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How to Paint Space in Watercolours with Kids

Learn how to paint space with watercolours in a simple way and fun way that would appeal to children. This technique includes the use of pipettes, which is always a hit in our house! Space. Nebulas. Spaceships. Aliens. Distant planets. All seem suddenly close to our...

25 Craft Stick Projects for Kids

Craft sticks are very versatile and fun to work with! Make art, build toys and create STEM constructions with your children, using craft sticks. We like working with wood! When we started this blog, we were making wooden toys for our son, but it has been several...

Name Punch Pinata from Cardboard Rolls

Having an ABC birthday party or celebrating the first birthday? Make this simple name punch pinata from cardboard rolls and spell the birthday kid's name! Our little Faye turned one last week. The date called for celebration! Now, there used to be a time when planning...

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!

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How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Celebrate Easter with a set of Harry Potter Easter Eggs! Ten or more years ago, were you in one of those line-ups outside the bookstore doors, waiting until midnight to get the new Harry Potter book, so that you could spend the rest of the night immersed in the cozy...

Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

If you like decorating eggs for Easter, this craft tutorial will show you how to turn them into a couple of multicultural Matryoshka dolls! The post contains affiliate links to some of the products I've used. There are some holiday traditions that come naturally to...

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