Happy Purim!


We had a lot of fun making Purim crafts for The Shiksa these last few weeks. We made masks with my friend Carrien’s kids.


Yes, Bethany and her kids were there too. So much fun.


We also made some Purim finger puppets for the story of Esther. This one is my favorite. I love it when I get to illustrate printables. Especially now that I am going through laptop withdrawals. Please click over to that one for the free printable and coloring sheet.


And lastly a paper basket or Mishloach Manot!

Happy Purim all my Jewish friends! And if you’re not Jewish I’m sure you could still find some fun in these crafts. :)

Busy Little Crafting Bees

for you!

We have been crafting like crazy around here. A little too crazy if you ask me but I’m thankful for my job and let’s face it, I love it. I’m especially proud of the latest craft we did for The Shiksa: Homemade Hot Chocolate Pouches! She made up the recipe, I made up the packaging. It’s a winner. The hot chocolate is DELICIOUS!!! I don’t think I’ll ever buy store bought again. It’s so easy too. Three ingredients! Seriously. Get yourself over there and make a batch.

Happy Holiday Cheer

Eight Crazy Nights of Cocoa?

Everybody Loves Hot Chocolate

Even Bug, the pickiest eater on the planet who claims she doesn’t like sweet things, loved it. Mmmmmm! mmmm!

Her masterpiece

Then there was the salt dough ornament craft that Little E and I did together on Alpha+Mom. That was so fun. It makes me miss Bug when she was that age.


I think salt dough ornaments should be required in Parenting 101.


We also made an abacus menorah on Alpha+Mom. That’s kind of crazy thing to make but fun. Actually, Bug skipped that craft. That’s okay. I don’t mind crafting all by myself.

Hanukkah Wrapping Paper

Some Hanukkah Wrapping Paper.

stamp stamp stamp

Stamp! Stamp! Stamp!

Fire! Fire!

We also made another menorah on a paint stick that turned out super cute but unfortunately was a fire hazard so that post got pulled. I hate it when that happens.

We’ve been a little busy, how about you?