At this point in the season, we are dreaming of the end of winter and love to start planning spring break ideas just to get ourselves warm. Cameron has tried on every bathing suit she owns. Twice. And Kane has his suitcase at the ready. So the kids were super excited to try out a few new travel activities for OOLY!
Did you know that the North Pole is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean surrounded by Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Russia? It is also home to our OOLY pals, Arctic Animals Sticky Tab friends. Join us while we show you how to make these cute, up-cycled DIY paper ornaments that will bring the arctic circle into your home for the holidays (without freezing your finger tips)!
Have room for a fun character to hang with? It’s my pleasure to show you how to create and color your Señor Don Gato printable paper doll craft. So who is Don Gato? Well, when I was in elementary school I learned a song about this cat, Señor Don Gato, who is from Spanish and Mexican folklore. I always imagined him as an elegant Renaissance cat prince from the 16th century whose clothing need plenty of sparkle, metallic hues and gemstone colors…so download the free printable to get started with your own Don Gato.
My favorite holiday is coming up, and I cannot wait!! I absolutely love Halloween because it’s a time of year when you can be as creative as you want. These midnight DIY trick or treat bags are easy to make and fun to decorate for kids of any age. I call them “midnight” because they require creating art on a black as night background. Or if you’re like me, you might find yourself crafting at the stroke of midnight to finish a project!
At the end of every school year I try to help our kids avoid the infamous summer slide by spending a little time each day working on math, reading, and writing. But I also recognize that they’ve worked so hard all year and I aim to make it at least a little more playful, and OOLY has the perfect colorful school supplies to do just that! We do a variety of activities, but I always find workbooks to be a good supplement to the other games and projects we have planned for the summer.