Make Miniature Pies with Kids: Bottle Caps & Polymer Clay Craft

Make Miniature Pies with Kids: Bottle Caps & Polymer Clay Craft

Do you want to make food for your doll house inhabitants? Produce a batch of homemade party favours? Or simply looking for a new crafting challenge to work on together for kids? These miniature pies, made with bottle caps and polymer clay, would be a blast! I have...
DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

Inspired by the Montessori colour tablets, we decided to make our own gradient blocks. At first, I thought that they’d be a sturdier version of paint samples for creating a handmade gradient puzzle, but they actually turned out to be a very open-ended toy! This...
DIY Toy Wooden Barn

DIY Toy Wooden Barn

For our son’s first birthday, we built him a toy wooden barn. Since then, it has gone through extensive play testing – indoors and outdoors, on both sides of the country. So we figured it’s high time we showed it and offered some...
DIY Balloon-Powered Wooden Toy Boat

DIY Balloon-Powered Wooden Toy Boat

Boats hold a special romantic appeal, for kids as well as grown-ups. Add to this a little scientific experiment, and we have a winner – a balloon-powered boat! In this post, you’ll find a tutorial on how we made one. If you want to get one quickly, you can...
DIY Wood Robot Toy

DIY Wood Robot Toy

Do you want to make a wood robot toy? Or maybe looking for the first woodworking project for kids? Try this one! One morning, while our son was still sleeping, a surprise guest climbed onto his windowsill… “Wake up, Buddy! Look who’s here!” The...
Make a Set of Wooden Coasters with Family Silhouette Portaits

Make a Set of Wooden Coasters with Family Silhouette Portaits

Make a set of wooden coasters with portraits of your family members, and never forget which cup was whose again! Sadly, I was looking at the row of glasses and cups that once again lined up next to the sink. It seemed like for every plate in the house, I washed at...
Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

In the winter, evenings are longer, so our family shadow puppet theatre opens more frequently. We decided to start the holiday season by staging a  familiar fairy-tale – The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man and Its...
Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

I have a particular regard for dollhouses. In my childhood, the two shelves in my room that served as a dollhouse held as much drama as the four volumes of War and Peace. When I got older, I was fascinated with the art of building miniature houses and expressing the...
How to Make a Puppet Theatre

How to Make a Puppet Theatre

Want to open a puppet theatre at home or in classroom? Here is our DIY tutorial on how to build a sturdy puppet theatre from wood! UPDATE: Four years later, our wooden puppet theatre is still with us, but we also made a printable version to share our enthusiasm for...
How to Make Garden Markers by Painting Stones

How to Make Garden Markers by Painting Stones

Looking for a simple, cheap and cute solution for making garden markers? Try painting rocks! The post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. Planting our garden last week, I was pondering the question that arises every spring – how to label...
DIY Project: How to Make a Fairy Toy Tree House

DIY Project: How to Make a Fairy Toy Tree House

For a quirky Waldorf-inspired uptake on a dollhouse, make a fairy tree doll house for kids from branches, wood and other natural materials! Lately, my son spent a long time, watching birds out of the window, and so he found some little bird figurines in his Easter...

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