Pumpkin House: Engineering Project for Kids

Pumpkin House: Engineering Project for Kids

Learn the tips and tricks of how to build a pumpkin house for an autumn STEM project with kids! If I learned something from my son, who loves building, it would be this – anything can be used for engineering constructions! I still remember him vividly at...
Ice Breaker Questions for Kids at the Autumn Table

Ice Breaker Questions for Kids at the Autumn Table

Do you want a lively conversation going at the family table? Try ice breaker questions for kids. They are made in the form of printable coasters, especially for autumn gatherings! Both my husband and I work from home, and our children are homeschooled. We don’t...
Fun Things for Kids to Draw in the Fall

Fun Things for Kids to Draw in the Fall

Are your kids wondering what to draw? Get this list of drawing challenges and fun things for kids to draw in the fall! “Mommy, I’m bored. What should I do?” “Well, you like drawing. Why don’t you draw something?” “Okay…...
Stained Glass Leaf Suncatcher with Free Printable Templates

Stained Glass Leaf Suncatcher with Free Printable Templates

Make stained glass leaf suncatchers with kids! This autumn craft comes with five free printable templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows to celebrate the season. It has been a while since we decorated windows with our homemade imitation stained...
Free Printable Autumn & Spring Paper Dolls

Free Printable Autumn & Spring Paper Dolls

Get these free printable dress-up paper dolls ready for the fall and spring! Autumn is here, and our printable paper dolls need warmer clothes, so I was happy to oblige. I have mixed feelings about autumn. The first yellow leaf always gives me this bittersweet...
Felted Pom Pom Acorn Craft for Kids

Felted Pom Pom Acorn Craft for Kids

Turn your collection of acorn caps into a colourful autumn craft – make pom pom acorns! This is the time of the year I find myself coming back from nature outings with my pockets full. The truth is, I cannot walk past acorns and chestnuts without pocketing a...
Pirate Dress-Up Paper Dolls: Free Printable Craft

Pirate Dress-Up Paper Dolls: Free Printable Craft

Dress up these free printable paper dolls as pirates and throw a pirate party for kids! It’s really a bit of a mystery how pirates, as rugged and violent bunch as they are, gained so much popularity! My guess is, they offer an escape to all the people who dream...
Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

Back to School Printable Paper Dolls

For a back-to-school craft, make a set of printable paper dolls with a wardrobe that will take them through a school year! Transition for going back to school can sometimes be tricky, especially for young children, who aren’t used to spending so much time away...
Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

If you like painting rocks, here is a fun autumn craft for you and the kids – turn rocks into jack-o-lantern pumpkins! I don’t grow pumpkins every year; it’s every other year with me. That’s how it goes: one year, I get inspired to plant...
How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

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...
Jack in the Box Paper Toy with a Free Printable Template

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...
Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Chinese Legend Shadow Puppet Show for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by staging a shadow puppet show based on the Chinese Moon legend that explains the origins and traditions of the festival. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival happens in...
Painting Space Leaves with a Sponge

Painting Space Leaves with a Sponge

Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves I painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. When I choose a new project, it’s often just a simple curiosity as to how a certain craft can be made. Summer...
Make a Back-to-School Book of Questions for Kids

Make a Back-to-School Book of Questions for Kids

As a first-day-of-school tradition, make this little back-to-school book together with kids! Filled with writing and drawing prompts, it captures their likes and dislikes, hobbies and aspirations. A fun keepsake for parents and a creative way for teachers to get to...
Thanksgiving Ice Breaker Questions for Kids

Thanksgiving Ice Breaker Questions for Kids

Want to include children in the conversation during Thanksgiving dinner? Try these printable conversation starter coasters! Over the last four years, we lived far from the rest of our relatives and so celebrated Thanksgiving with just the three of us. Moving closer to...
Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Draw the Missing Half: Leaf Art Study

Challenge your kids to draw the missing half of a leaf. A fun autumn nature craft and an art study of a leaf! ALSO TRY: Draw the Missing Half: Flowers, Draw the Missing Half: Vehicles, Draw the Missing Half: Insects. The post contains Amazon affiliate links to the...

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