Painting & Drawing

Watercolour Painting

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, everyone in...

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

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

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

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 a...

Drawing & Doodling

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... But what should I draw?" Chances are, over the...

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...

Printable Nature Journal with Creative Prompts for Kids

Learn how to start a nature journal with kids using a free printable template that offers ten creative prompts. It is a perfect nature STEM activity for kids as it encourages them to go outside, explore nature scientifically, then record their nature finds...

Printable Crafts

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...

Free Printable Santa Claus Dress-Up Paper Doll

Make a Santa-Claus dress-up doll with this free printable design, then change his costume and he's a Christmas elf! Christmas is swiftly approaching now, and our paper dolls have a few more costumes for the coming season!  With these free printable costumes, they can...

Free Printable Autumn Dress-Up Paper Doll

Get these printable dress-up paper dolls ready for the fall with a free printable template of bright autumn clothes! 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...

Sculpting

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

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 they must be...

Textile Crafts

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

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!

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

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: Autumn Engineering Project for Kids

Looking for autumn STEM activities to do with elementary school kids? Work together on a pumpkin house engineering project! If I learned something from my son, who loves building, it would be this - anything can be used for engineering constructions! I still remember...

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

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...

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...

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...

Other Crafts

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. Still,...

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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