Hi, there! I'm Vanessa and welcome to Silly Eagle Books!
I started this blog as a way to keep track of all the books my daughter and I read together and it has turned into a book/craft blog that I hope is a resource to parents who are looking for fun, easy, and creative ideas that make learning fun.
I love books, so every post highlights one we have recently checked out from the library or that we have on our home bookshelf. I don't have time to write about bad books, so the only ones you'll find here are winners!
We like doing crafts that are inspired by the books we read, so you'll find our ideas and projects as well. I especially like re-using items from my recycle box in our crafting adventures, so I hope you'll find what we do easy and cheap to replicate on your own. These bottle cap animals are so simple and fun!
I read tons of blogs, so I am always trying out things I see and sharing them with you. This was a fun color mixing idea that I saw on Mom Tried It.
And while most of my posts are about crafts your kids can do, sometimes the crafting bug hits me and I just have to make something on my own--these bunny-inspired hair ties were a fun little 5 minute project I did last week.
I am particularly inspired by holidays, so you will find a lot of holiday themed crafts like these muffin liner valentines whenever the holidays roll around.
And somedays, (like when I am barricaded in the kitchen for 5 hours with a 2 year old refusing to potty train) I amuse myself with intricate paper crafts like these children's book inspired valentines day cards. But really, this is the exception. The child is trained now, so there is a lot less time for things like this.
Did I mention I love vintage books? I try to show a few pages of my favorite books with each review. I hope this will inspire you to run to your nearest library and/or used book store and find a copy.
I regularly feature booklists to help make your trips to the library easier and I'm always trying to think up something new to share with you. I hope you'll be back soon!
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