Snacks and Crafts

Sharing Warmth and Love

Have you met Brooks on page 14? He raised money to help refugees. Make this no-sew blanket to donate or give to a friend!

  1. Cut two pieces of fleece about 60 inches (150 cm) long and 50 inches (125 cm) wide.

  2. Spread out one piece of fleece front-side down and lay the other on top of it, front-side up. Trim the edges so they line up.

  3. Cut a 3-inch (7.5-cm) square out of each corner. Be sure to cut through both layers of fabric.

  4. Cut 3-inch (7.5-cm) strips around the edge of the whole blanket. The strips should be about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart.

  5. Knot the strips together. Use a double knot so the pieces don’t come apart. Tip: Tie the knots as close to the middle of the strips as you can.

Other Stuff to Donate

toilet paper, hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, deodorant

Check with humanitarian centers near you to see what they need.

Scrumptious Salsa

Make your own salsa just like Brooks did! Have an adult help.

For basic salsa use chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and peppers (depending on how spicy you like it). Get creative! Add mango, pineapple, avocado, corn, melon, or whatever! Try a fruit-only salsa and enjoy it with graham crackers or cinnamon chips.

Tip: For chunky salsa, just mix the chopped ingredients. For smoother salsa, use a blender or food processor.