DIY Aluminum Foil and Pan Costumes- News 12 Segment

You can create costumes like an Astronaut, Alien, viking and a Hershey Kiss with Aluminum Pans and Foil.

Elizabeth Hashagen and Anne Caminiti (Momee Friends of Long Island) show you how to make your own costumes with items around your home and that are inexpensive to create.

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Sweetbriar Nature Center’s Long Island Woodland Exhibit: Forest to Forest

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown announces the grand opening of a new sensory experience. Visiting families can climb up the staircase of our nature center and take in the beauty and diversity of our simulated rain forest as they have been able to do for many years.  However, now, when they pass through the tropical rain forest, they can bring their children into a new world, the world of a local woodland. 

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Through interactive, sensory activities, children can experience the sights, sounds, smells, and feels of a forest.  Children can crawl through the underground world beneath the forest floor, look though a small window to view the forest floor above and peak at our resident box turtles in their enclosure. 

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Seashell Crafting is Fun

Mia and I love collecting little “Treasures“, when we went to the beach we collected seashells.

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Mia loves to color so we got out the crayons and Mia added color to some of her shells.

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As Mia is coloring, I thought to myself… why not make some cute little turtles with these shells.

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