How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

How to Make Simple Articulated Robots with Kids

Build a simple articulated wooden robot! It is a great engineering project to teach kids how articulation works and a perfect woodworking project for beginners. My kids have a lot of toys. When I’ve just tripped over one, I tend to think they have too...
Cardinal Button Craft for Kids

Cardinal Button Craft for Kids

Add some button Christmas art featuring a cardinal bird to your home décor! So easy to put together that even young children can make this winter craft. Ever since my son was a toddler, we have enjoyed making button crafts together. With the setup we had, the finished...
Black Glue Stained Glass Art

Black Glue Stained Glass Art

Make imitation stained glass with black glue! Try this unique craft technique with kids and create numerous window decorations and suncatchers. I’ve tried many different ways of making imitation stained glass. I have never tried the real thing, true, what with...
Space Stained Glass Suncatchers

Space Stained Glass Suncatchers

For kids who are interested in the cosmos, make these stained glass space suncatchers from… plastic plates! I enjoyed experimenting with my stained glass paints, and I wanted to share the experience with my young artist. The only problem, the stained glass...
Stained Glass Space Painting

Stained Glass Space Painting

Learn how to paint space with stained glass paints in a simple way! This technique works for creating beautiful abstract wall art and decorating craft projects. Birthdays and Christmas approaching, my family usually ask me at some point. “Any ideas on what...
25 Craft Stick Projects for Kids

25 Craft Stick Projects for Kids

Craft sticks are very versatile and fun to work with! Make art, build toys and create STEM constructions with your children, using craft sticks. We like working with wood! When we started this blog, we were making wooden toys for our son, but it has been several...
How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

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...
Easter Egg Suncatchers

Easter Egg Suncatchers

Make stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with kids! This craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. We enjoy making stained glass suncatchers with kids. They so are easy and cheap to make...
Stained Glass Shamrock Suncatcher

Stained Glass Shamrock Suncatcher

Make a stained glass shamrock suncatcher with kids! Quick and easy craft in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day celebration, that you can make with nothing but black glue, sharpie markers and some recyclables. We enjoy making stained glass suncatchers with kids....
Woodscrew Art: Introducing Kids to Screwdriving Tools

Woodscrew Art: Introducing Kids to Screwdriving Tools

At three months old, Anselm preferred his wooden hammer over his other toys. By twelve months, he had acquired five different hammers, and he has loved tools ever since. Whenever Jeffrey was fixing something around the house, Budster could be seen squatting next to...
Button Heart Gift Wrap for Valentine’s Day

Button Heart Gift Wrap for Valentine’s Day

Feel like wrapping a gift creatively or maybe making some Valentine’s Day art? My 3-year-old and I made a button heart gift wrap! When we wrap presents, most of them get wrapped quickly – between throwing together lunch and washing up after. But we like to...
DIY Food Face Plate: for Nutritious & Beautiful Meals!

DIY Food Face Plate: for Nutritious & Beautiful Meals!

Make lunch fun – and pretty – by turning a plate into a food art prompt! It was some years ago: my friend and I were sitting in a coffee shop, and while she was still enjoying her dessert, I was already at the point of lamenting the demise of my chocolate...
Cake Painting with My Family

Cake Painting with My Family

It is not uncommon to see a lavishly decorated cake as a centre piece at a birthday or some other kind of party, and I always have some decorating ideas waiting for such occasions. But then, there are so many other things to do before guests come, and my plan for...
Rainbow Sand Art

Rainbow Sand Art

Since watching artists creating sand animations on a light table, I have had it in the back of my mind to try it some day. It may have taken me years to find a chance on my own, but Budster has started showing a lot of interest in drawing, so we decided to try some...
Make a Lantern Card: “You’re the Light of My Life”

Make a Lantern Card: “You’re the Light of My Life”

There are plenty of stereotypical images that can be used to good effect when making a card to celebrate an event, but a handmade card to celebrate your love for someone may require something more personal. When creating a card for my husband, I cut our silhouettes...

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