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We made a simple craft inspired by Matt De la Peña and Loren Long’s new book LOVE, a book about everything that can be love.  To make heart-shaped pencil toppers, all you need are pencils and pipe cleaners.

1. Bend a pipe cleaner in half.  Wind it around the top of a pencil a couple of times.  Pull both ends of the pipe cleaner to make sure it’s wrapped around the pencil tightly.  

2. Bend and shape the rest of the pipe cleaner into the shape of a heart.  Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner together to finish off the heart. 

You can watch the book trailer for LOVE here, and find out about Matt and Loren’s upcoming book tour dates here.


postcards from outer space

I'm over on The Land of Nod's blog talking about how to put a galactic twist on snail mail.  It's a great little project for a play date or party as well.  Read all about it here.


valentine animal envelopes

We made these Valentine Animal Envelopes recently (idea and original post by Mer Mag).


holiday crafternoon

You can read about the recent holiday crafternoon we had on The Land of Nod's blog today.



I'm over on This Picture Book Life today with a craft to go with Danielle's review of Feathers: Not Just For Flying. Be sure to check it out!