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sparkle crafts: father's day gifts round up

This Father's Day we want to inspire you to go beyond the typical clay and tempera paint ashtrays and noodle necklaces and make something that Dad will really like. What's a better gift than playing with your kids? We've got lots of handmade gifts that will allow kids and dads to play together — getting more out of the day than just presents. If you need some inspiration, we've got you covered....

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....

sparkle craft: recycled masks of on and off invisibility

In the Libby & Dish story, “A Remarkable Discovery”, Libby and her mother are taking their new neighbors, the Cortez family, a housewarming gift. Libby is excited to pick out the perfect gift for Juan Paco, but she also wants to discover the answer to the mystery she and Dish have been attempting to solve: What kind of pet lives with Juan Paco and his family?...

End of Year Appreciation Gifts Round Up

Whether you go to school or homeschool, the year is almost over and now is a perfect time to give your special teachers or mentors a gift to show them your appreciation for how much they've helped you this year. I've collected nine sparkle crafts that are easy to make and will bring a lot of joy to whom ever receives them....

sparkle craft: simple brushbot

In the Libby & Dish story “On Clouds and Hard Places,” Libby falls in love as soon as she meets Juan Paco’s pet cobayo, Vellosa. She is on a cloud-— until, moments later, a neighbor enters, and she takes a hard fall back to reality. Lucky for her, Juan Paco and his father understand, and they usher Libby and her mother into their soft, welcoming home....