DIY Toys

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...

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...

DIY Home

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...

Make a DIY Fairy Door from Craft Sticks

Add a little bit of everyday magic to your playroom by making a fairy door to go on a baseboard! All you really need is craft sticks, pebbles and glue. It's refreshing to add a little bit of magic into everyday family life! Sometimes we have a family dinner by...

Babies & Toddlers

Black and White Baby Name Garland

When Faye turned one month, we had a small family party for her. There we made a black-and-white name garland for our baby as her first month birthday present. All of us participated, including her two-year-old cousin, and since then it has been pleasant to look at it...

Black and White Pattern Pictures for Babies

In the middle of May, as blooming lilacs surrounded our house, our daughter Faye was born. After months of anticipating her arrival, we were smitten with love for the little bundle. The days that followed were filled with lots of dreamy baby smiles and snuggles. It's...

Arts & Crafts

Space Rocks Fridge Magnets

Let the kids paint rocks as if they were pieces of the night sky and make space rock fridge magnets! Our four-year-old son loves everything cosmic. He is concerned about comets and plans to build space robots when he grows up. Very global set of mind! Together with...

30 Ways to tame the RAINBOW with KIDS

Rainbows make children happy, so a lot of boys and girls don't mind an addition of a rainbow to their everyday life... and rainbows can take very different forms. Here we have snacks, toys and room decor - all rainbow-themed! I have a few certain weaknesses....

Books

Beauty and the Beast Shadow Puppet Set

Inspired by the Beauty and the Beast fairy-tale, these printable shadow puppets will let the kids tell their version of the "tale as old as time"... When did you hear your first fairy-tale? For most of us, the date would be unknown because our acquaintance with...

52 Questions to Ask Children: Free Printable Q&A Journal

If you like creating keepsakes and family traditions, you will like this one. Download this free printable template for a Q&A journal with 52 questions to ask your children - and fill it once a week or whenever convenient! People change. It’s especially noticeable...

Learn & Play

Magnatiles Matching Game

Practice colour, shape and pattern recognition with this matching game that kids can make by using Magna-Tiles! They're our son's favourite building blocks, so it's more fun to do anything that involves them. Don't you like it when kids invent their own educational...

Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Learn the alphabet the hands-on way - by building letters with wooden blocks! Use our free printable cards for inspiration. People process information differently, and while three main processing methods are defined as auditory, visual and kinesthetic, there are in...

Family Fun

52 Reasons Why I Love You: Free Printable Q&A Journal for Couples

Looking for a unique romantic gift for your partner? Give them this printable Q&A journal for couples with 52 reasons of why you love them! During the first year of our marriage, I made love notes for my husband's lunch or left sticky notes with love confessions...

52 Questions to Ask Children: Free Printable Q&A Journal

If you like creating keepsakes and family traditions, you will like this one. Download this free printable template for a Q&A journal with 52 questions to ask your children - and fill it once a week or whenever convenient! People change. It’s especially noticeable...

Mostly Personal

“Big Scary Teeth!”

When I first started my blog, I thought that it would hold stories about our family's everyday life. Instead, I got into sharing stories about making things! No complaints here. This blog has become a great motivation for me to create with my son and for him. Never...

Should Boys Play with Dolls: a Dad’s Perspective

When I was a kid, my sister was always after me to play dolls with her. "Sure, I will just grab my BB gun," I would say. She even bought me a Ken doll as a birthday gift one year, in an attempt to rope me in - at an age when news of it would have been socially...

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