Scholar-Ship Craft for Girls and Boys

Scholar_Ship Craft

What you’ll need

  • Half-gallon carton
  • Heavy duty large straw
  • Tape
  • Cereal box
  • Glue stick
  • Paper
  • Your A Papers from school
  • Crayons or Markers to color your design

My Scholar Ship is a modified version of a boat craft I found online at: .

How to make it

  1. Love Boat - Step 1Start with a clean carton. Cut off the plastic spout or tape the cardboard spout shut.
  2. For the bow, cut a 3¾- by 10-inch strip from a cereal box, fold it in half, and tape it in place as shown.
  3. Use tape and a glue stick to cover the carton with paper. Cut a mail slot in the ship’s top to store all your A papers from school.
  4. Use a glue stick to add stripes to the sides  (Be sure to color a design on them first.)
  5. Poke a small hole the deck and insert the straw.  Now tape your best A paper to it making a sail for the boat.

Be creative and have fun!

Don’t forget to send me a picture! Email it to Or Post your picture on My Friends’ Stuff Art Board on Pintrest. (You first have to follow the board before I can add you to make your own posts)

A Real-Girl Aleixs to Love

AlexisRealGirlPlease allow me to tell you about a real-girl Alexis who could use our love.  This story was sent to me by one of our Via E family members.  It is a story of a 9 year old girl who had to have a tumor removed from her head.  The operation was successful but it had a side affect of causing a chemically induced obesity. Now this real-girl Alexis has become isolated, schooled at home, no friends, as the doctors search for methods to reverse this side affect. Without help, this condition will end her short life. We may not be able to solve all the world’s problems or save all the children who need help but perhaps we can start with one Alexis who has had her world turn upside down.  If the family will accept it, I will send an Alexis Dollfriend to show our love.  Additionally I’m listing their funding page for those who feel moved to help the family to meet the medical expenses.  At this point we have 3,583 Facebook friends.  If each of us could find one dollar to send, we could end up with a donation of $3,583.00 to help.  What I love so much about the effort of Via E are the friends–family that it has created.  As we grow as a family our love can make a positive impact near to us and far. Here are a few links to learn more about this need:

Article about Alexis:

Hope and Love for Alexis Facebook Page:

The Donation Page:

Thank you for helping through caring, donations or prayers for this family.

From my heart to yours,


Color Alex’s World Activity for Girls

Alexis’ books are called Alex Stories.  Alexis likes having two names because they show her feminine side and her sporty side.  When Alexis is at formal events or school she goes by the name of Alexis, but when playing with her friends and exploring her friends call her Alex.  Alex is a special nickname that only her friends know and use. Do you too have a nickname too?  In the picture below you see Alexis and her Storicolor®, storybook Alex picture.  They are in front of her home in São Paulo, Brazil.  Bring the home to life by coloring it.  You can find more pictures to color in the Alex Storicolor book, Ten Acts of Kindness, found at

Print the image below to have some coloring fun!