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sparkle kitchen – onigiri

In this week's Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “Lunch Box,” Martin notices that the construction workers downtown as well as the children from the local school all have little lunch boxes they carry around. This makes him wonder—why don't he and Sylvia have lunch boxes? And if they did have them—what images would they want on the outside? This sets off a fun adventure of finding, adapting and decorating their own lunch boxes....

sparkle crafts – protector capes

This week we are celebrating Superheroes of all kinds. With that, we wanted to re-share a post from last year about making a DIY cape for kids....

sparkle crafts – furoshiki lunch bag wrap

To go along with our back-to-school theme, we are reposting this from last year....

sparkle kitchen - butternut squash chili

In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “Snow That Sticks”, it's almost officially winter and there is still no snow. Brother and sister think about ways they can encourage the snow to come, and—in addition to a snow dance and song—they decide to make lots of paper snowflakes. When they bring the paper flakes outside, they are dazzled by what happens....

sparkle kitchen- gyoza

In this week's Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story, “The Let Go Approach” Martin has a particularly magical gift for his sister. It is so magical that he wants to give it to her in a magical way....