Tag Archives: crafts
Okay, Dads – it’s all you. Whether you’re just a tourist in the kitchen or a whiz with a chef’s knife, the pressure is on every May to come up with breakfast in bed and presents from the kids (and make it look easy). We know you can do it! Here are a few crafts, a few recipes, and a few words of wisdom from the trenches:
All you need to make a hat of your own is a full-size page from the newspaper. If you want to get fancy, you can add staples at key points and punch a hole in either side of the finished hat so that you can tie some yarn or twine into a chin strap, and of course the only limit to a fabulous hat’s finishing touches is your imagination! Continue reading
Since my son doesn’t know what he is missing, it isn’t difficult to sell him on the idea of making valentines, as that’s what we’ve always done for ideological reasons. In wondering whether homemade is cost-effective, I discovered that there is indeed a financial bonus: I didn’t search extensively, but the price of a box of 24 valentines seems to start around $9 (almost 40¢ per card) and go up from there, with $17 a box being the highest price I saw before my head exploded. Continue reading
Some people don’t understand that homemade things require more effort than a cash transaction, some think that it’s okay to check their manners at the door when they are with their families, and some place more value on things that come from a factory than things that are made by hand.
I have a terrible confession to make: I am guilty of having been one of those people. Continue reading