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sparkle craft- recycled bird feeder

In this week's By Thistle By Thimble story, “Lady Jovial”, an old woman known only as “the pigeon lady” spends nearly every day feeding birds and tending the downtown green of a fine old town on the river. No one knows her real name or where she came from; they only know they always feel better after talking with her and seeing her smiling face....

sparkle craft- beeswax travel candles

In this week's So Many Fairies story, “Fire Fairies”, Nicholas and Miriam love their grandmother, Nani’s, warm and cozy home. But then, one spring day, a fire breaks out, and Nani's home is mostly lost to smoke and flame....

sparkle craft – homemade kid's shampoo

In this week's By Thistle By Thimble story, “The Barber King,” every town has its center, and sometimes it's not a town hall or square — sometimes it's a person....

sparkle craft – the willowbee cowl

In this week's The Willowbee Tree story, “The Clay Pot,” Piper is home sick from school and she doesn't like it. The day previous she did not listen to her mother or her teachers, and she was under-dressed for a class field trip. She got cold and wet, and now has a fever. When the Willow tree takes her to the Smoky Mountains to hear an old buzzard's story, she learns the importance of listening to one's elders....

sparkle craft – diy tibetan prayer flags

In this week's The Willowbee Tree story, “A Stone With Wings,” Clancy is a dreamy boy who has lots of "idea time." His family understands this and his teachers understand this, but sometimes the children in his class do not. They occasionally laugh at his ideas and think what he says is silly. But, when the Willow Tree takes him to the foothills of the Himalayas to help the local animals find a mythical source of water, it is precisely those "silly" ideas that help him find it....