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Puzzle Drawing Prompt for Kids with a Free Printable Template

Draw, cut and create a puzzle of your own! With this free printable puzzle template, kids can make as many as they want. A couple of weeks ago, I found my son (4.5yo) sitting at the table and doodling something. Over the last year, he's been devoted to drawing. He's...

How to Make Fantasy Mermaid Eggs

If your children have a fascination with mermaids, they might just like making this mermaid egg craft! Made of shells and beach glass, this craft is a good way to use up all the keepsakes from a seaside trip in a little fantasy-inspired creation. The idea was born...

Dragon and Unicorn Clothespin Puppets with Free Printable Designs

Make these simple clothespin puppets with kids, using our free printable designs as the starting point! A fun STEAM project, with the puppets working around the mechanism of a clothespin. With several sets of elaborate shadow puppets in my craft baggage, I always...

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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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How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

How to Make a Bean Teepee for Backyard Play

If you're looking for a kids' gardening project this summer, try building a bean teepee. This natural play tent is a fun addition to the backyard and a perfect hideout for little explorers. Last summer was our first as home owners, and we were as excited about our big...

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