Snufkin, the vagabond and philosopher, arrives each spring to Moominvalley to set up camp, fish, and comfort the small creatures of Moominvalley. He is always wearing a green hat, sometimes decorated with flowers and sometimes with feathers. If you would like to make your own Snufkin hat, you can use this Pilgrim's hat template, using green paper instead of black. Then decorate. Instead of gluing the headband, we cut notches like this. More after the jump.Read More
Thanks to everyone who came out to make crafts with us at Word on the Street this Sunday. We made pom pom characters. Here is a gallery of some of the great pom pom characters from the workshop. We'll be putting up directions on how to make your own pom pom character next weekend as our rainy day project, so check back soon.
Thanks to Chirp magazine for hosting us. We're putting together a story for Chirp's spring issue right now and we'll be sure to post more details about that soon, too.
The Teachers' Holidays was written and photo-illustrated by the children in Division 1 and 2 at Charles Dickens Elementary after reading Foggy.
One June morning, all the kids in Karen, Jen, and Wendy's classes were looking forward to summer. The kids began to imagine what the teachers might do on their holidays...
Erin from collage collage sent us these lovely portraits of Tulip the Buffalo receiving his birthday present from Snowy & Chinook. These are from a crafting session she held earlier this year. We love the bright red and green tissue against the kraft background. Also googly eyes are always great. We'll be posting more about making paper and tissue collages soon.
At the end of the school year last June, the Kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 class at Charles Dickens Elementary wrote and illustrated this great story book, inspired by the Windy books. The portrait above is of Ray and Cookie, the stars of the story. The kids made all the characters (dolls of kids in the class and the teachers) and made all the presents (from found objects) to give to the teachers at the end of the year.