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Easy Perler Bead Christmas Ornaments

I recently shared images of Snowflake Ornaments; now it’s time for Christmas ideas—and a few more snowflakes. Except for the owl and turtle, these are original creations. The turtle was inspired by a picture included with one of the Perler Bead kits, but the Santa hat it’s sporting was Kelly’s idea. I think the owl [click headline to read more…]

Perler Bead Snowflake Ornaments

Timmy’s Perler Bead Aztec Snowflake (2012)

Here are some of the snowflakes Matt, Kelly and Timmy created last December using a little vacation time and a lot of Perler Beads®. They didn’t follow any templates for these, choosing to come up with their own designs instead.

For bird ornament ideas, check out these other [click headline to read more…]

Fun Felt Friends

Mrs. Owl by Kelly Bohan (9 years)

Mr. Owl by Timmy Bohan (6 years)

These adorable finger puppets are based upon ones found in Fa la la la Felt: 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations by Amanda Carestio. We made these this winter when it was too cold to go outside, and we recently started [click headline to read more…]

Helping for Free, Just a Click Away (Part 2)

Here are a several more easy ways to assist children in volunteering on a regular basis. Like those in the previous post, all you need is Internet access, a little time and the willingness to make a few clicks a day. Be sure to supervise all youngsters when they are online.

Click to Donate Programs [click headline to read more…]

Helping for Free, Just a Click Away (Part 1)

Here are a three easy ways to volunteer your time on a regular basis. All you need is Internet access, a little time and the willingness to make a few clicks a day.

Quiz Clicks: Learn and Play While Helping

By answering a question—correctly or not—you and yours will be donating [click headline to read more…]