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Lion Brand Yarn   By Kids, For Kids: September, 2007


School means lunch with friends! 

But, by lunchtime at school, it is just WAY too easy to buy and eat more pizza than is really a good idea.   Our western version of a traditional Japanese 'bento' lunch  is a great alternative to high-fat, high-calorie (and high-cost) purchased lunches. It is easy to make, beautiful to behold and easy on the environment because everything in it is reusable.

School means papers and computers!

To protect our laptop, we made a simple felted laptop sleeve in our school colors.

School means  books!  

We made little bookmarks using the colors of the 'house' scarves from a well-known school of wizardry.  They are quick to make and would be a great gift now or for the holidays.

School means new beginnings and new teachers! 

One of our very young friends wanted to make a gift for his kindergarten teacher  so that "she'd feel welcome too."  Using a spool-knitter, we helped him make a cheerful little coaster in the shape of an apple to bring as a gift to his teacher.

-- Elizabeth -- 

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Bonanza Bento



Make this easy bento (lunch)
Craft project: The Bonanza Bento

In these days of the "super-size-me" culture, school lunches can be a challenge.  We love the look of the bentos (lunches) that our Japanese exchange student made and brought to school last year, but we're not so much on the rice and pickles.  Click here to find out how we made our fun Westernized bentos!

Felted Laptop Sleeve



Make this felted laptop sleeve in your school colors
Knit Felted Laptop Sleeve

We didn't want our laptop computer to get scuffed up and we didn't like the huge covers that were all the store had, so we made this little felted case in our school colors.


Keeping Your Place

Crochet 'house colors' scarf bookmark
Crochet 'House Colors' Scarf Bookmark

We've been re-reading all our Harry Potter books.   To mark our place, we crocheted these wizardly clever little bookmarks -- one in Syltherin colors and one in Gryffindor colors.

Make them as shown or make some in your own school colors to mark the places in your textbooks.  Wool-ease comes in so many colors that it is easy to get just the right one.

Makes a perfect gift for teachers or friends, too!


Spool-Knit Apple Coaster

Do you have a young friend who wants to make something special for their teacher? 

Spool knitting is so easy that a kindergartener or first grader can do it. And there is nothing like the pride of giving a gift and being able to say "I made this for you my very own self."

This simple spool-knit coaster in the shape of an apple might be just the thing to start the school year off on a special note!

spool-knit this cheery coaster
Spool-Knit Apple Coaster


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