DIY Toys

DIY Rainbow Unicorn Hobby Horse

Making a rainbow unicorn hobby horse is a sure cure against February gloom! This post contains Amazon affiliate links to the products we've used. I have a few certain weaknesses. Chocolate. Moss. Lemons. Rainbows. When I am feeling positive, I call them my secret...

DIY Valentine Foam Airplane with Printable Design

Looking for a non-sweet Valentine idea for kids? We loved making these airplanes - they come with a card, and they actually work!  Last week, we made a couple of foam glider airplanes, based on a real MIG-15 airplane. We played with, modified, and decorated them, then...

DIY Home

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...

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...

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

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...

Play with Clay All Year Round: 30 Projects to Do with Kids

In this post, you'll find enough inspiring clay projects for kids to last at least a year! Sculpting with plasticine was a staple of my childhood. Ironic since my kids have hardly touched it. Instead those lucky guys have been experimenting with beeswax modeling...

Books

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...

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!...

Learn & Play

DIY Foam Glider Airplane with Printable Pattern & Design

Do your kids like foam glider airplanes? Craft a DIY version together at home! With a printable pattern, it's very easy. This post has Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. In my opinion, foam airplanes are on par with balloons for kids. Both are simple, but...

Build Doll Houses, Garages and Towers with Wooden Blocks!

If your kids are into STEM activities and building, these wooden layer blocks will add a new dimension to their wooden block play and allow them to build multi-leveled doll houses, garages and towers! A few years ago, when we first started playing with wooden building...

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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