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sparkle craft: easy cat wand

In the new Sparkle Stories collection Libby & Dish, Libby and Dish are best friends. The two spend slow hours building pillow forts in the cozy corner of Libby's bedroom, organizing crayons on the art table, and watching the busy dog-walkers on the street below — all from the comfort of their ninth floor apartment window....

sparkle craft: scribbled tea cups

In the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now story “Conquest of the Junkyard Pond,” the Junkyard finds itself in a very cold snap. When Mr. Flinch runs out of water for tea, he asks his Junkyard friends for help. They simply need to go to the Junkyard pond to retrieve some ice to thaw. But the whole world is frosty and frozen. Who will step forward as brave arctic explorers?...

sparkle craft: valentines printables

Do your kids have a Valentine's Day party at school? Are you searching for valentine cards that are simple and sweet for them to give to their friends? Well, you're in the right place!...

sparkle craft: pocket hand warmers

In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story "Four in One Snow Forts," a sudden snowstorm results in two feet of perfect packing snow — and brother and sister want to make snow forts. When their friends Jonathan and Sasha join them, the four of them start on four very different forts, but by days end, they decide to collaborate on one fort — a fort that features all four different styles....

sparkle craft: recycled materials diy round-up

This week at Sparkle we are focusing on grit. Sometimes it can be tough to use your grit, especially when you are working toward mastery and needing to be patient. Crafting can be a great way to increase your grit, just like Martin learned when he makes his friend Sasha a microscope in the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! story, "Grit." Here are a few Sparkle craft projects, using recycled material, to help boost your grit....