Woodland Meadow: DIY No-Sew Felt Play Mat

Have some odd felt scraps left from previous projects? Turn them into an enchanting woodland felt play mat! No sewing skills required. Trying a new craft is always an adventure. For years, I had a scrap of thick green felt lying in my fabric box, and when a group...
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DIY Make a Castle from Recyclable Materials

Chances are, you have a lot of packing tubes, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls, potato chip or nut containers in your recycling bin. We sure did. At least, until we decided to build a cardboard castle out of them, on account of those tubes looking so much...
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DIY Peg Doll Kings, Queens and Knights

When our latest project, a cardboard castle, was nearing completion, we realized that we didn’t have anyone to settle it. That would never do, so out came the wooden peg dolls, paints and felt. In no time, we had wooden peg doll knights, kings and queens in...
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Coral Reef Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Set

I started making the ocean life shadow puppet set a while back. Then I found out that Finding Dory is coming to the theatres this summer and got excited. It seemed like a good time to finish my craft before delving into new aquatic adventures. Two years ago, I...
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Welcome to Adventure in a Box!

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!

Our Latest Projects

Autumn Leaf Art Prompt

Create a vibrant art prompt for children and draw leaves together! The post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. If someone asked me to draw a leaf, I would doodle a heart-shaped form with a stem. Yet, every time fall comes around, I gather leaves and...

Painting Rain with Printable Art Prompt

What is the colour of rain? Give the rain painting prompts to children along with watercolour paints and find out! The post contains Amazon affiliate links to products we used! I love rainy days, and have made more than a few attempts in the past to capture rain with...

Woodland Meadow: DIY No-Sew Felt Play Mat

Have some odd felt scraps left from previous projects? Turn them into an enchanting woodland felt play mat! No sewing skills required. Trying a new craft is always an adventure. For years, I had a scrap of thick green felt lying in my fabric box, and when a group of...

Flower Canning Pretend Play

The end of summer, and it’s time for canning. Can my son stay away? Of course not! And while we’re still washing fruits and vegetables, he has already canned twenty jars! A lot of the posts in my blog are ideas of what parents can do for kids. This one is...

Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles

Draw the missing half of a vehicle to make the picture complete! These drawing prompts are good for introducing the concept of symmetry and basic geometric shapes to all transportation enthusiasts. After Anselm’s enthusiasm for our insect drawing prompts, the...

Flower Petal Candle Holders

Before autumn overtakes our garden, we decided to preserve some of our summer memories in the form of dried flower petals. From them we made flower petal candle holders. The last summer hooray! Over the last few years, we have tried growing quite a variety...

Fall & Halloween

How to Make Waldorf-Inspired Nature Blocks

We do not follow one particular educational philosophy in our house, but we are very much in love with Waldorf toys. Since before my son was born, I have been admiring the rustic and natural look of building blocks made of tree branches and pieces of bark....
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Apple Drying Experiment for Kids

Budster and I have both been congratulating ourselves on our recent acquisitions. I have a new car, and he has a new skill – cranking! Unfortunately, Daddy’s “new” car has crank-operated windows, and Budster’s enthusiasm for...
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31 Art Projects for Children to Make in the Fall

We like to celebrate the change of seasons. Autumn is so bright, colourful and inspiring when it comes to making art. I collected a few art projects and crafts that we would like to try this fall. There are thirty one of them, which means that if we do one every...
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Autumn Sensory Bin: Little House in the Pumpkin

Autumn is my favourite time of the year, and I am delighted to greet it. For my little son, every change of season brings new things to explore, and autumn is particularly generous with its gifts: crisp bright leaves, pine cones, chestnuts, milkweed puffs,...
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Button Pumpkin: Bright and Easy Autumn Craft

When pumpkins fill the fields, autumn is here. This time of a year pumpkins also fill our garden and local farmer’s market. A couple of pumpkins decorates our porch, and the freezer is getting filled with pumpkin puree, which will be turned into many...
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