I’m so happy to be participating in the Small Hands Creating Hope project, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society! Cancer has touched too close to me – as it has to so many of you. I’m thankful that both of my parents survived their experiences with cancer, and my hope is to see a cure for cancer in general.
Small Hands Creating Hope
The Small Hands Creating Hope project was started by MaryAnne from Mama Smiles for the 30th anniversary of her cancer diagnosis at 22 months. Through a donation, you can help the American Cancer Society, the organization MaryAnne credits with funding some of the research that saved her life.
As a gift for donating at least $15, you’ll receive a beautiful Small Hands Creating Hope eBook. Along with the eBook link, you’ll receive a link to purchase a print copy of the book at cost if you’d like one in addition to your eBook.
The book is filled with kid-friendly crafts and tutorials from over 40 bloggers, including me. Some of the projects are photos, and others include a tutorial as well. Many of the projects are in yellow for hope and purple for cancer survivorship. You’ll find themes of butterflies, rainbows, and flowers. A number of the bloggers also tell the stories that inspired their projects.
My Part of Small Hands Creating Hope
For a link to the printable for my Butterfly Counting Book, see Free Counting Book Printable for Any Theme. In Small Hands Creating Hope, you’ll find a butterfly-specific tutorial, photo of the inside of my butterfly counting book, and the story behind my project. And you’ll find the projects of over 40 other kid bloggers. Small Hands Creating Hopereally is a lovely book!
This button will take you directly to the American Cancer Society’s donation page:
If you donate but do not receive an email from MaryAnneK from Small Hands Project or if you have trouble with the download, email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com.
Inspiration to Find a Cure
If you haven’t seen the video created by Chris Rumble, a 22 year-old cancer patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital, you must! I wrote a post at Raising Figure Skaters with the video (played to Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”) embedded in the post: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger. The video is one of the most inspiring videos I’ve ever seen, and it makes me wish for a cure for cancer more than ever.
Small Hands Creating Hope Participants and Blog Hop
Here are the Small Hands Creating Hope participants and the dates of their posts telling about the project:14 May Mama Smiles
15 May Artsy Craftsy Mom
Rainbows Within Reach
16 May B. Inspired, Mama!
17 May Rainy Day Mum
18 May Inspiration Laboratories
19 May Experimenting Mom
20 May Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart
21 May NurtureStore
22 May Living Montessori Now
23 May Mess for Less
24 May Having Fun at Home and CraftoArt
25 May Outlaw Mom
26 May Angelique Felix and Sense of Wonder
27 May Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
28 May Duck Duck Octopus
29 May Smiling like Sunshine
30 May Mommy with Selective Memory
31 May One Perfect Day
1 June The Educators’ Spin On It
2 June Kids Stuff World
3 June Rainy Day Mum
4 June Teach Preschool
5 June Dirt and Boogers
6 June Creative Connections for Kids and The Golden Gleam
7 June Montessori Tidbits
8 June Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
9 June The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
10 June Scribble Doodle and Draw
11 June Learn with Play
12 June Kitchen Counter Chronicles
13 June CRAYON Freckles
14 June Glittering Muffins
15 June Wise Owl Factory
16 June Crafty Maa
18 June Lessons Learnt Journal
20 June Growing a Jeweled Rose
21 June Growing Play
23 June JDaniel4′s Mom
Please join us in helping the American Cancer Society!
We hope to raise $3000 by July 4th (MaryAnne’s 32nd birthday). Thanks so much for your help!
Book cover and button created by Andie of CRAYON freckles.