Explore Your Culinary Side!

It’s no secret that I love our cooking classes. As someone who went to culinary school myself, I take great pride in our cooking and baking classes – they are jammed full of fantastic learning opportunities, as well as really tasty treats! I was brought up with a “get in the kitchen and try” mentality – which is something we always want to encourage in all our students. The kitchen isn’t a place...
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Mama’s Day Dandelion Lotion Bars

Get out in the garden and harvest those dandelions to make these homemade lotion bars. A perfect gift for Mom or Dad or anyone you love this spring! It’s that time of year again – gardening season! The return of spring and the blossoms brings feelings of new hope and good things to come. There is lots of life to be observed right now right in your own backyard! I bet there are also many...
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Bubbles!

In my experience, EVERYONE loves blowing bubbles. So learning, while we play doesn’t get any better than with this easy to set up bubble-based STEAM activity. It’s finally getting warm enough to enjoy some backyard time (wow – do we need it!) – and this activity will encourage creative thinking while exploring engineering, chemistry and surface tension, all while blowing...
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Sew A Stuffie!

At Explore It!, we love making Stuffies. We have entire programs dedicating week after week to them, we incorporate them into our multidisciplinary programs (Owls in Hogwarts Adventures, Goodall’s Gorillas in Women in Science, and Dragons in D&D Club to name a few) and we make at least one stuffie every single week in Summer Camp. Stuffies aren’t “just a craft”....
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Happy 100 Day!

Today – April 9 – marks the 100th day of 2020. We thought it might be nice to mark the occasion, and to reflect on what we’re grateful for, what we miss with the realities of social distancing, what makes us smile in these trying times, and what unites us, despite the darkness. We encourage you to do the same at home – it’s not making it to 100 that matters,...
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Stay Safe and Sew a Face Mask

During stressful times, we often turn to crafts to fulfill our need to do *something* instead of doing nothing (or watching yet another episode of The Big Family Cooking Showdown on Netflix). Since we know that disposable face masks are on back-order everywhere, a washable fabric mask is a good choice for those of us on the #socialdistancing and #selfisolation trains. In fact, Michael Garron...
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