Painting with Roll-on Deodorant Bottles

Painting with Roll-on Deodorant Bottles

Recycle roll-on deodorant bottles by turning them into roll-on painting bottles for toddlers to make mess-free art! My son has a curious fascination with vessels. In a store, he often eyes the shelves with straw cups, flasks, and bottles longingly, never giving up...
Black and White Baby Name Garland

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

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....
Apple Drying Experiment for Kids

Apple Drying Experiment for Kids

Budster and I have both been congratulating ourselves on our recent acquisitions. I have a new car, and he has a new skill – cranking! Unfortunately, Daddy’s “new” car has crank-operated windows, and Budster’s enthusiasm for slyly...
Should Boys Play with Dolls: a Dad’s Perspective

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...
Peek-a-Boo Book from Envelopes

Peek-a-Boo Book from Envelopes

As a part of the Junk Play series that focuses on creating crafts and toys for kids from recyclables, we made a little peek-a-boo book from envelopes.   Lately, my son has been very partial to sea creatures – whales, sharks, and dolphins. We took him to see...
Colour Exploration in the Snow

Colour Exploration in the Snow

Snow and ice have become our seasonal favourite for filling sensory bins. We may get tired of them by February, but right now they seem so exciting. One cannot overlook the fact that they are also free and pretty easy to clean, since everything melts in the end. So...
Festive Spice Mix: Kid-made Gift

Festive Spice Mix: Kid-made Gift

If you are looking for a kid-made gift idea, here is our favourite from this week. Did we ever have fun, creating these rainbow spice mixes. Caution: very spicy! This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. Toddlers have a stage when they cannot get...
Christmas Tree Clay Ornaments

Christmas Tree Clay Ornaments

I planned to make a set of simple Christmas tree ornaments, but my boy turned them into funny googly-eyed ornaments! The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Our Christmas tree is up! It is a great motivation for making more Christmas ornaments. This...
Hatching Frogs with 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

Hatching Frogs with 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

When my friend Asia from Fun at Home with Kids offered me her upcoming book 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids to read, I was beyond myself with excitement. I have been a frequent visitor to her site for a long time, and I was very curious how it would get turned...
Ice Age Sensory Play

Ice Age Sensory Play

A new age has come to our playroom! An age when yogourt containers suddenly become precious, and there is an elephant living in the freezer. Budster has become fond of ice excavation, so we are in the midst of an Ice Age – everything will get frozen! Two days...
Mirror Wooden Blocks

Mirror Wooden Blocks

There is always a place for a set of wooden blocks in a playroom, and we like playing with them. Specialty blocks – with transparent windows, sand and water in them – add a new dimension to the play, and for a Christmas gift this year, I have prepared a...
Best Toys for One-Year-Olds

Best Toys for One-Year-Olds

  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. There is a bit of irony in the fact that while pondering what will make the best gift for our two-year-old son, I decided to work on an article about gift ideas for one-year-olds. It certainly brings...
Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Involving every member of the family in preparation for the holiday season can be challenging if one of them is a well-meaning but little baby, not yet one-year-old. That’s why a year ago I felt particularly happy whenever I could think of a Christmas activity...
The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Storytelling with Lego

The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Storytelling with Lego

We love reading books and playing with Lego! Two of our favourite activities combined; we are very fond of  storytelling with Lego.   This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr is a British classic,...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Delicious Sensory Bin!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Delicious Sensory Bin!

Last time you heard about our new caterpillar friend, he was freshly made and very hungry. So we explored our pantry in search of things to feed the very hungry caterpillar. Good thing we just did our shopping! The pantry was full, so we went right on making our very...

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