This craft is quick, inexpensive, pretty --and fun to make! Young children may need a little help but they will love to present these flowers to a loved one! The world's largest flower-- Rafflesia Arnoldii-- is indigenous to Indonesia, hence I included it in my book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia. This flower also... Continue Reading →
‘Teens Giving Back’ Workshop Offers Ideas for Helping
Yesterday Jeannie Johnson of the Creative Women of the World shop (http://creativewomenoftheworld.com/) and I conducted a free workshop on Fair Trade and ways to volunteer to help others, especially poor people around the world. The workshop, attended by 20 homeschooled teens at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana, was a monthly meeting organized... Continue Reading →
Teens Can Learn Ways to Help Prevent Human Trafficking at FREE workshop
Teens, pre-teens, homeschool students listen up! You have the chance to pick up some FREE Indonesian jewelry and make your own at a workshop called ‘Teens Giving Back’ to be held at the Allen County Public Library on June 6 at 1pm in the Young Adults Department. The workshop will be conducted by me and... Continue Reading →
Weave a Beautiful Belt for 50 Cents in 30 Minutes!
It’s fun to get kids excited about crafts. My book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia, includes 10 crafts made from materials found in your home. Made from yarn, it only requires half a skein depending on the project. This makes it affordable to create gifts for yourself and others! Weaving is an important part... Continue Reading →
Make an Indonesian Weaving Project in 1 Hour
Weaving is not only fun hobby but in Indonesia it is part of the industry. Families may work on weaving projects for years and pass them on as family heirlooms. I’ve always loved to weave since I was a Girl Scout and we wove pot holders on little looms. So it was a delight to include... Continue Reading →
Faith Crafts an Indonesian Rain Stick from Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia
My friend Faith made a rain stick using directions from my book, Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia (Mitchell Lane Publishing). It is a simple craft using a paper towel roll and markers to decorate the outside with crazy happy colors and designs. It just takes a couple of other household items to complete this fun... Continue Reading →
Teaching Kids to Love to Read by Offering Crafts
Photos of young friends of mine who have read my books are posted here today. Kitti enjoys reading about Hermes, the Messenger god. They chose which of my nine books to read and then we talked about the books together. You can find more about them on my Books page. One student is making a... Continue Reading →
Fourth graders at Lancaster Elementary School raised hands if they had a favorite Taylor Swift song.
Bluffton Elementary School 4th graders love books!
On February 10 I had the opportunity to speak to the Bluffton Elementary School fourth graders about my children’s books. They were attentive and fun to speak to. They liked the bookmarks I handed out about my books and I hope they will send me comments after looking at my website. My thanks to teachers... Continue Reading →
Fun day speaking in Fairmount
Recently, I had the lovely opportunity to visit Park Elementary School in Fairmount, Indiana. I spoke to the 6th grade classes of David Pyle and Leticia Beckley at on the subject of Greek mythology, highlighting my three Greek gods books – Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes. Next, I spoke about writing as a business to the... Continue Reading →