Dangling from heavy-duty button thread, these circular circus entertainers are ready to perform their acts at the whim of the slightest breeze. They’re particularly susceptible to air currents because they’re made of paper, like all the mobiles on these pages. You don’t have to be an artist to create this big-top circus. Simply cut out the figures on the card insert that follows to make the acrobats, clown, strong man, and ringmaster.
Cottontail collectibles are every bit as adorable -- and abundant -- as bunnies themselves. For more than a century, rabbits have been a motif for springtime goodies, be they vases for daffodils or stuffed toys in an Easter basket. Rabbits' longtime association with spring started with the Easter bunny. Protestants in Europe celebrated the iconic figure as early as the 17th century, but the custom became more common in the 19th century when German emigrants to Pennsylvania brought the tradition of the Osterhase, or Easter hare, to U.S. shores in the early 1800s. In their tale, the multitasking, multitalented Easter bunny not only lays eggs, but also decorates and delivers them. Here is a look at some bunny collectibles going back more than a century, with cameos by a few living, breathing, highly lovable little guys and gals.
Everyone benefits from a back-to-school bake sale: Kids get to make yummy treats with their parents then have the fun of acting as vendor. These tasty treats are perfect for a bake sale; they're kid-size and easy to eat anywhere. Many are also peanut-free to reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.
With just a few well-placed decorations, you can set the mood for a beautiful and memorable baby shower. Browse our ideas for creating customized decorations to celebrate the mother-to-be and her little one, including mobiles, paper lanterns, decorated mirrors, and more.
Acids, such as vinegar, react and dissolve calcium carbonate, which is found in eggshells, to produce carbon dioxide gas and dissolved salt; a protein membrane around the egg remains, creating a springy feel. TV crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan shares his educational how-to.