Honolulu Family - Holiday 2018

Make It: Shave Ice Cupcakes

Photos: Karen DB Photography Materials Cake mix Cupcake liners Frosting Sanding sugar in pink, yellow and blue; or go red and green for the Mele Kalikimaka effect Scissors Shave ice cones; we found these snowflake-adorned options at Target Colorful straws…

Make It: Holiday Fluffy Slime

Photos: Karen DB Photography Here's a spin on slime for your Winter Break or for fun gifts for your keiki to mix and give away. This recipe uses contact lens solution instead of Borax. Materials for jars Mason jars; one recipe…

Make It: Fern-Printed Wrapping Paper

Photos: Karen DB Photography Materials Ferns; we used kupukupu and palapalai Acrylic paint Roll of craft paper or white paper Car-wash sponge, cut into smaller pieces A plate for the paint Paper towels Instructions Wash and dry ferns thoroughly. Squeeze…

Make It: Shaka Wreath

Photo: Karen DB Photography Materials Green and bright pink construction paper Scissors Pencils Glue 1 ½-inch-wide ribbon Instructions Make a shaka and trace your hand on the green paper. Repeat the first step multiple times, using hands of all family…

Make It: Pineapple Pine Cone Ornaments

Photos: Karen DB Photography Materials Small pine cones Yellow acrylic paint; we found ours at Walmart Paintbrushes and a plate or palette for mixing Green craft paper Hot glue Bakers twine or clear fishing wire Pencils Scissors SEE ALSO: Make…

Good Reads: 2018 Holiday Books For Keiki of All Ages

Photo: Getty Images Here are three brand-new titles we love, plus four holiday favorites recommended by Helena Ying, children’s librarian at the Hawai'i State Library. Some older titles are available at librarieshawaii.org. NEW RELEASES  ALL ABOARD! The Christmas Train  Photo:…

Ready, Set, Volunteer!

Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino My daughter learned the word “mine” at the age of 2. Since then, she has used it extensively, usually yelling it at the top of her lungs while yanking a toy away from her sister. It’s…