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    Baby Sibling Books

    These recommended reads address jealousy, sharing, and ways older siblings can help when their sibling arrives.


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    Macaroni Cat Necklace

    Painting pasta is an easy and beautiful way to create DIY jewelry with kids!


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    Easy Chicken Teriyaki

    Serve with rice and steamed vegetables for a delicious family meal!


  • Vicki

    Great ideas! Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday. Music, food and family fun. Love it all.

    • Jessica

      Isn’t Thanksgiving grand? I always want to give the turkey its due!

  • Christy from DC

    Love the table cloth idea! Thanks.

    • Jessica

      You’re welcome Christy!

  • Wendy

    My daughter is making this craft at summer camp today. Looking forward to seeing it complete.

    • Raeanna

      what is your daughter,s name ?

  • Raeanna

    I,ve seen lava lamp on tv before

  • Rebecca Robinson

    My pig/horse cut-out likes “Barney and Friends”. My pig/horse cut-out is seven days old. My neighbor used to have a black cat that bites. One day it just ran off and disappeared. Maybe, a coyote killed it. Maybe, a stranger took it. My dog/mouse cut-out is seven days old. My dog/mouse cut-out likes “Barney and Friends”. She also likes “Kipper the Dog”. My pig/horse cut-out likes “Kipper the Dog”. He also likes “Mustard Pancakes”. My Alaskan Malamute cut-out turned two yesterday. I’ve seen some lava lamps before. My horse/moose cut-out likes “Barney and Friends”. He also likes “Mustard Pancakes”.

  • Stephanie

    how long did you have to wait for the water to sink to the bottom if you put the oil first?

  • Lynn D.

    This craft was a huge hit for my daughters 10th birthday! We didn’t wait for the water to sink and it still worked. I had them wait about 2 min tops and then gave up. The craft was pure joy. We did it with 5 girls. I had them do one step at a time and assist each other. We all stayed on the same step together and one person at a time. They repeated the alka selter step over and over again, they loved watching their own and each other’s. I would say have wet wipes on hand for the oil, sometimes a few drops would bubble out and wet wipes would have been handy. You need alot of Vegetable oil so buy enough. And we went through an entire box of alka seltzer tabs. The craft lasted about 30 minutes.

  • portlandme

    How can I make this into a science fair project ?

  • Jen

    did the mixture spill out when you added alka seltzer? Looking to add this to a Girl Scout camp we are doing and although we are doing it outside, I wanted to see how messy it got when you added the alka seltzer. Thanks!