Winter

Snowy Town: Easy Watercolour Painting Project

Learn how to paint a snowy town with watercolours in a simple and fun way that appeals to children. This technique introduces masking tape as a useful tool in watercolour painting. Learning a new painting technique is fun for kids, and it's even better when the...

Valentine’s Day

Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher

Make a stained glass heart suncatcher with kids! It's surprisingly easy, with nothing but black glue, sharpie markers and some recyclables. My kids and I really enjoy the process of making suncatchers with black glue. First of all, they really are easy and cheap to...

Romantic Evening Mason Jar Lanterns

Upcycle mason jars and turn them into a set of lanterns with romantic printable silhouettes set against the background of a purple sky at twilight. Perfect for atmospheric decor, for a date-at-home, Valentine's Day, or a wedding! Three years ago, I made sets of...

Spring

Cloud Wheel with Cloud Identification Guide for Kids

This cloud wheel with a cloud identification guide will help children to observe weather and learn to identify ten of the most common types of clouds. Cirrus. Cumulus. Nimbostratus. I have always found the names of clouds fascinating. Why, they sound almost magical. I...

Nature Art Prompts: Birds

These six nature art prompts encourage artists of all ages to finish the ink drawings of birds with natural materials. Collaborate with nature and create gorgeous pictures! Making collaborative art is always an enriching experience. And this pack invites artists of...

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

Printable Nature Journal with Creative Prompts for Kids

Learn how to start a nature journal with kids using a free printable template that offers ten creative prompts. It is a perfect nature STEM activity for kids as it encourages them to go outside, explore nature scientifically, then record their nature finds...

Cloud Wheel with Cloud Identification Guide for Kids

This cloud wheel with a cloud identification guide will help children to observe weather and learn to identify ten of the most common types of clouds. Cirrus. Cumulus. Nimbostratus. I have always found the names of clouds fascinating. Why, they sound almost magical. I...

Halloween

Monster Math: Printable Game of Art and Numbers for Kids

Monster Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple math - counting, number writing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of monster you will draw. My son loves to draw. He also enjoys building, crafting and even writing....

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...

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

Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

If you enjoy cutting snowflakes out of paper, make a snowflake fairy with our free printable template! The kids will enjoy designing a variety of paper snowflake for their skirts, and it can be used as a Christmas tree ornament. Do you remember cutting paper...

Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

With this free printable template, you can make a simple winter luminary in minutes! And once you put a light inside, it glows with simple charm. I've always wanted to try making a simple luminary by turning a piece of paper into a ring and making a decorative cut...

Christmas Silhouette Bundle This Christmas, open a shadow puppet theatre!

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