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Watercolour Painting

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Prang. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you doing a map unit study with kids this year? Make your own map with different types of landscapes, using a simple watercolour technique! I love maps. Actually,...

Friendly Monster Watercolour Blow Art with Straws

Friendly Monster Watercolour Blow Art with Straws

If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids, keep this watercolour monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Do all kids have a fondness for straws? In five years, they definitely...

Acrylic/Tempera/Gouache Painting

DIY Fairy Doors from Painted Rocks

DIY Fairy Doors from Painted Rocks

Make fairy doors from painted rocks, and turn any old tree trunk into a magical fairy house! People like to hide - and find -  painted rocks because they stand out as something unusual. But what if a rock, while still painted and unusual, became a part of the...

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 pumpkins and marvel at their...

How to Paint Space in Acrylic with Kids

How to Paint Space in Acrylic with Kids

Learn how to paint space with acrylics in a simple way that even children can accomplish! This technique works for creating beautiful abstract wall art and decorating craft projects. If you've been around this blog for a while, you might have noticed that we have...

Drawing & Doodling

How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

Learn an easy way to make colourful shadow puppets with kids! Making a set of vibrant butterfly shadow puppets and playing with light and shadows will be a great summer STEM project. At first, it may come as a surprise - colourful shadow puppets! Built on the stark...

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Use flower symmetry as a way to explain symmetry to children, then create beautiful symmetrical flower drawings with these printable draw-the-missing-half art prompts! Explaining the concept of symmetry doesn't have to be abstract and theoretical. A good start to the...

Amazing Women in History: Free Colouring Page + Poster

Amazing Women in History: Free Colouring Page + Poster

In celebration of women's history month, I'd like to share a free colouring page and a printable poster with you, featuring twelve amazing women and their inspiring quotes. Throughout history and across the globe, whenever women wanted to do something daring, they...

Printable Crafts

How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Learn how to make shadow puppets with moving parts and have playful shadow puppet duels with these articulated knight puppets! We love shadow puppets! Over the years, we have created many different shadow puppet templates. Some have been fairy-tales, others have...

Famous Women in History: Printable Paper Dolls

Famous Women in History: Printable Paper Dolls

Famous Women in History Dress-Up Dolls feature printable costumes of twenty women who have changed the world. Print, cut and learn about twenty inspiring heroines. One of the many reasons I like using paper dolls for teaching is because they make it easy for kids to...

DIY Christmas Jack-in-the-Box with a Gingerbread Man Pop-Up

DIY Christmas Jack-in-the-Box with a Gingerbread Man Pop-Up

Remember those old Jack in the Box toys? This Christmas, put together a handmade Jack-in-the-Box with children. It's a quick and simple craft, but it has plenty of applications! It can be a little toy gift for a younger sibling, a homemade card that kids give to...

Sculpting

How to Make Fantasy Mermaid Eggs

How to Make Fantasy Mermaid Eggs

If your children have a fascination with mermaids, they might just like making this mermaid egg craft! Made of shells and beach glass, this craft is a good way to use up all the keepsakes from a seaside trip in a little fantasy-inspired creation. The idea was born...

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

What would dragon eggs look like? As a fan of both Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones, I have been pondering this question for a while. Last Easter my son voiced the question as well, and over the course of a short family discussion, we decided that...

Textile Crafts

Make a DIY Krampus Christmas Ornament from Felt

Make a DIY Krampus Christmas Ornament from Felt

Decorate your tree with a DIY Krampus ornament, in celebration of the famous Christmas beast from Austria! Made from felt, these homemade ornaments are so easy that even kids can put them together. Have you ever heard of Krampus? He is half-demon and half-goat. He...

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 couple. I...

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 absolutely...

Nature Crafts

Pumpkin Fairy Garden for Halloween Display

Pumpkin Fairy Garden for Halloween Display

Build fairy houses from pumpkins and put together a pumpkin fairy garden for Halloween display this year! After I challenged my six-year-old son to build a house from a pumpkin and made one alongside him, we decided right away that we needed more. I've always had a...

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...

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 couple. I...

Crafts from Recyclables

Stained Glass Christmas Suncatchers with Free Printable Templates

Stained Glass Christmas Suncatchers with Free Printable Templates

Make stained glass Christmas suncatchers with kids! This winter craft comes with four pages of Christmas ornament templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows in celebration of the season. Stained glass suncatchers are one of our favourite ways to...

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...

Rainbow Unicorn Suncatcher to Make with Kids

Rainbow Unicorn Suncatcher to Make with Kids

Make stained glass unicorn suncatchers with kids! This craft comes with two free printable templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows. Rainbow unicorns are colourful and beautiful. Even if your children aren't obsessed with the magical beasts...

Other Crafts

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 many....

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...

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