The folks from the Sierra Club passed along this info about lead in Halloween toys. Interesting, unsettling stuff, and worth sharing: With Halloween just around the corner, we’re trying to get the word out about toxic toys and toy jewelry. A lot of parents buy toy jewelry to go with their kid’s costumes or as […]
What’s your plan for doling out the Halloween haul?
If you're still recovering from the sticker shock at Build-A-Bear Workshop, follow Ken's suggestion: reuse the bear's outfit as a Halloween costume for your baby. (Check out those cute pix!) Warning: unless dressing the baby for a quick photo-op, make sure the outfit has no chokable items sewn on. More: Easy Halloween tips
For all of us who want to make a Halloween costume but can’t (or don’t want to) sew.
“How do you teach them the concept of trick-or-treating and wearing a costume?”
Stefania (who blogs a bit here, here, here, here and here) has strong feelings — and a hack! — about those finger-breaking twist thingies: You know those ANNOYING AS [**beeeeeep!**] toys that come twist-tied with wire onto a cardboard backing? I know that Fisher Price and LeapFrog do this…and sometimes the wire is even TAPED […]
Parent Hacks reader Mike Botsko recently launched Squibbles, a place for parents and teachers to share their favorite kid-related sites. Submit a link, vote on your favorites, the "cream" rises to the top. Right now, Squibbles is featuring Halloween-related links. Check it out, sign up an account, and submit a link or two! Tags: Parenting, […]
From Amy: I use Shutterfly for distributing my digital photos to family and friends. They also have very reasonably priced photo books. I made one for our parents for Christmas. I made a second called "People Who Love You" for my daughter – I included photos of each relative, with a caption, and created a […]
This brilliant Easter basket hack comes from Magda of Ask Moxie (a site you should ALL visit).
I didn’t grow up dyeing eggs. Painting them seems more fun to me anyway.