Friday, July 1, 2011
Who wouldn't want a pint-sized Martha Stewart around the house, encouraging kids to get creative? MarthaAndFriends.com just launched today with that very idea in mind.
In this incarnation, Martha is a 10-year-old girl, who takes the initiative on fun projects with a trio of friends and her two cute French bulldogs, Francesca and Sharkey. The episodes, which each run about 3 minutes, focus on creative yet manageable activities that children can work on with friends.
The first episode, "Spa Sleepover," has Martha making avocado facial masks and mood mists for her two girlfriends, Hannah and Lily. There's also a pooch-friendly episode, in which they make doggie treats and personalized water bowls.
While the girls (and boy, Kevin!) are all tweens, many of these projects look do-able for younger kids, too. CC might not be into mood mists, but I'm sure she'd love to make sun-print cards, which are featured in the longer episode, "Martha's Fourth," which airs on July 3 at 9 a.m. ET on the Hallmark Channel, in honor of July 4th festivities. (Time to set those DVRs, West Coasters.)
Best of all, in true Martha fashion, the site also offers step-by-step instructions for all of the featured projects.