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Family Fun- Dry Bones!

By at October 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Family Fun- Dry Bones!

While I was making this skeleton the only song I could hear in my head was Dry Bones! Do you know it? Here’s a little bit of it so it can be in your head too: Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Now you know I watched a You Tube video that was pretty funny! Things sure have changed more...

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Family Fun – Watercolor Leaves

By at October 20, 2016 | 4:00 pm |

Family Fun – Watercolor Leaves

I love October! The sky is sooo blue and the leaves on the trees are just beautiful. The backyard is so pretty with the colorful blanket of leaves that I hate to think of raking them up! This is a great time to take the kids out for a hike. Connecticut has many wonderful hikes for all ages and abilities. They vary in length as well. While you are out there it’s a good more...

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Family Fun – Scarecrows

By at October 13, 2016 | 4:15 pm |

Family Fun – Scarecrows

As we hit October, my thoughts turn to the fairs and festivals and all the wonderful bounty of the season’s harvest. We look forward to seeing the giant pumpkins and baby chicks and the smells of fried dough. Delighted screams are heard from the rides at the fair and the beautiful colors of Autumn blaze from the trees. Scarecrows, pumpkins and apples adorn porches and more...

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Sweeney Todd Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

By at October 13, 2016 | 3:15 pm |

Sweeney Todd Opens Friday at Connecticut Theatre Company

Connecticut Theatre Company is opening their latest production, the musical thriller Sweeney Todd on Friday, Oct. 14th. The musical, with a book written by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim has been a musical theatre favorite since 1979. The show was turned into a movie released in 2007 starring Johnny Depp. The show tells the story of wrongfully more...

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Family Fun – Halloween

By at October 6, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun – Halloween

Halloween is edging ever closer not that I want to speed up the month! There are so many fun things to do this month. Let’s play with ghosts and spiders and things that creep in the night! If you add a bit of glow in the dark paint it adds a whole new element to these fridge magnets! Let’s get to it! Materials: Popsicle sticks Googly eyes Green, white more...

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Family Fun – Autumn

By at September 29, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun – Autumn

As we approach the end of September my thoughts turn to the fairs and festivals and all the wonderful bounty of the season’s harvest. We look forward to seeing the giant pumpkins and baby chicks and the smells of fried dough. Delighted screams are heard from the rides at the fair and the beautiful colors of Autumn blaze from the trees. Scarecrows, pumpkins and apples more...

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Family Fun – Fall Tree

By at September 22, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fall Tree

Spoooky or friendly? You decide! Using a variety of materials we will create a nighttime fall scene. Shiny black contact paper mounted on sturdy cardboard create the base for our beautiful tree. Brown craft paper cut free form into a tree shape and glued creates texture and opportunity for the colorful buttons to be showcased. Full moon? Crescent moon? What’s your more...

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New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain Reception For Veteran’s Art At City Hall

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts will host a reception on Wednesday, September 28 from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening of a new art exhibit at City Hall that features the work of 12 artists who are veterans. The Mayor’s Arts Commission recently set aside gallery space on the second floor of City Hall as a place where veteran artists and more...

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Family Fun – Fairies

By at September 15, 2016 | 8:15 pm |

Family Fun – Fairies

Here at Scraptivity we love our fairies. Good fairies, bad faeries, fairies full of mischief! Those tiny winged creatures seldom leave our thoughts. Sometimes they get up to fun and games here in the shop after the lights have gone out and no one is here! I come in to work in the morning and wonder “how did that get there?” When I look a bit closer there is usually more...

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Family Fun – Flubber

By at September 8, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Family Fun – Flubber

This week we decided to try a couple of recipes here in the shop. First up was the Monster Slime! Oh. My. Stars! That was an epic fail! We were stained blue almost up to the elbows from the glitter paint and it got sticky but didn’t quite form properly. So we tried again. Yikes! This recipe needs some work. So, onward we went to try something new. Flubber! We more...

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