Halloween

How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

If your kids aren't old enough to carve pumpkins, try making these no-carve painted space pumpkins for Halloween! It's strange how it never occurred to me before that we could paint pumpkins for Halloween. Of course, carving is fun! But it's a lot more fun when it...

Magical Halloween Silhouette Painted Rocks

Decorate rocks with magical Halloween silhouettes drawn over a vibrant sunset sky! It has certainly been a good year for all the rock painters, me included. The new trend of painting and hiding rocks this summer has inspired a lot of fun rock creations! The summer is...

Autumn

How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

If your kids aren't old enough to carve pumpkins, try making these no-carve painted space pumpkins for Halloween! It's strange how it never occurred to me before that we could paint pumpkins for Halloween. Of course, carving is fun! But it's a lot more fun when it...

Jack in the Box Paper Toy with a Free Printable Template

Remember those old Jack in the Box toys? Now you can make a DIY Jack in the Box from paper, while having a fun engineering experience with kids! One day, I was playing with a pair of puppets that we made using the so-called accordion articulation. While possessing a...

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! A couple of years ago, I held a poll among my readers, asking what shadow puppet set they'd like to see me create. I got a lot of interesting answers. The one that popped...

Winter

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...

20 DIY Cozy Winter Crafts

Winter is a good time for crafting and for keeping warm. Put the two together, and here is the selection of our favourite winter crafts. We do a lot of crafting in the winter. The weather isn't great to spend a lot of time outside, and it's getting dark early, so it's...

Spring

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...

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...

Easter

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

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...

Summer

Leaf Messages and Doodles

A fun and simple way for kids to make art and practice writing with nature in the summer! Don't these leaf messages look as if they were left by fairies? That was the idea, anyway! The leaf messages introduced my son to his kindness elves. In case you haven't heard...

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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