ValentinesFebruary 06, 2012
Since Valentine’s Day is only about a week away I started working on my Valentines for class. I am making mine instead of buying them. They aren’t hard to make and I already have so much craft stuff that I might as well use.
My mom helped me find a really cool idea online. She is helping me make heart shaped crayons. You unwrap a bunch of your old crayons, the ones that are already broken are perfect. With an adult’s help, chop them up into little pieces, mix up the colors and put them into a soft silicon baking tray, like one for muffins. I found one that was shaped like little hearts. Put them in the oven at 230 degrees for 15 minutes and let them cool. Then you can just pop them out and they are beautiful heart-shaped crayons!
Fun & short monthFebruary 01, 2012
Today is the first day of the shortest month of the year. And this year is special, it’s a Leap Year! A leap year adds one day to the end of February to give it 29 days. So even with the extra day it is still always the shortest month of the year! Leap Years are special because we only have one every four years.
Lots of things happen in February, and this month at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores you can make a donation to the Children’s Heart Foundation at the pin pad when you checkout. We also have new furry friends coming out in a couple of weeks that I’m really excited about! We’ll start celebrating our yearlong 15th birthday party on February 15, so stay tuned for more about all the fun we’re going to have this year!
Pets galore!January 30, 2012
You know how Build-A-Bear Workshop has that cute Kisses For You puppy for Valentine’s Day? Well, they also have all kinds of other dogs and have had cats, too. When you buy some of the dogs, $1 to goes to help support animal shelters all over the country! So I decided I needed my fix and went with my family this weekend to volunteer at our local shelter.
When we got there we could hear dogs and puppies barking. They told us the thing they need help with most is walking the dogs. So we walked dogs for about three hours. It was great exercise, a great excuse to get outside in the fresh air, and the dogs loved it. I met so many sweet ones that I just wanted to take home with me. It was hard to leave them, but I left knowing that they would find loving homes with someone special that really needed them, too.
Have you ever thought about volunteering to help animals?
Talk to ya later!