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Free Printable Watercolour Garden Markers

Prepare for a new gardening season with these free printable watercolour garden markers! It's that time of a year again. The days are gray, and it seems like winter has been here forever. In these last cold months, it's hard to believe that the world will ever be...

Cherry Tree Blossom Splatter Art with Printable Prompt

My son and I are celebrating the coming spring by making cherry blossom splatter art. Try it yourself - with our printable prompt! Of all the amazing sights in the spring, cherry blossoms are my favourite. Alas, after moving several times in the last few years, we're...

Easter

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

What would dragon eggs look like? As a fan of both Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones, I have been pondering this question for a while. Last Easter my son voiced the question as well, and over the course of a short family discussion, we decided that they must be...

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the LEGO Easter eggs we made to fill with small LEGO surprises for our Easter egg hunt. I haven't mentioned that in this case the chickens came before eggs - that is, we planned our LEGO surprises first. We have been working on the...

Summer

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy lanterns with frolicking silhouettes of enchanted creatures! The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Two years ago, I made a set of Halloween and Christmas lanterns, and have since had readers asking questions and...

DIY Seasonal Garlands for Kids’ Rooms

 It seems that time moves slower for children than for adults. I feel like I haven't gotten enough of summer, as if it had zoomed past with a terrible speed, but my son is looking forward to snow and winter. He's positively celebrating it! And when there is...

Halloween

How to Make a Musketeer Costume for Halloween

We have a longstanding Halloween tradition - never get a decent photo of the costumes we make. That happened on Budster's first year when he was a garden gnome. For his second year, we dressed him in a grand musketeer's costume, but we only managed one smudgy photo!...

Make-a-Monster Blocks

Wooden building blocks are a classic toy for open-ended play. So I try not to be too hard on myself for picking up yet another set for my kid whenever I see a good deal at a second-hand toy store or dollar store. When I have a pretty good assortment, I can turn them...

Autumn

Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Coasters for Kids

Want to include children in the conversation during Thanksgiving dinner? Try these printable conversation starter coasters! Over the last four years, we lived far from the rest of our relatives and so celebrated Thanksgiving with just the three of us. Moving closer to...

DIY Seasonal Garlands for Kids’ Rooms

 It seems that time moves slower for children than for adults. I feel like I haven't gotten enough of summer, as if it had zoomed past with a terrible speed, but my son is looking forward to snow and winter. He's positively celebrating it! And when there is...

Christmas

DIY Space Christmas Ornaments

One of my favourite family traditions for Christmas is making a handmade ornament with the kids to add to our tree. This year's craft is space ornaments with swirling nebulae and twinkling stars! If our handmade ornament is supposed to represent the year, the space...

Nativity Shadow Puppet Set for Christmas

Begin a new family tradition this Christmas. Stage a Nativity scene shadow puppet play with kids! If you want to win a set, scroll down to participate in a giveaway. A couple of years ago, I held a poll among my readers, asking what shadow puppet set they'd like to...

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