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We love sand art at Sophie's World!  It's one of those crafts that pretty much any kid of any age can do by themselves. With the variety of bottles and shaped holders in the market now, there is definitely bound to be something to suit even the pickiest of tweens or teens. When we've get a call for a big crafting table with say 1000 crafters, sand is often a go-to offering.  The only drawback? How to keep the sand from mixing once the creation is done?

13 Apr 2017

Easter was always a special time for me and my family.  It meant sitting in the kitchen with my beloved cousin Greg making fabulous eggs for the next day's festivities.  It meant my mother's pretty handmade clothes to wear to the sunrise service in the park. It meant fabulous Easter egg hunts created by my dear Grammy Yocom.  And it meant the annual lamby cake (which sadly, none of us really liked because of the coconut).

Easter has always had so many fun things to offer:

When I was a kid, dying easter eggs was a family tradition.  We'd all bustle over to my Grammy Yocom's house to hunker down in her kitchen and created our beautiful Easter creations.  The kitchen would be filled with that warm pungent vinegar smell that almost made me woozy.  Like settlers with a deer, we'd use every bit of our PAAS egg dying kit.  We'd punch out the circle from the back to make not only the egg drying rack, but also a series of toothpick tops.

sophie and freda selfie | sophie-world.com

I am very lucky to have my incredibly talented sister Freda working with me day in and day out. Freda has been with me for 12 years. During her tenure with me has created some amazing work.  That being said, it’s rare that we actually get to spend much "sister" time together.

God bless Sarah.  She’s an educator and also a stay at home mom with 4 young children!  That in itself gets her a page in my “Guide to Homespun Saints”.  Add on top of it that she has created a site dedicated to education through play, and you know she’s getting her own medal in my World.  Sarah’s site, Stay at Home Educator, is chock full of ideas that teach through hands-on fun.

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