IH – October 27: Potato Day

Yes, it is National Potato Day! And that deserves all kinds of homage. We’re going to bring potato dishes to bake and share, potluck-style, and use raw potatoes to carve hand stamps to decorate wrapping paper – or whatever else you wish! We’ll aim for a starch-heavy noon meal. Games + Activities TableWe will continue …

IH – October 20: Hand Sewing + Baking

Time to strengthen our finger muscles. Sewing by hand is a challenge for any age, but it’s also fun to bring a drawn character to life, make a sock puppet, or to make the apples the play kitchen set is missing so the stuffies can enjoy autumn. I have some string and lots of buttons …

IH – October 13: Yarn + Stick Art, Stone Soup

Mobiles. Gods eyes. Weaving. These are all crafts we can make with the same ingredients. Let’s bring crafting yarn, twine, string, and a few good sticks, and see what we’re inspired to make. Stone SoupLet’s make stone soup together by bringing ingredients and letting the kids chop and direct our lunch. I will bring a …

IH – October 6: Fairy Houses

Fairy magic is real. Let’s help support the fairy population by making them warm winter houses. We’ll use all the bits of nature we can find to craft a house, plus a collaborative project – a fairy garden somewhere on the property in Indian Hills. Bring nature elements that your kids have found. Sticks, rocks, …

August 23 – Paper Airplanes + a Clay “Donut” Stand

It’s crafty week! The vote was divided between these two activities, and we definitely have the space and time to do both. So we are. It’s also our last session before fall semester. Please let me know if you’ve invited friends to join us. We are expecting a bigger crowd this week before the groups …

August 16 – Fizzing Chalk Paint + Popsicles

Did you know painting can be tactile and interactive? Well, it can with fizzing paint. We’re going to make paintable sidewalk chalk that can be “activated” when sprayed with vinegar. It will get messy, but we have a whole parking lot to cover! It’s the same baking-soda-and-vinegar science experiment they’ve been doing for years, just …

August 9 – Slime Science

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July 26 – Water Play

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July 19 – Paper Hats + Masks

Good morning! We’re planning to meet just as last week, but with a few considerations: more blankets! legit activities! Please ask your kids what topic they’d like to explore with everyone. A little background prep so we can discuss these as a group and decide on next week, maybe a bit beyond, depending on the …

March 4 – Beeswax Candles + Chili Bar

This week, we’re hand dipping some beeswax candles! Should be very exciting and probably a bit messy. We’ll cover the tables with newspaper. If you have some, please bring it so we can spread out. Tutorials for this project are here and there’s a video here for prize-winning technique – you know, for when we …

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