Swimming Cover-Up for Kids

“Don’t wear it if it itches.” -Advice from a child- journal entry: Whatever covers a busy child must be fast to put on and easy to get off.  I loved this little hand towel  which jumped out at me  from a clearance table.  I cut a hole for the neck …

Grandpa's Playroom Furniture

“The best way to make children good – is to make them happy !” -Oscar Wilde- journal entry: This piece of furniture certainly made grandma happy! I drew a picture for grandpa. I wanted something large enough for everything at eye level that would make toys easy to get out …

Noah's Ark Mobile

“Imagination is the highest kite anyone can fly.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: This is my Noah’s Ark mobile. I made it from paper shapes of animals which I covered with printed card stock paper.  I made the ears and tails for dimension. I added plastic animal beads and hung the …

Can You Match the Animals?

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere!” -Dr. Suess- journal entry: I was tired of chicken, duck, horse, cow and dog.  I thought that if I was tired of them . . . little people must really be longing for something goofy and strange.  So, …

A Counting Book for Andrew

“Rivers know this:  there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” -Winnie-the-Pooh- journal entry: Is there such a thing as time to children?  I don’t know.  I know that when children want something they know when you have taken too long to get it for them.  If children want …

Drawstring Toy Bags

“When I am grown to a man’s estate, I shall be very proud and great, And tell the other girls and boys, NOT to meddle with my toys !” -Robert Louis Stevenson- journal entry: I have a very vivid memory of toy bags I made for my son.  I had …

Lovely Little Lava Lamps

“People who don’t think probably don’t have Brains; rather, they have gray fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.” -Winnie-the-Pooh- journal entry: I’m afraid it is true.  Lava lamps are never going away.  After the Sunday dinner was cleared away, we made Lava Lamps. The idea came from the …

"Fly Away With Me" Bird Mobile

“I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.” -Charles Lindbergh- journal entry: The birds sit in the trees, talking to each other, while I fill the feeder and line the railing of the deck with birdseed.  I am barely in the house before …