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Project | Using Project Life With Kids

We finish out Kids Crafts Week with the hottest thing to hit scrapbooking for grown-ups in the last few years…Project Life!

My 10 year old daughter, Bridget, recently decided that she wanted to “make a scrapbook too”. Due to her limitations (she has arthritis and autism), I decided to try her out with Project Life as a “shortcut” to enabling her to scrapbook.

I let her browse the new Project Life releases online, and she went straight for the “Blush” kit, full of pink and doodle-y flowers. (A “Honey” kit just “accidentally” fell into Mommy’s cart while the kid was picking out her kit….you’ll hear more about that later!)

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We picked a topic for her first Project Life pages, the day we spent at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for her 10th birthday last month. Then we sat down at my computer and I opened up my Adobe Lightroom library. Bridget pointed to the pictures that she wanted and I took care of printing them the appropriate sizes. Continue Reading →

Project | Sticky Sticks

You know a craft product is good when it sparks a whole new hobby for your child.

And the odd thing is that this product – Sticky Sticks (25 sticks for $3.50)- is probably one of the most basic craft items out there: the popsicle/tongue depressor stick. The genius thing about Sticky Sticks is that they added a square of adhesive to one end, and by doing that (and eliminating the liquid glue and drying time associated) they opened up a world of possibilities.

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I showed the Sticky Sticks to my daughter, Gracie, one evening before bed. I showed her how to use them by sticking them to a photo she had on her art desk – simply peel off the little square of wax paper covering the adhesive square on the end of the stick and adhere to whatever you like. She tucked the photo into her cup of pens and I immediately realized these would make a great tool to display small photos and works of art all over the house. Continue Reading →

Review | Sticky Sticks

Sticky Sticks

Sticky Sticks, which debuted at CHA Winter 2013, are a product invented by a mother that needed this exact item when she was creating visual aids for teaching children.  I was excited to try them because I love doing craft projects with my young daughter (she is almost two and a half).  When this package of 25 Sticky Sticks arrived I was a little stumped about which project to start with.  So I checked the Sticky Sticks project ideas page and followed the very simple instructions – peel the paper adhesive backing and stick. Continue Reading →