Happy New Year 2018!!

It is always amazing to me how quickly 365 days can go by . . . It is now 2018!!

You may be anticipating Valentine’s Day. Or maybe St. Patrick’s Day. How about Easter? Maybe, you’re thinking about Halloween . . . I know it isn’t for a long long time . . .

The thing is, it is never too early to get started on a Father’s Day project . . . or one that would be excellent for Halloween . . . perhaps both, if the “father” is a fan of the old TV series The Munsters.

Yet, this is a free printable template of the Munster’s family car . . . 

She is quite lovely and may take some time to complete. So, it is best to begin now . . .

It’s not the putting together that seems to be the issue, but the cutting out of all the pieces that takes the time . . . but you have plenty!!

And, you may want to make more than one of these beauties.

I do love 3D models of various items from TV Series to Movies to templates for card fronts . . .

You may not believe this, but I was looking up a template for a castle . . . I just wanted the basic design . . . nothing fancy. It was for a card front . . . and then this Munster Koach caught my eye.

Just click the image to the right and you’ll be taken to place where you can download the PDF of the parts and the instructions. It would also be nice to give a donation for this classic card as a thank you for the grand wokmanship.

I have to get to work on my castle . . .

Thanks for stopping by!


Oh My Goodness!

I received a notification that several of my posts are lost.

That happens from time to time. It’s nothing for me . . . or you to get upset about.

At one time I moved this website and didn’t back it up — so everything, back then, was lost. It was sad for me and sad for many of my visitors. But I started over . . . and through time, some links get broken and some posts do get deleted . . . so if by chance you’ve been looking for something here at TwoCansOnAString.com and get an error . . . hopefully, you’ll see the image to the right, with the word “oops!” to the left.

Just click the image and you’ll be taken to the Home page.

We make every effort to keep this website fresh and fun for all of you. We don’t like it that from time to time things get broken, but there is a lot of stuff here. Some old, some not so old, some new.

I realized I am really heavy on Halloween . . . maybe you like that . . . and maybe not.

We do have product review and crafts and holiday stuff, along with random thoughts. TwoCansOnAString.com is my fun website — it’s where I was able to introduce my little Diva — the Yorkshire Terrier from wonderful breeders from Wisconsin. It’s also where I can tell you about products that caught my eye and all the fun holiday stuff — I may even have a ghost story or two to tell you from time to time.

It’s Raining!!! What am I to do?

Well, I think crafts are in order. I do my best crafts when it’s raining and I don’t want to go out — but today I may venture out and pick up some grocery items. Little Diva wants something different . . . not a toy, but something delicious to eat. And I’m due for something different, too.

But, I did get side-tracked there for a moment. Crafts . . . what do I want to make? What do I have that I haven’t shared with you before?

Mr. Printable has some adorable bug boxes you can download and print out on your home printer. They’re great for spring and summer. These favor boxes are easy to assemble and fun to fill with goodies. Just click the image to the left and you’ll be taken to the page where you can download these adorable bugs.

I definitely like them. They may have been designed for younger children in mind, but I think they are suitable for everyone this spring and summer. They would look nice in Easter baskets, too. You know, come to think of it, instead of an Easter Egg Hunt, you could have a Bug Box Hunt . . . what do you think?

I believe you could have some serious fun with these Bug Favor Boxes.

Until next time,

Sharon . . . and Little Diva

Last Minute Valentines For The Kids

I know Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!!!

Some of us do wait until the last minute.

These are so easy, the kids can do them! You just need to click the picture, print out the PDF of four different Minion Valentine Day cards on card stock, tape a sucker on them, fill out the To and From lines and you’re in business. Put them all in a bag for the kids to take to school and no one will know you waited until the last minute to complete these Valentines for a school or church party.

I think these work for all ages. Not a lot of mushy sentiments attached to them.

There are many suckers you can find in your local market — some may even be on sale . . . but even not, you can have your children give a Valentine’s Day card with something special attached to it.

