Monday, December 15, 2014

DIY: Cardboard Car

With the holidays fast approaching, you're bound to have two things in abundance: empty boxes and rambunctious kids.

Put them both to use by making cardboard cars to take into Stanley's Garage!






    
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Supplies:

-   1 large box
-   Colored duct tape and/or hot glue
-   Construction paper and/or paint
-   4 Paper plates
-   2 Solo cups
-   Wide colored ribbon




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Directions:

  1. First, cut off the bottom and top flaps of the box so that it fits over your child's head. 
  2. Glue or tape two paper plates on either side of the box to make wheels. 
  3. Glue or tape your two Solo cups on the front of your box to make headlights.
  4. Finally, cut two strips of ribbon and attach them to the front and back of the box to make straps. Measure them so that the box hangs from your child's shoulders.
  5. Give that car a custom paint job! You can finger-paint it, glue on construction paper patterns, or even make designs from your colored tape. Be creative! 

Beep! Beep! You're ready for the open road!

Friday, December 5, 2014

#FreeBookFriday: CLAUDE ON THE SLOPES by Alex T. Smith

What is it about December that makes it feel so magical?

Is it having a snowball fight?


Is it skiing gracefully as snow falls?

Is it entering snowman-building competitions?


Look! Claude thinks he knows. Yes, Claude?

Oh! Of course! 
The magic is in spending time with the people (and socks) you love.

We hope you'll spend this December sharing Claude & Sir. B's wintry adventure with the little people close to your heart. To help you do just that, Claude on the Slopes is the December #FreeBookFriday! Enter below!


Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock go to the Snowy Mountains to swish down the powdery slopes. They throw snowballs, learn to ski, and enter a snow-sculpture contest. But when an avalanche threatens their winter wonderland, Claude must come to the rescue.own the powdery slopes. They throw snowballs, learn to ski, and enter a snow-sculpture contest. But when an avalanche threatens their winter wonderland, Claude must come to the rescue.

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