Smiling like Sunshine: Small Hands Creating Hope

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Small Hands Creating Hope

Small Hands Creating Hope

Welcome to the Small Hands Creating Hope project! The lovely MaryAnne at Mama Smiles organised this project  as a way of celebrating thirty years of cancer survivorship!  I am so excited to be a part of this exciting fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, together with an incredibly talented group of bloggers who focus on fun, creative, and education activities for kids! Each of us has worked with our children or students to create a craft that could be made by or for someone facing cancer.

Here is what Defne created for the project:

The projects are compiled in a little book so that you can recreate the crafts at home with your own children or students!

Get your own copy of Small Hands Creating Hope:

Our projects have been compiled into an ebook, which we are sending out to anyone who donates at least $15 to the American Cancer society. An email with the download link, as well as a second link that allows you to purchase a hard copy of the book at production cost will be sent once we receive your donation. This button will take you directly to the American Cancer Society’s donation page:
Donate to the American Cancer Society
If you donate but do not receive this email for any reason, or if you have trouble with the download, email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com.
We are hoping to raise $3000 by July 4th, and we are running a blog hop from May 14th until July 4th to celebrate and raise funds so that, in the future, thirty years of cancer survivorship will be the norm, not the exception! Learn about each of the bloggers who participated in the book by visiting each blog on their assigned dates – a few bloggers will be running celebratory giveaways, too!

14 May Mama Smiles
15 May
Artsy Craftsy Mom
           Rainbows Within Reach
16 May
B. Inspired, Mama!
17 May
Rainy Day Mum
           Imagination Soup
18 May
Inspiration Laboratories
19 May
Experimenting Mom
20 May Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart 

21 May NurtureStore   
           Mama Smiles
22 May
Living Montessori Now
23 May
Mess for Less
24 May
Having Fun at Home and CraftoArt
25 May 
Outlaw Mom
26 May
Angelique Felix and Sense of Wonder
27 May
Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
28 May
Duck Duck Octopus
29 May
Smiling like Sunshine
30 May
Mommy with Selective Memory
31 May
One Perfect Day
1 June
The Educators’ Spin On It
2 June
Kids Stuff World
3 June
Rainy Day Mum
4 June
Teach Preschool
5 June
Dirt and Boogers
6 June
Creative Connections for Kids and The Golden Gleam
7 June
Montessori Tidbits
8 June
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
9 June
The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
10 June
Scribble Doodle and Draw
11 June
Learn with Play
12 June
Kitchen Counter Chronicles
13 June
CRAYON Freckles
14 June Glittering Muffins
15 June
Wise Owl Factory
16 June
Crafty Maa
18 June
Lessons Learnt Journal
20 June Growing a Jeweled Rose
21 June Growing Play
23 June JDaniel4′s Mom


  1. I love Defne's butterfly!

    Thank you so much for participating in this project!

  2. I like how child-centered this butterfly project is, because I'm sure other children would be able to make it. It is nice you let your child lead! Thank so you much for the ideas, photos, and for participating in the SMALL HANDS CREATING HOPE project. Carolyn


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