Jim Henson: How to Make Puppets (1969)

Oooh Kiddley finds all the best stuff… Here’s a film clip of Jim Henson on Iowa Public Television giving a workshop on puppet making. Totally simple puppets anyone can make. This is in the pre-Sesame Street days, but I defy you to listen to Henson’s voice and not think of Kermit..

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Just for fun… Lego birds!

I love this, and it opens up the delicious possibilities for Lego projects beyond Stars Wars…

via. treehugger.com – Gardener Hopes to Teach Kids About Birds Using Legos

p.s. If you’ve never done a Lego kit with your child, it’s fun, satisfying, and (I found) strangely soothing as well. (Instructions are brilliantly simple – a cut above ikea!) Can a zen state be achieved through Lego? Discuss.

The Egg Tree

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1951

The Egg Tree

Katherine Milhous

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1950

29 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: Easter, crafts, country life, traditions

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