Adorable tree - so easy to do with an umbrella!#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

The Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree is made from a carpet roll (free from local carpet store) tube wrapped in brown butcher paper, stuck in a Christmas tree stand. The top is an umbrella covered with green leaves.

encourage writing - blank books display - I'm doing this with my wicker silverware caddy The Boy found last week at a yard sale!

Put together a book-making station for the kids. keep a supply of these simple little handmade books accessible and at the ready for when the kids' book-writing inspiration strikes. The construction is basic - heavy card stock folded in half, with