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sparkle crafts: four crafts to cool down with

Hot summer days call for water activities. Even if you live in a place where water conservation is key, we have an activity for you that will require minimal water waste. Here are four fun and cool activities to try out!...

Sparkle Crafts: 4 Projects Kids Can Do Together

Getting siblings to work together can sometimes be very difficult…and sometimes quite easy. With that truth in mind, we searched through our archives to find a few activities that are both fun and cooperative. Make sure you have enough materials to allow each kid make their own craft and it should be a fun time for all....

Sparkle Crafts: Activity Inspiration Sticks

This is a repost from several years ago. We thought it might be very helpful for kids to take care of their own boredom. ...

Nine Favorite Outdoor Crafts Round Up

For some people, getting out into nature is easy. They just step out their door and there it is. For others it might mean a walk in the park or at the beach, and others may have to drive a while to find what they are looking for. Here at Sparkle, getting kids and their grown ups out into nature is one of our highest priorities. Why? Because nature connects us to life. It reminds us of how big and small we are at the same time. It delights us and teaches us new things, while also humbling us and reminding us that life is fragile, and we should appreciate every moment....

I Love You Gifts for Father's Day: Craft and Recipe Ideas

Father's Day is usually relegated to the backyard bbq and hardware store sale. Although I'm sure Dads love buying tools on sale, this day should really be about showing appreciation for them. We've rounded up several recipes and crafts that the kids can plan in advance and either make with Dad or for him. This round up is all about creating a fun experience with Dad on Father's Day....