In the long list of little things that we shouldn’t let bother us, certainly losing inexpensive, non-sentimental stuff is near the top of the list. But for some reason I get particularly attached to my hats.
When traveling in Israel this May, I was completely despondent when I thought I had lost my blue-and-white striped hat. I found it a few days later at the very bottom of my suitcase.
A year ago, I left a black-and-tan raffia hat in the overhead luggage bin on a flight home. I never got that one back from the airline, but just last week I found the very same hat on Amazon. Click, click (thank you Amazon Prime) and a replacement hat was mine! All is well in my world again.
You can see me in my various hats in this (public) Facebook photo album: Barbara Wears Many Hats. You can also keep up with my hats and travels by following me on Facebook.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Fingerprint Crafts Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The use of fingerprints as a form of identification dates back to Babylon, ancient Rome and China’s Tang Dynasty. The first modern use of fingerprints was recorded on July 28, 1868 in colonial India by a British magistrate. Today’s website roundup focuses not on history, however, but on handprint and fingerprint craft projects.
Activity Village: Handprint Crafts
“Handprint crafts are some of our favourite activities because you enjoy the fun of the craft and create a snapshot in time of your children too – look back over your child’s previous artwork and be amazed at how quickly they have grown!” Crafts are organized into seasons, scroll down to find summer ideas which include sunflowers, strawberries, bumble bees and butterflies.
C.R.A.F.T.: 59 Handprint Art Ideas for Kids
Creating Really Awesome Free Things (C.R.A.F.T.) links to fifty-nine art projects all over the Web. About half are animals (monkey, sheep, horse, elephant, etc.) followed by holiday themes and a miscellaneous handprint category titled Other Fun Things. “Psst,” they suggest, “if you like this list, you’ll love the list of 67 paper plate crafts for kids!”
DLTK Kids: Handprint, Fingerprint and Footprint Crafts
DLTK hosts over sixty crafts for little hands and feet. They are not well organized, so just scroll the list for something that catches your eye. Some of these projects include printable poems, or holiday cards, and there is a whole page devoted just to fingerprint characters such as caterpillars and camels. You’ll find it by following the Fingerprint Crafts link (“directions for making many different fingerprint characters.”) Reader Carmela suggests that using inked stamp pads ” works great and is less messy than paint!”
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Fingerprint Crafts Printable
Arts and Crafts Printable
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Quote of the Week
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” ~~ Oprah Winfrey ~~ (January 29, 1954) American talk show host, producer. More quotes from Oprah can be found here: https://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/oprah-winfrey/.
Surfing the Calendar
Amelia Earhart’s Birthday Jul 24, 1897
President Truman Issues Executive Order that Desegregates the Military Jul 26, 1948
Korean War Ceasefire Signed Jul 27, 1953
US Virgin Islands: Hurricane Supplication Day Jul 27, 2018
Beatrix Potter’s Birthday Jul 28, 1866
First Fingerprint Taken by British Colonial Magistrate in India Jul 28, 1868
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Birthday Jul 28, 1929
Delta Aquarids Jul 28-29, 2018
Fellowship of the Ring Published Jul 29, 1954
J.K. Rowling’s Birthday Jul 31, 1965
Harry Potter’s Birthday Jul 31, 1980
National Inventor’s Month August
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
William Clark’s Birthday Aug 1, 1770
Francis Scott Key’s Birthday Aug 1, 1779