How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

Learn how to make a castle from cardboard, paper rolls and other recyclables!  Chances are, you have a lot of packing tubes, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls, potato chip or nut containers in your recycling bin. We sure did. At least, until we decided to make...
How to Make a Stuffed Animal from a Drawing… Without Sewing!

How to Make a Stuffed Animal from a Drawing… Without Sewing!

Make a stuffed animal from a drawing… without sewing! The simple needle felting project will allow you to create a special keepsake for your child. You know those companies that turn children’s drawings into stuffed animals? I always find the results...
DIY Rainbow Unicorn Spring Horse Makeover

DIY Rainbow Unicorn Spring Horse Makeover

Give a makeover to an old spring horse and turn it into a bouncy rainbow unicorn. It is a fun upcycling project for kids and a magical addition to any backyard space! The old spring horse has been with us for a few years. It had some exciting life even before coming...
How to Make a Fairy Door from Popsicle Sticks

How to Make a Fairy Door from Popsicle Sticks

Learn how to make a fairy door from popsicle sticks and add a little bit of everyday magic to your playroom! It’s refreshing to add a little bit of magic into everyday family life! Sometimes we have a family dinner by candlelight or go on a treasure hunt...
DIY Rainbow Unicorn Hobby Horse

DIY Rainbow Unicorn Hobby Horse

Making a rainbow unicorn hobby horse is a sure cure against February gloom! I have a few certain weaknesses. Chocolate. Moss. Lemons. Rainbows. When I am feeling positive, I call them my secret ingredients. If there is a way to squeeze them in a project, I won’t...
How to Build a Cardboard Spaceship

How to Build a Cardboard Spaceship

Moving into a new house was certainly an adventure, whether finding our way through the labyrinth of unpacked things or discovering that our bedroom was a nice spot for watching sunsets. You get lots of those in the land of living skies Saskatchewan! Our son also...
Craft Stick Art for Kids

Craft Stick Art for Kids

It all started with a thump. I turned around and saw breadsticks scattering all over the kitchen floor and my son looking a little guilty with an empty plastic bag.  We started collecting the breadsticks back. That is, I was doing that, and when I looked at Budster,...
DIY Dinosaur Eggs: Hunt & Hatch

DIY Dinosaur Eggs: Hunt & Hatch

When my husband proposed to me, I had to go on a wedding ring hunt, and with such a promising start, treasure hunts have become a tradition in our family. Sometimes, for holidays, we hide gifts for each other to make the pleasure of opening them last, and for...
Dinosaur Hobby Horse: DIY Project

Dinosaur Hobby Horse: DIY Project

Around a one-year-old boy, vehicles start multiplying in the house, as if appearing out of thin air. (Seriously! I only remember buying two myself, and all of a sudden we have several dozen.) With a two-year-old boy, the roars of...
25 DIY Toys from Nature

25 DIY Toys from Nature

Do your kids like collecting rocks, branches and moss? These awesome nature finds can be turned into fun DIY toys! After months of bleak winter, I have to constantly remind myself that under the feet of snow grass is getting ready to grow again. The last month, it was...
DIY Toys for Kids from Recyclable Materials

DIY Toys for Kids from Recyclable Materials

When children are bored, there is nothing like contents of a recycling bin to quickly stir up some fun easy projects! …Or some elaborate ones. It depends on how carried away you get. Just today, my husband and son spent their evening, pretending that a cardboard...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Make the very hungry caterpillar from polymer clay! It’s a suitable craft for older kids and adults who would like to get a feel of polymer clay.  The good old Very Hungry Caterpillar… Like other children over the last forty five years, my son made the...
Turn a Book Dust Jacket into a Jigsaw Puzzle

Turn a Book Dust Jacket into a Jigsaw Puzzle

I have never minded dust jackets on books, but as Budster made the gradual switch from board books to picture books, I started noticing that they got in his way as he read. So, I made a habit of taking them off his books. This was wholeheartedly celebrated by my...
Soft and Spooky: Make Toy Ghosts

Soft and Spooky: Make Toy Ghosts

Imagining a future nursery is one of the pleasant pastimes of a pregnant women. I was thinking of a castle-themed nursery, but I could not work on it at the time because we were about to make a big move across the country. So, to keep my hands busy I made a bunch of...
Little House in the Pumpkin: Autumn Craft & Sensory Bin

Little House in the Pumpkin: Autumn Craft & Sensory Bin

Carve a pumpkin to make a nature doll house for your kids and all of of their toys! UPDATE: Four years later, my son built a pumpkin house of his own. Read how to set up a fun engineering challenge with pumpkins! After seeing how much fun my baby had a year ago with...
How to Make Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

How to Make Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Have you ever thought of painting your own matryoshka doll? Here are the basic materials and design elements for making a traditional Russian nesting doll. Educational Benefits of Matryoshkas Matryoshkas are wooden dolls that come in a set: they range in size and can...

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