Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spanish Scrapbooking, Fashion and Activities

So sorry to have neglected this poor little blog the last few weeks. I got hit with pneumonia two weeks ago and have been recuperating.

However, I have a few new products and web sites that some of you may find interesting….

First of all, I was excited to see that some scrapbook companies are finally starting to develop products in Spanish. There were several that I came across, but the one that really stands out is ArteLatínOh. Founded by two hermanas of Dominican Republic heritage, ArteLatínOh draws upon their Hispanic culture and traditions to create a full range of scrapbooking, rubberstamping and paper crafting products that reflect the warmth of the Latin culture. Their colorful web store offers albums, paper collections, rubber stamps, stickers, papercraft kits and much more. You can check out their great site here.

For those of you looking for unique handmade clothing, I stumbled upon Mani Mina on etsy. The picture on the right is a spring version of her "Mango Dress" from Mani Mina’s winter collection. Isn’t it adorable? I love the little button on the back and the rich color. She has a number of beautiful handmade products for sale in her store. You can check out Mani Mina’s shop here.

For older kids, I have found They have several lessons/activities for a range of ages, but the one that I really liked was on Mesoamerican Codex Books. The goal of the activity is to teach students about Ancient Mesoamericans using social studies to create a piece of historical art. It teaches how ancient cultures used visual art as a means of communication and kids create their own book with Mesoamerican glyphs and designs using paint in the traditional Mesoamerican colors. A really neat resource for homeschooling moms especially, but a great activity for kids this summer, too. Check it out here.

1 comment:

Ana L. Flores said...

These are great finds!! I´m so excited to check them out.

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