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About Sharla

Sharla Feldscher has always been a "kid-believer!" She's written six books on creative activities to enjoy with young children and has written for magazines, newspapers, broadcast media and now has this blog with one easy-to-do KIDFUN tip each blog. She is also the owner of a public relations business in Philadelphia.

Follow the Path

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Here’s the situation. You’re eating out at a restaurant and it’s just taking too long for the food. What to do? Look around you — there are wonderful props for KIDFUN. For example, sugar packets are great for making a path from one side of the table to the other. You can take imaginary walks down this path or you… Read more »

Anything Can Be Drums

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Anything can be drums — even these crates that the girls used for collecting Easter eggs. There will were on a hayride and before I knew they took their baskets turned them over and started beating on the drums. Ryan often picks up any kind of long stick and makes that drumsticks, beating away rhythms. But, how about the bottom… Read more »

Ribbon Art

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It’s the perfect time of year to be artistic with extra ribbon — or ribbon from presents after they are opened. Just provide the supplies — colored construction paper (any size) and tape. If your child is old enough to cut it himself, great. If not, all you need to do is cut an assortment of strips, all sizes, all colors,… Read more »

Crazy Animals

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You may be wondering what these drawings represent, and that’s exactly what I want you to do. Because they are artistic creations and nothing specific. We call them Crazy Animals. Yep, so crazy that there can be 10 eyeballs right in the middle of a rectangle body. So crazy, that a chicken foot might be popping out of the top this oval… Read more »

Paint Your Name

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KIDFUN rarely includes art projects but this one just sort of happened. Maybe it could happen for you! Ryan, who is now 8, and I went to an arts and crafts store and she saw these letters. They are cardboard and very inexpensive and since there’s only four letters to her name, we thought we’d buy them along with paint… Read more »

Be a Decorator

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What an unexpected bit of practical fun Sari and I had the other night! This may look like a playroom but actually, it’s only a section of her family’s living room. As Sari explains, “It’s the Kids Section.” Since her daddy made a change to the living — removing the large screen TV that sat on a piece of furniture, there… Read more »