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Metal Earth


We have TONS of these Metal Earth puzzles! We have structures and monuments as well as specific items and places from Harry Potter, Transformers, Avengers, Doctor Who, and Star Wars!

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Celebrate National Poetry Month by…

Leave a Found Poetry Kit in a random place.

No kidding. This April is National Poetry Month, and The Found Poetry Review has conceived a way to get people more involved this year by dropping off poetry kits in random places (think the bus stop or the laundry mat) across the United States. The kits instruct you to write a poem using the piece of random literature in the kit, and then post it on

They gave away 500 kits for people to place, and now if you still have the hankering to leave a random kit somewhere, you need to put it together yourself. This shouldn’t be too difficult! Spread the love of creating verse in your community this month.

Go to the website below for instructions to build your kit:

And start placing! Good luck.

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How to Count Down to Christmas? Oh Let Me Count the Ways…

As the days roll by and Christmas approaches, suddenly you want a way to count down the days. We’ve got several approaches of varying difficulty available.

1.     We R Memory Keepers has a neat little Peppermint Twist Advent Calendar Kit for only $13.99. Inside is everything you need for the medium-simple project–from die-cut sheets for boxes (that open up and hold whatever little goody you want), organza ribbon, double sided tape, chipboard, adhesive rhinestones, and step by step instructions. Assemble all the boxes and they form the shape of a Christmas tree.

2.     Want something that is easier, but requires more creativity? Try the 3D Peek-A-Box by Karen Foster Design. It has 24 drawers that you can decorate however you like. Paper, ribbon, pictures, buttons, stickers… whatever you like. Plus it’s sturdier than the We R Memory Keepers kit.

3.     If an advent calendar isn’t quite what you’re looking for, try Karen Foster Design’s Six Pack Favor-its. Personalize these plain, white boxes the same way you would the peek-a-box, and give it as a gift with little treasures commemorating the holiday.

4.     I’m not even sure how Lego got the idea to go into the advent calendar business, but it looks pretty good to me! The box front opens down to reveal a winter scene and little compartments that hold a new Lego piece for each day. It’s 24 days of Lego fun! It’s all put together for you, and has more substance and creativity than little pieces of chocolate that taste like cardboard. This calendar is the simplest of all.