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07 Jul, 2012

A craft with a message. Maybe.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: File under crafty|Publishing/writing/career stuff

Every week my daughter and I make something for CanadianFamily.ca. This is our latest:

Make your own window cling comics

We made some non-permanent window art with our favourite comic book characters! You can get the instructions over here.

I love crafts that promote literacy and creative play, don’t you?

Consider the different applications:

  • You can build your own comic strip. Work with your kids to write dialogue between several different characters and make up a new story.
  • You can leave messages for each other (maybe like the one above?)
  • … or just decorate your windows.


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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