Christmas Tree Button Card that Toddlers Can Make

Christmas Tree Button Card that Toddlers Can Make

Make a Christmas tree with buttons! This button Christmas card is so easy that even a toddler can make one.  We have a lot of relatives and friends who live far away, so we like to start working on Christmas cards early to ensure they are delivered in time....
Mirror Wooden Blocks

Mirror Wooden Blocks

There is always a place for a set of wooden blocks in a playroom, and we like playing with them. Specialty blocks – with transparent windows, sand and water in them – add a new dimension to the play, and for a Christmas gift this year, I have prepared a...
Best Toys for One-Year-Olds

Best Toys for One-Year-Olds

  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. There is a bit of irony in the fact that while pondering what will make the best gift for our two-year-old son, I decided to work on an article about gift ideas for one-year-olds. It certainly brings...
Make a Countdown Calendar with Wooden Blocks

Make a Countdown Calendar with Wooden Blocks

Christmas is still many days away, but if you are an excited kid, it may be time to start counting them! Using old wooden blocks, help children to make a countdown calendar. After the holiday season is over, it can also be used to count days to birthdays and other...
How to Make House Blocks for the Railroad

How to Make House Blocks for the Railroad

Make a set of DIY house wooden blocks for kids. It’s a great addition to railroads, cars and other imaginary play activities!  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. Railroads have stretched across our playroom, and along them run the...
The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Storytelling with Lego

The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Storytelling with Lego

We love reading books and playing with Lego! Two of our favourite activities combined; we are very fond of  storytelling with Lego.   This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr is a British classic,...
Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

I have a particular regard for dollhouses. In my childhood, the two shelves in my room that served as a dollhouse held as much drama as the four volumes of War and Peace. When I got older, I was fascinated with the art of building miniature houses and expressing the...
Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

In the long, dark autumn evenings, we often find ourselves playing with light: puppet theatre performances, glow-in-the dark toys, lamps and lanterns occupy our rooms. We worked on these easy-to-make lamps over the last couple of days to decorate the house for...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Delicious Sensory Bin!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Delicious Sensory Bin!

Last time you heard about our new caterpillar friend, he was freshly made and very hungry. So we explored our pantry in search of things to feed the very hungry caterpillar. Good thing we just did our shopping! The pantry was full, so we went right on making our very...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft

Make the very hungry caterpillar from polymer clay! It’s a suitable craft for older kids and adults who would like to get a feel of polymer clay.  The good old Very Hungry Caterpillar… Like other children over the last forty five years, my son made the...
Turn a Book Dust Jacket into a Jigsaw Puzzle

Turn a Book Dust Jacket into a Jigsaw Puzzle

I have never minded dust jackets on books, but as Budster made the gradual switch from board books to picture books, I started noticing that they got in his way as he read. So, I made a habit of taking them off his books. This was wholeheartedly celebrated by my...
Button Pumpkin: Bright and Easy Autumn Craft

Button Pumpkin: Bright and Easy Autumn Craft

When pumpkins fill the fields, autumn is here. This time of a year pumpkins also fill our garden and local farmer’s market. A couple of pumpkins decorates our porch, and the freezer is getting filled with pumpkin puree, which will be turned into many pumpkin...