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Nine Favorite Outdoor Crafts Round Up

For some people, getting out into nature is easy. They just step out their door and there it is. For others it might mean a walk in the park or at the beach, and others may have to drive a while to find what they are looking for. Here at Sparkle, getting kids and their grown ups out into nature is one of our highest priorities. Why? Because nature connects us to life. It reminds us of how big and small we are at the same time. It delights us and teaches us new things, while also humbling us and reminding us that life is fragile, and we should appreciate every moment....

I Love You Gifts for Father's Day: Craft and Recipe Ideas

Father's Day is usually relegated to the backyard bbq and hardware store sale. Although I'm sure Dads love buying tools on sale, this day should really be about showing appreciation for them. We've rounded up several recipes and crafts that the kids can plan in advance and either make with Dad or for him. This round up is all about creating a fun experience with Dad on Father's Day....

sparkle craft: Projects and Craft Ideas for Travel Fun!

Thinking of ways to entertain children on road trips can be a bit of hassle. Even worse is knowing what to feed them when they ask every 15 minutes — because for some reason travel makes children twice as hungry as they normally would be....

sparkle crafts: super helpful summer crafts

How do superheroes have a fun summer? They find ways to help out their friends, family, community, and environment! This summer, we want to encourage your family to find activities and crafts that are fun and helpful. We have many, many crafts here on the Sparkle blog that are both fun and helpful. We've gathered four of them for you. Feel free to try them out and share with us on Instagram or Facebook....

sparkle crafts: let's make fairy houses! (so the fairies will come!)

Fairy house-building is almost a given with children. If you have a few sticks and maybe a rock or two, suddenly there are fairy houses being built everywhere. Building a fairy house goes beyond just making a tiny house — it gives the child a sense of responsiblity, much like how Sylvia feels about her fairy houses in the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! story, "Discover and Delight". We have several ways for making fairy houses — they can be kept inside for the house elves or brownies, or...