Painting & Drawing

Watercolour Painting

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...

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

Map Study Watercolour Painting with Children

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, everyone in our family does. If there is a map in a book, it automatically gets a bonus point from...

Watercolour Monster Straw Painting Art

Watercolour Monster Straw Painting Art

If you like process art and new painting techniques, try this monster straw painting art! The adorable watercolour monsters are guaranteed to brighten your day. Do all kids have a fondness for straws? In five years, they haven't lost appeal for my son! That's why when...

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...

How to Paint Pumpkin Rocks

How to Paint Pumpkin Rocks

Learn how to paint pumpkin rocks with our fun autumn craft tutorial! I don't grow pumpkins every year. Usually, some years, I get inspired to plant pumpkins and marvel at how well they are doing until they fill the whole garden. Then we pick them and realize we don't...

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

Valentine’s Day Colouring Pages for Kids

Valentine’s Day Colouring Pages for Kids

Learn about unique holidays and traditions from around the world with these Valentine’s Day colouring pages for kids that turn into a giant Valentine poster! As I was making our study plan for February, I stumbled over Valentine's Day. Over the years, we have made a...

15 Animal Drawing Ideas

15 Animal Drawing Ideas

Following these animal drawing ideas, discover fun animal facts and create fifteen science-themed pictures! Reading about animals is fascinating, but turning facts into art helps children to analyze the information, interpret it and make it a part of personal...

Printable Crafts

DIY Easter Wreath with a Printable Template

DIY Easter Wreath with a Printable Template

Use our printable templates and decorate inside or outside your home with this attractive DIY Easter wreath! In our family, Easter is a celebration of renewal and spring. The snow melts away, the days grow longer, and we feel inspired to make changes, too. We put away...

10 Free Printable Paper Dolls

10 Free Printable Paper Dolls

Try out this timeless craft by making one of our free printable paper dolls with templates! Paper dolls have been a beloved pastime for generations, and they remain popular even in our age of technological advancement. What makes them so special? There are quite a few...

Printable Unicorn Paper Craft

Printable Unicorn Paper Craft

Use the printable templates and make this cute unicorn paper craft. Colour your unicorn paper dolls, play with them, and create more dresses for them! From clothing and accessories to toys and home decor, unicorns seem to be everywhere. They have become a symbol of...

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 DIY Dragon Eggs

How to Make DIY Dragon Eggs

Unleash your creativity with our DIY dragon eggs tutorial! This kid-friendly craft transforms beads and air-dry clay into fantasy-like treasures, perfect for any adventurer's collection. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. What would dragon...

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

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...

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...

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...