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Tiny received these Do-A-Dot Art Markers from some friends during her second Chanukah. She immediately loved them, and still does. I still remember when she created this first dot drawing, carefully making lines of dots down the page. Then she realized she could draw with the markers too, and that's when she really started to hone her artistic style. A babysitter left here one time with a poster she made for school using the markers. So I guess they're good for getting a message across. ~ What  are your favorite children's art supplies? ~

 
 
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When it comes to crafting with kids, a real go-to is taking any container with a top or lid and decorating it. I covered a Twinings tea box with white paper, and Tiny decorated it with her favorite Hello Kitty stickers. We filled it with a variety of paper baking cups for my mom for Mother's Day. She had wanted new cute cupcake cups, but I know she was more excited about the container itself. This could also work well as a jewelry box or a place to keep said sticker collection. ~ What innovative gift wrapping ideas have you tried? ~

 
 
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I didn't make up this idea, but I did make these for my friend (and reading specialist) Melissa's daughter's third birthday party!  The party theme was The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and although we live out of town I wanted to help. The original I saw used little pretzel sticks and grapes. Since I would be mailing these I needed sturdier and less perishable snacks. I chose the Jumbo Raisin Medley and Multi-Grain Pretzel Nuggets, both from Trader Joe's. I filled one half of a zip top snack size bag with each treat and twisted a pipe cleaner around the middle to create the antennae. Tiny made some too which we brought to a local backyard playdate. The crafty treats were enjoyed by all. These would also be fun to make using pieces of colored tissue paper in each side. They would last longer too. ~ What  creative treats do you serve at playdates or parties? ~