The Red Riding Hood Lesson: A Red Ruby of Wisdom

The Red Riding Hood Lesson: A Red Ruby of Wisdom

Ever stopped to contemplate what spawned the story of Little Red Riding Hood? There really is a valuable Red Riding Hood lesson contained within that old tale. Keep reading and you will find a nugget of truth and red ruby of wisdom contained within this classic fairy tale. I will share with you a simple sock doll of this famous character at the end. So stay with me till the end, all right? Listen to Your Parents’ Instructions The story…

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Make a Bean Bag Frog

Make a Bean Bag Frog

Want to make a bean bag frog? Here is a step-by-step article that will give you all the information you need to make this simple fun project. Whether you are young, young at heart, a teacher, parent, or child, I am sure you will enjoy this plush frog project. The end result is a stuffed animal as well as a bean bag, which makes this toy more versatile since you can use it let me various games too. So let’s…

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Frog Prince Fairy Tale: Lessons to Ponder

Frog Prince Fairy Tale: Lessons to Ponder

Let us ponder the lessons from this classic Frog Prince fairy tale. There really are life lessons to ponder at this pond. The King’s daughter decides to play with her gold ball near a pond and the ball falls in. She is quite saddened by this occurrence and even sheds tears. A conversation ensues between the girl and the frog, but this girl is quite spoiled and self-absorbed. The reaction of the girl and frog sets off a series of…

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Easiest Plush Stuffed Rabbit to Make

Easiest Plush Stuffed Rabbit to Make

Ever wanted to know how to make dolls or stuffed animals, but when you looked at the instructions, you got lost and intimidated? Well, I have good news for you: Let me share with you, step by step, the easiest plush stuffed rabbit to make. I have looked at many patterns, and this one is by for the simplest and easiest. Great for beginners to learn! But why rabbits and bunnies? Why such an interest in this cute critter? Bunny…

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Making Apple Dolls

Making Apple Dolls

                            Do you have a desire to create something from materials you may already have lying about in your home? How about apple dolls? You know those delectable balls of fruit you most likely have in your fruit bowl? Let me share with you how to take one of those delicious fruits and set you on your way to creating art by making apple dolls. Materials: Before…

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Fairy Tale Dolls: Making Jack and Jill Dolls

Fairy Tale Dolls: Making Jack and Jill Dolls

  You know the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill: “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after.” Making fairy tale dolls or nursery rhyme dolls is a fun and creative experience. How about an easy doll idea for making your very own Jack and Jill Dolls? Here is an idea where you can use small plastic dolls for the bodies and sew together…

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H. C. Andersen Fairy Tales: His Life and Classic Tales

H. C. Andersen Fairy Tales: His Life and Classic Tales

You may have heard of Hans Christian Andersen and even own copies of some of his stories, but what is so significant about the H. C. Andersen fairy tales?  How did they come to be?  Let me share with you a bit about the life and legend who wrote so many classic tales. His Early Years: Hardships of a Young Boy Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark 2 April 1805.[1] He later became an acclaimed author of fairy tales…

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Classic Fairy Tales: Why Are They So Grimm?

Classic Fairy Tales: Why Are They So Grimm?

  You may have heard people talking about fairy tale classics and their seemingly dark content or themes. This is quite contrary to the “happily-ever-after” stigma attached to them. In fact, many fairy tale classics do not contain the words happily ever after. Some have an ending quite the opposite–a very bleak one–; or they leave the reader with a strong feeling of solemnity. But why should stories often adored by children be so “Grimm”? This post seeks to dispel…

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Jake Neverland Pirates Plush Dolls: Animated Cartoons Become Popular Toys for Girls and Boys

Jake Neverland Pirates Plush Dolls: Animated Cartoons Become Popular Toys for Girls and Boys

It is truly amazing how popular toys evolve. It often begins with a book or movie and makes its way into the hands of children, for they have reappeared in the form of dolls and other playthings. Jake Neverland Pirates Plush Dolls are no exception to this growing trend. Come on, friend. This post will show us a little history, a description, and where we might procure one or more of these adventurous Jake Neverland Pirates Plush Dolls. What Is…

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Tinkerbell Fairy Dolls: A Peek at 7 Tinks–Which Version Is for You?

Tinkerbell Fairy Dolls: A Peek at 7 Tinks–Which Version Is for You?

Let’s fly away to Neverland!–a place we all would at least like to visit to escape the cares of this life.  Tinkerbell was created years ago with Disney’s Peter Pan movie and popularized more recently with the Tinkerbell movie of 2008 followed by several other Tinkerbell fairy movies in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014! Many doll versions of Disney’s iconic character and mascot have been created as a result. Let me share with you seven Tinkerbell fairy dolls, their characteristics,…

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