Program Possibilities: Duct Tape Pouch

I love Pinterest.  Some of my favorite program ideas and activities have come from this glorious website.  This week, I promised my tweens a duct tape craft  (Fun Fact: both “duct tape” and “duck tape” are correct.  I like duct tape).  I wanted simple.  I wanted fun. I wanted different.  And Pinterest delivered.

Behold, the Duct Tape Pouch!


The instructions for this beauty came from the blog While They Snooze and they were fabulous!  Sometimes crafting instructions are left to be desired but I have to commend the blogger for her clear instructions and awesome pictures on how to make this simple pencil pouch.

The other nice thing about this pouch is this:



It’s fabric lined!  Most duct tape crafts require you to create fabric out of duct tape, which can be expensive and a huge pain in the neck.  This is much simpler and another way to use up some of our craft materials.

The tweens enjoyed this craft.  They got very creative in their choice of duct tape and fabric combinations.  They also made different types of closures for their pouches.


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish*

OMG sequels.  Do you know how impatient I can get waiting for a sequel?!  It can often involve pacing, ranting, crying, and a fair amount of profanity.  To quote Veruca Salt, “Don’t care how, I WANT IT NOW!!!”

What sequels have me in a tizzy right now?

1.) The Sequel to The Jewel by Amy Ewing (If anyone has any information on this, PLEASE TELL ME!!!)

2.) The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Page

3.) The Heir by Kiera Cass

4.) Winter by Marissa Meyer

5.) The Lure of the Moonflower by Lauren Willig

And now for sequels that are out, but I haven’t read yet because I fail at life sometimes:

6.) Don’t Let Go by Michelle Gagnon

7.) The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

8.) Shadow of Night and The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

9.) Waistcoats and Weaponry by Gail Carriger

10.) The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

What sequels are you waiting for?

Top 10 Books I Want to Reread

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I LOVE to reread books.  Apparently, this makes me strange.  When I tell others I like to reread, I get blank stares and “Why do you read the same book again when there are so many new things to read?!”.  I reread because it’s like talking to an old friend, it’s a comfort food with no calories, it’s a new discovery every time I read it…it’s everything.

I love to reread.  I will not be ashamed of it.  And here are some of my rereading favorites.

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1. Catherine, Called Birdy– Karen Cushman


2. Gone With the Wind-Margaret Mitchell

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3. Let It Snow– John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle


4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire- J.K. Rowling


5. What To Do About Alice?– Barbara Kerley


6. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal– Christopher Moore


7. To Kill a Mockingbird– Harper Lee


8. Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress– Marissa Meyer

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9. American Wife– Curtis Sittenfeld


10. Bunnicula– James and Deborah Howe

What do you like to reread?