kids corner

stories ‘n stuff Come in dear hearts! Come in! My name is Martha Byrd, and I am a sparrow. I live inside a storybook, and I just love having company. It was awfully nice of you to drop by. While you’re here maybe we can share a glass of milk and a cookie in the kitchen, […]

paper gnomes

We’re having a heat wave! Record temps – WITH humidity!  Feels like 112° F.  It’s way too hot for outdoor activities that aren’t covered with water! “What can we do today?” Make some cute paper gnomes. Click on over to 3EyedBear and download the PDF file.  Print ’em out.  Grab your scissors and some paste and […]

paper cats

Another HOT afternoon. Kids need to stay entertained so the, “Nana…there’s nothin’ to do!” blues don’t get ’em down. Everybody got such a wallop out of this recent facebook post we went looking for some paper cats to entertain ’em today. We found these tiny, fat, round ones to keep you company and your hammy safe at the  Toxic Paper […]

paper craft a-z

It’s HOT! This afternoon our temps are a few degrees above the summer average of 99° F.  Way too hot for the kids to be playing outdoors in the sun; or at least that’s Nana’s opinion.  So… when we hear… “Nana, there’s nothing to do!” Here’s a simple and fun project that’ll keep ’em busy […]

’tis the day

May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your window pane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. May God fill your heart with gladness to […]

make some papier-mâché

More rain today.  Still house bound and getting bored.  I’m thinking we need a project.  One of my favorites is papier-mâché, (A substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry.)  If you’ve never tried it, I can highly recommend it for good…messy…fun.  Sure to turn those “I’m bored!” […]