National Hispanic Heritage Month and Maraca Craft

Saturday, 26 August 2017

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ve added a fun kids craft to the September Aupairheart Newsletter. Last year, around Halloween, during my kid’s Spanish class with their amazing teacher, Carol Edwards, Language Logix, Inc. they made, maracas. A year later, they still take these maracas out and create beautiful music […]


Maraca Facts

Friday, 25 August 2017

BY LOUISE GALLAGHER JUNE 21ST 2016 The simple design and intuitive process of the maracas have made it a familiar favorite around the world, but may often lead to an underestimation of its value in creating variety of rhythmic expression. Yet this rattle-like instrument has a long history of engaging audiences of […]


Children’s Day Craft

Saturday, 6 May 2017

May 5th is Kodomo no Hi or Children’s Day in Japan. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. On this day, families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags (carp because of the Chinese legend that a carp is the most spirited fish that swims upstream and becomes […]


Easter Tree with Painted Eggs

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

  How to make an Easter Tree with Painted Eggs You will need: Eggs Small needle or tack Bowl Watercolors or acrylic paints or colored sharpies Paintbrush Small tree branch Paper clips Baby snot nose sucker syringe Optional: Container Sand or small stones Colorful thread and beads Before you paint […]


Irish Soda Bread

Friday, 24 February 2017

  Making Irish Soda Bread What you need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ cups buttermilk or plain yogurt ¾ raisins Cooking spray or a stick of butter/margarine Directions: Preheat the oven to […]