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...
How to Make a Musketeer Costume for Halloween

How to Make a Musketeer Costume for Halloween

We have a longstanding Halloween tradition – never get a decent photo of the costumes we make. That happened on Budster’s first year when he was a garden gnome. For his second year, we dressed him in a grand musketeer’s costume,...
DIY Toy Wooden Barn

DIY Toy Wooden Barn

For our son’s first birthday, we built him a toy wooden barn. Since then, it has gone through extensive play testing – indoors and outdoors, on both sides of the country. So we figured it’s high time we showed it and offered some...
Nature Portaits

Nature Portaits

Inspiration for making art can sometimes strike unexpectedly and in unusual places. Who would have thought that a stump can turn into a canvas for creating beautiful nature portraits of our family? The idea came to my two-year-old, and I had nothing to do but follow...
Name Writing Nature Hunt

Name Writing Nature Hunt

Sometimes a new focus is all that is required to return the vibrancy to something that is beginning to pale. This is what this activity is about – making a familiar walk special by having a spontaneous nature hunt. But we weren’t just hunting for pretty...
DIY Food Face Plate: for Nutritious & Beautiful Meals!

DIY Food Face Plate: for Nutritious & Beautiful Meals!

Make lunch fun – and pretty – by turning a plate into a food art prompt! It was some years ago: my friend and I were sitting in a coffee shop, and while she was still enjoying her dessert, I was already at the point of lamenting the demise of my chocolate...
Cave Art for Kids

Cave Art for Kids

While drawing on the walls is normally not allowed, this cardboard cave is an invitation to do just that. Become a caveman and make cave art! It all started with a book. I can recite Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson from memory, and truth to tell, I often do. There were a...
Craft Stick Art for Kids

Craft Stick Art for Kids

It all started with a thump. I turned around and saw breadsticks scattering all over the kitchen floor and my son looking a little guilty with an empty plastic bag.  We started collecting the breadsticks back. That is, I was doing that, and when I looked at Budster,...
Apple Drying Experiment for Kids

Apple Drying Experiment for Kids

Budster and I have both been congratulating ourselves on our recent acquisitions. I have a new car, and he has a new skill – cranking! Unfortunately, Daddy’s “new” car has crank-operated windows, and Budster’s enthusiasm for slyly...
DIY Outdoor Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

DIY Outdoor Play Kitchen from an Old Shelf

After a long and snowy winter, our backyard looked desolate, but we didn’t feel discouraged. Instead, we embraced the chance to give it a makeover. In no time, dreaming and planning was in full swing.  “Here we’ll put a sandbox, and there’ll be...
Cardboard Box Dinosaur

Cardboard Box Dinosaur

“I’d like to make a dinosaur car!” my son exclaimed, bursting into the kitchen. For a moment, I was puzzled. But I thought I could solve the mystery of “a dinosaur car” pretty easily. A minute ago, Budster finished watching a cartoon...

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