Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together.

Kachooz Pencil Toppers

Kachooz pencil toppers

If you have a tween daughter like mine, she is fanatic about collecting pencils at school. I stumbled across these zany pencil toppers that I know tweens would flip over. Kachooz are so full of frizzy fun! It might be the way you can spin the pencil and splay the hair around, or simply that…

Miranda’s Kitchen – How to make Vanilla Panna Cotta

Miranda's Kitchen

Welcome to Miranda’s Kitchen—where one of our resident tweens shares how to make Vanilla Panna Cotta based on one of her favorite desserts inspired by the “Around the World Cookbook” by Abigail Johnson Dodge. Here is the official recipe: You will need: Small saucepan Wooden spoon Blender Custard cups or small ramekins Plastic wrap Ingredients:…

Katie’s Krops

Katie and her famous cabbage

We love when one small thing, or in this case, one 40-lb cabbage can inspire a movement. Katie Stagliano was just 9 and in third grade when her gardening skills grew a 40-lb cabbage that fed 275 people and inspired her to launch an ongoing campaign to feed the hungry. Moved by the experience of…

Jacobs Ladder String Trick

cats cradle girl

Check out this cute video of a clever tween showing you how to do the jacobs ladder string trick.

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