With a bit of creativity on your part, you can change the sentiment and even remove the To and From lines and use the images as birthday party favors or for other occasions. This is one of those designs that work for many celebrations.

I hope you’ll use these cards. I like them!!

Thanks for stopping by!


FREE Printable Goggles

This is so exciting!!

These goggles are from RavensBlight and look so steampunk.

You can personalize them, too. I’m sure you and your children will come up with hundreds of variations — different colored lenses, using plastic sheets, adding metal gears, buttons, feathers, wire, pipe cleaners, stir sticks, or whatever you have around the house.

I think this would make a fun family project one evening . . . or a rainy or snowy day . . .

I’m trying to tie them into some holiday celebration, but nothing comes to mind . . . unless for a birthday or even Valentine’s Day . . . definitely for next Halloween . . .

They just need a story to go along with them. I’m surprised Ray O’Bannon, the creative genius behind RavensBlight hasn’t come up with one.

I’m thinking of how a busy mom got looking around the haunted toys of RavensBlight and came across this pair of goggles. They were just plain ordinary looking goggles, but when she put them on . . . she couldn’t believe what she saw. She saw herself in her home, working on her paper craft projects. She also saw the laundry coming out of the laundry room, marching up the stairs and folding up to fit in drawers or put on hangers in the closet. The vacuum was running itself and the dishes jumped into the dishwasher . . . after the cycle jumped into the cupboards.

Was this some futuristic thing . . . could these goggles be used to program all her daily and weekly tasks to complete them automatically?

She had to know.

She found a panel of gears and gadgets . . . would these work? She wondered. She found some levers and thought about mounting them on her goggles . . . she found some wire . . . all color-coded . . . She changed the lenses to different colors . . . Piece by piece she created her goggles and while going through the process thought of each piece as being a task.

By the time she finished making her goggles, she decided it was time for her to begin straightening up the house . . . but everything was done.

Looking at the time, she grabbed her keys to go pick up the kids. While waiting, she thought of the goggles . . . and other tasks she would love to have them perform . . . fresh baked cookies . . . groceries . . . dinner cooking in the oven . . .

If she could do all this from a pair of goggles . . . where would the possibilities end . . . Then she shuttered, “Oh no! The kids could make a pair that would do their chores and even do their homework for them . . .”

She decided to hide her goggles the minute she got home. No way was she going to allow these goggles to get into the wrong hands . . .

Isn’t that something. Something so powerful that could benefit everyone would give a mother pause . . . afraid of what would or could happen if gotten into the wrong hands . . . 

Well, I’m not concerned they will get into the wrong hands. I’m hoping you will make dozens of these and show your children how to make them, too. Maybe they could tell their own story of what each part could do . . . It would be valuable family time you can share.

Just click one of the images of the goggles above to be taken to the PDF — sorry, I got caught up in my story.

Click here for the Assembly Instructions.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you make up quite a few of these goggles and have a fun time paper crafting and imagining with your family.


Thanksgiving Pie Box Printable

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is having an extra piece of pumpkin pie to take home.

For many of you, you may be getting a head-start on Black Friday . . . thanksgivingpiebox

I do hope you made up some of these boxes for your guests to take home a piece of pumpkin pie.

Click the picture on the right to be taken to the PDF for downloading and printing.

I like to do as much as possible a day ahead. Then while the turkey is roasting in the oven, I go out and rake up leaves. There is something invigorating about this little bit of physical labor in the fresh outdoor fall air.

It’s amazing how quickly these leaves get raked up and put in the yard waste barrel.

I then relax on the front porch with a hot cup of coffee admiring my yard before cleaning up and working on the vegetables for my Thanksgiving dinner.

I like having a relaxing day . . . no major rushing around before my family and friends arrive. I do like to have everything ready so I can relax a bit.

Jigsaw puzzles and Thanksgiving seem to go together. It’s a time to get a bit nostalgic.

I hope your Thanksgiving Day, however you celebrate it is blissful.

Thanks for stopping by!