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M&S: Saturdays!

Saturdays are special days for our creative brother and sister. From enormous art projects in their own backyard to "explorers" adventures up Mooseberry mountain; from mornings of quiet building along the creek, to whole-family canning adventures in the kitchen, the children find fun and inspiration at every turn. Follow along with Martin and Sylvia's family, and then visit the Sparkle Blog to find project ideas and free printables inspired by each week's story.

Sparkle Crafts: Activity Inspiration Sticks
June 26, 2019
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Sparkle Crafts: Activity Inspiration Sticks

We all need a bit of inspiration from time-to-time, whether we’re looking for something to fill a few moments of down-time or an activity to do with a visiting friend. What we’ve cooked up is a simple three jar system, filled with activities for doing solo, enjoying with a friend, or tackling with a grown-up.

sparkle kitchen: onigiri
September 21, 2016
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sparkle kitchen: onigiri

sparkle crafts: protector capes
August 18, 2016
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sparkle crafts: protector capes

Today we’re going to make our very own protector capes that can be customized however you’d like (and whenever you’d like!)

sparkle crafts: furoshiki lunch bag wrap
August 11, 2016
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sparkle crafts: furoshiki lunch bag wrap

In Japan, there is a special wrapping called furoshiki that has traditionally been used in place of a lunch box. It’s a relatively simple basic skill to learn, but it can make for a most magical lunch-carrying experience, indeed!

The Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Series — Free Printable Project Book!
May 25, 2016
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The Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Series — Free Printable Project Book!

It is filled with fun things to do — no matter what the season!

sparkle kitchen: butternut squash chili
December 9, 2015
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sparkle kitchen: butternut squash chili

sparkle kitchen: gyoza
December 2, 2015
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sparkle kitchen: gyoza

sparkle kitchen: popovers
November 4, 2015
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sparkle kitchen: popovers

Did you know that you can make popovers in a normal muffin tin?

Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Great Scarecrow Mystery
September 19, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Great Scarecrow Mystery

sparkle crafts: puppet theater
August 13, 2015
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sparkle crafts: puppet theater

The true magic in this project happens after the physical making has been completed. When little ones (or grown-ups) sit behind the stage and spin a tale with the puppets. The magic is in the story.

Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Sock Puppets
August 13, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Sock Puppets

sparkle crafts: beach mandala
August 6, 2015
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sparkle crafts: beach mandala

All you need is what you find for this nature mandala — no special tools for this centering creative activity.

Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: What Sand Castles Like
August 6, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: What Sand Castles Like

sparkle crafts: collapsible play tent
July 30, 2015
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sparkle crafts: collapsible play tent

Build your own play tent, inspired by the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “The Tiny House.”

Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Blue Print
July 30, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Blue Print

sparkle crafts: dip-dyed braided flower wristlet
July 23, 2015
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sparkle crafts: dip-dyed braided flower wristlet

Make a little bit of happiness that you can wear no matter how hot it is outside. Inspired by the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “The Picky Day."

Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays!: Printable Project Page: Picky Day
July 23, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia's: Saturdays!: Printable Project Page: Picky Day

sparkle crafts: home team pennant
July 16, 2015
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sparkle crafts: home team pennant

Go, team, go!

Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Sports From Scratch
July 16, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Sports From Scratch

Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Animals Game
July 9, 2015
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Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! Printable Project Page: Animals Game

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