Crafts

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It all started during Easter years ago. My kids received so many adorable chocolate bunnies that I thought there has to be something more to do with them besides nibble off the ears.

Bunny Milk became a fun tradition that we still look forward to.

It seems as though chocolate rabbits are multiplying more than ever. The Easter aisles at every store are stocked with all shapes and sizes.

I dare you not to smile at these bunnies with their fresh flower and succulent hats. Simply use a skewer to make a stem-sized hole and adorn with a tiny succulent or any other snippets from the garden. They are the perfect touch of whimsy for centerpiece or place setting.

Editor’s note: Alexis features four more ways to use chocolate rabbits on her website. You can also follow her creative thoughts on Instagram.

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Make mosaic boxes at Menlo Park Library on Jan. 23

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Get in touch with your creative side at the Menlo Park Library on January 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Art facilitator Christie Inocencio provides all the materials you need to decorate your own mosaic box to take home and enjoy. No registration is required, but space is limited. Christie Inocencio is a teaching artist […]

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Create a Fabulous Flexagon on Jan. 6 at the Menlo Park Library

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Kids are invited to create and decorate a Fabulous Flexagon Collage Calendar on January 6, 2018, from 10:15 am to noon at the Menlo Park Library Learn the secret to folding and flexing a single piece of paper to reveal 12 months. Design and personalize each month. For grades 2-6; the project is not suitable […]

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Holiday crafting for children and their adults set for Dec. 9

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Take a few moments to relax with some crafts at the Menlo Park Library on Dec. 9 from 10:30 am to noon. The experts from Create Cafe will demonstrate how to make fancy gift tags and cards, lovely colorful votive candles, and straw dolls. After that, you will be turned loose to get creative. There […]

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Peninsula School Craft Fair set for November 20

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The Peninsula School Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area. Come browse a great selection of toys, clothing, pottery, jewelry, bath products and gift items — all handmade or handcrafted — on the school campus at 920 […]

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March Madness Easter Baskets are fun mash up

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March Madness is in full swing and Easter is this Sunday, what better way to combine the two than with Easter Basket-ball! This simple, silly Easter Basket is sure to be a slam dunk. A small toy hoop tied onto the handle is filled with bunny-eared, basketball eggs. [They were purchased at Michael’s; if out of stock there, […]

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Get ready for the Academy Awards with these creative ideas from Alexis Murphy

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Editor’s note: We’ve come to count on Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy for showing us how to make celebrations and holidays special. Here she takes on the Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday night (2/28). Whether you’ve seen the movies or not, the Academy Awards are always exciting. The glamor, the controversy, the parties. It is time […]

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Peninsula School hosts annual Craft Fair on Dec. 7

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Peninsula School will host its annual Craft Fair on Sunday, December 7, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at 920 Peninsula Way in Menlo Park. The Craft Fair welcomes in the winter season and all of its diverse celebrations, hosting over 30 vendors from both the Peninsula community and the greater Bay Area.  Come browse our great […]

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Linda Janklow’s Peopleologie workshops teach history through hands-on activities

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Linda Janklow has a passion for history, and through her program, Peopleologie, she helps others discover their own. She defines Peopleologie as “an all-ages program promoting cultural literacy, celebrating community, and building connections to the world through history, humanities, anthropology, math, science, hand crafting traditions, and fun.” She stressed that it is not an art program, but rather a social […]

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Memories of Mexico to pass along on Cinco de Mayo

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Growing up in Southern California, my parents and I drove south of the border often for vacations. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, I’m sharing some of my favorite memories from those trips with my kids. We spent long, hot days at the beach, bartering with the jewelry salesmen that would comb the shoreline.We […]

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Joli Bogdan brings intricate gemstone jewelry to Allied Arts’ newest artisan shop

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Penelope’s Den is the newest Allied Arts shop, but if you’re looking for the store’s namesake and inspiration, you won’t find her among the Guild’s lush rose bushes and wisteria vines. Instead, owner and artist Joli (pronounced Yoli) Bogdan points to Ancient Greek mythology’s Penelope, wife and queen to Odysseus. As readers of The Odyssey […]

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