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This post isn’t directly linked to one picture book, but it focuses on a craft idea for preserving your child’s school-year memories.  I had a conversation with a parent in a program this past week about how difficult it is to keep all the things that her child makes, and I told her about this grocery bag book that I made for my son, that was featured on Scrapbook Memories TV several years ago.  You can find the project instructions on the show’s website here.

Be sure to watch the next video post below for a school-year pencil box craft project!


For directions on how to make this simple pencil box craft for holding your child’s school-year memories, check out my book, The Ultimate Guide to Scrapbooking with Children available at Cardz TV Stamps!


 

One of the cutest, most inexpensive ways to make handmade fingerpuppets is with a glove, some Velcro, and diecuts or Cricut shapes.

 

 

 

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Simply attach one side of the adhesive-backed Velcro to the fingers of a colorful gardening glove, and the other side of the adhesive-backed Velcro to the back of five diecuts or Cricut shapes.  Shapes are easily added to, and removed from the glove.  No need to make a new glove for each fingerplay, simply re-use with different diecut shapes.

See the Songs & Fingerplays tab at the top of the page for songs & fingerplays that can be used with the gloves in the slideshow.

*All animal fingerplay pieces can be made with the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.