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SparkWonder added to bloglovin!

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Now you can follow the SparkWonder blog at BlogLovin. What is BlogLovin? BlogLovin is all your favorite blogs in one place Add the blogs you want to follow and you’ll get all of their new posts in a feed on Bloglovin! And yes, you can add any blog. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Beautiful Paper Birds (that fly!)

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Beautiful paper bird paper airplanes that fly Paper airplanes are fun to build and fly and can serve as a physics lesson as well. We’ve long been inspired by the flight of birds and look for ways to replicate it. In this quick project we will build paper birds and make them fly, a simple mix of…

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Silly Putty Replicator

Silly Putty Replicator

Make wax replicas of everyday stuff using silly putty molds and crayons. Who needs a 3D printer to replicate household items? By making impressions in silly putty and filling the mold with melted crayons you can make replicas of coins, toy soldiers, small toys and more. Of course parental participation / supervision is required for…

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Book Review: Sparking Student Creativity

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Today I wanted to share a brief review of the book Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving (found here).  I recently came across this book published by the ASCD and felt it deserved a read. Here’s a excerpt from the ASCD: In Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and…

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Turn your child’s drawings into an eBook to share

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My son loves books, so much that he will create his own books, color them and even bind them with a stapler. As a parent I love to share these treasures with family.  In this project we are combining good ol’ crayon and paper with the new tech of ebooks and tablets, making a kids ebook to…

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We are all a little bit #LikeAGirl

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After seeing Aways’ excellent #LikeAGirl ad during the SuperBowl I couldn’t shake the feeling that somehow I could relate to it.  Despite the fact that I’m not a girl and I’m over a quarter century older then these children, I still felt as though it struck a cord. The thing that feels familiar is the…

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Cheap $3 Firefly Toy is Awesome

My kids giggled ecstatically as they watched the colorful LED lights spin back to earth against the evening sky, each trying to catch it before it landed. This simple toy I picked up on a whim turned out to be a real winner, and the best part: it was only three dollars! Every once in…

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Floating Art Show

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Celebrate your kid’s art from a new perspective If your household is anything like mine you have your kids art hanging on the walls all over your house. Here’s an interactive way for you and your kids to enjoy their art in a new way. Pick a few of your favorite works of art and create…

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