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, but we only managed...
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 guidelines to anyone...
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...
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...
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...
Flower Sensory Bin for Kids

Flower Sensory Bin for Kids

They can pour it, mix it or even climb inside of their soup bins and wiggle bare toes around! A delightful spring activity for toddlers that addresses all the different senses. I never remember being so exuberantly happy over the coming of warm weather when I was a...
Underwater I Spy Jars

Underwater I Spy Jars

Yesterday we spent a wondeful day by the lake. When we got home, loaded with all the treasures a little boy can collect at the beach, Budster and I decided to create our own underwater world in a jar. About half an hour from where we live, there is a little provincial...

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