Holidays

Living

What do children want for Christmas? Bunnies and drones

Savannah Rauhut, a Liberty fourth-grader, likes to write. Inspired by the season she wrote an essay about two lucky little sisters on Christmas Day who, as if by magic, get exactly what they want from Santa. Savannah’s essay made us wonder: What do children want for Christmas?

Holidays

Christmas elves bring KCK girl a new home and a special bedroom

The Elves of Christmas Present surprised 13-year-old Hannah Viens of Kansas City, Kan., and her family by completing the renovation of their new home weeks before scheduled. Hannah learned that her brain cancer returned this summer. At her old home, Hannah shared a room with her sisters; now she has her own room. With the help of the more than 100 Elves, their pastor, who is also a contractor, got the home done on Christmas Eve.

Holidays

Santa Vader visits Paulie’s Penguin Playground in Olathe

Olathe resident Paul Craig once again assembled more than 100 or so holiday inflatables to create Paulie’s Penguin Playground at 16617 Indian Creek Parkway in Olathe, Kansas. The free-to-the-public holiday decorations will be up and running day and night through Christmas Day. Craig also collects donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Videos

Dyeing Easter eggs with shaving cream vs. Kool-Aid

House + Home editor Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian experiments with dyeing Easter eggs first using shaving cream and gel food coloring, then Kool-Aid. One method turned out great. The other one? Not so much.
cgregorian@kcstar.com
Dyeing Easter eggs with shaving cream vs. Kool-Aid 3:34

Dyeing Easter eggs with shaving cream vs. Kool-Aid

These 130 Salvation Army volunteers are preparing to feed hundreds in KC 1:25

These 130 Salvation Army volunteers are preparing to feed hundreds in KC

Christmas elves bring KCK girl a new home and a special bedroom 2:31

Christmas elves bring KCK girl a new home and a special bedroom

Santa Vader visits Paulie’s Penguin Playground in Olathe 1:40

Santa Vader visits Paulie’s Penguin Playground in Olathe