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Making Memories

Salt dough ornaments are an easy and fun way to get your toddler involved in holiday festivities. They make great keepsakes, as well as touching gifts that any grandparent is sure to cherish. And best of all, with a little planning and patience, your toddler can do most of the work, which allows him to experienceconcentration, delayed gratification, and a feeling of accomplishment!

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The most important thing to remember when crafting with toddlers is that the process is more important than the...

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Suggested Color Gradation for the Gobbi

Hi crafty reader! If you're planning on making a Gobbi mobile, I have some info that might come in handy (don't hate me if you already started, because I just got this from a helpful friend who's taking the A to I course! You can always make another one; babies LOVE these mobiles!). Here are the suggested DMC embroidery floss shades for each of the potential Gobbi colors:

Yellow: 745 - 744 - 743 - 972 - 742

Green: 703 - 702 - 701 - 700 - 699

Teal: 3811 - 3766 - 3810 - 3809 - 3808

Blue: 3752 - 827...

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Gobbi Tutorial, Part I

Disclaimer: I am NOT what you would call "incredibly crafty" and I'm also pretty bad at writing tutorials (How I successfully wrote 12 Montessori albums, I'll never know). I also haven't taken the Assistants to Infancy training, so if there's a different/better way to do this, please leave your comments below for the benefit of all readers.

A few months ago Iwrote about the Gobbi mobile, which is a favorite among babies starting around 8 weeks of age. Several readers have asked me for a...

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