Monthly Archives: September 2012

The perfect snack for picky palates

I recently stumbled across this amazing little gem of a snack and once I tried it, I knew I had to share the wealth. I’m going to call these Sweet & Salty Crunch Bites. You can technically eat them in one bite, but they last longer if you try to eat them in two.

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Champ’s Journey Continues through the U.S. to Japan

Champ arrived safely to the U.S. from Ireland (sporting a new hat!)

As part of his world tour, beginning in Canada, then to Slovenia and Ireland, Champ headed for the U.S. for a whirlwind visit, first stopping in Georgia to see Quinnlin and Champerina, before continuing on to World Bearquarters in Missouri for a quick hello.

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Wearable fall kid’s craft for under $5

By Molly Saunders, Digital Bear

Because we’re all pressed for time and money, I thought I’d share this simple craft for fall. It’s great because you can bring new life to your children’s old T-shirts, and it costs less than five dollars. All you need is an old T-shirt (or something you find at a thrift store) and a bleach pen (be sure to get the one meant “for whites.”) I’d recommend this craft for kids old enough to follow directions and those that enjoy art projects, because this one takes just a little bit of patience.

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Recycled wall art for the whole family!

by Molly Saunders, Digital Bear

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for unique and useful ways to breathe new life into recyclables. Recycling things is great, but reusing is the best way to recycle. It doesn’t take any extra energy, other than your own elbow grease and creativity, to create something new from something that’s already been used.  Toilet paper rolls are perfect for lots of different kid-friendly crafts. But if you’re looking for something to satisfy your more sophisticated tastes, follow along with me to find out how to make your very own wall sculpture. Anyone can do this!

Recycled Wall Art the entire family can make

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Enter the #SocialBear Giveaway! Twice!

If you’re reading this blog, then you are probably a pretty social bear. So why not enter our Social Bear Giveaway? You have two chances to win one of four of these official Build-A-Bear Workshop Social Bears.

1. Go to our Facebook page, click on our Friends Count tab under our background image and enter there. Or just enter here.

2. Be sure you’re set up with a Twitter account. Then compose a tweet that includes our Twitter handle, @buildabear, plus the social bear giveaway hash tag, #socialbear.

You have until Sept. 14 (this Friday!) at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to enter. Copy and paste this link http://wp.me/p26MWY-Tj into an email and send it to your friends and family so they have a chance to win this little guy too! Good luck!


Bears love to party!

By Margie Brill of My Springfield Mommy

A party at a Build-A-Bear Workshop can be for so much more than just a birthday. No matter what brings your family together, whether your children are part of a sports team, club, or church group, there is always room to celebrate.  For example, just this month I invited a few children and their families from the local Ronald McDonald House to come to the Springfield, Ill. store for an unforgettable afternoon.

kids from the ronald mcdonald house party in springfield, illinois

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How to make a duct tape flower pen

by Molly Saunders, Digital (Craft) Bear

You’ve probably heard about the duct tape craft craze sweeping the nation (I know, I know, I just had to use that phrase, been saving it for years.) These are virtually indestructible crafts and these flower pens can be great gifts for teachers or for adding some pizazz to a world filled with gray. See how easy they are to make!

Make a duct tape flower pen!

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