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BenSpark’s Holiday Gift Guide – Crayola Spin and Spiral Art Station & Scribble Sscrubbie Safari

Andrew's Art ProjectCrayola sent us a few of their new products for free for our Holiday Gift Guide. They were the Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari & the Crayola Spin and Spiral Art Station. Opinions are our Own. Our Holiday Gift guide is for parents to find some of the best toys for their kids this holiday.

The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari tub animal toy set includes 4 washable animal figures, 1 scrub tub with slide, 1 scrub brush, 6 washable colored markers, and an instruction sheet. Appropriate for kids ages 3 and up, This set makes a great gift for girls and boys.

The Spiral & Spin art: 2-in-1 spiral art and spin art crafts for kids. Use spiral and spin art sides together or separately! No batteries required: kid powered art that’s easy to create! Appropriate for kids ages 6 & up. You can learn more about these sets in our video below.

We were big fans of the Spin and Spiral Art Station. It is great to be able to make our own spiral art at home. The kids just loved making more and more of them. Andrew used all the paper and started making his own circular sheets of paper to make more spin art.

Spin and Spiral Art Center with Andrew

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Sacred Heart Church
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We changed up when we go to church now. When the parishes changed their times we figured that the only option was still Sunday mornings, but now they were at 8am at Saint Mark’s. While I had no aversion to going to St. Mark’s it just wasn’t Sacred Heart which has been our home and was actually across the street from my home growing up. So, once the Summer was over we were able to go back to Sacred Heart. It is a different time for everyone to come to Mass but it looks to be working out so far and we enjoy being back.

It is good too because I learned that the 3 churches will be starting up a Youth Group and I would like to help out as a volunteer for that. In college I had studied Youth Ministry at a local retreat house called Emmaus House and was very near to getting certified as a Youth Minister. I stopped because of my studies and other reasons but I think it is time to put that knowledge to use to help out our parishes and kids.