’s Day Cards

BY  |  Friday, Feb 07, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Scratch Off Valentines

Here’s a really fun way for your kids to make their own cards for their friends— DIY Scratch Off Valentine’s Day Cards!

Kids will love receiving these. There’s just something so exciting about scratching off that silver paint to see what’s revealed underneath.

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DIY Valentines: Puzzle Piece BFF Necklace

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Puzzle Piece BFF Necklace

These cool friendship necklaces are the perfect gift for a BFF on Valentine’s Day! They are so simple to make and we bet you have all (or most) of the supplies at home:

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DIY Felt Fortune Cookies For Chinese New Year or Valentine’s Day

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

felt fortune cookies

Tis the season for celebration!  These Felt Fortune Cookies can be shared for Chinese New Year (coming up on January 31) or for friends and loved ones for Valentine’s Day in February. One craft—two uses!

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Montclair High Student Creates a Guide to Store Windows of NYC

BY  |  Monday, Dec 23, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Store Windows of NYC

Captivated by the holiday windows in New York City?  So is Michael Greenberger, a 17-year-old senior at Montclair High School, who has been documenting the store windows on and around Fifth Avenue for the past year, setting up his tripod in front of Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany, Ralph Lauren and Kleinfeld. With his collection of photos, Michael has launched his website Store Windows of NYC and has even added a walking tour route so that spectators can visit the windows for themselves.

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