Hilltown Families

Allowing for lots of creative free play and gift-giving that comes from the heart, handmade gifts get at the heart of the season! Families can engage in DIY projects at home,...

Allowing for lots of creative free play and gift-giving that comes from the heart, handmade gifts get at the heart of the season! Families can engage in DIY projects at home,...

Does your family love to make and share art? Join ATCs for All in order to be part of an online community of artists, the purpose of which is to...

Play that is unscripted, better known as creative-free play, nurtures a child's innate creativity and abilities to be resourceful and to problem solve. Childhood summer activities like making mud pies,...

This New Year, rather than making a resolution to change something, why not make a commitment to find deeper appreciation for wonderful moments and shared time with friends and family? Throughout...

Here's a simple project to do in the kitchen with your kids... get creative in the kitchen while adding a little spice to your holiday traditions!

Homemade for the Holidays Spreading Seasonal Cheer in Your Community Looking for a creative way to participate in community service this holiday season? Does your family make holiday decorations together? Maybe...

DIY Pictorial: Yarn Wrapped Tin Can Planters By Amber Ladley When Hilltown Families asked Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse to come up with a creative (and decorative) way to help...

Hilltown Families Valentine Social: A Look Back With classroom rosters in hand, several hilltown families set to work on making Valentines during a Hilltown Families Valentine Making Social on Sunday, Feb....

2010 Winter Fair Eco-Craftmaking and Book Fair Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School Saturday, December 4th, 2010 As an alternative to traditional holiday buying, the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School will host...

Eco-Friendly Holiday’s (Web Reviews) Hanukkah: Let There Be (Renewable) Light: A New Look at Hanukkah This site considers “the connection between Hanukkah [Festival of Lights], energy use, and the environment,” and...

100 Links (October/November 2009) Nearly every day I add recommended links to the Hilltown Families bank of on-line resources.  Some of you might find these links well suited for your family,...

Make a What-I’m-Thankful-For Placemat by Danielle Wood With a table laden with turkey, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, it’s easy to come up with reasons to give thanks this holiday season....

2009 Winter Fair Eco-Craftmaking and Book Fair As an alternative to traditional holiday buying, the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School will host a family book and eco-craftmaking fair on Saturday December...

The culinary experience of exploring food customs from around the world can bring families an integrated course of study on cultural traditions and arts! Check out our archived DIY post...

100 Links (August/September 2009) Nearly every day I add recommended links to the Hilltown Families bank of on-line resources.  Some of you might find these links well suited for your family,...

Letterboxing: A Crafty Outdoor Adventure By Jessica Branciforte Letterboxing involves a mixture of artistry, adventure, navigation, and secrecy. All in all, it’s a great big treasure hunt with art lying in...

Eco-Savvy Basket for Spring Celebrate Green by making an easy Easter basket that can become an heirloom This basket is simple to make and as cute as they come. Children as...

Eco-Family Annual Winter Fair As an alternative to traditional holiday buying, the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School will host their annual family book and “green” craft fair on Saturday December 6,...

Every year I send my parents a gingerbread house for their solstice dessert party, complete with their last name iced on the front door. The door with their name is left...

Homemade Playdough for Children Kids are amazed when they learn how easy it is to make playdough with this kids activity. The children can store their playdough air tight containers, or...

Happy Dyeing! Curbly.com posted this video demonstrating how to dye eggs using natural ingredients, including red cabbage, beets, yellow & red onion skins and turmeric:

Is the guilt of throwing out all that wrapping paper, tissue paper and greeting cards getting to you? It's too late to start over, but next year consider reusing this year's...

IN GOOD COMPANY ON KIDS CRAFT WEEKLY Over at Kids Craft Weekly Hilltown Families (that’s us!) is featured in their Holiday Favourites Issue. Editor Amber Caravan has selected our DIY: Christmas...

For both Rafael (age 13) of Northampton, MA, and Meghan (age 11) of Goshen, MA, this wasn't their first experience with a craft fair. Meghan expressed her excitement of being...

For our local Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar, Persephone (age 5) drew Christmas Spiders for her holiday cards to be sold during the event. Here she gives to a video tutorial on how...

COBWEB CHRISTMAS By Sienna Wildfield For the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar my 5yo daughter made holiday cards using the Christmas Spider as her motif. Why the Christmas Spider? Well, last year she...

KIDS-MADE CRAFT IDEAS (PART 2) By Tony(a) Lemos, HF Contributing Writer We’re getting pretty excited about the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar (sponsored by Hilltown Families & CAM) that’s coming up the day...

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KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR @ THE MOONLIGHT MAGIC CELEBRATION Hilltown Families (that’s us) and the Children’s Art Museum (CAM) will be hosting a Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar during the Moonlight Magic Celebration at...