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...
Black and White Baby Name Garland

Black and White Baby Name Garland

When Faye turned one month, we had a small family party for her. There we made a black-and-white name garland for our baby as her first month birthday present. All of us participated, including her two-year-old cousin, and since then it has been pleasant to look at it...
Black and White Pattern Pictures for Babies

Black and White Pattern Pictures for Babies

In the middle of May, as blooming lilacs surrounded our house, our daughter Faye was born. After months of anticipating her arrival, we were smitten with love for the little bundle. The days that followed were filled with lots of dreamy baby smiles and snuggles....
Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Involving every member of the family in preparation for the holiday season can be challenging if one of them is a well-meaning but little baby, not yet one-year-old. That’s why a year ago I felt particularly happy whenever I could think of a Christmas activity...
Halloween Party for Babies and Toddlers

Halloween Party for Babies and Toddlers

Last year for Halloween my son and his friends were just under one year old, and we wanted to throw a little Halloween party for babies. Nothing too sweet or scary, just a lot of sensory play, cuddly monsters and friends. When I think about a party, in my head...
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...
How to Make Wooden Monster Blocks

How to Make Wooden Monster Blocks

Last year, we had a little Halloween party for the babies we knew. All of my son’s friends were under one year old, like him, so sweets were not the best option for the party favour bags. Yet, I wanted them to have something special to remember...
How to Make Wooden Teethers, Rattles and Simple Toys

How to Make Wooden Teethers, Rattles and Simple Toys

Ever wondered how to make wooden toys for kids at home? We started with teethers and rattles, and there was one tool that was particularly helpful! As one of his first toys, my son had a wooden rattle fish. As a first-time-mom, I thought it was wonderful. No plastic...
Hiking with Kids

Hiking with Kids

When I was learning English, it took me a while to understand what “hiking” means. When I first heard the word, I thought it meant “camping”. Checking the English-Russian dictionary, I found a translation “walking”. Neither of those two describe hiking, which has...
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...
How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to Get Your Child Interested in Reading

How to raise a child who is interested in reading, or better yet, loves books? Here are some ideas for how to get started from an early age! As does every parent, I have certain hopes for my son, the biggest one being for his health and safety. There is also the hope...
How to Make a Puppet Theatre

How to Make a Puppet Theatre

Want to open a puppet theatre at home or in classroom? Here is our DIY tutorial on how to build a sturdy puppet theatre from wood! UPDATE: Four years later, our wooden puppet theatre is still with us, but we also made a printable version to share our enthusiasm for...

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