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Black Glue Stained Glass Art

Make imitation stained glass with black glue! Try this unique craft technique with kids and create numerous window decorations and suncatchers. I've tried many different ways of making imitation stained glass. I have never tried the real thing, true, what with all my...

Friendly Monster Watercolour Blow Art with Straws

If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids, keep this watercolour monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Do all kids have a fondness for straws? In five years, they definitely...

Black Glue & Sharpies Butterfly Suncatcher

Want to make a cheery butterfly suncatcher with kids? It's surprisingly easy with nothing but black glue, sharpie markers and some recyclables. The post contains Amazon affiliate links to the products we used.  When I first saw drawings created with black glue, they...

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We’re a family of four from Canada with a passion for arts, nature and building. From rustic fairy tree houses to shiny foil spaceships, we build toys to inspire imagination and nurture all the senses. Look around and join our crafting fun!

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Leaf Messages and Doodles

Leaf Messages and Doodles

A fun and simple way for kids to make art and practice writing with nature in the summer! Don't these leaf messages look as if they were left by fairies? That was the idea, anyway! The leaf messages introduced my son to his kindness elves. In case you haven't heard...

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