Thumbprint Necklace for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11, so now is the time to start thinking of a gift for Mom from the kids. There’s nothing a mother loves more than something handmade from her child, so we guarantee she will treasure this sweet and simple Thumbprint Necklace for a lifetime. Latest Baristanet article can be […]

May Day

The first of May is traditionally known as May Day and is celebrated to chase away the winter snow and welcome spring. And Montclair truly celebrates the arrival of May with a month full of celebrations. Join in the festivities of the arrival of May by making these beautiful felt May Day Flower Crowns for […]


Confetti eggs known as Cascarones are a tradition common in Latin America and a great DIY alternative to dyed or plastic eggs for your Easter celebrations. Making Cascarones is fun, but the real fun comes in cracking them over your someone’s head! Latest Baristanet article can be seen here

Afikomen Bag For Passover

A favorite part of the Passover Seder for children is finding the afikoman (a large piece of a matzah that is hidden during the Seder). Children search for the afikomen and usually receive a prize for finding it. This easy handmade afikomen bag will become a cherished family keepsake. Latest Baristanet article can be seen […]

Site Launch

Cooldame pleased to announce the release of our new website, designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, updated with the latest information about our products and services. I will be adding lots of new information in the coming weeks as I continue to build out the site.

Let’s Go Fly a DIY Kite

Let’s Go Fly a DIY kite! And there’s no better time than in March. You know, ”comes in like a lion” and all that. So take advantage of the March winds and make a kite. All you need are a few materials and a windy day. Here’s how to make your own kite in 10 […]

Shamrock Bookmark for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day by creating your very own Shamrock Bookmark to use when reading a great holiday book! This craft is great for all ages. Younger children can use glue and older kids can make it a bit more advanced by sewing together and adding embellishments. Latest Baristanet article can be seen here

A Bit O’ Green For St. Patrick’s Day: Felt Headbands

Headbands are an easy way to add a bit of green to your wardrobe for St Patrick’s Day (or any day if you love the color). They also make a great birthday party gift and are easy to make! Latest Baristanet article can be seen here

DIY Scratch Off Valentine’s Day Cards

Here’s a really fun way for your kids to make their own cards for their friends— DIY Scratch Off Valentine’s Day Cards! Kids will love receiving these. There’s just something so exciting about scratching off that silver paint to see what’s revealed underneath. Latest Baristanet article can be seen here

DIY Valentines: Puzzle Piece BFF Necklace

These cool friendship necklaces are the perfect gift for a BFF on Valentine’s Day! They are so simple to make and we bet you have all (or most) of the supplies at home: Latest Baristanet article can be seen here